caesar (3946) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, april 2013. Dark ruby color, short brown head. Aroma of soft oak, peat, ashes, milk chocolat, hint of earthy hops, hint of laurel, touch of red fruit, just a hint of spicy belgian yeast. Quite sweet taste, slight dry, slight bitter. Big creamy mouthfeel still. Although peated whiskey is not my favorite, this one grows on me with every sip. The balance is simply wonderful, which is becoming (or already is) a signature feature from de Korenaar. Superb brew.
larsga (5325) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small brown head. Clear deep brownish red body with ongoing
carbonation. Roasty chocolatey wild berry aroma with vanilla
fudge spice notes. Sweet-dryish chocolatey spicy alcoholic taste
with wooden vanilla fudge notes. Very full-bodied. Sharpish,
slightly hot mouthfeel. Dryish wooden sherry and spice
aftertaste with roasty caramelly vanilla fudge notes. Nice, but
a bit dense and massive. (0.75l bottle, Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)
phaleslu (4451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a blind tasting. Came from a black bag, so it’s this one. Pours a hazy, murky, dull amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of dates, butterscotch, raisins, toffee, and brown sugar- a bit muddled, and very sweet. Same for the flavor, but without the same pop; butterscotch, toffee, dried fruits, and oak. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Not bad but a little on the weak side in the flavor.
kevinsenn (552) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. As the attached tag suggested, we tried this "hot" (42 degrees C). For me personally, I think I would’ve enjoyed this more at "normal Belgian ale temperature". But also I don’t really love whisky (and therefore don’t really love whisky-aged beers). Poured dark with a thin tan head, a little murky. Aroma was quite boozy (due to the high temperature, I’m sure), with some marshmallow and whisky. Taste was slightly fruity, slightly sour, slightly chocolaty, marshmallow, with an overall boozy whisky quality. Drinking this hot was an experience I’m glad to have had.
HenrikSoegaard (9148) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark brown colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy and yeasty aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Whiskey nicely present. Creamy palate. Really nice beer.
stouby (3212) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at DØE summerparty.
Hazy reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, brown sugar, oak/wood, a note of whisky). Flavor medium+ sweet, light sour. Medium to full body, some warming alcohol, quite flat.
Batcaius (4) - ITALY - JUL 13, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle N° 15671 - One of the most interesting beer tasted in 2011 - Thanks to the "Hop Store" Trieste-Italy
KingCecil (1807) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle....no : 12227... It pours hazy amber with a large fluffy creamy tan head..... The aroma is brown sugar, malts, caramel.... The flavor is roasted malts, brown sugar, whiskey notes.... very well balanced brew ! ..... like this !
Bart (2917) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ WY tasting. Bottle nr.12233. Black coloured beer with some medium carbonation and a small off white head. Strong spicy malty and a light alcoholic hinted aroma. Full palate. Finish is strong oaky spicy and light alcoholic. No real whisky palate but still a very complex brew.
Wim (2331) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown coloured body with a off white head a spicy roasted malty fruity aroma a spicy roasted malty sweet caramel fruity bitter taste with a sweet alcholic bitter finish