What do you do if your flagship and best selling imperial stout is rated as almost perfect on the beer ratings websites. If you are De Molen then you pimp that bad boy!
This is the ‘Hell & Damnation’ with the addition of hazelnut syrup for that decadent, desserty touch.
The aroma is an inviting combination of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and a good dose of hazelnut. The flavour is rich and smooth. Lots of roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, expresso, hazelnuts of course, vanilla, an herbaceous, earthy note and a little ashy-woody hint that gives a certain dryness to the finish.
It’s a nice twist on the classic base beer. Not overly sweet in the end, but enough to but it in the dessert beer category. And more than enough to make this beer a guilty pleasure.