The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Born in San Luis Obispo, California, and later moved to Arroyo Grande, California. His father is an electrical engineer at a power station, and his mother is a former secretary who worked at the same power plant. He had, as he has described it, a "normal childhood" in a middle-class family. He is an agnostic, having never been religious.
weaselkenievil (1094) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
As usual supplied by MesandSim at the epic 1000th beer tasting they hosted for me. And as usual, De Molen deliver big style. Black with a healthy tan head. Aroma is amazing, vanilla, wood, chocolate, deep deep pant wetting sweet aroma. Bourbon is clearly evident in the flavour. Very special.
artmcd8 (1078) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to beerman6686. Aroma of bourbon and toffee. Pours black with no head. Oily texture. Some heat numbs the tongue. Light light carb.
Inbreak (1056) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.04.2013, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Lett nøytral og tørr lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, alkohol, tre, mørkt sukker, kaffi, lakris, kakao, gras. Lett nøytral og tørr smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, tre, gras, alkohol, mørkt sukker, kakao, litt lakris og kaffi. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Grei, treng lagring?
HonusWagner (1048) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent barrel-aged stout, not overwhelming bourbon character, great chocolate character while not being a rush of sugar to the dome. One of the standout beers from Festival 2013 for me.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl, green waxed nip bottle, #1701/2483 courtesy of madmitch76. thanks, ken! here we go with #2 of the H&V horizontal on the way to rating #1000. opens with a bit of a hiss and pours a hazy, deep, dark brown with a rozor thin beige head that leaves a light ring of lace around the edges. aroma is absolutely stunning with huge notes of charred, wet oak, vanilla extract, spiced bourbon, and black cherries with hints of smokey scotch, nutmeg, and brown sugar backed by subtle notes of leather, peppercorns, blood orange, and toasted coconut. flavor is fantastic as well, not quite as magical as the aroma but still amazing, with heavy notes of dark chocolate, brown sugar, and dark roasted malts blended with smooth bourbon, toasted oak, and molasses with rich vanilla, vinous dark fruits, and more sweet coconut on the back end. palate is an elegant display of balance and smoothness with perfect carbonation and just a touch of booze ahead of the toasted, barreled finish. overall, a world class barrel aged/blended imperial stout. for me, this was the classiest of all the H&V variations.
kryon (1012) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a latte brown low head
Aromas of cocoa, chocolate, muscavado, vanilla, bourbon, hints of alcohol
Lovely taste of muscavado, vanilla, bourbon, coffee, dark malts
Full bodied, lovely smooth, low bitterness. Masterpiece!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
phredrik (995) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This pours dark brown and when in the glass opaque black. Only a bit of bubbles on top and a bit of foam in the edges of the glass.
The aroma is bourbon and wood at the forefront, delicate oak quality with a very clear vanilla component. Beneath that the malt bill unravels in all its glory. Cocoa, berries, chewy fudge, slight hints of coffee and alcohol. I could sniff this all night, the barrel aging is so nicely done. The pure oak touch adds an amazing balance to the bourbon notes.
The taste is also a lovely barrel show, with a good bourbon impression along with the oak. Some alcohol is present in the front as well. The malt adds coffee bitterness in the pot, a good amount of roasted malts, quite some sweetness. Cocoa again, chewy caramel sweetness. Hints of dark fruits. The bourbon shines through a bit too much, and perhaps it tends to take over some of the malt complexity that I know is hidden under the barrel quality. Texture is oily, cabronation is flat. After taste is fantastic with chewy caramel and vanilla, coffee bitterness and dry oak. Where the bourbon is a nutch too much in the taste, the after taste is just the best. Very good indeed. Can’t wait to try the Wild Turkey edition.
ShivanDragon (983) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
11% variant, zwart schuimig bruine kraag
aroma: vanille, bourbon, chocolade, koffie, moutig
smaken: redelijk zoet, licht bitter, sterk, matig moutig, fijne zachte bourbon, vanille, koffie, superzachte en fijn op elkaar afgestemde smaken.
volle body, glad/romig mondgevoel, laag co2.
zeer goed spul dit.
bax (971) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle 26/5-2011) No head, low carbonated, dark, well rounded and smooth taste.