yespr (31495) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at Borefts. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan to chocolate brown head. Aroma is peated and dark roasted malty. Dense malty and roasted, peated and smoked. Bitter and dark malty into the finish. Lingering dark peated.
Theis (13587) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2012. Pitch black - brown head. Licorice, iod, medicine, fruity, high malty, chocolate, peated, noce smokey, fullbodies, dark chocolate. Nice.
77ships (4165) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Borefts 2012. Pitch black, some dark mocha head on the sides. Smell is pretty much pure peat and heavily smoked mocha. Taste is sweet mocha, heavy peat, very earthly, charcoal, heavy smoked, bitter roast. Sticky body. Good stuff - as usual this kind of aging kind of obliterates the difference between different imperial stout.
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ 4th Borefts 2012. A pitch black colored beer, with a dark beige head. The aroma of wood, smoke, dark fruits, some bitter chocolte. The taste of smoke, bitter chocolate, wood, dark fruits. The aftertaste is bitter, smokey and wood notes.
MotherBrother (730) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ BBF 12.
Pour black, small brownish hue and a small tan head.
Aroma of smoke, peat, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, slight dark fruits. But the peat was quite dominant. Medium bodied, with a semi-flat carbonation.
jmgreenuk (4695) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Borefts. Black "crude oil" pour. Amazing smoky spicy aroma which really sets things up nicely. A massively rich peaty flavour with loads of roasted malt and caramel. A really huge beer that needs to be served warm, shared and drunk in small quantities.
dEnk (3836) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ de molen. Aroma is huge whiskey, big peat, roasty notes. Flavour is again huge whiskey, roasty laurel, big malts, liquorice and more. Awesome.
brokensail (11106) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Black pour with an off-white head. Very smokey nose with a strong chlorine aroma. A bit watery, actually. Lots of roasted malt, a bit of oak, and some soap notes. The flavor is smokey, meaty, and soapy with some definite chlorine notes. Tons of roasted malt, some oak, and a light booziness. Not enjoyable at all.
kraddel (3483) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ bbf 12, my first consumption, as firtst costumor, just to say how much i expected from this one.. rather very dissapointing, it tastes VERY peated, almost nothing else. if they used another beer than hel en verdoemenis , i wouldn(’t have tasted it... drinkable but dissapointing...
Iphonephan (3403) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Borefts beer festival, de Molen, day two. Pours almost black with a thin tan head. Shares many of the traits of the regular Hel & Verdoemenis but somewhat less balanced.