fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from L’Abbaye des Saveurs, Lille, n. 15700, bottled Apr 2011
Very dark color, almost black, with medium sized brownish head. The aroma is mild, with some chocolate, roasted malt, very light cardboard, some feety yeast. Medium body strength, the body is quite round; roasted malt flavor, with chocolate and a strong liquorice character. The oak is not really evident, but there is just some alcohol perception.
Smooth round and flawless, this beer is well brewed, but there is too much liquorice.
Countbeer (4391) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark brown colored beer with a medium vast tan head which disappears slow.
Smell oatmeal, wood, light flowery, porrage, some sweets , light vanilla, honey, barleys malts and some sweeter darker herbs.
Taste wood, spicy, light vanilla, liquorice, rose hip, light roosvicee flavors, barley malts, nice bitter and some sticky grains. Very nice tasting beer.
Aftertaste of wood ish barley malts, bitter, creamy dark barley sweetness and some light toasted herbs.
Low carbo, soft light spicy, mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
Very nice balanced.
AlexanderJanku (110) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
66 cl. bottle. Pours a light copper-ish colour. aromas are whisky, a bit malty but too dominated by the whisky. The taste is again dominated by whisky. the beer is too weak to balance out the flavours from the whisky barrel. its a shame since the idea is good, but the result is moderate..
Yorker (1162) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 66 cl bottle @ home. Pours reddish brown with a small white head – lot of lacing with a small amount of sediment floating around. Aroma is malty, yeasty, sugary, fruity, slightly funky. Taste is much of the same. Not much different from the original – perhaps a little boozier in both aroma and taste. ABV is not as well hidden as in the original.
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
66cl bottle, wrapped in paper with a label ’Special Edition - Oak Whisky Barrels’.
Pours black, with an eggshell-colored head.
Smells of vanilla, dried fruits, malt, cognac, whisky.
Tastes somewhat smoky/roasted sweet malt, with some tart bitterness. A bit like lagavulin and some fruit.
Texture is oily. Medium bodied. Finishes tart and dry, with a long duration.
tderoeck (4548) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
25/II/2012 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ my parents’ place - bottled: I/2011 (2012-155)
Dark brown beer, big creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. aroma: sweet malts, brown sugar, whiskey, vanilla, dried fruits, hint of mocha. MF: good light carbon, full body, creamy texture. Taste: slightly sweet, pretty alcoholic, vanilla, mocha, fudge, little bitter, dark chocolate. Aftertaste: mocha, bitter hops, some coffee, touch of smoke.
boFNjackson (4129) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured dirt black with a big, khaki head. Nice lacing. Thin body, a little acidic. A little bit of smokey pest tones, brown sugar, and chalky/roasted malts. A little ashy and some booziness. Whiskey like characters, vanilla beans, sweet liqueur.
KoenFierens (1) - BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark, roasted malt with a soft & creamy head. Memorable and unique with its pronounced whiskey oak barrel flavours.
omhper (19324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Cloudy dark brown, small head. Fruity nose with some caramel. Sweet and near full bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Plenty of fruity whisky as well as milk chocolate and caramel. Peppery finish. Very evident barrel flavour.
Zita (4603) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sweet light smoked aroma,red golden, clear, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, light watery finish.