gyllenbock (10025) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm.
Black with a minimal tan head. Aroma and taste of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, wood, port, licorice and some light notes of berries. The body was thick. The finish was long and with warming alcohol. A pleasant one.
Nische (2661) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Opaque dark brown beer with a tidy tan head. Palate is soft, viscous and a little dry. Sweetish dark malt with rich coffee and a touch of alcohol spice. Light brandy liqueur before the smooth dry finish. simont1 (622) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Deeply roasted, vanilla, dark fruit. Very very roasted with a bit of booze, very oaky, but not very well combined. A lot of flavours, but I think a few years of aging would improve it, very powerful roastiness, bitterness, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and oak. Great beer. gunnfryd (15483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is alcohol, coffee, licorice, roasted malt. Flavour is alcohol, coffee, licorice, roasted malt, sugar. Very nice world class beer. JulienHuxley (5979) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle, many thanks to Kermis for helping me slay this H&V tick. Opaque black pour with rich creamy brown foam. Aroma of whisky, really rich chocolaty aromas, a bit smoky, anise aromas, roasty. Taste is rich, tons of chocolate, nice spirit flavors. Palate is chewy, sweet but with good carbonation to cut through. Super tasty.
tom10101 (6297) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). #635. Shared by JulienHuxley, thanks! Pitch black with a medium beige head and heavy lacing. Aroma is of fudge along with vanilla, roasted malt, toffee, light fruity notes, whisky, light smoke and hints of alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet and again quite fudge forward along vanilla, whisky, roasted malt, toffee, light fruits (less than aroma) with a touch of smoke and a light warming finish. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Velvety mouthfeel. Very complex and quite enjoyable. One of my favorite from the Hel & Verdoemenis series. Balance is pretty good and alcohol is well hidden for 13% abv. Delicious. Singularity (6369) - Blattniksele, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
On tap at mikkeller stefans. Black with thick beige head. Aroma has chocolate, coffee, alcohol and roasted notes. Taste is surprisinly bitter, roaste, chocolate, coffee with a full bodied impression and long roasted finish gam (4135) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2014
Neat tan head dark pour soft carbonation aromas liquorice roast coffee vanilla cognac caramel rich fruits the flavours caramel liquorice rich cognac the oak is superb milky notes raisin plum figs malt chocolate warms the body medium bitter lovely sweetness balance classy stuff the finish best tastes malt and fruits come together with oak and alcohol goodness a milky bitter finish wonderful imperial dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
Draft at Mikkeller & Friends. Inky black pour, opaque, slight tan head. Aroma is bitter chocolate, port, whiskey, burnt caramel, smoke, cherries. Taste is bitter chocolate, oak, dark honey, smoke, booze, and hop bitterness. Thick mouthfeel. Alcohol is slightly too noticeable for my taste. Inbreak (6710) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 3, 2014
03.04.2014, 0,33l bottle (#300) @ home:
Nice light brown dense creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, dark malts, cognac, oak, licorice, dark sugar, dark chocolate, vanilla, burnt caramel, dark fruits, cocoa nibs. Taste is rich and very balanced, dark malts, oak, cognac, dark chocolate pudding, licorice, vanilla, caramel, dark sugar, cocoa nibs, coffee, old rope. Medium bitterness, very smooth slightly dry and syrupy mouthfeel. Very nice, but I think I remeber the regular one as much better.