TheJvd (665) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a red glow and a medium off-white head. Aroma has toast, perfume, malts, raisin, toffee and some grapefruit. Taste has raisin, chocolate, grapefruit and a medium bitter finish, which is quite dry. Medium body and carbo. A bit strange, but quite tasty considering the abv.
ansjelaah (1045) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gedronken met dutchdrebus. Bruine kleur met beige schuimkraag. Ruikt hoppig, fruitig, chocolade, caramel. Smaakt een beetje stoutig, dunne stout, hoppig.
DutchDrebus (3371) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ansjelaah’s birthday/Christmas. Dark ruby to black colour with a small beige head. Smells hop, hay, malt, coffee, chocolate. Tastes hops, malts, chocolate.. Black ipa ish. Could use more hops though. Medium to full body, nice carbo.
flying_pig (809) - SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.80):
Hoppy with some tropical fruits, pine and citrus along with some sweeter malts and a few darker fruits as well. A good balance with nothing coming acorss too strong or overpowering, the aroma is rich with some nice caramel too.
Dark brown with some red & a 0.5cm llight tan head that holds well.
Hoppy with pine & grapefruit plus lots of bitterness and some citrus fruits plus the sweet, caramel malts that appeared in the aroma as well. Quite a pleasant taste but perhaps just that little bit too bitter in places.
Medium bodied and bitter with a smooth and creamy feel to it. Definitely hoppy and sweet with a dry, bitter infused finish that goes down well.
A nice cross between an American IPA and a hop-filled red ale that had a nice balance between flavours and a pleasant, smooth body that results in a pretty good beer.
ianwelby (317) - SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy red beer with a hop and strong malty aroma. Taste is malty with an edge of hop and bitter fruit. Very tasty.
TBone (11753) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @SBWF 2013
Deep clear amber color, small beige head. Caramelly, "ryeish" aroma. Medium-bodied. Caramel, rye, sweetness, malty, not so much bitterness. Good.
Garrold (633) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Pivni, York. Tropical fruit juiciness. Well balanced malt. Some dryness, and a long, bitter, grapefruit finish.
tderoeck (4020) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18/XI/13 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BBE: II/2014 (2013-1089)
Clear dark brown to purple beer, irregular creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: red fruit candy, red liquorice, ripe forest fruits, bit piny, some overripe fruits, hint of mocha, dusty. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter start, sourish, bit lemony, mocha and caramel, slightly sweet malts. Aftertaste: red fruits, some chocolate, caramel, bitter hops, bit piny, mocha.
Japalo (1026) - DENMARK - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@home. Two finger beatifull foam. Dark red. Great blend of biscuit malty herbal hoppy notes. Fine balanced taste. Need more carbonation for my taste. Medium fat mouthfell. Excellent brew.
caesar (4630) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, BB Feb 2014, large sample. Dark redbrown color, short light brownish head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit, some biscuity malt, hint of raisin. Like a barley wine light. Quite bitter in taste, again raisiny malty sweetness. Great stuff.