olio (8885) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle @ Mikkeller Bar.
Pours clear mahogany color with no head. Aroma is yeast and ripe fruits, lots of caramel malts and some berry notes. Complex flavor of ripe fruits, yeast, faint spice notes, mild dark berries and faint wooden notes on the lingering aftertaste. Alcohol it’s present but well mannered. Sour and somewhat sweetish palate. Excellent.
tiong (6189) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle @ Mikkeller Bar
Pours clear orange with a tiny head. Aroma of wood, ripe fruits, oak, yeast and spices. Taste is smooth, ripe fruity, oaky and woody with some yeast and spices. Finish is vinous but lovely smooth, sweetish and ripe fruity with some vanilla, wood and oaky notes. Quite vinous, well balanced and well aged Belgian strong ale. Cheers laiti for #5000!
laiti (7914) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2016 33 cl bottle @ Mikkeller Bar
my 5000th rating!
Aroma has toffee typical to aged beltian ales, some apricot and alcohol. Also some moldy cellar tones. Flavour has lots of apricot, some cellar tones and hints of peaches. Also some white wine tones. Alcohol is present, but it only makes this a slow sipper without disturbing. And it feels like "barrel alcohol". Some cardboard tones occur after a couple of sips - perhaps still a bit past its prime after all. Also some bourbon-like sweet barrel notes and more grapefruit at last sip.
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. 2005 vintage. Pours a copper colour with a small head. Aroma of apricot, tart wood, mango jam and earth. Flavour is very well balanced with apricot jam, wood, mild grassiness, green apples and orange. Full bodied and thick mouthfeel. Extremely well balanced. Some delicate alcohol warmth. The barrel accompanies the flavours very nicely. Elegant. Cheers laiti for tick #5000!
ThirstyBird (2539) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ kulminator shared with BelgBeerGeek. Pours a clear bright amber with a nice tan head. The smell is complex with rich malt sweetness, dark fruit, brown sugar and caramel. This one is bursting with flavor, fruit, some tartness,wood, roasted grain, a touch of cardboard. booze with a dry, crisp end. Mild carbonation with medium body that is slick.
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Kulminator .. It pours amber with a small beige head….malty, honey, vinous, vanilla, wood and some warming alcohol….. lovely .... Fantastic!
abemorsten (3503) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle at Kulminator. Sparkling, deep nut goldenbody with a small beige head. Honey, vanilla, wooden and vinuous notes on the nose. Meaty honey flavors, smooth and full bodied with more vinuous notes and a pleasant alco warmth. Fantastic!
AndySnow (6418) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Where: Kulminator, Antwerpen.
Appearance: Hazy light brown colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet citrus, sour fruit, spices, some alcohol.
Body: Full bodied with lots of carbonation.
Flavour: Sour fruit, rather sweet, raisin.
bhensonb (13744) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for this bottle. Pours translucent copper with a transient beige head. Aroma mildly sour fruit. Near med body. Lots of wood. Some brown sugar; some heat; ripe light pitted fruits. Maybe a touch of date/raisin in the finish. Very good! Aged nicely.
marcus (8821) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish copper with a tiny orangish beige head and a sour fruit, alcohol and malt aroma. There is a carbonated slightly sour brown flavor with lots of oak and some dark fruit. Very complex and well-aged.