k0mpsa (1113) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Pitch black color, nice light brown head. Strong aroma of coffee, roasty, cognac, licorice, wood. Full body, licorice, hops, roasty, coffee, wood casks, cognac notes, hint of alcohol.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from DeMolen. Dark brown almost black with a small, creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Flavor is lots of bourbon, bitter sweet chocolate, roasted coffee and vanilla. Fullish body with soft carbonation. Another great Imp Stout from DeMolen, fresh and hot and the alcohol thins out the body.
SlackerMads (1520) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 Bottle. Pitch black with a small light brown head. Molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla, liquorice allsorts, bourbon, light cocoa. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet with some roasted bitterness and some warming alcohol and light drying finish. 8-3-8-4-17 2013-06-24
Tried it again 2013-09-16. Noting to add on the aroma except I really like it. Not too heavy on the bourbon, but just right for my taste This is a really fine beer.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Multiple 2 oz pours at The Festival in Portland, Me. Aromas of oak, chocolate, dark fruits and coffee. Flavors were amazing, rich chocolate with raisin and plums soaked in whiskey. Very complex beer with a wonderful velvety smooth mouth feel. Wow!
kryon (1355) - SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with low to no brown head
Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, tar, dark fruits
Lovely creamy mouthfeel, loads of chocolate, hazelnuts, hints of dark fruits. Absolutely lovely! Perfect mouthfeel! Great taste!
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Ilian (5) - - JUN 11, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark black with almost no head. Taste is very complex, sweet roasted malts, wood, whiskey, chocolate, coffee and licorish. Long, long finish. Almost perfect.
makromaniak (129) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I think this is the best one i have had of the H&V series yet...roasted malts, chocolate, whisky, wood, coffee and vanilla...perfect balance...again another great beer...keep em coming please!
tiong (3723) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen
Pours pitch black with a sticky brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet syrup, wood, oak, whisky and vanilla notes, hints of licorice and molasses. Taste is sweetish, heavy and complex with notes of roasted malts, wood, oak, whisky, vanilla, syrup and molasses. Finish is roasty, oaky and sweetish with notes of whisky and wood. Quite complex, nuanced and very well balanced BA imperial stout. Nice one.
thebitterendaz (30) - Alabama, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours Dark Black into North Coast snifter and shared with Daknole. De Molens continues to impress with this stellar imperial stout. Pleasantly sweet and boozy. Hints of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oh my. Love it!
PeatyPete (377) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Inkt black color. Smell of vanilla and soy sauce. Dens creamy head. Taste of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and ripe dark fruit.