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4.6
4 hours ago

“Draft pour at Brouwer’s Firestone anniversary vertical, dark brown almost black pour, a lot of these are going to sound the same will try a and keep it different as best as I can(other then this part) awesome Bourbon aroma, chocolate coffee carmal taste assuming this will be the most mild blended of the years. Absolutely amazing. I have tried all of them before posting this.” -- by tcon25

4.7
5 hours ago

“26/1/12 bottle on this date - Black, oil looks. Delicious chocolate and coffee aromas are thick and fly out of the glass. There is an underlying roasty/smoky malt bitterness there too. Thick and sweet and smooth. No appearance of the alcohol at all. It’s delicious! Very mild, like an iced mocha of some description. Oh yeah, there’s a little heat in the throat after a few sips. I’d buy it again. For certain. Damn.” -- by Alphadelic

4.5
8 hours ago

“Bomber purchased at Fyling Dog poured into a FD snifter. Poured dark black brown cloudy. Thick with a tan head. Aroma is cocoa raisins soaked in rum. Taste duplicates the aroma almost perfectly. Some mild burnt malts. The burn tells me this isn’t the usual porter. Love the bourbon barrel aged Gonzo of which several years have passed my lips. This one is worthy of slapping BA Gonzo in the face. O_o.” -- by fitwitchik

4.6
8 hours ago

“Poured from a bottle obtained from the brewery into a Flying Dog glass :). Aroma is of malt chocolate and booze. Appearance is dark brown black like dirty motor oil. Head is small light tan in color dissipating quickly. Taste is chocolate rum booze vanilla roasted malt with a slight sweetness. They say it is 11.8% abv. From the buzz I got from the bottle I might challenge that. Palate is very viscous for a porter. Smooth. Overall I enjoyed this very much. Have two more bottles I will age. Unfortunately this was limited and I believe I bought three of the last 6 remain at the brewery. Finding a bottle will be tough but worth the try. Cheers” -- by cernjoh

4.5
9 hours ago

“Bottle. A- Cinnamon, Mexican hot chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, peppers. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Peppers, cinnamon, chocolate. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish. O- Reminded me a lot of Stone Xocovexza but less intense and robust. A lot like Mexican hot chocolate and a whole lot of goodness.” -- by HuskerTan

4.5
10 hours ago

“From XXXII. In Duvel glass. Playing Memoria. Another masterpiece from Naparbier. Nice aroma and very drinkable. To drink in liters.” -- by josanguapo

4.5
10 hours ago

“(330ml bottle from Bier Tempel, Brussels, July 28 2015) Pours deep brown with a moderate head of dense tan head and a bit of lace. Aroma is a sweeter and more intense version of 8, with similar dry dusty yeast, sweet fig, prune, toffee, nutty, light chocolate and roast, maybe some oat like grains in the back. Palate is loads bigger than 8, with deeply intense notes of dark fruit - figs, dates, raisinated grapes - toffee, molasses, cinnamon, clove, allspice, pecan. Middle onwards the beer dries out and spices and nuts become more prominent along with stone minerality. Bitterness in the finish from moderate roast counteracts the complex fruit flavours and harmonizes with the spicebox character. Mouthfeel is medium full, creamy soft carb, no alcohol. As expected, a lot of the same touchstones of flavour as the 8, but more intense and richer. Feels much better in the mouth. Maybe closer to typical feel for a big dark Belgian than the 8 because it’s sweeter, but it’s still a cut above almost anything else!” -- by neongolden

4.6
10 hours ago

“Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. An inky black beer that pours with a large tan head of foam. It has a rich liquorice, coffee and chocolate flavour with burnt currants, oak and vanilla on the warming creamy finish. Superb!” -- by zacgillbanks

4.8
10 hours ago

“Bottle into a tulip. Pours an inky black, with a small tan head that fades into a disk on the surface. Nose is dark fruit and dark roast malt. Taste is dark fruit with a hint of Belgian yeast banana and clove. Delicious. An outstanding brew from one of North America’s best breweries.” -- by Beachmaster

4.8
11 hours ago

“Bottled on 04 22 2015. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a nice hazy pale yellow to orange color with a thick two finger rocky foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds. The smell started off with a sharp sweet lemon rind and pulp combining over sweet freshly cut grassy tones. Lemongrass makes a subtle presence to blend nicely. The taste was mainly sweet with blends of the lemon, lemongrass, grass, and a light floral tones to balance. There’s a quick sweet lemon to floral aftertaste leading to a quick dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly smooth and allows sweet floral to honey rich tones to run over my tongue. Overall, hot damn, what a wonderful saison that is everything I expected and more. Absolutely stellar!” -- by Bulk_Carrier

