tderoeck (4555) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17/II/2012 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: X/12 (2012-134)
Very cloudy red amber beer, lots of residu floating around. Aery off-white to beige head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very sweet syrupy, dark candi sugar, caramel, dried orange peel, milk chocolate, bit spicy. MF: soft carbon, light to medium body. Taste: a little sweet at first, quickly countered by some fruity tartness, green apples, touch of tobacco. Aftertaste: roasted malts, some mocha and that same tartness again, little bitter in the end with tobacco. Original and pretty good beer!
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Beautiful looks, herby, smoky, lightly roasty, foamy, a bit thin. Too thin and carbonated for me. 3234 (This is the first one in my new "cut the crap" line of ratings. In case you’re wondering, the numbers after the rating stand for Sweetness, Bitterness, Sourness, and Fullness, in a scale of 1-10.)
Jerre (2633) - Waregem, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33 cl. (Hopduvel)
Almost clear darkamber/redbrown color, with nice beige creamy head. Aroma roasted malts, bit sweetness.
Taste roasted malts, bit sweet, good.
BoBoChamp (5415) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2009, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex brew, balanced, cloudy, small head, nice brew
JorisPPattyn (7887) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small beige head over red-brown, clear beer. Toasted, even toffee nose, but fleeting, going into a pretty neutral ending. Near stout-like sourness, roasted & burnt grains. Sweet, but nowhere syrupy let alone cloying - nice! Very nice, interesting beer, less dark than it tastes, if you catch my drift.