De Molen Brewing is based out of the western part of The Netherlands. Their newest beer in the United States is called Hel & Verdoemenis. Translated, it means Hell & Damnation. This beer is one of 16 porters & stouts in De Molen’s year round lineup.
Brewed with brown malts, an English traditional specialty malt, we created an Imperial Russian Stout that has won prizes at festivals across Europe from Sweden to Italy. It’s big (10% ABV), black, roasted and complex. We are convinced that not trying this ale will be a mortal sin to your taste buds and beer experience.
Style: Imperial Stout
Hops: All Czech. Premiant, Bittering. Hallertau, finishing.
Taste Expectations: Dark sweet roasty malts. Hint of smoke. Flavors of coffee, dark fruit, oak, burnt caramel. Smooth & creamy.
Availability: 12oz bottles. Sold as single. Retail $8-10.
Fun Fact: De Molen states this beer can be cellared up to 25 years under proper conditions
Quick backstory on The Porter –
Molly Gunn and husband Nick have a love of good beer. Having been to various great beer bars around the country (and working in some too!) Molly and Nick decided it was time to start one themselves. After spotting a empty location in little 5 Points and signing a lease, they got to work. The goal, a bar with great beer and great food. One year later, I would have to say they have accomplished that goal.
Here’s the list!
Founder’s Kentucky Breakfast Stout – Imperial Stout, 11.2% ABV. Coffee, vanilla oak. Amazing
Founder’s Canadian Breakfast Stout – Imperial Stout, 9.4% ABV. Popular KBS in Maple. RARE!
Allagash Blonde – American Blonde Ale, 8.2% ABV. Limited release. Light fruits. High carb.
Allagash Fluxus 2010 – Imperial Stout, 10.3% ABV. Brewed with cacao nibs. Roasty malts, bitter chocolate. Light coffee.
Smuttynose Oak-Aged Triple – 9% ABV. Oak, sweet notes. Light fruits like pear/apple.
Smuttynose G-Bock – Doppelbock, 9% ABV. Caramel, toffee, alcohol. Some plum.
Smuttynose Rougue D’Shire – Flanders Red, 5% ABV. Sweet & sour. Lactic, and raspberries. Unique.
Malheur 10 – Belgian Strong Pale, 10% ABV. Sweet, malty, fruity, boozy.
De Molen Engels – English Bitter, 4.5 ABV. Sweet malts. Lemon, citrus. Biscuit and bread.
J.W. Lees – Moonraker Ale – Winter Warmer, 7.5% ABV. Notes of cherry, bread. Spicy & sweet.
Podge Imperial Stout – 10.5% ABV. Sweet roasty malts, raisins, dates, plums. Full bodied. Chocolate.
Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut 2007 – Sweet French Cider!
Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut 2008 – Sweet French Cider!
BFM La Douze – American Pale Ale, 6.5% ABV. Pale malts. Grassy hops, grapefruit and orange. Crisp.
Petrus Aged Pale Ale – Flanders Oud Bruin, 7.3% ABV. Sweet malt, light sour fruits, nice carbonation. Some spice.
There are actually more than this… some secrets YET to be revealed… More to follow.
1156 Euclid Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307
Brouwerij De Molen is a small craft brewery in the south Holland Provence of the Netherlands founding in 2004. The name De Molen translates to “brewery in the mill” as the brewery is actually in a windmill. This windmill – named “De Arkduif” is quite historic as it was built in 1697! Brewer Menno Olivier was a beer enthusiast/home brewer before hitting this big time. RateBeer.com has listed De Molen brews in the “Top 10 Dutch Beers” over the past couple of years. They finally hit stateside in 2008, and have made a quite a splash among connoisseurs. All the beers are brewed on converted dairy equipment, and hand bottled on site at the brewery in Holland. Even the labels are hand made on site.
3 new beers have made it to the U.S. They have received high ratings among the beer reviewers. They are bold, unique and very distinct.
Bommen & Granaten – Barleywine – 13% ABV. There’s plenty of fruit like orange, tangerine and sweet apples. It’s powerful and full bodied but still easy going. Although the name would suggest otherwise, it’s our favourite amongst the female clientele yet also highly appreciated by the other sex. Well hopped as always, but the obvious alcohol and the massive malt and fruit character restrict the hops to the background, only to reveal itself in the finish. Full bodied, notes of champagne. Champagne mousse after pouring in the glass. Grapes and a hint of mandarin curacao in the aroma, together with a hint of vin mousseux. Malty sweet flavor, immensely full bodied, with mandarine curacao and vinous notes. Thick mouthfeel, just a touch of yeast in the aftertaste. Huge beer.
Heaven & Hell – Imperial Stout, 10.2% ABV. Twice the amount of dark roasted malts used, massive Imperial stout. This is a mad one. Black brown colour with a thick and creamy tan head that can be added to as you wish if you give the bottle a swirl. Give this beer time to breathe and blossom into something truly stunning. Chocolate and alcohol are right there at the front but do not at all overpower the gorgeousness that is underneath. Full of leather, vanilla, amazing wooden notes, beautifully floral character from the hops, thick Belgian chocolate, much character. The flavour of crazy wooden tartness. An extremely bitter finish seems to come out of nowhere and is what really makes this quite unique. Superb width in the mouth and coats the whole palate beautifully.
Engels (Not pictured) – Bitter, 4.5% ABV. Our attempt at creating a real English cask ale. And we certainly succeeded. At the Great British Beer Festival our Engels was appreciated by all that tried. Cask ale from the continent? Yeah! Also available bottled by the way.
All the above are the commercial descriptions of these new brews.
Availability: By the 12oz bottle. Capped and waxed. Estimated retail – around $10.
Looking for these? Hop City has Bommen & Granaten & Heaven & Hell. Green’s Beer – All three.