JorisPPattyn (7815) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark rusty-brown head, rather stable over deep-brown opaque beer. Chocolate immediately striking from the glass, bit of parsley. Caramel, toffee, roasted notes; Generally sweet nose with a roasted-woody touch. Bitter, very roasted-burnt, as meatparticles too long in the frying pan and cooled down. Scorched dark chocolate. Warming up, the harsh burnt bitterness is toned down,, letting some restsugars peeping through, but the damage is done for my, flavourwise. Well-bodied, without being really viscous/thick. Faint alcohol impression, well-hidden, soft to medium carbonation. Long lasting sweetish burnt aftertaste. Not my kind of sin, obviously.
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, Vintage 2013, as Invidia, by Hugel (at Gulden Spoor), new exclusive brew, with chocolate, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, spicy/roasted and slightly sweet/bitter, not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Butchers Tears. Dark brown (Almost black) - light brown head.
Soapy aroma. Chocolate. Sweetness. Dried fruity. Dark sugar. Yeasty. Rubber. Nice chocolate.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Chocolate biscuit, citrus, and roasted barley aroma and taste with dominant candy sugar notes up front and a plum flavor to the finish. Medium to full bodied chewy palate.
maley1 (742) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with small beige head. Amazing aroma of ripe fruits, bready, yeast, caramel. Taste of ripe fruits, plums, figs, raisins, blackberry caramel, toffee, molasses, bready, yeast. Lots going on in this one. Lower carbonation, full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. This is one delicious beer! Only thing wrong is it is slightly too sweet or it would have even scored higher in my books. Absolutely brilliant beer!!
joeneugs (3119) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at The Olde Depot in Oakland. It pours a very dark brown/black color with a khaki head. The aroma is super fruity with plums, fig, blackberries and hard fruit candy. The flavor is divine with ultra ripe dark fruit, dates, fig, plum, blackberries, rich bread, and hard candy. Very sweet and full bodied, but with a great bready malt background that lends a lot of substance. Thick but not syrupy. Sweet yet substantial… this is the beer I imagine the monks drinking while fasting. So good! This reestablishes my faith in Belgian beers. More please.
77ships (3592) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl. bottle split by 3 @ ’t Rusteel. Ruby black with a tanned head. Nose is big on sweet spices but not as heavy as the two others I tried from the series, red grapes, sugar & thick liquorish. Taste is sweet cocoa, blue + blackberries, chocolate, slight bitter chocolate, lots of berries & liquorish with some bitter herbs in the back, thick malts & solid body. Pretty interesting & solid brew.
kraddel (2796) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at rusteel
Pours very dark brown
Taste is cacao , sweet , chocolaty
Cacao powder .
Sweet cacao powder aftertaste . Nice !
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Butchers Tears.
Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Fruity aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of hay.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of dried fruits and hops.
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
14/VIII/13 - on tap @ Internationaal Streekbierenfestival 2013 (Zwevegem) - BB: n/a (2013-764) Thanks to Domien for sharing today’s beers!
Dark brown to almost black beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: caramel, dried fruits, liquorish, hint of vanilla, burnt caramel, mocha. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet caramel start, vanilla touch, reminds me in a very particular way of the Southern Tier (and Emelisse) Crème Brûlée, also dried fruits, pretty sugary. Aftertaste: caramel, hint of mocha, vanilla, sweet milk chocolate.