swoopjones (4890) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Blue Monk, dark brown maroon pour. Light head. Light aroma for everything that’s involved here. Some port notes, earthy. Port flavors upfront but find little base beer presence. Some dark fruits, raisins. Ok
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked bottle. dark brown color. Porto aroma, raisin. malty sweet alcoholic flavor with orange peels, porto and raisin. Short aftertaste. The sweetness covers the power and strenght of this beer.
dEnk (3103) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ RBESG. Aroma is caramel, liquorice, molasses and some fruity esters, Flavour has some barrel notes and faint vanilla/boozy sweetness. Uninsteresting.
ansjelaah (858) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting, rood/bruin/zwarte kleur, beige/bruine schuimkraag, ruikt en smaakt zoet, vooral ijzer, beetje alcohol
TheBeerGod (4903) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Brew No 2 from 2013. Limited Edition of 1272 bottles. Very dark brown p[our with a tall, foamy tan head. Aroma is rather sweet with soft booze notes, ripe fruits, dark fruit and caramel notes. Taste is sweet malt with yeast, caramel, ripened dark fruits, light cocoa, soft wood and light port notes. Body is light-medium with a strong, prickly, effervescent carbonation. Ends with more sweet malt, dark fruit, yeast, port notes, light woody notes, caramel and boozy notes.
Martinus (2520) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of porto wine, cherry, caramel and metal. Light sweet flavour, wine, caramel, liquorice, malts and iron. Lots of carbo. Finish malts, caramel and wine.
I liked the Sherry and Sauternes versions better.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting, Bodegraven. Thanks for sharing, judyvv!)
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass at the Bier Abbey on 7/1/13. Clear reddish brown in color with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, slight banana, caramel, dark fruit and sweet red wine. Malty flavor with trappist yeast esters along with cherry and blackberry character before a sweet and slightly boozy port finish. Quite enjoyable.
Aniela (2228) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown beer with a medium tanned head. A bit malty, fruity and licorice aroma. Fruity, nutty flavour with some caramell notes.
DutchDrebus (3087) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting. Brown colour with a small off-white head. Smells iron, wood and red wine. Tastes wood and liquorice. Medium body, lots of carbo.
jfb (3149) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a slightly hazy ruby-amber colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, roasted malts, earth and blackberries. flavour is mostly the same, with dominant notes of caramel, some cashew nuts and a slightly minerally finish. medium to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.