bartlebier (3499) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl freshly bottled 09/2016, bb 09/41 from De Molen, shared. - Freshly siphoned Bourbon vanilla and fine marzipan smoothes out an already suave bitter chocolate soufflé. Ties cocoa, bourbon and a still fresh hop bitterness together in a clean bitter (chocolate and almond) finish. Basic in its richness, not to be taken for granted considering what can go (fusel-)wrong in barrel-aging...Alas this did not even make it 2months into its 25+yr lifespan.
mariuspoenari (1692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Borefts 2016, Bodegraven. Dark brown with a thin tan head with good retention. Notes of smoke, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, more smoke, some sugar. Full bodied with a medium carbonation and a sweet finish.
freretoc (1723) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à Bodegraven au Pays Bas
Couleur noire pas de mousse pas d’effervescence
Nez sur le chocolat et la tourbe
Attaque tourbée et fumée mais bien équilibrée sur le café les fruits noirs et les chocolat noir.
klm1 (1033) - - SEP 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap@borefest 2016:
Pours oily black color with foamy brown head. Aroma & flavor: intense roasted dark malt aroma and flavor, which takes on coffee, dark chocolate, hint of smoked, peat, vanilla, bourbon in the background. Body is full, texture is soft, carbonation is low.
dutchbeerpages (2293) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has the flavor of peat, but doesn’t have the biting characteristic it sometimes can have. Mild, flavorful, sweet on the lips. Beautiful.
Tap at Borefts 2016
Franksv6 (851) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At borefts 2016.Zwart colored beer with a small head.
Taste is sweet, bourbon, vanilla, spice, liquorice, fruity and a little smoke.
Werckmeister (2285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33l bottle at home bought at Beergium. Bottled June 11th 2014. black color, very small coffee-colored head. smells of wood, bourbon, light dark fruity, some alcohol, liqueurish, some earthy notes, coffee, a bit glueish, some marzipan, light grape notes / sour notes. overall very nice barrel notes. full body, soft carboantion, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, light bacon, some alcohol, spices, bourbon, nice wood notes, marzipan, bitter almonds, some glue. finishes rather alcoholic / glueish with notes of marzipan, wood, bourbon. overall quite good one, but still quite alcoholic (too much so), if it wasnt for the nice marzipan / wooden notes this one would get even less points. gets even more alcoholic once it starts warming up (so better drink cold).
wekker84 (2200) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a black colored beer with a tiny white head aroma roasted malts spicy caramel oak dried frutis laurel and some hops flavor rpasted malts spicy citrus oak caramel dried fruits some alcohol some hops
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Big booze, spice, liquorice. Taste is gravy, soy sauce, roasty, smoke. Peat. Good stuff. Full on.
maekchu (3513) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bourbon and chocolate nose with, some smokiness and alcohol presence. Dark translucent brown color. Sweet malty initial, with chocolate and alcohol entering soon after. The bourbon note is fairly strong. Some soy sauce, umami notes. Medium-thick body, warming.