Japalo (1354) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@home courtesy karenerik. Faint malty notes. Caramel dryness. Alcoholic. Huge foam. Intensely carbonated. Fine brew.
evergreen0199 (2251) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brugge beer festival 2014, Belgium. An amber/ruby coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Dark fruit, boozy, malty aroma. Tastes similar, dark fruit, malty, boozy, caramel a little unbalanced but still pretty decent.
NordicV (1293) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mörkbrun, lätt dimmig öl med beige skum som försvinner relativt snabbt. Doft av nötter, kola och lätta anstråk av alkohol. Lätt rostad, choklad och lite fattoner i smaken.
kraddel (4322) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours darker brown . Small white head
Smell is pure dark malts .
Taste is nitter, malty , some chocolate . Bit pergumed ( yet not bsd ! ) very malty , bit sweet . Definetly very intresting brew !
DedicatedToFun (3557) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome brew, thank you GT2, brought to new years, celebrate a great belgian strong ale
BoltonDK (570) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Spicy nose, alcohol, pepper.
Murkybrown color, offwhite head.
Medium body, sweet, belgian spicy, caramel, alcohol, strong finish.
GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL thanks to my in laws! Pours a clear deep ruby with medium gray foam. Nose is pretty bizarre with black pepper, sticky toffee, flash of green bottle skunk, toffee, brown sugar. Taste is black pepper, brown sugar, toffee, odd tomato. Palate is clean, big malt, spicy black pepper. Still pretty weird.
humlelala (1070) - DENMARK - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(75 cl bottle courtesy of the proprieteur of Chez Clem, huge thanks!; BBD: January 1st 2015) Pours dark brown with initial, foaming tan head that subsides relatively quickly. Cremant-like lively carbonation. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, malty with notes of green fruit, licorice and toffee. Prickly, oily mouthfeel with medium, dry body and a pleasantly sweet, toffee/crayola-finish. Flavour has toffee, something slightly tart, something like crayola. Overall very drinkable and a very stimulating, new beer experience. The alcohol is extremely well masked in the sense that you feel like you’re drinking wine rather than beer.
tderoeck (5651) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
26/IX/13 - 75cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 28/IX/11 (2013-898)
Clear red brown beer, aery off-white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sourish, geuze like aroma’s, red berries, vinegar touch. Guess keeping this beer for so long, wasn’t the smartest thing to do. MF: lots of carbon, way too much... medium to full body. Taste: sweet, caramel, little sour, hazelnut, chocolate, slightly sourish, dried cranberries. Aftertaste: chocolate, some vanilla, caramel, little aged, oxidized, sherry notes, walnuts, a bit sugary.
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, 75cl) Hazy, dark amber to mahogany colour with a beige and big, but not very persisting frothy head. Dark malty aroma with notes of dark fruits, dark chocolate, nuts and a touch of alcohol. Sweet flavour, full but not fast bodied with a pleasant carbonation. Dark malt character with a heart of chocolate, accompanied by notes of fruit punch, caramel and a nutty touch; sweet and delicately bitter finish with lasting notes of chocolate, fruit confit and a warming alcoholic touch. Balanced, complex and tasty brew. 30.IX.13