Ober (2809) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear dark brown colored beer, with thick foamy beige head. The aroma of fruits, winery, dark malt and a little alcohol. the taste of dark malt with dark fruits and some alcohol. The aftertaste sweet old fruits.
dutchbeerpages (1579) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
You need to take a big gulp of it to get the full flavor of the beer but it is again a nice one. The darker, almost ryelike, flavor makes it very deep. Well done Jopen. Bottle from de Mitra in Mijdrecht.
thanatosti (905) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. bottle @ home, gift from SInterklaas... Dark brown with a thin dense beige head. Caramel aroma with hints of vanilla and some coffee. Taste is very alcoholic sweet, maybe a bit too much, but underneath that is a rich palette of coffee, molasses, fruits and hops. A good beer but a bit overwhelming due to the dominant alcohol burn. Although a completely different beer I liked the Meesterstuk 2012 way better.
LomYst (480) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 really was a masterpiece, so I expected a lot from this one... it turned out to be a bit disapointing. Idea is okay, a extra hopped quad, but the hops don’t really convince... it’s a bit too sweet with hints of caramel and dried fruits, some alcohol... very well drinkable but never really special...
note666 (1129) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 - 12 - 10 330ml bottle. hazy red-brown colour. medium, tan head. hint of vanilla, caramel and nuts in aroma. bitter-sweet taste. smooth palate.
bierkoning (10169) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Tropical fruit and sugar candi in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with layers of dried fruit, but also a firm grassy citric hopcharacter. Slightly alcoholic, but quite drinkable.
Gerardgathier (271) - - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice full body beer.
Pours redbrown in glass with small mocca head.
Taste sugar/caramel little bit of roasty coffee.