zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2012 Bottle, @ Proeflokaal Arendsnest, pours red with no head, aroma of toffee, wood, caramel, fudge, molasses, wax and almonds, flavor of wood, toffee, chocolalte, concentrated milk, honey, strawberry candy, scotch, full bodied, great 9/3/9/5/16[4.2]
At a tasting, thanks Eyal, pours red to blush brown with no head, aroma of honey, burnt caramel, toffee, fudge, burnt butter and fruit cake, zesty with flavors of malt, peach and apricot, fruit soup, slightly spicy and mint with some wood, full bodied, enjoyable 8/4/8/5/14[3.9]
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Clear dark amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruits, fruit jam, some wood and alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with honey, caramel and sugar-coated fruits. Full-bodied. Good stuff.
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 14, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 Dusty, robust looking brown body with small lacing. Lots of wood, grapes, whiskey aromas, tutti frutti and dark bread. Taste is candy, hazelnut, liquor. Terrifically complex and rich. After sipping some time it really reminds me of a good old Port. Rarely did I taste a beer this full of flavour en complexity, without getting too heavy or dusty. World class. (33cl bottle at De Molen) (Rating re-indexed)
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Brasserie 4:20, courtesy of Alex. Quite vinous, incredibly tasty. Maybe my beer of the night.
Barrelbelly (622) - BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet red fruit aroma, very sweet apple and red fruit taste. High alcohol and sweet red fruit finish.
A bit too sweet for my liking.
Abio (1551) - Waasland, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bourbon barrel aged bottle. Not completely sure if it is the same one, but I put this here. Reddish brown, almost no head, could use a bit more carbonation for sure. Dark red fruits, caramel. Sweet, slightly hoppy, a bit liquorish, but not to bad. Not my style, but drinkeable.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
colour: dark apple juice
smell: vanilla, very sweet, coconut, malts, licqourice, bit of salty drop
taste: very sweet boozy start, grapes, sweet white wine, port, sherry, bit srupy and oily in texture, boozy burn, no bitterness, no sourness, mats, vanilla/coco end, mild grassy aftertaste, very good !
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #1534 at home. Cloudy dark amber/red - white head. Ryebread, medium malty, caramel, sweetness, woode, bourbon, oakey, raisins, licorice, grassy, light bitterness, vanilla, dried fruits, coconut, dark fruits, nutty, light oxidation, oily, thick sticky body - nice balanced with a light bitter and aloholic finish. Pleasant.
deanso (5075) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
18cl bottle from ABCBeers.
Nose is red wine strangely enough. Very thin head. Amber pour. Nice
HenrikSoegaard (10406) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. Powerfull bourbon aroma. Very sweet candis flavor. Not as alcoholic as feared. Average light bitter vinius finish. Creamy palate. Too sweet.