Martinus (4701) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
Clear black colour, red hue, firm tan head. Aroma of whisky, bourbon, vanilla, wood, mocha coffee, light chocolate. Light woody flavour, dark chocolate, liquorice, bourbon-like whisky. Thick creamy body, finish bourbon, wood, alcohol, chocolate, hint of tar. Very smooth and balanced, yet still quite bold flavours. Definitely a beer that’s defending the De Molen grandeur in style.
DutchDrebus (6196) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
(From 33cL bottle @ home. Bottle 0202. Thanks for the bottle, SecretSinterklaas, aka biersint)
Bottle @ joes. Dark brown to black colour with a small to medium sized light brown head. Smells whisky, alcohol, oak, some nuts, roasty, chocolate, roasty, coal. Tastes chocolate, creme brulee, vanilla, sweet, wood, whisky, nuts. Full body, thick feel, soft carbo. MaartenRF10 (1959) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
Sample at Hel en Verdoemenis tastingGT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Tasted next to the 666. Aroma and taste of bourbon, vanilla, wood and some coffe and chocolate. Rather high carbo, full body.
> An umami/salt/smoke and fresh orange version of our beloved H&V behemothKavu (5129) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2014
[ Bottle ][ bytemesis ][ 330mL ][ Pizza Boy Snifter ][ Trade ][ 1/31/14 ]
>> Pours deep sepia with lower coffee foam. Nose totally insane- rich fudge, vanilla ice cream, sweet smoke, powerful black miso umami, black rock salt. Taste is a bit ashy with decent lemon, finishing true with bitter chocolate, moderate smoke, salt, miso. Palate gets richer, silkier as it warms with bright orange dark chocolate. Fantastic version of this classic.
0,2l on tap @ Mikkeller Bar. Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruits, cognac and alcohol. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, cognac, dark fruits and hops. Great!
Nidaros (40) - NORWAY - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle at home, nr0862 Pours pitch black with a dense tanned head. Aroma of figs, prunes, some oak, rounded burnt notes and some alcohol. Tastes of dried dark fruits, massive taste of sweet dark malts, some oak. Medium bitterness and a silky smooth aftertaste of dried fruits and oak. Only thing holding this beer back from max score is that I would have liked to see a bit more body and a little less carbonation. A recomended brew if you can get hold of it. tom10101 (6265) - 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. JulienHuxley (5950) - 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. VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
Tack så väldigt mycket stefannilssons! Fruktansvärt bra, kraftig och fyllig i smak och kropp. Gudomlig arom teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 28, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours totally dark with no head at all. Only some big bubbles spread in the glass. Aroma is huge: lots of roasted notes, coffee, licorice, oak and dried fruits. Alocholic warm too. Taste is similar: very malty in the beginning, turning to a soft bitterness and ending with a soft warm sensation of alcohol and oak. Palate is silk, full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, very tasty brew