JulienHuxley (2416) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by Ignace at the Hopduvel. Aroma is wonderful, lots of vanilla, oak, whiskey. Taste is perfect, rich caramel, chocolate, vanilla, really desserty without ever being cloying. Palate is silky smooth, super easy drinking. Insanely good.
kermis (4190) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared at Hopduvel, Gent, big thanks to Bobochamp. Pours black with no real head. Aroma of rich milk chocolate, caramel, fudge, light roast, light whiskey but subdued and great. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Chewy and oily in the mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Superb!
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
More like Toppling over... ? .. . Excited to try this .. . Dark siamese cat face on the pour .. Mild foam .. . Charcoal, chewy tar and rather light though unique barrel .. . Medium mouth, quite a mild finish .. Was expecting more .. . . Oh, and remember: next Friday... is Hawaiian shirt day. So, you know, if you want to, go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans.
tderoeck (3986) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
25/II/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-211) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, small dark brown head, little stable. Aroma: alcohol, whisky notes, vanilla, chocolate, mocha, cocoa powder. MF: no carbon, full body, creamy smooth texture. Taste: sweet and sugary start, lots of caramel, fudge, very ripe banana, dark chocolate, sugary, little bitter. Aftertaste: lots of vanilla, caramel, alcohol warming the throat, more chocolate, fudge, sugary touch. Wow, an amazing brew, this one!
BoBoChamp (5008) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
65cl, Vintage 2013 (yellow wax), new exclusive American brew, with coffee, thx alot to kraddel for sharing!, very complex sweet Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly woody/spicy, yet not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, top classt, "Awesome beer to celebrate my 4900 rating! I sincerely hope I will succeed in tasting the most awesome beer before I reach 5000 ratings. Thanks folks for helping me out!"
kraddel (2326) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black . Really, really black . good brown foam lasts quite long for these kind of beers ..
smell is mostly coffee, along with some whiskey .
taste is extremely good again .. seriously, TG, thats the third beer I had from you guys, and all are damn near perfection !
I get coffee, sweetness , whiskey , oak , vanilla ,...
The body is nice and thick, yet not extremely thick there . Some nice alcohol warmth , very nice aftertaste ( sweet coffee, oak , some whiskey notes )
Damn, should I now call this my new favourite brewery ?
When you get the chance, do get this beer ! ( and trade it to me )
deekyn (985) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- pours an inky opaque black with a light tan had that quickly returns to a thin skin. Very mild lacing. S- maple syrup, vanilla, milk chocolate, are heavy. Cacao, dried cherries, green apples, whiskey peat, dates, pecans, heavy grains, toffee, marshmallows, graham crackers, earth are all present. And wonderfully so. M- medium oily and smooth body, with a sweet, full palate. Medium carbonation. T- maple syrup, vanilla, and malty caramel grains up front. Pancakes throughout. Marshmallows, graham crackers, figs, fudge brownie, toasted coconut, zinc, in the middle. Alcohol burn starts towards the end. Ending shows some light hop notes mixed with bitter bakers chocolate, more fudge, tart fruits and dark fruits.
jackl (3775) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. Cheers to Bruce! (I think). The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is massive, rich. Loads of fudge-covered espresso beans. Vanilla swirl ice cream. Hot boozy barrel. The taste similarly robust. Notes of runny caramel, vanilla. More coffee and dark chocolate. Hot woody finish. Full body, oily, and smooth. Overall, really impressive.
cpetrone84 (1160) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is black with mocha head. Nose is bourbon, light wood, some malt body, Lots of sugar and sweetness. Taste is more sweet, lots of sugar, caramel, sweet. Lighter malt complexity, barrel isn’t poorly integrated. Body is thick and creamy, moderate carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle) inky black, deep brown head. Nose of coffee, milk chocolate, light green apple, but the taste is insane. Taste of milk chocolate, rich dark chocolate, no element stands out more than another, not Overly roasty which I totally appreciate. Toasty marshmallow. Medium to thick body. So awesome.