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Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project 2013 (Dark Ale): No. 1 Sherry

Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project 2013 (Dark Ale): No. 1 Sherry
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Brewed by Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Tildonk, Belgium

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taboada (510) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAR 17, 2015
Tasted from the bottle at the Barcelona Beer Fest (14/03/2015). Clear dark brown colour with a big off-white head. Aroma of caramel, red fruits and alcohol. Taste of red fruits, alcohol and wood. Medium to full body and low carbonation. Next one please!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3225) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
One of a whole series of barrel-aged luxury Dormaals intended for export (like many exclusive Belgian brews - unfortunately!). Yellowish white, stable head, very dark bronze colour, misty. Tempting and powerful aroma of - of course - dry sherry, apple, caramel, candi syrup, wood, iron, liquorice, raisins, pear and marzipan. Soft fruity taste, pear and plums, caramel maltiness with a chocolatey touch, complex finish of warming, indeed sherry-like alcohol and grassy hops. Very nice and inviting to try them all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrW (450) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2014
75 cl bottle. I keep on trying these beer, I don’t know why. Aroma is obvious sherry, fruit, red berries, licorice. A lot of foam, tan head, lasting and lacing. Poured red brown. Taste was soft, sweet, berries, alcohol

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2014
26/V/14 - 75cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ home - BB: n/a (2014-568) Thanks to Beerlover_Ben for picking this one up for me!

Clear dark brown beer, big fizzy off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, dried fruits, chocolate, caramel, some banana, alcohol, fruity phenols. MF: lots and lots of carbon, way too much! Medium body. Taste: pretty roasted, sweet touch, caramel, overripe banana, bit sourish, lots of alcohol. Aftertaste: bit chocolaty, sourish touch, banana, alcohol. One of the better experiments!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7102) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2014
750 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. Pours a black colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of bread, plums, grapes and birch. Rich flavour of wood, plums, cherries, alcohol, bready maltiness and saltiness. Drinkability is surprisingly good. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a warming, round, dry finish. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7512) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2014
375 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu Hof Ten Dormaal tasting.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Aroma of sweet caramel, sugar and rope fruits, some earthy notes too. Flavor of dark berries, caramels malts and toffee. Sweet sugary sticky palate, lingering berry finish.
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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist1 (642) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2013
750ml Bottle. Dark brown with a small beige head. Nose: earthy, metallic, dried fruit, dark chocolate, caramel. Taste: moccha, chocolate powder. Bit creamy, full bodied, smooth (sherry), sweet finish, alcoholic. Overall: poor nose but ok barrel finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bytemesis (4599) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Tap at the Birch. I am just going to have to accept the fact that, as awesome as Ben is, we just have different taste in beer :). Pours clear deep hazel-ruby with a medium but fast dissipating tan head and decent lacing. Aroma is caramel, floral notes, some wood. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet, light bitter, metallic, floral, just OFF in some way. Medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dEnk (4195) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle @ RBESG. Aroma is caramel, liquorice, molasses and some fruity esters, Flavour has some barrel notes and faint vanilla/boozy sweetness. Uninsteresting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1732) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2013
@ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting, rood/bruin/zwarte kleur, beige/bruine schuimkraag, ruikt en smaakt naar zoute drop, zoet,


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