tderoeck (4684) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
9/VIII/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: VI/4/13, 283 cases (2014-902) Thanks to hackobock for the trade!
Clear red purple beer, small beige irregular head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive, chunks of what I suspect is coconut in the bottle. Aroma: lots of dark chocolate, caramel, gianduja,. MF: ok carbon, full body, bit sticky. Taste: sweet, very sugary, lots of coconut, sweet, bit artificial, lots of caramel, some raisins, ripe banana, little sourish, alcohol. Aftertaste: lots of caramel, vanilla, bourbon notes, sugary, hint of citrus, mocha, sweet malty base keeps coming through. Very decent stuff!
valpoaj (631) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour shared - little head over a black body. Aroma is coconut, sweet malt, wood and overarching sweetness. Good stuff, particularly as it warms. Flavor is quite enticing - heavy on the chocolate with toasted coconut, malt, more than a hint of booze, roasted malt, and a strong overarching sweetness. Palate is very syrupy and thick - minimal carbonation - a serious sipper that drinks close to its ABV. Glad to share this treat - would actually be quite the task to knock out a full bottle of this, but happy to try it once!
Homer321 (1886) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose is silky and smooth with light vanilla. There are actually chunks in my glass. I hope that is coconut. Lush rich and chocolate. Really yummy. Very smooth initially. A slight boost as it warms. Nice.
77ships (3763) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
355 ml. bottle split by 3 @ “Memorabel Tastingkje”. Thanks to tderoeck! 2013 Vintage. Pours black with no head. Flakes of coconut underneath cap. Nose is crazily alcoholic as is the whole beer, we had a 16.45 % ABV Avery beer right before this one & it was nowhere near as boozy as this one. Pure booze in the nose, harsh with thick chocolate syrup underneath, very sweet rum, brown sugar, vanilla, very thick & syrup-like. Wowza this is boozy. Taste is very sweet, brown sugar, chocolate syrup, molasses, toffee, thick malts, prune, plum, date, vanilla, thick black chocolate, booze kick, thick rum, pure booze kick, wowza, thick syrupy creamy body, soft carb. Fun but sort of overkill as well. To bad that I didn’t get any coconut in here but it is probably too old for that now. Great stuff all the same, brutal.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a black body with a spare tan head. Aroma of rum, toffee, toasted coconut, figs, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of oak, rum, chocolate, caramel, raisins, and figs.
Danyel (739) - Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is strong coconut, sweet, molasses, rich, chocolate- tons going on. Taste is silky smooth, lots of coconut, very sweet, dessert-like. This is exceptional.
Salmoniform (648) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Poured from bottle to snifter. Dark hue with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coconut, vanilla, sweet rum, caramel. Mouthfeel is great with full body and good carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a slight tannic following and ethanol finish. Overall this is an absolutely fantastic brew.
jcartamdg (1984) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, and molasses. Taste is sweet, chocolate, coconut, caramel and brown sugar. Very sweet.
hallinghansen (2044) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dedollewaitor., thanks. Dark brown body with a medium head. Lots of dark fruit, raisins, plums, sweet caramel, berry notes, alcohol. A bit to sweet IMO.
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Trade with Hackobock. Thanks. Pours dark brown with a small off white head. Massive sweet and boozy nose. Coconut, caramel and dark fruit. Raisin and rhum. Perhaps some berries. A true example of a sipper. Winter Warmer bla bla. Clicheees. Sippable.