Travlr (9820) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Borefts Beer Festival 2010. Black, no appreciable head and little carbonation. Great aroma and flavors of dark fruits, cocoa, coffee. Lots of wine, wet barrel probably. Nice.
Plovmand (6026) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Borefts Festival. Black body with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, oak and vanilla. Roasted malt, tobacco, oak, vanilla and hops. Long roasted and dark fruity finish.
Borresteijn (4138) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Borefts BF í10. Yet another H&V masterpiece. Black colour, thin breige-brown head. Aroma of the regular H&V, chocolate, coffee, touch of vanilla, coconut, hard roasted malts. Flavour is a bit more mellow than the regular, with some light sweet red wine added, no sourness, a bit earthy. Medium to fullbodied. Great great stuff.
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ BBF 2010. Almost black and opague. Candied fruit, grapes, maple syrup in the aroma. Roasted but vinous flavor with ash and candied fruit, licorice, grapes. Almost perfect balance. Another jewel in the Molen crown.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2010. Black - brown head. Burned, nutty, wine, fruity, oakey, wooden, tartness, acid, licorice, sparkling notes.
skortila (4177) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ 2nd BBF. The aroma has roast, dark chocolate, some vanilla and subtle hints of oak and red wine. Black coloured beer with a beige lace. The taste is sweet, bitter and has chocolate, vanilla and light oak. Delicate, subtle and very complex. Probably the best in the H&V series.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty, toffee and mild fruity wineous. Lingering dark malty and fruity wineous. Smooth, dark roasted malt and fruity into a mellow finish.
Vaiz (2926) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at 2nd BBF @ De Molen. Not much carbonation, something Iíve seen more often in some of the Hel en Verdoemenis series. The Bordeaux barrel aging added quite some delicate flavors and took off the sharp edges of the original. A little more carbonation would have made this brew majestic, now itís only amazingly awesome.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2010.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa powder and oak with notes of red wine.
Roasted flavour of dark chocolate and cocoa powder with notes of liquorice, rubber and oak.
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap @ BBF í10. Dark color, hardly any head. Aroma of thick roasted malt, some red wine, some chocolat. Tastes a lot like the splendid original H&V, but with soft tones of red fruit added. The thick H&V omnipresent. Lovely malty, hint of oak-aging. Just great stuff.