caesar (5504) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, Feb 2013. Slight hazy ruby color, medium frothy light brown head. Aroma of soft peat, some red fruit, some dark malts, slight spicy yeast. There’s some sweet note that softens the peat, which is good for me. In taste it’s more dry, again quite some peat, some nutty tones. Nicely balanced as always from de Dochter vd Korenaar as the peat usually will overpower a beer completely. Here it does dry out the beer quite a lot, but there’s relatively a lot of flavor and aroma of the base beer left. A wonderful base beer that blends extremely well with all these barrels. Peat is not my favorite, preferred the blended oak for that, but it’s a lovely beer.
RichTheVillan (3947) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Belgium in a Box; dark brown pour with tidy magnolia head, sweet caramelised sugar, smoked peat taste a bit sweet, malty with some dried fruit.
Camons (6833) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours hazy dark brown with a creamy offwhite head, floaties. Aroma of raosted malt, oak, peat, smoke, caramel, whisky. Flavor is rich malts, heavyy peated, smoked, oak, caramel, whisky, light alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol. Nice one. 150513
Bullit (4029) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Rooie Dop brew dungeon. Brown colour, tan head. Nose is slightly roasted malts, wood, roasted malts, bit of chocolate. Flavour is slight roasted malts, caramel, wood, touch of iodine but not overpowering everything. Low carbonation. Great base beer nicely aged. Very pleasant.
Lassigo (1) - - MAY 10, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
We loved the dark, rich flavour. We thought it was roasty, had chocolate and smoky tones, a beautiful ruby colour, minimal head, fortunately not too sweet, soft carbonation, though a pretty abrupt finish.
SVD (719) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
15CL glass at Zythos Beer Festival. Aroma had a hint fo Wisk(e)y, taste was good. Overall a decent beer.
Iphonephan (3922) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown DC. Pours a murky dark brown with an off white head. Mild smoky wood aroma. Flavors of smoked peat dominate.
AdamJackson (3262) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown, smells like huge peet and oak with a hint of blueberries. Taste is intense. HUGE smoked taste, lots of pettiness, some caramel wow. over the top intense but overall, still very drinkable.
BMMillsy (1628) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Gator Beverage in Gainesville. Wrapped in red paper for extra super fanciness. Pours dark brown with a one finger yellowish creamy kahki head that lingers for a bit. A bit of ruby on the sides in the light. Smell is all peat, paint thinner, wood. Yikes, complex but does not smell like something you should drink. Flavor is straight up peat whiskey and motor oil. Nothing Belgian about this. A little fruit comes out after your palate gets used to the smokey peat. No reason for this to be in a bomber size. Share it. Let it warm up, too. Fruit flavors come out as it warms. Really need to be in the mood for this. I can appreciate the whiskey, but not what I was looking for when I popped a Belgian brew. Pretty much the opposite.
GRM (3181) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 660 ml, from and with Philippe Wouters (merci!), savoured on January 11 2012; eye: dark brown, semi-opaque, beige head, light lacing; nose: peat, smoke, roasted barley, molasses, toffee, light woody; mouth: peat, smoke, roasted barley, molasses, toffee, light woody, finale in peat with presence of malt, medium-full body, not much carbonation, lightly sweet, rich texture; overall: quite fine
Bouteille brune, 660 ml, de et avec Philippe Wouters (merci!), savourée le 11 janvier 2013; œil : brun foncé, semi-opaque, mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : tourbe, fumé, orge torréfiée, mélasse, toffee, léger boisé; bouche : tourbe, fumé, orge torréfiée, mélasse, toffee, léger boisé, finale en tourbe avec présence de malt, corps moyen-corsé, peu carbonatée, légèrement sucrée, texture riche; en résumé : bien bon