ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle into glass. Lille.
Appearance: black beer with little white head.
Aroma: coffee vanilla, oak, chocolate.
Taste: sweet, slightly bitter finish.
Palate: full body, low carbonation, thick texture.
Overall, excellent flavor and aroma. Good texture. Would have preferred a little more body, but this is a fantastic beer.
KykoPatykar (21) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Lots of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts.
Appearance: Black, tan half-finger head.
Taste: Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, very complex.
Palate: Full body, creamy slick texture, soft carbonation, long sweet and roasty finish.
Overall: Very well balanced, very tasty, basically almost the same as original version which I prefer a bit more. Anyway I sympathize with their decision to stop producing this beer because of "kopi loewak" case.
mR_fr0g (8934) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to Matteo, opaque black coloured pour with a lasting frothy mid tan head. Aroma is woody rustic coffee, toasted coffee bean , Bourbon. Flavour is composed of earthy rustic, dark choc, coffee bean. Nutty with some bourbon. Palate is medium full, airy carbonation, smoke. Lovely.
teorn88 (6196) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle shared at CBC Covent garden, London. It pours a dark brown color with large beige head. Aroma is full rich coffee roastiness, light tangy red berries and licorice. Taste is medium swet and lightly bitter and powdery with more coffee, espresso light red berries and red wine. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, balanced and excellent
Scopey (12245) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CBC CB. It pours jet black with a decent beige head. The nose is rich roast, dirt, stinky espresso coffee, earth and bounty bar. The taste is smooth, rich roast, charred wood, dirty coffee, vanilla, pepper, mild acidity, earth and dirt with an earthy finish. Medium + body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Decent.
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Matteo for this geriatric! Pours deep black-brown with a big, frothy khaki head. The nose holds burnt malts, damp earth, moderate coffee. Medium to big sweet flavor with some alcohol boost, sugary chocolate, more earth, mocha. Full bodied with lively carbonation. Quite warm on the finish, some baking cocoa, roast, scorched earth, raisins. Good stuff.
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - SEP 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, lot of coffee, chocolate, some smoked notes. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky body with soft carbonation.
androman (1700) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2015 The reason of celebrating my 1000th rate with this beer is that the regular Hel & Verdoemenis is my No.1 beer so far with 4.6 score (together with Kaapse Bea and BrewDog/Mikkeller I hardcore you), and because this beer was brewed specially for the Borefts Festival in 2013 which was my first beer festival, my entry to the craft beer world and the beginning of rating beers. So thank you De Molen, you deserve my respect.:) And thank you Balazs for inviting me there, explaining a lot about beer, and making me addicted.:)
33cl bottle at home from de Molen beer shop, Bodegraven, poured into Borefts 2013 festival glass. Body is pitch black, head is medium, beige, medium lasting, good lacing. Nose is dark roasted coffee, toast and hint of herb liqueur. Flavor is more coffee, coal, roasted peanuts, toast, tons of dark chocolate. Some ash comes to the foreground, then more dark(er) chocolate, more dark roasted coffee, toast again now with more bread profile, light herbs, vanilla and of course licorice. Taste is light sweetness which may be more but probably covered with the tons of roasty heavy bitterness, and a hint of coffeeish sourness is also present.
Finish is long lasting roasty heavy bitter, which is quite simple but perfect. Alcohol is completely hidden at the beginnig, later light alcohol warmth appears.
Full body, oily and sticky texture, soft carbonation.
Quite easy dessert beer which is great for an ABV 10% brew. Very strong flavor, tasty, perfect balance. I can’t compare it with the regular Hel & Verdoemenis but that may be just as good as this one. I’m glad that I’ve chosen this for my 1000th rating.
alex_leit (2110) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black with tan foam. Exellent coffee, porto and chocolate in aroma. Taste: powerfull, coffee with cognac and lots of another shades. Great beer.
olsvammel (5830) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a big tasting (Nörprovning 2015). Smell of coffee, dark malts and dark bitter chocolate. Similar taste with some roasted sugar. The coffee is very dominant.
AshtonMcCobb (5158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to BenH.
Appearance - dark brown with a thin head.
Nose - green coffee beans again.
Taste - the same again, light chocolate note.
Palate - medium bodied a bit sweet, finish a bit cloying.
Overall - really one-dimensional coffee.