drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by TurdFurgison recently served side by side by side with the base beer and Wild Turkey versions, quite a cool thing to do. This was my second favorite although it was close for me for first place.
Beer is black with almost no head, lower carbonation than the parent beer and no lacing to speak of.
The nose is nicer than the original too. Sweeter, less roasty, mostly a clean, smooth, chocolate, mildly vanillic, oakiness to it. More yeast character in this version too.
This one was balanced and mild overall, the creaminess of the mouthfeel was the most incredible thing about it. The barrel aging character seemed a bit muted to me though. Something about this one, I wasn’t expecting them to be "in my face" but a little more aggressive wouldn’t have been a bad thing. I want to taste the barrel more is what I’m saying and I missed out slightly here. This is why it came in second for me.
Serving type: bottle
kermis (5412) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
18cl bottle at home. Pours black with small beige head that soon disappears. Rich aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and some caramel. Thick mouthfeel with flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Slight alcohol burn after, but all round smooth and full bodied. Fantastic beer!
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to Eric for bringing this bottle out. Served alongside the regular version and the Wild Turkey version. Served in a FFF-Intelligentsia snifter.
Pours nearly-black with a very thin mocha head that froths up momentarily and then disappears quite quickly. The nose is really creamy and almost buttery, but in a good way. Loads of chocolate and really smooth. Moderate barrel character lingers in the background, though it’s not overpowering. Light oak and some vanilla. The flavor is bursting with a creamy chocolate character with some very light roast and nice barrel character. Medium body and incredibly smooth. No detectable alcohol. This was the winner for me.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-14-2011
PhillyCraft (3307) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pony bottle number 40. Thanks Allen for this seriously rare dutch brew. This beer consists of Hell and Damnation aged in three barrels and blended. The barrels were wild turkey bourbon, austin nichols, and new charred bourbon barrels. Pour is a sinful, deep black shade. Insanely sticky brown lacing and head that retains until you finish the glass. Loads of miniscule bubbles present in the foam. Aromas of rich chocolate mousse, brown sugar, vanilla, regular and smokey bourbon notes, leather. Taste is creamy chocolate cake, licorice, bourbon, charred wood, raisins, dark plum. This beer was so full in flavor with a warming quality in the body. A truly amazing beer, and one of my favorite imperial stouts that I have tried to this date.
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. An oily pour leaves a black beer topped by a small, tan head. It’s heavy on the nose, vanilla, oak and alcohol in the back, with coffee, roasted and burnt malts doing most of the work. Quite vinous. Alcohol too of course, it’s a strong beer. The flavor is sweet, but not too sweet, and quite complex with the barrels leaving oak, vanilla and alcohol, and the malts roasted flavors and coffee. Some alcohol wamth in the mouth, full-bodied and oily. Chocolate, coffee, red wine and vanilla in the finish. A lovely one. 110107
abemorsten (2831) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating number 666 - Hell and Damnation.
Bottle # 849 kindly shared by Ivar. Pours black with no head
Cellar, roasted notes, bourbon, wood, oak, coffee and chocolate on the nose. Coffee and ash on a roasted, alcoholic and light bitter flavor base with notes of bourbon and sweet liqorice. Smooth and full bodied. Syrupy texture. Another delight from De Molen.
Nisse666 (4252) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 small bottles shared thanks to tkrjukoff and ekstedt, cons 2011-04-01
Bottle 70 & 352!
AP: dark brown, wee beige head
AR: white peppar
F: alcoholic, almonds, dadels, chocolate, coffey
larsniclas (5635) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Thx rlgk
Pitch black with a bubblu, beige head.
Vinous with chocolate with oak and some vanilla.
Very soft and smooth.
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 151 thanks Dak. Pours black with next to no bubbles. Has a chocolate and booze smell to it. Has chocolate up front with whiskey and charcoal in the finish. Pretty damn good I must say.
LoFi (1594) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 Bottle #168/360, opened 2011. Black with a dark brown tinge, tan to light brown head that instantly disappears into a porous ring. Aroma: chocolate liqueur, vanilla, oak, licorice. Taste: chocolate, pralines, salty licorice, some bourbon, vanilla, vinous, dry finish. Warming alcohol, but doesn’t really feel like 12%. Full-bodied with noticeable carbonation. Great!
My last 2010: #229/360, opened 2013.
Aroma: chocolate pralines, liqueur, bourbon, oak.
Taste: sweet licorice and some salty too, chocolate pralines, Irish cream, bourbon, oak and sawdust, vanilla.