ha1ag (932) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2008
bottled at Take One in Mestreech. Very nice dark brown color, with thick quickly diminishing beige head. Lots of fruits in the nose and in arome like plum and raisins. A bit of hops coming in too. COmpared to the earlier tasters this beer must have improved, HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2003 (Best by oct/06) Wow, this beer does have a slight chill haze, but it is still very dark. The nose is very spicy and full of licorice. The palate is medium in body and has a lower Co2 level than most Belgians. I taste a lot of iron, figs, raisins, and sweet yeasty fruit dusted in chocolate. The finish is very sweet and fresh. The hop existence is very minimal, but enough for the style. I am not overwhelmed. MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2005
Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholmafireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Very dark shade of brown. Big head. Dusty lager aroma. A bit of dusty liqourice taste and that’s just about it. Drinkable not nothing special.
330ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Deep brown pour topped by a small diminishing khaki head. Smells very sweet with notes of molasses, brown sugar, red grapes, doughy yeast. Lots of molasses in the flavor, fruity, slightly vinous. Produces a lot of warmth on its way down. Very smooth. It’s a decent beer but a bit too sticky for my tastes. Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Bottle pours a deep, almost black, color with some head and decent lace. The aroma is yeasty and fruity. The flavor is fruity, anise like, and a dry finish. The palate is fine. Overall, I've had much better Belgian seasonals.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
Alcohol and sweat in aroma. Some sweet malty notes. Roasted finish and palate. Not very interesting. Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2015 Bel color rubino scuro con una soffice schiuma bianca persistente. Aroma dolciastro, zuccheroso e leggermente speziato con forti sentori di frutti essicati e malto. Il gusto è dolce con note di fiori, mele e pere; al palato è corposa grazie all’alcool ma non è liquorosa ed è sorprendentemente rinfrescante; finale lungo e bilanciato. Non ho notato grosse differenze tra la bottiglia e la spina, ottima in entrambi i casi. Bontus (800) - Flanders, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Bottle, 33cl, Hopduvel, Ghent. Pours dark brown with a whitebrown head. Nose of licorice and kandi sugar, aroma’s of licorice and dark fruits. Oily texture. Medium bodied. Medium sourness. Very nice winterbeer.
Aged bottle in rerate. Very good development +0.1 vincentvega72 (794) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2015
Mooi diepbruin bier met crèmekleurige schuimkraag die snel wegebt. Aroma en smaken van bruine suiker, kaneel, pruimen, chocolade. Mooie volle ronde smaak met warme, licht kruidige, afdronk. Topbier !! beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Sampled at a 2005 Christmas and Winter beer tasting at Delilah’s, Chicago, IL. 2003 vintage. Hazy amber hued ale having a small diminishing head. No discernable carbonation. Sweet malt aroma. Medium bodied that starts with spicy, light sweet malt, and toffee flavors. Finishes dry with sour aftertaste. This is a good drinkable beer.