750 mL, capped bottle from Tavour. Categorize this beer as you will, hence my three designations.
Pour is a pretty, dark-red brown affair with some good tan head. Some decent lace.
Nose is not the greatest, and gives a slightly artificial smell. Difficult to describe
Tastes are some alcoholic chocolate up front, and then even more alcohol. It seems hot, and a bit muddled and messy. There’s no definition here, and while there are some Belgian notes (yeast, dark fruit, sugary solvent), it comes across as a bit of a undefined shambles. As it warms there is even more alcohol and some orange, acidic citrus, but again all over the place. I can’t pin it down, it seems as though there are too many fragments demanding your attention and as a result no single thing shines.
In time this might come together, and for that reason I would be happy to re-visit, but if I ever get another bottle I’d want the vintage to sit for 2-3 years minimum. For now it’s a bit of a miss this young, but I could see this mellowing and maturing in time, and I’d definitely get at least one more, aged bottle to try in the future.
Until that happens I’d shelve this and take the view that the beers elements need to come together before it makes a beer that can be enjoyed in a single experience. For now, too fragmented.