77ships (2239) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml. bottle sampled @ 19de Nationale Bierhappening: pours an orange / darker amber, little head - smell is very impressive, sweet caramel, honey, bourbon, berries, sugar,... - taste is sweet caramel, toffee, warming bourbon, vanilla, thick malts, sugar, apples, some dark fruits, serious honey, light booze in the back - belgian strong ale / barley wine hybrid - creamy, lightly syrupy body, way better than expected an base beer - this is sweet Belgian goodness
Arve_Christian (2155) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Dark golden color, good foam- small bubbles. Immediate aromas of wood, caramel, bourbon- ok fruitiness.
Medium/ full body & high complexity.
Some bitterness, also sweetness- but impressive balance. Very enjoyable
mike_77 (2016) - 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.
abemorsten (1975) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from tap at Haandøl 2013. Clear nut golden body with an off-white film. Honey, rock sugar and bourbon notes with acetone disturbing some. Sweet flavor, especially honey, but also noticable alcohol. Full bodied, syrupy and alco warm. Pretty heavy stuff.
jerohen (1875) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at 1st Borefts Beer Festival, Bodegraven. Golden coloured. Malty aroma, liquor. Malty flavour, some fruity notes, oak. Not impressed.
thomat (1590) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ BBF 2012. Hazy amber with a small white head. Malty with vanilla notes. Malt, fruit and vanilla. Full body with a nice balanced finish.
Iphonephan (1324) - Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Borefts beer festival, de Molen, day two. Hazy dark gold pour with a thin white head. Vanilla in the nose. Strong banana lacquer flavor.
esp0r (1324) - NORWAY - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Dark copper, big tanned head - amazingly big for a beer with this high ABV. Smells of oak, hints of funk, bourbon, malts and booze. Heavy sweet, caramel, vanilla and bourbon, quite warming and boozy, dry mouthfeel an a oaky tendensy. Low bitterness. This is quite a successful oak experience. I love how the bourbon and oak is integrated in this one
wekker84 (1233) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle a cloudy dark yellow colored beer with a white head aroma fruits wood yeast some bourbon and caramel taste fruits orange wood spices caramel some wood and some yeast
MaartenRF10 (1197) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ BBF’12
Hazy amber, beige head. Aroma mostly vanilla. Bit one-sided, not very complex barley wine. Some bourbon notes. Rather dry, not much sweetness.