nickd717 (3394) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tiny-ass bottle shared by alfrantzell. Pours black and moderately thick with a small tan head that leaves a ring. Big aroma of chocolate and molasses, with a little soy sauce and a little roast. Great flavor. There’s soy sauce in there, but it’s not a bad thing. Sweet caramel and chocolate, roast, and slight wood. Extremely smooth and rather thick on the palate. Low carbonation. A great tick overall. Why not bottle this in bigger bottles?
thewolf (9860) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours dark brown (perhaps the barrel has ’stolen’ some colour, as this is even lighter in colour than the regular). Small, creamy, beige film head. Exceptional aroma. So subtle yet so powerful. Whiskey, port, vanilla, oak, lots of coffee, dark toffee, light liqourice. Vinious and with good dark chocolate on top. Low carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is really nice. Lots of oak, vanilla, coffee, heavy liqourice, light couch-syrup, vinious. Long, lingering coffee and mild hoppy and vinious finish. Exceptional.
Noudsch (69) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark and thick. Not much carbonation and no foam. Nice smell from the bourbon barrel. Taste of bourbon, wood and a hint of alcohol comming through. Nice lingering bitter aftertaste.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fløska # 258. Very deep deep dark brown almost just black colour with a small dark brown creamish head. Good lacing. Aroma of well roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol, dark fruit, sweet. Good filling mouthfeel indeed! Lovely roasted maltiness in the sweet flavour with chocolate, vanilla, wood, coffee, dark fruits and alcohol. Well lasting finish: Roasted malt and choolate, coffee, wood and a pleasant bitterness. YUUUUUUM!
Jaksmart (357) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour, very small film of dark head. Aroma is lovely with very subtle roast, big vanilla-profile, dark fruits, lots of oak and bourbon. A little bit of peat as well. Very intense and fairly complex. It hides the alcohol nicely as well. Taste is a little more boozy, but retains the complexity and roundness from the oak/bourbon-notes. Slightly stronger on the more peated notes. Some liquorice as well. Low carbonation, big body, long duration.
cgarvieuk (10993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2013 Bottle at home ... Thanks to Jan for this one ... deep black ... barest lacing ... sweet toffee roast ...little chocolate nose ... very rich ... deep roast ... big spirit ... maybe a little too much ... dry roast malts ... little coffee ... very dry ... light bitter linger
bottle at colins ... feb2013 ... deep black ... no head ... soft deep meaty roast ... big whisky nose ... mellow roast ... soft chewy malts ... soft sweet honey and whiskey ... soft mellow lovley 4.0
Borresteijn (3647) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
18cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Just when you think H&V and its spin-offs can’t get any better they come up with this. Holy crap.. Shame it’s only in such a ridiculously small bottle. Black colour, no head, upon swirling tiny bubbles emerge giving a thin film of brown head. Aroma is glorious, soft but full on bourbon, vanilla, later on some soft smoke/peat notes, liquorice root, chocolate, coffee. Flavour is sweet, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, hard roasted malts, coffee, light peat, earthy liquorice root, strong bitter roasted finish with loads of chocolate. Fullbodied, soft mouthfeel, hardly any carbonation but it suits the beer fine. Alcohol barely noticed. Bourbon notes come out a bit too strong when the beer warms up. Overall this is just excellent!
Plovmand (5711) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #67. It pours dark brown almost black with a medium creamy tan head. The aroma is sweet caramel, sweet tobacco, roasted malt, chocolate and some vanilla. The flavour is bourbon, sweet tobacco, caramel, roast, vanilla, oak and chocolate. Nice! Light alcoholic finish. Complex! Another great Impy stout from Menno.
darkguardian (720) - Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tiny 18cl bottle from Cracked Kettle. Pours a Deep black with very little head and light carbonation. This beer is one bad mother. Huge nose of aromatic chocolate, deep roasted nuts and malt and tons of bourbony goodness. I drank this at very near room temp so the bourbon was very prominent. Flavor is very balanced and quite dry, bitterness is low but the roasted and nutty character of this beer keeps it from being overly sweet. Chocolate figures big in the flavor here as with 666. I do think 666 was slightly better but this is a hell of a beer with a huge mouthfeel and just expertly crafted. Another home run from what is quickly becoming one of my favorite brewers.
Joop (2) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2010 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle no. 1628(18cl) bought in de Molen beershop .
What can I say… the best beer I ever tasted. My First experience with H&V Misto BA was in The Molen restaurant. A combination of an awesome chocolat desert together with this intense and overhelming H&V Misto BA on tap.
The bottle pours out black with a touch of amber, little bubbles illustrate the head. The aroma is magnificent : Leather, smoke, old oak wood, black chocolate, some pepper, tiny alcohol and coffee. The flavor is not easy to describe: Creamy and thick with very dark chocolate, ‘zoute drop’ = salt liquorice, wood and bourbon, peppery and a tickle on your tongue( very soft carbonation) . A beautiful dry finish that lingers for at least 20 minutes… Outstanding-World class