Koelschtrinker (20398) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
Torfig malziger, vergleichsweise wenig süßer Antrunk. Alkoholische Noten bleiben nicht aus, sind aber angenehm eingebunden. Vollmundig, langer torfiger Nachhall. 10/12/12/12//12SinH4 (4795) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
Earlier Rating: 1/17/2016 Total Score: 4.3
Weicher, stark malziger Antrunk. Deutliche Noten von Bourbon, voluminös, der Alkohol ist geradezu perfekt versteckt. Geringfügig bitter, Bitterschokolade, Vanille. Die Aromen steigern sich nicht, da sie bereits von Beginn an intensiv und absolut harmonisch sind. Vollmundig malziger und langer Nachgeschmack. 9/14/14/13/11/13
Tap. Black color with tan head. Aroma is smoked wood, ham, ash. Taste is sweet oak wood, vanilla, some caramel. Slightly smoky finish. Very good, but not as incredible as the regular Hel & Aarde I think.Maakun (5560) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2016
Earlier Rating: 12/17/2014 Total Score: 3.7
Black appearance with small head. Vanilla and peat in the aroma, also a bit of cow staples. Taste is sweet, very sweet, with a bit of wood and peat. I think I like the regular Hemel & Aarde more. Thick and liquorice feeling. This is too sweet. Still a fine one.
Tap at Borefts. Almost black with ruby hue and dark beige head. Quite some smoke, roasted malts, horse poop, vanilla, dark coffee, black chocolate, hay, toffee. Over medium sweet and bitter. Full bodied.sjogro (4139) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2016
Earlier Rating: 3/15/2015 Total Score: 4.3
Bottle at oak aged festival. Very dark brown with barely any head. Sweet chocolate, chocolate icecream with red berry sauce and bourbon on the side... Very sweet but with a light fruity tartness. Medium to full bodied with medium alcohol presence. Beautiful.
Sampled from tap at Borefts 2016 day 2. Black with light tan head. Big roasted chocolate malts bourbon and vanilla. Big sweet, light bitter. Full body soft carbonation, bittersweet vanilla finish. Stuu666 (13398) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2016
Earlier Rating: 12/9/2015 Total Score: 4.4
Pint Oak Aged Beer Festival 2015 @ Stadsbrouwerij De Pelgrim, Rotterdam. Bottle. Iets te alcoholisch maar daardoor wel lekker veel pit, geweldige afdronk en nasmaak. Mokka ijs en bessensaus! Backlog from 2015/03/15.
Keg at borefts. Pours black, nose is smoky, peaty, chocolate, toffee, wood, taste is similar.
erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2016
Earlier Rating: 5/29/2014 Total Score: 4.2
Bottle at home. Vanilla, toffee, dry chocolate roast, light sweetness, bitter.
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2017 Black body with small head. Served a bit cold TBH but still directly hit you with it?s rich sweet bourbon vanilla, milk chocolate and clearly present but well integrated smoked malts, of the woody kind. The aging didn?t thin the beer much and added a strong character of its own. The smokey malt further help to make sure this is still a solid stout in the beginning. Grat stuff! (On tap at Borefts 2016)
Re-rate. Bottle bought at the brewery. Amazing complexity, rich malts, not too dimmed by the barrel aging. Super dull flavour. Wow, stunning beer! Upped my rating another bit. (33cl bottle from the brewpub shop) Werckmeister (3184) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 12, 2016
0,33l bottle at home bought at Beergium. Bottled June 11th 2014. black color, very small coffee-colored head. smells of wood, bourbon, light dark fruity, some alcohol, liqueurish, some earthy notes, coffee, a bit glueish, some marzipan, light grape notes / sour notes. overall very nice barrel notes. full body, soft carboantion, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, light bacon, some alcohol, spices, bourbon, nice wood notes, marzipan, bitter almonds, some glue. finishes rather alcoholic / glueish with notes of marzipan, wood, bourbon. overall quite good one, but still quite alcoholic (too much so), if it wasnt for the nice marzipan / wooden notes this one would get even less points. gets even more alcoholic once it starts warming up (so better drink cold). wekker84 (2360) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle a black colored beer with a tiny white head aroma roasted malts spicy caramel oak dried frutis laurel and some hops flavor rpasted malts spicy citrus oak caramel dried fruits some alcohol some hops shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle. Big booze, spice, liquorice. Taste is gravy, soy sauce, roasty, smoke. Peat. Good stuff. Full on.
maekchu (3911) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle. Bourbon and chocolate nose with, some smokiness and alcohol presence. Dark translucent brown color. Sweet malty initial, with chocolate and alcohol entering soon after. The bourbon note is fairly strong. Some soy sauce, umami notes. Medium-thick body, warming.