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Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project: No. 2 Cognac
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Brewed by Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Tildonk, Belgium

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This complex beer was brewed in cognac barrels that have contained cognac for at least 40 years. You will experience a mild alcohol aroma that is balanced by vanilla overtones coming from the wood and a fresh fruitiness reminiscent of apricots. The mouthfeel is velvety with flavors of honey coming through with every sip.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbeatty (942) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle, 10/07/2012. Pours muddy amber brown, massive rocky, large bubbled fizzy head, sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel, dried fruit, yeast and banana, boozy, light cognac. Taste is malty, dried fruits, mild vanilla and caramel, oaky bitter boozy finish. Dry palate, aggressively carbonated. Alright.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2012

Bottle 750ml. corked.

Unclear medium orange colour with a average to large, frothy and speaking, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity, riped fruit, wood, alcohol - cognac. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dry, riped fruit, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to fizzy. [20120914]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (9829) - DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle, 12% @ FOneFan. Hazy amber with medium foamy off-white head. Aroma is malt, brett, yeast and cognac. Flavour is malt, caramel, rip-fruit, little brett, cognac, little toffee, hop, wood and a little bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle @ Really Late Ulfborg Summer Tasting, 2012. Pours cloudy golden with a frothy white head. Nose is fruit and oak. Cognac, caramel , vanilla and fruit. Smooth and full bodied. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (9832) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy amber with a big off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity, light spicy and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 140912

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are yeast, fruits, alcohol, brandy, wood, caramel, candy sugar and hops.Quite sweet and alcoholic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 4, 2012
Hof ten Dormaal Brew 2: Botella, gracias al señor yespr. Cloudy orange, small head. Quite sweet fruity aroma with alcohol and woodt cognac, nicely boozy. Sweet flavor, liquor like, fruity, yeasty, alco sweet flavor, woody like.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2012
75cl Bottle @ RBBSG, courtesy of Dave. Light amber coloured beer with some light carbonation and a short white head. Short alcoholic sweeter light cognac hinted aroma. Full alcoholic palate. FInish is light alcoholic smouth with a short cognac almost fruity hint. Ok, but less complex.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
At recent RBBSG thx to Dave for sharing !

Smell: thick, boozey, oak
Taste: very boozey, brown sugar, bitter, dry earthy end , ok ...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2012
Slightly hazy, light amber golden, white head. Aroma of wood, vanilla and banana. Rather sweet flavour, malts, quite alcoholic and some banana. Sweet finish, cognac, alcohol and vanilla.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Part of the 2-3-4-6 partial horizontal. Courtesy of Dave. Thanks!)


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