Cuso (2656) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from and shared with Gurthnar, big thank you Peter. Amber color with small beige head. Fruity aroma with honey, caramel, notes of vanilla, earthy hops, Belgian yeast. Taste, sweet malt, Belgian yeast, champagne beer, toasted malt, fruits. Alcohol in gentle fruity finish. Very tasty beer.
Gurthnar (606) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 3174 out of 3200. Problematically purchased through a chain of friends from Switzerland, but it was well worth it. Third one tasted from the Abstrakt line for me and finally a hit. Aroma sweet fruity, honey, caramel, red apples, very light vanilla (I probably would not notice if I did not know it was added). Lightly hazy amber colour. Taste pleasant, very TASTY, nice belgian character, fruity, honey. Silky smooth mouthfeel, easily drinkable. Alcohol hidden very well. Finish is a bit mild compared to taste, but never mind. The aging went well for this one. Nice experience.
Karol (81) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. The bottles we tasted was 3-4 years old. Bottled in 2010. Aroma of belgian ales. Taste is sweet sugar, warming alcohol, malt. Alcohol is present but warming. Carbonation is low. Easy to drink but beware! A very tasty beer.
ngeunit1 (1550) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Copper-orange with a finger of off-white head. Fades fairly quickly.
S - Dark caramel malts, raisins, figs, other dark fruits, vanilla, Belgian yeast, clove, other spices, some booze.
T - Sweet dark caramel malts, raisins, dates, other dark fruits, vanilla, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, and other spices, and some booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, warming, lightly spicy finish.
D - Great Quad. The vanilla is a nice touch, great balance and mouthfeel.
fletchfighters (821) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably a bit past it’stime but still a decent beer
Quite clear looking and a decent white head. Lots of rich, dark fruit smell and taste but a growing, earthy sherry quality as well. Hence the past it’s prime remark. Group thought very close to a Westy 12 .
travita (3055) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. The look is clear, white head, and copper in color. The smell is pineapples, fruits, nice, yeast, and more fruit. The taste is fruits, hops, and yeast.
bierkoning (8960) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked bottle from Cgarvieuk. Amber color. Faded hops and dried fruit in the aroma. Alcoholic flavor, low on carbon. Remains of dried fruit, red fruit, vanilla cake. Upcoming sherry flavors. Probably past its peak.
Rasmus40 (7004) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from HJ Hansen, Odense. Clear reddish amber almost without head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, yeasty, notes of vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. 041112
OrionBelt (32) - ITALY - SEP 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color, medium body, sweet caramel and Belgian sugar. Vanilla, banana and ripe fruit. I thought best, not bad.
Bart (2919) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
37,5cl Bottle @ RBBSG, Courtesy of Travlr. Amber coloured beer with no carbonation and an almost no to a small white head. Fruity apple fruity hinted aroma with some malty vanilla yeasty hinted palate. Medium to full palate. Finish is yeasty stornger hinted with a fruity malty ending. Not bad.