DutchDrebus (4528) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ benzai. Dark brown to almost black colour with some ruby red shining through, big creamy beige head. Smells malty, sweet, wood, brown sugar. Tastes heavily sweet, malty, some liquorice. Full body, soft carbo, warming to the chest, alcoholic.
Benzai (9646) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle @ home. Dark brown color with a deep dark red glare coming through. Medium to full sized off-white to beige head. Smell malts, some hops, sweetness, some fruits, some alcohol and wood. Taste malts, caramel, toasted malts, alcohol, wood, sweetness. Lovely beer! Absolutely delicious, very well balanced. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Completely blown away, bottle costed 1,99euro. Wtf!
jfb (4479) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) pours a clear darkest ruby colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of strawberries, earth, brown sugar and figs, with a hint of cappuccino and milk chocolate. flavour is mostly strawberries, figs and rose oil, quite perfumed, with a subtle buscuitiness, brown sugar, caramel and a light alcoholic burn in the finish. medium to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
Ober (2812) - 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 (1746) - 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 (1080) - 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 (615) - 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 (1186) - 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 (10864) - 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 (511) - - 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.