Martinus (4365) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of bread, whisky, alcohol, quite sweet, notes of wood and vanilla. Quite alcoholic flavour, whiskey, sweet malts and bread. Finish rye bread.
Quite nice, though not as -by lack of a better word- big as I expected.
(From 66cL bottle @ ZZT VI. Courtesy of dEnk. Thanks for sharing, Colin!)
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bomber into pint glass... pours a murky brown ..aroma of mocha, caamel, and strong alcohol... pretty amazing, taste is awesome, will buy again the next time i see it... (will actually probably go buy some tomorrow since its limited)
Countbeer (5982) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Kiss The Kitchen Floor or better known as ZZT VI (2013): kindly shared by dEnk:
Medium sized creamy beige head that turns pretty quick into a lacing on top of a hazy orange amber colored beer.
Aromas of peach, alcohol, malts, rye, spices and a hint of smoke.
Flavours of alcohol, warmth, spices, peach, malts, a hint of malts and something light rye ish...
Aftertaste is bready with warmth and spices.
Low carbo, soft but spicy mouthfeel, medium body and a light oily texture.
Not bad, but expected a bit more of this beer.
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 1 2010, best by 01/13, bottle no. 2013 of 12148, spent the last three years between 55 and 65°
Served at 58° into 17oz white wine glass
Big 2.5 fingers of tightly patterned natural bone white head; nose is smooth whiskey, only a few seconds of heat left in this one, very nice, whiskey dominant aromas complimented by charred oak; taste is tobacco, soft chocolate, creamy vanilla, all supporting a smooth slightly sour, fruity whiskey barrel. A nice creamy medium palette, very nice carbonation for three year old barrel-aged beer. I’ve had this beer fresh, at 2, 4, and 6 months, and at 2 years prior to this bottle. I’ve always felt it was too hot, or was fading into something a bit too watery and bland, but I guess I needed to wait a little longer. This was a great bottle.
Benzai (12763) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT VI. Hazy dark orange color, smal ofd-white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly sweet, some alcohol, some liquor. Medium to full body, medium to full carbonation.
falco242 (373) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out of bottle, nice darker golden color and some lace on the pour. Rye is balanced well with the sweetness of the oak. The smokestack series always seems to deliver.
DutchDrebus (5507) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT VI thx to dEnk. Copper colour with a small white head. Glue, malts, alcohol, barley, sweet. Tastes very sweet, malts, herbs. Lasting sweet, malty taste. Medium to full body, fizzy carbo.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 Bottle @ zzt. Aroma is thick vanilla and wood with caramel, bread and big malts, some hoppy and barrel notes. Flavour has big wood, some malt, bread huge bourbon, vanilla and wood, some rye notes. Good stuff.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of wdozier. Drank side by side with a glass of Templeton Rye. Very sweet and a bit sticky. Is there Rye? Yep. Does it stick out like a sour thumb and overpower everything? Not so much. This was quite enjoyable.
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 Aroma of sweet caramel, with hints of spices and vanilla. Pours a hazy copper with a long lasting khaki head and nice lacing. The taste is sweet. Some alcohol to begin with which gives way to pepper and spice in the finish. Oak, vanilla, grain, and dark dried fruit notes are also present. Medium body with moderate carbonatin. The abundent peppery finish gives it a crisp fizzy feeling. Overall, this to me, would be a very enjoyable after dinner sipper. Would drink again.