lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. Pours a dark ruby colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of cognac, lovely oaky notes and vanilla. Rich deep flavour of malts, bread, oak, vanilla, cognac, red berries, earth and caramel. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a sweet, lingering, vanilla finish. Elegant.
olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu Hof Ten Dormaal tasting.
Pours clear dark red color with a small lasting head. Aroma is quite nice and complex, ripe fruits, caramel, sugar and dark berries. Flavor of ripe fruits, dark berries, caramel malts and sugar, mild yeast notes also. Mildly sourish palate, sweet finish. Very nice.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of prunes, toffee, yeast, oak, vanilla and a hint of licorice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, yeast, dark fruit, oak and licorice with a smooth lingering licorice finish.
fitwitchik (130) - USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a gift bomber into a snifter a darkest brown with a strong tall tan head. Aroma of sherry booze is strong.
Flavor of dark alcohol laden fruits complex with Belgian yeast dominance. Overall an excellent brew & despite the high price tag would happily purchase.
MrW (352) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle @ home with friends.
Nose: alcohol, caramel, paint, herbs, dried fruit.
Pours dark browns with a tan head.
Taste: Caramel, paint, sweet, alcohol.
Sticky mouthfeel, medium bodied
ReggieDunlap (2897) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours deep amber/ruby with a medium tan head. aroma has gourd/squash vegetal notes and dark fruit. flavor has notes of fig and black cherry...earthy/vegetal notes too. mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and earthy/fruity/oaky.
Wim (2547) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
at my home with yves dark brown black colored body with an off white head and a roasted malt fruity hoppy aroma a fruity caramel malt sweet taste with a alcholic bitter finish
Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared with Ryan. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a thick, but quickly dissipating head, leaving no trace. Cognac nose. Flavors of berries, red wine, oak and plenty of alcohol. Effervescent mouthfeel. Short slightly bitter finish.
Yves (2073) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Wim. Brown coloured beer with small white head and no carbonation. Alcoholic malty aroma with roasty hints. Full sparkling palate. Finish is malty fruited bitter.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
6/4/13. Bottle bought and cracked for my birthday! Happy birthday to me! 750mL bottle from Grassroots. Deep ruby brown pour with a nice khaki head that sticks around and laces alright. I didn’t even know what Armagnac was, but we had 7 different ones of these BA Hof Ten Dormaal brews at work and I more or less picked the highest rated one. After looking up Armagnac, I’m pretty stoked. French brandy? I’m down. Rich brandy/cognac/armagnac aroma - deep toffee, some sweet grape, burnt caramel - with bits of dark fruit and a hint of booze. Those all shine through in the flavor as well with a touch of roast, bready yeastiness, and lingering sweetness. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I ended up really liking this!