4.8
11 hours ago

“Thanks! 750 ml. split / sampled @’t Schooltje. 10.9.13 Vintage. Deep dark raspberry, vibrant, no head. Nose is insane raspberry, puckering, strongly lactic, lemon sourness quality to the fruit but very vibrant, real fruit, all the same, touch mineral,… Taste is same amazing, vibrant lactic, touch vinegar, lemon puckering raspberry, very tart & puckering but the fruit is immense, lingering sourness with some raspberry pits in the back,… Body is puckering ,drinks amazingly well despite the sourness. Really awesome.” -- by 77ships

4.5
11 hours ago

“8 cl. @ ’t Schooltje. Black with no head. Nose is very big on alcohol, syrup, candy, chocolate, warming, bourbon, very big alcohol,… Taste is big warming spirit, licorice, chocolate, syrup, leaves, touch vanilla, brown sugar, cheap coffee,…. Very syrupy,… Surprisingly good considering the ABV,… Wonderful but hard to drink. Even a tasting glass was a bit too much.” -- by 77ships

4.5
11 hours ago

“On draft at Burg Bierfestival 2015, Ermelo. Ink black, small beige head. Powerful nose of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some tobacco even. Very smooth initially sweet, later on bittersweet flavor, chocolate and some coffee again, lots of roasted malts. Very well balanced. Fantastic beer, the best of the festival.” -- by jerohen

4.7
11 hours ago

“8 cl. + sampled @ ’t Schooltje. Deep amber, orange, small white head. Nose is warming, boozy honey, candy sugar, thick very sweet rum, spices, flowers, very sweet,… Taste is very sweet warming, syrup, quince, light hops, big candy sugar, more sweet barrel & oak, boozy, sweet barrel, flowers, rum, light marzipan,… Overall, a wonderful very sweet, barrel-rich barley wine, lots of barrel & the hop largely gone, far superior to the base beer.” -- by 77ships

4.6
12 hours ago

“(750ml bottle as Pineau d’Aunis @ Cantillon brewery, July 28 2015) Pours nearly clear deep pink with a whitish head. Aroma of red wine fruitiness, grape, plum and some berry blend. A real peppery, spicy herbal hop character, musty funk, some wood. Flavour has a nice acidic red grape tone, berry seeds, lots of peppery and spicy notes, dried herbs, some tannic barrel notes on the finish. Medium bodied with soft carb, this is complex and a gorgeous druiven lambic. My description doesn’t do it justice, but there’s a wonderful counterpoint between the fruit and the other components that elevates it above the other Cantillon wine grape versions I’ve had. Stunning.” -- by neongolden

4.5
12 hours ago

“Aroma: Medium-high hops, fruity, citrus, orange, Appearance: Slightly hazy light gold body. Small, white head. Fair retention. Flavour: Medium bitterness, medium maltiness. Well balanced. Medium-high hops, citrus, orange. Medium-light piney. Dry finish with lingering hops and bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium, smooth, creamy carbonation. Overall: Very nice! Flavorful, great aromas, easy drinking. 500 ml bottle, poured. 10A. American Pale Ale” -- by AtronSeige

4.5
12 hours ago

“The color is black with very nice tan head. There is at first a cookie like aroma, then comes coffee, licorice and vanilla. Taste is sweet with smokey and licorice flauvour. Well balanced beer all the way. It’s an experience in World class.” -- by Nevalainen

4.5
13 hours ago

“Bottle from 2015, 11.2%. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla and espresso. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, espresso, bourbon, vanilla, sweet, hop, little liquorice, warming and a little bitter.” -- by chrisv10

4.7
14 hours ago

“Aroma: Medium-high dark fruit, prunes, Medium sweetness, marshmallows, Medium syrup Appearance: Brilliant copper body. Small, cream head. Good retention, Lacing. Flavour: Medium-light bready, prunes, marshmallows. Medium bitterness, licorice. Medium-light floral, rose. Medium-dry finish, lingering prunes, licorice. Mouthfeel: Medium-high body. Medium carbonation, very creamy. Medium-Light warming. Overall: Nice. Smooth, well balanced. 330 ml bottle, poured. 19B. English Barleywine” -- by AtronSeige

4.6
14 hours ago

“Bottle poured into a snifter -- Drank a Pumpkinator prior to cracking open this little jewel. This beer is an experience, the bourbon barrels and the pumpkin spices and characteristics mix so, so well. I wish I had a stash of a million of these bottles so I could enjoy them whenever I wanted. The bottle wasn’t quite as good as when I had this on tap at St Arnold’s 20th Anniversary party (it blew my mind there), but it’s still exceptional!” -- by GreatDane1632





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