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De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Bruichladdich (peated) BA

Brewery: Brouwerij De Molen
Country: Netherlands
ABV: 11%
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Smoked Imperial Stout-ish

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Bruichladdich (peated) BA.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 330ml black waxed bottle, bottled on 19th August 2015, with a best before date of 19th August 2040. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Sweet dark malt, chocolate, coffee, light peat, leather, smoke, whisky.
Taste: Sweet dark malt, whisky, light peat, smoke, coffee, chocolate, caramel, with hints of vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: An enjoyable RIS with good balance of peat, that doesn’t overwhelm the nice chocolate and coffee flavours. I tried the brett version of this just before opening this bottle, and did not understand the brett. This was just so much better without the brett.

De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Bruichladdich BA Brett

Brewery: Brouwerij De Molen
Country: Netherlands
ABV: 11%
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Imperial Stout-ish

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Bruichladdich BA, brett yeast (give it some time please).

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 2.79
My ratebeer.com rating: 2.7

Intro: A 330ml black waxed bottle, bottled on 28th January 2016, with a best before date of 28th January 2041. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Aroma is quite complex, whisky, dark fruit, brett, dark malt, light roast, chocolate, oak, boozy.
Taste: Light roast, earthy, dark malt, chocolate, whisky, herbal, slightly sour, medicinal.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: I don’t know. The aroma was quite complex but it was on and off. Every time I took a whiff, it changed a bit. But the taste really didn’t work for me. It didn’t really come together. I tried the Bruichladdich (peated) BA after this, and that was enjoyable. The brett just didn’t do anything for me here.

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.

De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Wild Turkey

Brewery: Brouweij De Molen
Country: Netherlands
ABV: 11%
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Imperial Stout-ish

Brewer Description: (from website) Hel & Verdoemenis Wild Turkey combines the flood of flavors from the regular Hel & Verdoemenis with a mellow vanilla bourbon flavor. Warming and powerful. Flavour indication: chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Translates as Hell & Damnation Wild Turkey.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.37
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 330ml black waxed bottle, bottled on 2nd July 2013. Enjoy within 25 years. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee, with a splash of licorice.
Taste: Bourbon, dark fruit, light roast, chocolate, coffee, caramel, with slight vanilla notes.
Mouthfeel: Velvety, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: The barrel aging has improved the base beer, and the bourbon character really stands out, for the better. This was another great sipper, and De Molen H&V variant.

De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Bourbon Barrel Aged

Brewery: Brouweij De Molen
Country: Netherlands
ABV: 11%
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Imperial Stout-ish

Brewer Description: Not much description except that it is a bourbon barrel aged Hel & Verdoemenis.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

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 no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, roasted malts, oak, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, toffee, with some slight dark fruit notes.
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, bourbon.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, velvety, full to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: I thought that the bourbon barrel aging of the beer improved it over the base. A very enjoyable sipper, well balanced, with great aroma and flavours.