langeveld12 (296) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head is average, white, frothy and diminishing rapidly. Body is hazy yellow orange with sparkles visible.
Aroma contains malts (caramel, light bread, hay), hops (flowers, pine, citrus fruits), yeast (barnyard) and oak (like whiskey without the high alcohol content), grape, raisin, plum, tawney port, alcohol, pear, pineapple and spices.
Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and light bitter, followed by light acidic, light bitter and sweey and after that light acidic and sweet, to finish in sweet and bitter, sweet, light bitter and finally bitter.
Body is medium to full with creamy yexture and soft carbonation.
Great beer. It's different from other barrel aged beers as the barrel tastes seem more present. Complex. Lovely.
Deu (908) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thin white layer, that fades slowly leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium to full body. Nose is candy sugar, Belgian yeast and hints of alcohol, flavor is smooth, sweet, fruity & hints of caramel. Nice clean finish. The 13% ABV is not really noticeable.
Joakgust (1179) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear red amber beer with a large beige head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, apricots, dried fruit, vanilla, oxidized hops, red berries and herbs. Flavor is fruity with notes of caramel, herbs, spices, apricots, strawberries, oak and vanilla. Wow, intense oakiness well balanced with a fruity yet warming dryness.
wvhoran (454) - Tasmania, - SEP 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, in a Venice hotel room. Pours hazy orange-amber into a plastic Duvel glass.The aroma has notes of toffee, oak, berries, pineapple, brandy, leather, yeast, spices. The flavour is sweet caramel, oak, toffee, fruity (apricot, peach syrup, pineapple, red apple) with yeast and spices (clove, pepper). There is a warming alcohol presence. Truly a fantastic beer.
Foffern (1465) - Bodø, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. 2 years old. Has a cloudy amber colour with a medium, off-white head that fades fast. Well carbonated as well. Fruity aroma with apricot, liqueur, oak, caramel and rowanberries. The flavour is even more fruity along with leather, warming alcohol and wood, and is pretty rich. Slick mouth feel, and has a light bitterness. A rich, fruity and balanced Belgian strong ale.
Alengrin (3536) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Continuation of the Bush Millennium of 2000, one of the strongest Belgian beers (especially considering the fact that the alcohol strength is obtained by fermentation only), matured on oak. Yellowish, finely structured, crackling foam, quickly dissipating because of the alcohol; colour a warm orangey amber with equally dispersed, minuscule yeast particles, becoming ever more dark and opaque with adding the deposit and eventually a milky chestnut brown. Powerful and almost intoxicating perfume, orange, pineapple, red apple, cognac, brown rhum, caramel, cloves, cake, buttermilk, honey, marzipan. Sweet honeyish and orangey taste, not cloying, evolving into a delightfully nutty maltiness, delicate woodiness, meaty, buttery, finishing peppery and brandy-like, very warming without becoming astringent, with some flowery hops for balance. Powerful luxury barley wine that obscures many similar products and so far my favorite from this renowned brand. Unforgettable.
stebernardi (9) - - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful sour, unexpected flavor
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at the Great Arkansas Beer Festival 2014. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber. Notes of fruit and spice. Alcohol is not evident as much as one would think with a beer this big. Medium mouthfeel. Very nice beer.
mkam (322) - POLAND - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden, head quickly reduces to a ring. Aroma is sweet, fruity, oaky. Sweet, fruity taste with a medium bitterness (also from alcohol), oak notes are present. 13% ABV well hidden. Good beer.
Cunningham (5828) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: A bit unclear dark golden color with a small off white layer. Do not bother if there are no head! No need for that.
Aroma: Caramel, apricot, oak, vinegar, vanilla and fruity. WoW feels like nose sex. Could have me nose down in this glass for ages.
Palate: Full body. A bit sweet, and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Pretty much the same as the aroma. Caramel, apricot, vinegar, vanilla, oak and fruity.. Well masked alcohol.
Overall impression: Mama mia. What a complex and lovely brew. And yet so god damned well balanced. Pure beer sex. Highly recommendable. Why on earth is this not available in Norway. Bought this in a god damned normal grocery store in Italy.
Personal stats: Bottle from a grocery store in Via Cassia in Rome, Italy.