phaleslu (4528) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
180 ml bottle, clear, with red wax on the cap and neck. Brewed 10 Oct 2010, bottled 14 February 2011. Bottle 1529 of 1560. Thanks for bringing this back from Europe, bsuedekum! Pours a dark, opaque brown with no head whatsoever and some yeasties in the bottom. Big bourbon aroma, with oak, dark fruits (figs, plums, dates), vanilla, caramel, chocolate, and roast. Flavor of the same dark fruits, brown sugar, charred oak, tobacco, caramel, roasted malts, and vanilla. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, rich mouthfeel. Lovely. Absolutely delicious.
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 (115) - 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 (2297) - 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 (8) - USA - JUN 2, 2013 does not count
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 (117) - 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.
olio (4156) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle (11%). Bottled on 28.01.2013.
Pours pitch black color with a small beige head. Aroma of bourbony peat, lots of dark chocolate, some oak notes, vanilla, faint dark berry notes, tar and dark roasted malts. Flavor of roasted malts, caramelly and a bit syrupy notes, dark chocolate, faint vanilla notes, licorice and molasses. Quite smooth palate and surprisingly soft on the nose too. Complex, yet balanced imperial stout. Excellent.
laiti (4016) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle (11%) @ home. Bottled 28.01.2013, BBE 28.01.2038. Thanks olio!
Aroma is sweet with cocoa, some hay, slightly salty licorice, vanilla and hints of whiskey. Flavour has strong woody notes, whiskey, vanilla, salty licorice, peat and hints of soy sauce. Salty notes get stronger towards the end of the glass. Whiskey is somewhat stinging on the flavour side, but rather good stuff still.
Zita (3510) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice light toasted ,burnt aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, fizzy, soft carbonation, light alcoholic and harmonic finish.
Brasero (16) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel, geroosterd, koffie, geroosterde, vanille, houterig, butterscotch, bourbon...
Ktwse (778) - SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a finger of tan head. Aroma of chocolate, figs, coffee, muscovado, barrel (port and bourbon), light vanilla. Taste is sweet port with an alcohol and coffee bitter finish. Body is full and creamy. Out of all the variants, by far my favorite.
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