Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Aged on Bunnahabhain barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (2422) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle (5/9/2012), tasted blind together with some other H&V variants. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: whiskey, peated. TASTE: whiskey, peated, too much! The beer is made really nicely, but it’s not my kind of taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KennethArd (285) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2014
Deep smokey aroma. Black with small brown head. The taste is also very smokey with salty liquorice & black chocolate. Medium body, oily texture & low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1910) - FINLAND - FEB 19, 2014
A black beer with a medium and yelloish brown head. Strong peat and slightly smoky aromas, also roastiness and liquirice. Taste of salt liquirice, nice sweetness, herbal bitterness. Barrel and peat but these aren’t so strong as in the aroma. Full bodied, low carbonation, slippery. Strong peat and the barrel is too dominating. Not so good as the great normal Hel & Verdoemenis, unfortunately.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (1526) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
Diep zwarte kleur met een volle crème kraag. Ruikt iets peated, rook, koffie, vanille. Smaakt vol, hout, rook, koffie, vanille. Lekker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle. Black with a porous beige head. Aroma: peaty, salty licorice, chocolate, roasted. Taste: salty licorice, roasted, asphalt, very peaty, cocoa, light creamy, smoke, coffee, some bitterness. Full-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3807) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
35.5 cl bottle from De Bierkoning. Black pour with thin creamy brown foam. Aroma is quite smoky, nice whisky notes, definitely islay stuff, but not as harsh as the bowmore barrel-aged stuff I tried, roasty notes. Taste is smoky, salty, really scotch like with a thin silver lining of chocolate maltiness from the original H&V. Palate is rich, not really sweet but full bodied, medium carbonation. The best islay scotch BA beer I’ve had yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenH (908) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
black, clear, minimal head, brown foam, roasty, coffee, smoke, skunky, soy sauce, licorice, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hansen (7155) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Dark brown, almost black. Old transformer-oil and burnt-off electronics. Perhaps some of the chemists bad ingrediens. I like it, don’t know why, but I do.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (1035) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours black with tan head.
Aroma peated malts, smoke, wood, whisky, alcohol, chocolate, coffee.
Taste chocolate sweet, bitter, some sour, smoke.
Mouthfeel oily, dry.
Nice but certainly not the best version of H&V

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (312) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle at home (Jul 9th 2013). Pours black with a very thin tan head. Aroma of smoke and peated whiskey, wood, dark chocolate, and alcohol. Smokey, peated taste, coffee, dark chocolate, warming alcohol. Long pleasantly bitter aftertaste. Very nice, but not as good as the wild turkey (unless you like the smokey, peated, stuff more).

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