BobEvers (312) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
klleur: amber, mooie dikke schuimkraag
geur: mout, zoete banaan, maar ook alcohol
smaak: vrij zoet; bitter en scherp, wiskey; maar tegelijk proef je alcohol.
BlackHaddock (4388) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8th Feb 2015: on tap in The Trappist, Brugge. One of the beers I chose to be in my flight. Very impressed with this, smooth, mellow and far too easy to drink for such a strong ABV brew. Dark golden amber look with a thin wisp and collar for a head. Boozy, malty and fairly sweet in the nose and taste with some woody, spirit notes showing in the taste towards the end of each lovely sip.
MonsterMagnet (383) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 75cl. Pours amber/red with an off white head. Didnít take proper tasting notes. Very sweet, liquid marzipan with dry-ish wood and whisky notes.
jmagnus87 (2815) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Olympic. From notes. Loads of banana, some nice whisky notes. A slight hint of marzipan.
Hamirubi (101) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank at the Bruges Beer Fest 2015, 15 cl. Iím a fan of the ínormalí Gulden Draak beer: strong, dark, sweet. This one has an amber look, with almost no foam. A feable appearance, but a decent taste.
RexTalionis (2788) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours darker amber in color with a fluffy off-white head. Dried fruits, some apple, christmas spices and notes of peat in aroma. Sweet malty notes and damp garden ripe fruityness in taste. Wooden whiskey barrel notes are evident later on. More here than meets the eye, or mouth in this case. Sweet, vanilla boozy finish, nice though.
ElManana (648) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Brugs Bierfestival. I must say Iím a fan of the regular Gulden Draak, I do think however that the alcohol comes through too much in the regular vversion. With this one however, the alchool taste is replaced by the nice Whisky-flavours, that blend in. Iím in love with this one.
77ships (4552) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks! Sampled 750 ml. bottle@ BBF 2014. Finally got to try this one, thx! After missing having it run out on me on me several times @ Essen Kerstbierfestival. Dark amber, little white head. Nose is huge vanilla, sugar, oak, lots of sugar & basic vanilla sweetness. Taste is lots of sugar, vanilla, herbs, basic caramel malt, lightly metallic, bit thin. Nice but a bit too metallic & touch thin. Still pretty enjoyable. Later that evening I got to try a homebrew Eisbock version of this beer which was +/- 21 % ABV. Nice.
Bosskie (474) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque orange reddish beer. Nice creamy head. Nice carbonation. Bubble columns.
Citric wooden smell, dark fruit, bit rotten, touch of alcohol. Hints of coriander and maybe some basilicum. Cheese, strawberries. Leather and subtle peatiness.
Taste is full. Bitter watery with a subtle sour sweetness. Leather and some metal.
beautiful balance. Whisky barrel-aging often goes over the top, but this one is elegant and subtle, truly an expression of the gulden draak smaak.
Marko (4108) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to the guys who split this 0.75 with me! Dark amber colour (surprisingly light really). Lovely sweet malty aroma with tons of banana, whiskey evident but not overwhelming. Sweet taste, banana + whiskey, marzipan? Straightforwardly malty... but not too sweet. Damn nice.