markextrae (603) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
from bottle some time ago. pours a dark brown colour with a big beige head. a lot of dark fruits, malt sweetness, some banana hints. dry aftertaste, nice beer
markschiedon (80) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beer is looking good, nice amount of foam that sticks pretty long. Fruity aroma some caramel. But then the taste... wow, it ainít get better then this! What a rich taste. Bitter but sweet, strong in alcohol but easy to drink.
All pieces fall in place for this beer. Donít drink it to cold that will spoil the beer.
EdwinLitzau (183) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Donkerrood/bruin van kleur, weinig koolzuur, goede laag schuim. Ruikt zoet. Smaakt erg zoet maar drinkt lekker weg. Tamelijk zwaar.
Cassius (47) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bijna zwart van kleur en zeer zwaar van smaak. Niet veel smaakdiversiteit maar extreme smaakdiepgang. Geen licht beginnertje! Vrij zoet en helemaal geen bittertje te vinden.
KennethArd (173) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity aroma with caramel, nuts and bread. Clear brown with frothy large lasting head. Powerful taste of rye bread, caramel, coffee and nuts. Medium body with creamy and sticky texture. Soft carbonation but maybe the alcohol is too much in focus in the finish.
Maarten1993 (169) - - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Tastes very nice. Smell is pretty neutral. Tastes Sweet and good, very balanced, but a bit "hollow". Misses the pannepot depth. Good beer. Nice and dark and good sweet smell.Updated: a couple of days later I had a 1993 bottle at my sister in law?s birthday, totally awesome!
NeaRoW (8) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iíve been in the beer basement of Hertog Jan today in Arcen. Had a 2013 sample of the final 75cl bottle, pretty ok but nothing impressive. However, we had the great opportunity to share a bottle of 2005 that has been in the basement for so long. I already heard that the taste would be like a wine/port and so it was. Smelled just like a red wine, very warm and strong! Tasted, WONDERFUL, top of the bill for sure. Thereís definately a good signature of beer in there, but itís transformated into a more full, warm red winey flavour. If this would be a freshly beer that was easy to get, I think it would be leading the scores of this whole website (even better than rochefort, st bernardus abt, rochefort 10 which Iíve tasted multiple times). So if you can get this somewhere, take a couple of bottles and hold it for at least 5-10 years. I will never forget this beer!
dfinney23 (1377) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mahogany with a thin tan head. Caramel and dark fruit. The alcohol isnít exactly hidden but also doesnít detract.
undercurrent25 (1296) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red colour, taste is of strong alcohol and a malty finish, a very good beer
DwarfeD (629) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
30cl bottle at home. Hazy brown with a small beige head. Full body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with some bitter hints. Caramel, herbs, roasted malts and spices. Not too alcoholic. A decent full flavoured beer.