jfb (3679) - GERMANY - MAY 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught) pours a hazy deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of powdered sugar, pear, cactus juice, light bread crusts, burnt toffee and vanilla. flavour is quite sweet and boozy, with notes of bread crusts, herbal hops, roasted malts and a slightly yeasty finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ZBF Festival 2013 - Pale brown. The initial impact of this one is it’s thin body and lack of carbonation. The warming bourbon/alcohol is very prominent and also gives some vanilla sweetness to and increasingly dry finish.
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 27/IV/13 - on tap @ Zythos Bierfestival (2013-419) Thanks to the Belgian ratebeer crew for sharing our beers today!
Clear amber beer, big creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of caramel, sweet, sugary, bit fruity, rum (the booze yes), dried fruits, some banana. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: bitter start, grains, alcohol noticeable, little caramel, nutty, more alcohol sweetness, bit metallic. Aftertaste: sugary touch, metallic, bitter, banana, rum again. Pretty good, but I preferred the Monbazillac!
goozen (2875) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at ZBF´13, Leuven: Clear amber coloured brew with dry-bitter taste and some hints of fruit and vanilla.
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small offwhite head. Hazy amber body with huge floaties and carbonation. Dried fruit vanilla aroma with bubble gum notes. Dry-sweet dried fruit and bubble gum vanilla taste with alcoholic notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish, slightly hot mouthfeel. Dry dried fruit and vanilla aftertaste with grassy bitter notes. Really interesting, but a bit strong and sharp. (0.5l bottle, shared by Ole_R.)
GBZ59 (1061) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Botella de 500ml. Vaso tumbler. Saboreada en mar´13. Color latón bruñido y apariencia velada. espuma marfil que presenta bastante buena retención. Aromas de madera, Bourbon, maltas tostadas, alcohol y melazas. Los sabores afrutados, de leve malta tostada y gentil amargo quedan cubiertos por el sabor del Bourbon. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación alta. Textura aguada y sensación excesivamente cálida. Bourbon que todo lo inunda. Decepcionante viniendo de Alvinne.
500ml bottle. Tumbler glass. Enjoyed on mar´13. Burnish brass in color, veiled appearance. Off-white froth shows fairly good retention. Aromas of wood, bourbon, toasted malts, alcohol & molasses. Fruity, slight toasted malt& gentle bitter flavors remain hidden by Bourbon flavor. Medium body.High carbonation. Watery texture. Hot sensation. Bourbon all over. Dissapointing from Alvinne.
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Alvinne Proeflokaal. Amber to brown coloured beer with some medium carbonation and a small white head. Sweet herby almost pear fruity hinted aroma. Full palate. Finish is sweet light fruity with a short yeasty note. Not bad.
OleR (4762) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A tall fluffy blond head, atop a clear amber colored body. Fresh smell of candy-like fruits. A whiff of alcohol, subtle wood and bourbon. Lively carbonation, feels quite full in the mouth. Medium malt body. Fairly sweet with a touch of caramel. Light acidic fruit tones. Rounded oak and bourbon. Earthy and resinous bitterness underneath. Alcohol is noticable, providing a warming sensation. Lingering bitter-sweet ending. Complex and tasty. Good stuff. [Shared bottle enjoyed @yngwie’s. 01.12.12]
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle picked up at the De Molen bottle shop pours with a clear copper body that harbors tiny floaties and supports a tall billowing light tan head of foam. the first whiff of the aroma was pure sweet bourbon and vanilla and nothing else. A few more drags hints at brown sugar, prune and raisin like esters. Well, those notes are faint but the booze, bourbon and vanilla are not. Wow, the taste is sadly similar with sweet vanilla and bourbon and really very little else. I guess at least the booziness is smooth and isn’t coming across hot or harsh. That said I wish there was more balance and more of the base beer coming through. If I’m getting beneath the barrel treatment I seem to be getting sweet raisins, prunes and a black pepper note. Too much barrel time for my taste.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@BBF12. Pours cloudy dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, oak, vanilla and dark dried fruit. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, oak, vanilla, bourbon, dried fruit, raisin, pine and grass