Tinco (518) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown murky with a fluffy light brown head. Aroma: dark malts, sugars, raisins, spices, caramel, dark fruits, rich booze, chocolate, slightly perfumy, rich sherry. Very nice and complex. Taste: dark sugars, sweet, some booze, dark fruits, a slight heat at the back, raisins, complex and very nice. I like it!
kryon (1075) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark dark dark brown with medium latte brown head
Aromas of chilies and actually hints of cinnamon, bready malts, not a lot of belgian yeastyness though
Nice liqourichy taste where chilies are present as well. Almost a bit stingy.
VsXsV (1829) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy deep brown liquid with notes of small to medium light tan head Aroma of apples, dark fruit, spices, bread, banana, bubblegum and raw sugar. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of bread, toast, chocolate, apples, dark fruit, spices, banana and bubblegum. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Not better than the original.
Vells (518) - LATVIA - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2014 Cloudy nut brown with quite large light brown head. Lasting & lacing.
Aroma.. a loads of dark fruit from opening. dominating raisin, spices, bit chili pepper, light alcohol, caramel malt, bready, yeasty
Bit sticky sweet with long warming finish. Lively carbonation.
Very complex and interesting brew. Thou very balanced as well.
jmgreenuk (3263) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the John=Jim Den Haag tasting, Den Haag. Poured a dark brown colour with a thick frothy off white head. The aroma is dry with some hoppy notes. The flavour is strong bitter and alcoholic. The palate is a little too bitter. The alcoholic bitterness is starting to dominate which doesn’t appeal to me.
kermis (4205) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, chillies, malt, spice. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with too much carbonation. A little chilli burn in the finish.
Benzai (6269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by kermis @ Jim is John tasting. Dark brown to black color, medium sized light brown head. Smells like a Belgian double. Taste is disappointing as well, malts, pepper, leaves, overripe fruits. Overcarbonated, medium body. Not a good quadrupel by any means.
Vaiz (3115) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ABC Beers Jim=John tasting. Brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of bready yeast, spices, dark fruits, some alcohol and licorice. Flavor is warming alcohol, spicy, roasty, sweet Belgian dubbel with extra alcohol. Quite boring and a bit too much alcohol. Loads of carbonation.
deanso (4507) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle shared.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear dark amber pour. Nice brew.
Ktwse (1394) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with a massive light beige head. Aroma of yeast, earth, spices. The chili and cinnamon is definitely there, can’t find the tamarind however. Taste is lightly bitter before turning into a heavy sweet-sour and then into a heavy alcohol finish that lingers forever. Body is medium, creamy, but with maybe a tad too much carbonation for my liking. Ending mouthfeel slightly too sweet and sticky as well.