hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle. This one poured all head. Settled into a deep amber color. Aromas of yeast, licorice, earthy, and some spices. Tastes of chocolate, some dark fruits, licorice, caramel, and spices.
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with medium creamy head that lingers. Aroma of very sweet caramel malts and toffee. Flavor is sweet and malty, with a smooth finish. Decent!
Zita (5273) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bread, grass, amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, light nice long finish,
Hansen (7238) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown coloured and unclear. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Aroma has notes of dark sugars, faint toasted, yeasty. Flavor is heavy sweet, more sugars, light acid, light bitter finish. Creamy, syrupy texture and soft carbonation.
jookos (3105) - FINLAND - MAR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Reddish, hazy. Dark berry/fruity nose. Some marzipan, red currants, dark cherries, plums. Very aged aroma, with vinous tones. Body is fullish. Some murky oak, dark fruits, berries, some green apple. Yeasty esters. Very strange brew. Feels almost vinous, but with sweetish marzipan. Very flavourful though.
Martinus (3484) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy reddish brown colour, firm beige head. Aroma of apple, iron, apple syrup (appelstroop), malts, candy and yeast. Sweet malty flavour, apples, bitter roasted malts. Finish bitter roasted malts and iron.
(Draught @ Café Van Ouds, Nijmegen)
kraddel (4322) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in my used-to-be-clean living room. Are you kidding me ???? This bitch even gushes more than their damn ’maeght van gottem ’ . And this time, lets not blame a Hopcone ( that should not be in a bottle of beer anyways , since it’s a clear invitation for infections and have been proven to cause some serious gushing ) no, this is just a proof of a bad quality in the beer, somewhere .
After cleaning up the floor and couch ( thnx for that guys ) The foam had disapeared . Zero resistancy, even though the pour took 2 glasses for half the bottle ( that, BTW, kept gushing )
Smell is metallic and grainy-sweetness, as well as sugar . Overcarbonated .
Taste is straight sugar - caramelly . Some earthy undertone, some bitterness .
Tastewise, i’d say I like this . Even to the point of ’I really like this ’ . But lets be honoust here . Overcarbonated, simple, yet still not even free of brewing mistakes ( too much sugar in refermentation ? ) ... Its a yummy beer , with bad quality . And how the hell can I rate it high if it has low quality ?
___ otherwise, the score would be about 3,8-3,9 / 5 ___
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A sweet fruity roasted Belgian dark ale. A lot of stuff thrown in. Pleasant but unfocussed.
How: Bottle 330ml, probably around 6 months old
The look: Opaque brown body with a large beige head
In long: Timid nose of earthy caramel. Extra yeasty, fruity esters are all over the place (name one fruit it’s there), very dusty/rusty, burnt caramel, brown sugar and pleasant nutty notes. Taste has a lot to offer but somehow I felt it didn’t stick together and I moderately enjoyed it when focussing on the roasted nutty flavours. This is the type of beer that no two person will agree on the description... and on the pronunciation.
Wim (3015) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
brown coloured body with a off white head a fruity malty aroma a fruity malty spicy taste with a fruity bitter finish
argo0 (11888) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Enormous beige head that takes forever to settle to allow for the pour, atop clear dark red-brown body. Nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, brown sugar, allspice, some raisin, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/date, brown sugar, caramel, light alcohol, cinnamon. Soft, medium-full body.