Borresteijn (4564) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl Bottle at WWT III, bought at De Hopduvel, Gent. Dark brown colour, light-beige head. Aroma is sweet, spicy, malty, dark fruits, raisins, liquorice. Flavour is full sweet, laurel and liquorice, dark fruits, plums, light bitter alcohol finish. Fullbodied. I quite liked this.
kraddel (2784) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at david’s tasting
pours brown, white foam. taste reminds me at hair of the dog , later i saw on the bottle ’old ale’ , and all old ales i’ve had were from hair of the dog so that explains a lot .
very nice, complex , sweet.
dEnk (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ wwt. Aroma is caramel, laurel, liquorice. Flavour is the same with metal. Boring. Next please.
jmgreenuk (4075) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at WWT3. Poured a hazy dark brown with a frothy white head. The aroma is rich alcoholic and resinous, dry and a little earthy. The flavour is medium bitter, earthy, weak liqourice and not much else apart from the alcohol. Great to taste.
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ WWT III, courtesy of Borresteijn. Massive gusher. Pours a light brown with a big, fluffy off white head. Aroma of caramel, spices and slightly booze. Flavour is medium sweet, light alcoholic. Quite alcoholc overall, decent brew..
smmadge (87) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasting at WWT lll. Not very special, bit easy going. Would not want to drink it again. Round though..
deanso (5075) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle sampled at wwt3.
Gusher. Very thin white head. Clear golden pour. Nice brew
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel, dark fruit, yeast and grass. Flavour is roasted caramel, light sour notes, dark fruit and alcohol.
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - DEC 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
25.11.12. Bottle. Large amount of foam, quite compact, leaves thick lacing, mocha-colored. Clear, dark brown beer. Aroma is sugar, a bit of coffee, vinous, hint of sourness, strong dark sugar. Reminds me of Grimbergen Optimo Bruno, which is a very bad thing. Flavor is quite sweet, sourness that reminds me of Aardmonnik (not as strong). Again hints of the same Grimbergen. Alcohol is well hidden, I guess. Mouthfeel a bit foamy. Aftertaste malty and slightly sour.
Overall a different beer. The nasty sweet and sour combo that reminds me of Optimo Bruno is enough to make me dislike this one.
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
26/X/2012 - 75cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2012-1189) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
Clear brown beer, aery beige to brown head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: mocha, coffee, dusty, some chocolate, cocoa powder, overripe and dried fruits. MF: lively carbon, a bit too much, medium body. Taste: red fruits, bit sourish, caramel, overripe banana, alcohol, little bitter, earthy, mocha, spices. Aftertaste: star anise, bit sour, mocha, hop bitterness, dry ending. Not sure if infected or intentional sourness. Doesn’t work for me in this type of beer.