stravale (2530) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, - DEC 22, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the Bottle Shop, Canterbury 221212
Dark rich caramel brown, frothy off white head that dissipates to thin rime around glass, some lacing
Aroma - Very malty sweet, raisins, figs, dark fruits, some dark honey, sweet caramel malts, touch of toffee, soft spices, some of that Belgian yeast, almost no booze, aromatic, reminds one of Rochefort 10, this is very complex
Taste as above with dark candy sugars, very complex, very malty, dark fruits, spices, touch of chocolate, soft sherry, complex yeast esters, only slight hint of booze, getting a touch of wood, very rich flavour
Palate - Medium carb, full body, sweet palate, very smooth. Finish as main flavour, smooth, very fruity and malty with some warming booze in the finish
Overall - I would love to try normal Pannepot after this. This beer is just phenomenal - it ticks all the boxes. I have to re-rate Rochefort 10 soon and see how it compares.
Lore (1519) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 4, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
dark brown colour, minimal beige-ish head; complex aroma of plum jam, raisin, some figs, sour cherry-filled chocolate dessert, woody and herbal notes; taste of dried fruits (mainly plum and figs), woody notes, some cocoa, roasted sugar, minimal alcoholic spiciness and some herbal liqueur; perfect Belgian strong ale, I’m fully amazed!
Calisky (1760) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couleur noire, mousse qui disparait. Nez caramel doux et cuit, fruits secs, fruits noirs, alcool rechauffant, boisé chêne, note de pommes cuites et leger chocolat. Gout puissant, rond et complexe, caramel cuit, caramel doux, fruits noirs (fiigue seche), fruits secs, pomme, malté, figues confites, noix huileuse, note de fruits rouges et un peu sucré chocolat. Fin bien longue et intense avec tout ces arômes. Magnifique! bref du Sruise!
nogva (57) - NORWAY - AUG 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 vintage bottled 11/2014. Pours nearly black with a creamy tan foam. Rich aroma of brown sugar, dark fruit, bread and yeast. Full body, creamy feel, soft/avg carbonation. Taste of burnt caramel, wood and licorice. Long lasting smoky finish.
MonsterMagnet (637) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours dark brown with an off white head. Raisins, caramel, candi sugar, dark fruit, vanilla, elderberries, hints of nutmeg, more spices. Sweet but not cloying, oily texture, medium to full body.
ponx (43) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful dark colord beer. Tase is pure class! Dark fruits, alcohol, bitterness, caramel, raisins, liquor, roasted malts, red fruits. Nicely balanced. There should have been more oak flavours imo. Other than that great.
londonfields (21) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour, tan head that lingers. Aroma of rum, vanilla, dried fruits, caramel. The mouthfeel is sublime, very smooth bitterness and creamy texture. Loads of vanilla and raisin sweetness. High expectations met - outstanding.
Apache (57) - Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a large tan head. Taste of dark fruit, slight smoke taste. Light carbonation on the mouth feel.
Achel (206) - GREECE - AUG 10, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours hazy deep brown with a huge light brown head. Aroma is wineous, roasted malt, dried fruit, raisins mainly. Flavour is soft malty sweet. Strong fruity and complex profile, really lovely blend. Alcohol makes a short appearance. Slight smoked note and soft malty caramel with a strong alcohol note in the finish.
charule (1626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottoe from trade or Binnys, I don't know which one, thanks? Poured black with min beige head. Aroma boozy oak dark fruits caramel. Light carb med bod. Tastes roasty char oak light bitter fruits.
dreamflower (696) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from 2009. Tried with together with Grand Reserva and as spectacular as that was, this was even better. Vanilla cream! smooth. Yum!