JorisPPattyn (9982) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2007
Dense but small beige head over ruby-red shot, very dark beer. Very perfumey, almonds, alcohol & higher alcohols, sugars and roasted notes. Human sweat, sweet malts, liquorice, a bit of cypress flavour and loads of dark malts. Very creamy, velvety texture, well-bodied & alcohol warming. Sweet and thick. Not bad, but not really great beer.
MoritzF (9901) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, dark brown colour with a beige and firm medium-sized foamy head. Dark malty, slightly leafy and sugary aroma with notes of caramel, liquorice and dried fruits, also alcohol is detectable. Sweet flavour, full bodied with a calm carbonation. Mildly roasted dark malt character with notes of liquorice, caramel and a tinge of fruit punch; sweet malty, liquorice- and yeasty spicy finish with warming alcoholic notes and hints of almonds/marzipan in the aftertaste. Not overly complex but satisfying. 8.I.13 77ships (9776) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. 900 litre production. My first beer from this brewery. Dark brown with a faint red hue, little beige head. Thick liquorish & sweet malty nose, faintly herbal, dried dark fruits. Taste is similar sweet brown sugar & liquorish, sweet spices, sweet herbs touch, dried dark fruits. Touch more substantial body, pretty nice brew. tderoeck (9656) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2012
6/VII/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: X/11 (2012-691) jmgreenuk (9446) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 18, 2013
Clear dark brown beer, huge fizzy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of spices, reminds me of Southern Tier Pumking. Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, black cherries, dried fruits, some caramel, cough syrup, elder berries. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: dried fruits, sugar, alcohol, ripe plums, little sourish, red currants, cranberries. Aftertaste: dark chocolate, mocha, sour berries, some lemon juice, alcohol, noticeable, little bitter, more spices, cloves, coffee.
Bottle at the Essen OBER Kerstbierfestival 2013. Poured a cloudy dark brown with a thin light tan head. The aroma is big toffee fudge caramel. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a citrus fruit caramel palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2009
Deep dark brown beer with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly tart and chewy with a distinct nose of licorice and clove. A touch of mint and more anise character. There is a bit of light vineous tartness on the front. Flavour shows a lot of candied fruit and heavy spiciness. Cooked caramel, clove, coriander and a touch of lemon. A fairly hot peppery flavour on the back. Light chewy cherry/sweet toasted malt flavour. Heavy spice and woodiness and a lingering bitterness. gunnar (9085) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2012
Shared 33 cl bottle at the 25 ste Kempisch Bierfestival, Geel. Pours dark brown with a tiny head. Aroma of spices and dark sugars. Taste is spicy with cinnamon in the front seat. Short finish.
kraddel (8098) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
pours dark brown
small white head
smells like vinigar and cleaning products
low carbo . perfumed, failed sweetness...
sugar , spices BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small off-white head fading over a hazed brown body. Aroma of banana esters, chocolate and leather. Taste is chocolate and esters. Alcohol well hidden. Watery mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Borresteijn (7036) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2009
33cl Bottle at home, ABV 10.5%. Deep dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet-sour dark fruits, caramel, some chocolate cake, alcohol. Flavour is roasted malts, sweet, caramel, dark fruits, with a slight sour and bitter roasted finish. Warming alcohol in the finish too. A beer for the cold days. Nice one.