Ughsmash (7145) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nip bottle, dated 9/21/10. Poured black with a short dusting of tan head. The aroma picked up lots of burnt coffee malts, red vinous notes, and oak, with quite a bit of oxidation evident.. came across just a touch stale. The flavor found similar.. burnt black malts, coffee, and ashy malts at the core with oxidation, vinous notes, and peppery alcohol laced throughout.. finished with more tart vinous notes, burnt coffee, and peppery notes. Heavier-bodied, but without sufficient carbonation.. felt like flat cola at times.. spiciness and boozage were sufficient.
gam (3254) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No head carbonation is mild cola like pour in colour aromas rich wine fruit dark chocolate liquorice coffee caramel the flavours medium bitter roast coffee liquorice the Bordeaux fairly strong dates plums raisins crisp hops the finish Bordeaux a little strong sweetness is a little overpowered good bitter finish a nice sipping imperial
Habanero (2629) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown nearly black with a tiny white head. Aroma of slightly roasted malts, caramel, wood and chocolate. Sweet flavor that ends up with bitter notes. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent impy.
Yorker (1208) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tiny head that quickly disappears leaving no lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, liquorice, chocolate, coffee, minerals, and a little red wine - with a dry finish.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog. Smooth and with a slight sweetness. Wood, chocolate, dried fruits.
MaartenRF10 (1601) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Hel en Verdoemenis tasting
Black clear headless beer. Lots of wood from the barrels. Dry. Some alcohol in there giving it a sharp edge.
daknole (9127) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Boltz7555! Pours a black with no real head. Mostly flat. But it’s ok in this beer. Chocolate, roast, sweet grapey notes, light woody tones. Smooth and easy.
JefVerstraete (1372) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, low carbonation. Very complex beer. Vinous aroma with notes of hops, liquorice, dark fruit, wine and some coffee. Good beer!
Aniela (2412) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen december 2012. Dark brown beer with a minimal tanned head. Woody, dark fruits, malty, vinous, licorice, caramell. coffee, dark chocolate, tar and leather aroma. Coffee, dark chocolate, malty. woody, caramell, licorice, dark fruits and a bit red wine flavour. Lovely beer :-)
jackl (4645) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller Viktoriagade. Deep brown with hardly any head whatsoever. The nose is german chocolate cake. Quite sweet milk chocolate. Mild ashy roast grain. Mild vinous berry. The taste has a strong red wine barrel profile. Somewhat tannic. Jammy acidic red fruits. Wood. Hints of roast, bitter choocolate. Smooth, but somewhat thin on the palate. Overall, an interesting beer, but not one I’d rush back to. This is probably my least favorite of the H&V line. Just too much bordeaux and little else.