fonefan (50729) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2009
Bottle 66cl.CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2009
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, burnt. coffee, raisin, anis notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
66cl bottle at home, iRate: pours a very dark red-brown. Black cherry juice. A nice creamy tan head with staying power sits nicely on top. Roasted grains with cocoa powder, apple and dark toffee. A touch of earthiness, almost ashy. Hint of cherries in the background. The beer is gorgeously silky in the mouth. Smooth waves of roast with a soft brown sugar underbelly roll from front to back. Light cola as the roast goes back out to sea. Milk chocolate comes in afterwards with a touch of green leaves. Deep black cherry mixes very nicely with the milk chocolate. On the tailend the roast rolls in with more power bringing ash with it. Touch of alcohol on the long roasty ane leafy finish. Quite an enjoyable beer with a nice silky mouthfeel. Many belgian brewers would have made this beer too dry... I am glad this brewer did not! NoiZe (2322) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2009
Had it at WBF ’09 Gouda. Black colored brew. Malty aroma. Flavor is malty, nice bitterness, very sweet, laurel. Nice one. jbrus (4989) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2009
[email protected]Wim (4133) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2009
Licorice and vanilla aroma. Dark brown color, beige head, good lace. Very sweet, loads of licorice, light bitter. Sticky and warming. Nice beer for the winter.
darkbrown coloured body with a off white head a roasted malty aroma a roasted malty grainy taste with a roasted malty grainy sweet bitter finish
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 66cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex brew, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, top class! Martinus (4692) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2010 At the brewery I tasted their Embrasse. A great joy since it came out only short time ago.
Dark brown with a reddish glow. Beautiful cream foam that leaves a good lace. It has great aroma, balanced flavour, delicious malts, great aftertaste. Chocolate, coffee, the right sweets and some slight smoke. Very impressive. It instantly became one of my favourites. thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2008
Bottle at 14e Kerstbierfestival, Essen. Dark brown with a healthy tan head. Slightly vinous aroma with smoked notes. Good blend of chocolate, coffee and tart berry flavours. Impressive from this borderline brewery. goozen (4119) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle at Kerstbierfestival, Essen: Dark red brew with an sweet bitter taste and some hints of Bambergian smokeynish. Pretty good brew from the enclave. JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2008
Small, short-lived yellow head over orange-shot brown beer. Smokey nose, cigarette ashes, rosewater, malts. Beautiful smokey-malty and resiny flavours. Pretty sweet but nowhere cloying. Superb balance! Finish yields juniper, cypress and resin. Slick, viscous, warming and 100% balanced. WOW! Respect. This is a truly impressive brew from our Dutch-Belgian newcomer.