Holy (834) - GERMANY - JAN 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2012 Bottle #1860 of 2483 shared with Travlr. Highs: great aroma of bourbon and vanilla. Sip is so smooth; coffee with sweet overtones. Really nice. Lows: not enough in the bottle... Re-rated on 10 Aug 12. Had to add a point to the rating - vanilla so smooth, and still such a small bottle...
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
head: bubbly , light brown
colour: black as "hell" ;-)
smell: ripe banana, vanilla, strong red wine ( merlot, cabernet sauvignon,etc), strong alcoholic scent , sweet pears , and many more ,great scent in my eyes !!!
taste: strong licqoury coffee taste , heavly burned malts, i can find the alcohol but not the tipycal taste that whiskey has ....light coffee accent with grassy notes in the background, some nice red fruits as well , especially the tiny sour accent of the red fruits , anyway this is an amzing beer and by far the best of the hel en verdoemenis series i’ve had to date !! truely amazing , well done menno !!
gordonrivers1 (21) - USA - JAN 18, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nightfall black. Brownies and booze. Sweet and syrup like in texture. I like these enormous beers.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Making a great beer The barrel ageing gave it a rich bourbon and chocolate aroma. Black as night with only a whisp of a head. Some lace down the glass. Carbonation right there, bitterness right there, and finish with a little sour mash. Rich tasty imperial stout chocolate and coffee, well hopped. Drying at the very end. Bottle 385 of 2483. Good for another 24.5 years.
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 1900th rating. Pours black with thin brown head. Nose of roasted chocolate malts, peat, oak, vanilla and coffee. Taste of roasted chocolate malts, vanilla, coffee and alcohol. Chalky mouthfeel.
hirigalzkar (2111) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deliciously sweet imperial stout with lots of kind of barrel aged vanilla and milk chocolate notes. Lots of alcohol notes comes through in the aroma and also in the taste. Smooth texture. Maybe a little too sweet, it may have gained from a more edgy finish.
finol (1974) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown red with some brown foam.
Smooth aroma and taste of alcohol from whiskey and congac. There is also chocolate, coffe and licorice. Quite good but Ive had better versions of H&V
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle #2046, 0.18 l, at Pikkulintu) The beer poured pitch black. Its head was very tiny and light brown. Aroma had roastedness, vanilla, wood and vineousness. Palate was oily, full bodied and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were roastedness, wood, vanilla, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste had ash, vanilla and bitterness. The barrels used were present but they didn’t kill the beer.
Geokkjer (5265) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.Pours black with a small beige head.Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, oak and dark berries.Flavor is sweet caramel malt with some roasted and vanilla notes.Full body, soft carbonation.Very nice beer
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, thanks Baggio! Near black, small head. Rich coffee aroma. Mid sweet with full body, oily dense mouthfeel. Lots of chocolate and coffee, some whiskey. Mildy warming with seemless mouthfilling flavours. Top stout!