Purchased at Bottle Revolution, Raleigh, NC for $9.79 for a 11.2oz Bottle.
Brouwerij De Molen “Hel & Verdoemenis” translated, it means “Hell & Damnation.” This is a Russian Imperial Stout.
From the Label: Brewed on 07 March 2011 – Bottled on 11 April 2011 – There were 2080 Bottles from this Batch – Bottle No. 945.
Hel & Verdoemenis poured with a very small, tan head and was an opaque black in color.
The immediate small was alcohol! Additionally, I picked up aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate and a nice hint of smoke.
The initial heavy taste was sweet and boozey. As it warmed up I enjoyed a strong alcohol/bourbon taste. Additional flavors consisted of dark sweet roasty malts, coffee, dark fruit, oak and burnt caramel. It also had a BBQ-esque smokiness taste to it.
Hel & Verdoemenis had a smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
Fun Fact: De Molen states this beer can be cellared up to 25 years under proper conditions.
Buy Again: Even at the price I paid….Yes, definitely!
Overall Rating: I give Brouwerij De Molen “Hel & Verdoemenis” Russian Imperial Stout a 9.5 out of 10.
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Written by: Larry
Larry lives just east of Raleigh in Knightdale, NC. He rides a Harley, smokes good hand-rolled cigars and enjoys listening to Blues Music. He has a love and passion for Craft Beer, fine cigars and "Blues" Music! He is a regular at the WBF's in Raleigh, Durham and Columbia. The Raleigh/Durham area is a "Hot-Bed" for Breweries and Larry volunteers with Roth Brewing, Mystery Brewing, Haw River Farmhouse Ales and Roanoke Railhouse Brewery. When he's not enjoying several good craft beers or volunteering his time you can find him hanging out at any of his favorite "Bottle Shops" in the Raleigh area: Bottle Revolution, Tasty Beverage Company and The Beer Dispensary. Larry's reviews will now include what "Blues" Music (Artist & Song) he listens to during his "tastings" and will also include his "Evening Cigar" selection....just look for "Smokin' Blues & Brews" by Larry.