artmcd8 (1662) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown black like thick motor oil. Medium dark brown head. Aroma of slight pennies and cinammon. Soma alcohol. Sweet cinammon taste with alcohol heat. Some pepper heat but mostly faded. Thick mouth feel.
charule (1168) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Poured black with thinning dark tan head. Aroma of pretzel and brandy oak. Very light carb med bod. Light spice creamy choc barrel taste.
kermis (5452) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at the 2014 tasting in the Cellar of Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of vanilla, veggy chilli peppers, big roast, dark chocolate and molasses. Flavour is heavy sweet and light heavy bitter. Fairly thick mouthfeel with the chillis warming but not overpowering as you drink. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
tderoeck (4923) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
28/III/14 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-317) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Very dark brown to black beer, no head. Aroma: rich molasses, sugary, caramel, bit bready, cinnamon, spices, chocolate coated speculoos and Dinosaurus cookies (yes, those are Belgian taste references). MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sour start, lots of caramel, fruity, dried fruits, molasses, spices, sugary, cinnamon, dark chocolate. Aftertaste: soft chillies, chocolate, little bitter, spicy, caramel, mocha, cocoa powder.
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle, shared by BoBoChamp. Many thanks for all the beers shared today! Yellow wax.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, no foam.
NOSE: alcohol, what I think is brandy (don’t think I ever drank pure brandy), some faint hops there, quite sweet and already smells ’sticky’ in a way.
TASTE: Smooth, alcohol, oh, this is brandy. Subtle coffee taste, almost like real coffee beans being there, love it! Coffee aftertaste with hints of vanilla, keeps on lasting. This is beer!
But where are the spices? Maybe very subtle, but didn’t notice them too much. Unfortunately, brandy is somewhat too strong for me.
Experiment_Ale (1033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
At Stephen’s house, it is pronounced Steven though, during GABF 2013. Pours Black with grey coffee colored cream head. Aroma is a big fuck yeah, fine brandy, big smooth roasted malt, booze, dark caramelized apple, apple pie, cinnamon, vanilla. Taste is amazing, silky smooth, incredible caramelized dark fruits, caramelized apples, dehydrated plum, burnt marshmallow. Finish is long, beautiful and savory.
BoBoChamp (5575) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 75cl, Vintage 2013 (yellow wax), no mention of ABV, as Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout (aged in Brandy Barrels), new exclusive American brew, with cinnamon and chili peppers, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex Stout, roasted/woody/spicy and slightly alcoholic/fruity, yet not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, top class!, yet very expensive!
SHIG (3604) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to GodofThunder: Poured a pitch black thick sludge with a light brown head. Aroma was dark malts, chocolate, light vanilla, and woodsy. Taste is sweet with rich dark chocolate and malt, very faint chili unlike the original; however the heat followed all the way down. There was light vanilla in the finish.
djd07 (3722) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as shown thanks to Will. Pours a very dark brown with beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is roast, peppers, chocolate, and oak. Medium mouthfeel with strong roast, chocolate, and booze. Very good.
olr1984 (1090) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle thanks to my man Tim. pours a dark black with a thin tan head. same as the regular huna just with more vanilla and brandy barrel taste.