esp0r (1257) - NORWAY - JUN 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark dark brown, tanned head that falls down to a nice thin layer. Nice laces on glass as well. Smells of caramel, oak, some wine aromas, yeast esters and malts. I find alot of barrel aging in the aroma. Very malty, heavy sweet, raisins and alcohol strikes, then some oak and wine. Nice medium bitter finish, some resins, oak and hops. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Totally a nice beer, i find it to suit the barrel aging quite nice.
Iphonephan (1193) - Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 500 ml bottle shared at home. Pours a dark cola brown with an off white head. Aroma raisins. Flavors of caramel, plums, dark cherries and candy sugar. Smooth and mellow, with low carbonation.
MaartenRF10 (1170) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ BBF’12
Brown with red glow. Small, thin off-white head. Portlike taste, with hints of bourbon, vanilla, red wine. Smooth oily beer with smooth carbonation.
MrHangover (1096) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ borefts. Dark, clear brown color. Aroma of red wine, vigs, and dark fruits. Flavor is sweet, fruity and carries a lot of alcohol. Very nice sipper.
txspartan (878) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity oak aroma. Rather complex, very heavy. Caramel, cloves, red berries.
VT (796) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle from czar at blind tasting. An opaque, orangeish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is oak and vanilla. Flavor is vanilla, tons of fruits, burnt caramel, tons of oak. Finish is somewhat herbal, roasted. Touch of booze, but in a nice, warming way. Lingering hints of spices (cinnamon, coriander). Average body. Very, very solid offering!
Swaroga (788) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. The color is dark brown, can’t see through, with very small tanned head. Nose : very sweet smell of tart (tiramisu like), there are some notes of dried plums and raisins. Toffee and dough. Wooden background. Sip : Medium body with oily feeling. Almost no carbonation. Deep sweet toffee taste mixed with alcohol. The alcohol is warming and balanced into a tasty overall flavor. The ending is quite bitter coffee like with smoked wood. Interesting beer. Careful about the alcohol because 50cl of 14% can be surprising.
gEUS (573) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap @ borefts - taken from notes. Pours dark amber with small head - aroma of nuts, plums, raisins and some vinegar hints, alongside the touch of red grapes. Medium body, sweet , small madeira hint. Very drinkable, like!
GothGargoyle (565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Borefts 2012. Cloudy brown with virtually no head. No carbonation. Aroma is dark fruits, grape juice. Sweet on the palate with a fruity aftertaste. Taste is plum, grape, raisins, hints of chocolate and vanilla.
Barrelbelly (504) - BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, black with almost no head. This beer is kind of sirupy with a chocolate taste and a very strong alcohol finish.