hopscotch (9555) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Dark brown ale with a small, creamy, taupe head. Great retention. The nose is a delightful marriage of fudge and tangy, dark berries. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with gentle carbonation. The flavor offers 85% cacao chocolate, charcoal and nuttiness. Burnt, bittersweet finish. Kudos to MrHangover for shipping this terrific brew across the pond!
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@SBWF2014. And so as I was standing by AST Wines when meeting the man bolagshataren, I decided to have a go at this one, which has been around for a year or two on the festival, but which my sharing buddies have usually already rated. The beer pours a very dark brown, close to black fluid, which produced a nice mediumsized creamy brown head, which also leaves some lace. Aroma is was raisins, some plummy notes along with mild rye bread and toasted notes. Quite mellowly, but still strong at the same time. Flavour is liquorice, some alcohol, sweet raisins, mild yeastiness as well as some toffee and spices. A quite tasty and balanced brew, occasionally Jopen does get things right as well. And probably the aging had mellowed this one out a bit too.
Tsekouratos (351) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from beernavigator.com. Dark brown color, thick light brown head. Aromas of wine, dark cherries, some roasted notes. Taste is really sweet, dark cherries, grapes, alcohol, some chocolate notes, like a liquer actually. Medium body with ledium carbonation.
kevnic2008 (8496) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Still jet black. Aroma: chocolate and alcohol. Taste: chocolate, coffee in the end.
__Rb81 (279) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Jopen kerk. Pours dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, some hops. Taste is sweet caramel, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Bitter hoppy finish followed by a bitter roasted aftertaste. Nice.
Franksv6 (274) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black beer with a small beige head. Taste like roasted malts, caramel , vanille and some spice. This 2 years old Meesterstuk tast great.
fkoolen (362) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Jopenkerk, Haarlem. Dark brown, big beige creamy head. Nose and taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla. Very well balanced, soft (!) mouthfeel, low carbonation, good body.
androman (511) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle @ home from Melger’s, Haarlem. Dark brown color, long standing medium brownish head with excellent lacing. Aroma coffee lqueur, roasted malt, dark chocolate, red wine, licorice, soy sauce, at the end more roasty feel appears. Alcohol is slightly present. Taste light sweetness, heavy bitterness. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, medum lasting roasted bitter finish. Simply and delicious, takes some time to drink, I can’t recognise rye.
Daanminator (164) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Na de Jopen meesterstuk 2011 hoopte ik op een beter resultaat maar helaas bleek dit ook valse hoop.
dEnk (4050) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 Bottle @ home. Aroma is roast, chocolate, caramel, coffee and malt. Flavour is big chocolate, some roast, coffee, caramel, pancakes with syrup. Great, but a bit yeasty after a while.