Abio (1569) - Waasland, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown, light beige head, sticks good, collapse a bit to quick. Smell is very spiced, pepper anice. Real winterbeer smell for sure. Spiced light smoked taste, a bit earthy bitter and dry. Starts a bit sweet. Expected more. To dry spiced.
Barrelbelly (634) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small head, disappears quickly. However carbonation is still strong. Black colour. Slightly sour aroma with smoky touch. Flavour is mostly smoky with hints of dark chocolate with a bitter aftertaste. Quite limited palate but nice taste.
Jerre (2633) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 24.11.2010 with zythosclub Vauban, Ieper (bought @ Marlou).
Very darkbrown near black color, with a beige head.
Aroma sweet, strong roasted malts, spices (anise).
Medium to full body.
Taste sweet, roasted malt, dark fruits, same spices from aroma,
Wim (2734) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown black coloured body with a sparkling off white head a spicy malty sweet fruity aroma a spicy malty sweet fruity little chocolat taste with a alcholic sweet fruity bitter finish
JorisPPattyn (7886) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium, beige head over black beer with ruby sheen. Chocolate, nougat, herbs (cilandro?); bit soapy perfume. Sweet-light bitterish taste with chocolate, chocolatemalt, and discreet (sweet) spiced. Amandine/rosewater. Feels pretty carbonated, alleviating the rather heavy body, slick. I’m not a fan of spiced (litteraly) beers. This one, however, proves that, if moderation is maintained, it can be done with good result.
BoBoChamp (5411) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, good Winter brew