De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Cuvee

Brewery: Brouweij De Molen
Country: Netherlands
ABV: 10.5%
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Imperial Stout-ish

Brewer Description: (from BA and RB notes) H&V aged on Bordeaux wine barrels, bourbon barrels and virgin oak barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.26
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 330ml black waxed bottle, bottled on 19th November 2013. Enjoy within 25 years. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a thin tanned head that dissipated quickly and left only some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, oak, vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits, and notes of red wine.
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, red wine, oak, bourbon, with vanilla and licorice notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: An enjoyable sipper, better than its base, with the Bordeaux wine barrel really coming through nicely.

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