oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@Tuulensuu, Tampere. Black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is butter scotch, some toffee, ashes, alsohol and some toasted notes. Flavour is ripe fruits, sherry, wood, toffee, alcohol, some liquorice and mild raisins. Complex, but still a bit too thin palate compared to the elements and complexity.
Taboada (923) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
Alengrin (4534) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
MrW (532) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
lusikka (7693) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
olio (9288) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bytemesis (6731) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ RBESG. Aroma is caramel, liquorice, molasses and some fruity esters, Flavour has some barrel notes and faint vanilla/boozy sweetness.