tderoeck (4882) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/III/13 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: IX/2014 (2013-224)
Clear dark brown beer, small beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: spicy, some cloves, paint, chocolate, overripe fruit. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: some caramel, dried fruits, spices, bitter hops, cloves. Aftertaste: some caramel, little bitter, overripe fruits, some mocha, spicy, alcohol, hoppy ending.
pentaz (1240) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark red with a light lacing and full lasting dense off-white medium head. Aroma is malty, black currant, dark toffee, prune, strawberries, pear-drop, banana, roasted malt, hops, nut, straw, bubblegum, spices. Taste is near medium sweet, bitter with a well integrated light sourness. Body is medium+, texture is creamy, carbonation is medium. Finish is rather short malty and a little warming. Nice balance between malts, hops and the yeast-signature. The beer is primarily malt-driven, but packs more hops than expected, and the esters aren’t overwhelming. The light sourness makes it almost refreshing too. There isn’t a lot of taste as such, but the balance is great as long it doesn’t get near lukewarm.
dEnk (3834) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is caramel malts, oliebollen and winter spices. Flavour is caramel, malts, slight roast and christmas spices. Too spicy for me.
Vaiz (3396) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Hazy brown pour, thin white head. Aroma is quite spicy with speculaas, slightly roasty and cardamom. Flavor is bitter spicy, but mostly sweet with sugary malts. Decent balance and body.
karlsnes (47) - NORWAY - JAN 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Uts: klar, dyp kobberfarget, rikelig og holdbart beige skum.
Duft: fruktig og fyldig, sødme og noe humle.
Smak: fyldig og søtlig, noe tørket frukt og god balanse. Deilig ettersmak.
erickok (3701) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown, mostly clear with big frothy tan head. Malty dark base, roasty, cereal and nuts. Good amount of hop backup. Tinteling palate that packs a good amount of flavour, both bitter and roasted. Warming ending. Surprising winter beer that?s hop forward yet still works very well as end of the year treat. Awesome! (33cl bottle from De Bierwinkel Leiden)
ShivanDragon (1722) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
zwart bier met schuimig bruine kraag.
aroma van toffee, chocolade, candij, caramel, gebrande mouten, rozijnen.
krachtig en creme smaak. had er wel wat meer van verwacht
thornecb (4460) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Dark caramel, pit fruit and spice aromas. Dark pumpernickel upfront turning to sweet dark toffee and juniper in the lasting earthy finish.
Maverick34 (2312) - New York, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured brownish. Some fruita and cinnamon. Mild spice. Eaay finish. Decent...
TrefwoordPunk (816) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear brown with a medium but fading tan head and an aroma of sweet malts, ripe red fruits, toffee, milk chocolate and herbs. The taste is mainly malty, not too sweet and with a medium complex spiciness and bitterness. There’s a bit of sourness in the finish. Just a nice beer, but not too special to me.