douglas88 (6850) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Dylan. Looked really rough, but has held up. Pours a pure jet black color with a medium brown head. A pine and hop nose with astringency and whisky. The flavor is a big cocoa and roast, again more pine, the whisky really melts into a similar earthy and bitter flavor, very smooth. Finishes with earthy chocolates. Very solid. Easy despite the ABV.
PhillyCraft (3743) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, traded to me by a fellow ratebeerian while I was in Holland. Pours jet black with ultra bubbly and massive cola head...took forever to dissipate. Nice lacing patterns on the innards of my glassware. Aromas and taste of wood, roasted/smoked malts, mary jane cracker jack, chocolate, peat, pitted fruits and dark cocoa. As it warmed you could really taste the barrel. Soft carbonation with a full body. Perfect amount of peat flavor, never became too overbearing and the 12.3% was very tame in the flavor. Perfect beer for the cold night. Cheers
Leighton (13405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Day Two. Pours black with a big, tan foam head. Boozy nose with strong roasted malts, cocoa, dark fruits and bourbon. Big sweet flavor with loads of hard alcohol, dark fruits, mild roast, cocoa, peat, burnt wood. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Mild warmth to finish with burnt grass and wood, peat, dark sugars, rich chocolate, some dark fruits. Very nice. Pretty smooth. Pleasant toasted sugars. You know what you’re getting with a De Molen impy stout.
Cuso (5620) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bottle-shop.co.uk. Almost black color with huge frothy beige head. Aroma of roqasted malt, ash, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, raisins, peat, wood, whiskey. Bittersweet finish. Full bodied beer. Dangerously tasty beer.
Hansen (7284) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, almost black. Has a light-brown head, medium duration. Malty-roasted notes with whisky-notes, faint peat. Strong flavor, more roasted and peaty notes, warming alcohol. Moderate bitter finish. Dry, creamy texture.
Zita (5305) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice light whisky aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice heavy finish.
HenrikSoegaard (11215) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Coffee and whiskey notes. Long moderate bitter flavor. Strong peated notes. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
Garlic_of_Doom (541) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Tröls.
Pours black with lacing instead of a head.
Aroma is a bit smoky and leathery with the regular roasted malts.
Leathery, roasted in taste as well. Some coffee and liquorice. Quite bitter taste over all, leaning towards sour which wasn’t that good. Perhaps not a perfect bottle.
Dry and a bit ashy mouth feel, long bitter after taste. Full bodied, low carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden and only shows up at the end.
RabbitEtCactus (9) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark with a very light carbonation. Aroma of vanilla, licorice, tawny port. tastes smokey. In the end the Havert&Gort tastes like pancakes with syrup without the sweetness of it.
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - NOV 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(From notes 3 Nov, 2012) Bottle. Poured very aggressively, but still leaves only a small mocha-colored head. The beer is pitch black. Aroma is a bit smokey, malty, hops and vanilla. There is something strangely spicy that reminds me of a Belgian strong ale of some sort. Overall, the aroma is not very strong in any direction, but quite complex. Flavor is clearly different from other imperial stouts I have tried, most noticeably there is yeast. Carbonation is almost nonexistent. Finish is bitter and a bit sour.
I can’t quite determine what it is, but something about Haver & Gort is different, compared to other imperial stouts. My closest, yet vague, description is "something Belgian." Either way, an enjoyable beer with a high ABV very well hidden.