carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Didnt think much of it at first but it really grew on me. Great combination of flavors and a unique taste. Make it a seasonal!
marthares (51) - - MAY 26, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a whole experience, not really a beer. Pours bordeaux/brownish, thin head. Aromas of malt in the nose, taste is VERY spicy, chili peppers, cinnamon, chocolate notes. Interesting tasting, but a bit too extreme: I love pepper/chili beers, but this one had far too much in it.
ElManana (981) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival, thanks for sharing! Worst beer of the day, and one of the most digusting beers I’ve ever had. Cinnamon, chilies, all spices you would not want in your beer are present. Very thin body. It smells like food, it tastes like food, but it has the body of a water.
markextrae (1894) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle sample at LIBF, poured a dark brown colour with a slight tanned looking head. nose of sweet chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, spiced notice, cardamon, cinnamon, green peppers, nutmeg, cacao, but loaded with cinnamon, sweet syrup taste, unbalenced spiced stuff., bad
berntholer (1312) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
light beige head. brown colour. aroma is cinnamon, cardamon .. and that’s it. taste like aroma, with lots of chilli heat, cocoa, sourish finish. medium carbonation, thin mouthfeel. extreme, but not in a good way, rather ixnay on the mole.bottle @ LIBF ’15
Alengrin (3019) - BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apparently ’unhopped’ and spiced chocolate porter, with sticky, light beige, stable head and deep clear burgundy colour. The aroma is bizarre, but stunning and unlike any other beer aroma I sniffed so far: I get cocoa and caramel, lots of cinnamon, but also weird odours of coconut, ladies’ perfume and dried chilli peppers - still, the whole concoction works very well for me. The taste is pure fun: sweet but not cloying at first, caramel, marzipan, lots of chocolate, roasted coconut; a soft and lean malt body, caramelly and very chocolatey, supports an array of spiciness, cinnamon again but then, even before the end, a lively chilli burn comes up, tingling and prickling in the throat and in that sense the most original replacement of hop bitter I could think of. The chilli heat lasts for a while but still fits into the whole and I do like spicy food, so it does not disturb me at all. I cannot but describe this beer as fun! Even the label breathes joy de vivre - nothing too serious here, at first sight... Strange, enticing, original and experimental - could this be the most innovative beer of the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival? Perhaps... To me personally, it was without doubt the most pleasant surprise of the festival. I want more of this!
JorisPPattyn (8333) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small head fast gone over dark brown, ruby-shot beer. Nettles, brandy, candy sugar, chocolate, red wine, undergrowth, pimentos. Sweet cacao, brambles, alcohol, some fusels, chipotles, cinnamon. Fiery, burning MF - but like delayed action curry - heat. Well-bodied. Not one to finish the bottle on your own - unless with spicy-hot food.
guiroul33 (220) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival 2015. Quite surprising to feel spiciness in a beer, although not too strong. But it is well balanced with a touch of sweetness too. Nice.
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sir__v (961) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ Leuven innovation Beer Festival #1 - Color:deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: domination of cinnamon and notes of roasted malt and cocoa. Taste: cinnamon domination with good body on mouth. Very nice palate and, smoothy chocolate notes. Easy drinkable for the 9 ABV! Finish caramel. Aftertaste: spicy finish, difficult to describe. Prickle on the mouth... very strange sensation. Some good idea like the palate and the chocolate notes and some bad as the spicy and overdosage of cinnamon.
Abio (1731) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had some hopes on this one, and it’s not bad, but couldn’t make it really come trough for me. A bit of a to watery mouthfeel. The taste is pretty good, but had other expectations.
77ships (5041) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks for sharing! Sampled 650 ml. bottle + full tasting glass from bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Dark brown,… Nose is very big huge cacao, chocolate cereal, cheap chocolate, pastry & more cacao. Taste is lightly bitter cacao upfront, followed by oodles of sweet cacao, desert, quite sweet, even more cacao, light liqueur candy, faint boozy & pleasant mild chili burn in the back, good pleasant head,… Would have been amazing if not for the mouthfeel, this is rather light, a bit thin cacao body & this needed to be very thick.