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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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2012 11/VIII/2012 - 75cl bottle @ RBBSG - (2012-888) Thanks to Dave for sharing the bottle!

Cloudy orange to murky beige beer, aery off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: some banana, bit sweet, floral. MF: lively carbon, bit too much, medium body, smooth texture. Taste: some vanilla, banana, alcohol, sweet sugary, sweet malts, almonds, alcohol, bit peppery. Aftertaste: bit sugary, some banana, quite spicy, little sweet, slightly bitter touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Hazy amber coloured with a huge off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and spices with notes of vanilla. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of spices and oak. Spicy and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2012
Thx. to Ben // 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG 2012 // limited to 3240 bottles // part of our random Hof ten Dormaal BA partial horizontal // lighter and brighter orange than the others, only a white ring around the sides for head // smell is way boozier than the others, some sweet wood, touch fruits and lots of cognac // bitter cognac taste, oranges, sweet malt and spices, marmalade, lots of it and bitter, first one with some noticeable hop in the aftertaste, warming, boozy finish // smooth, oily // least favorite but still good, bit too boozy barrel aging

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10607) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
unclear orange, small white head. aroma of cognaq, booze, wood, belgian yeast. flavor is yeasty, spicy, mild booze, mild wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of fruits, malt, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, fruits, cognac, and yeast, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (9651) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottled. Orange/amber coloured. Hazy. Dense beige head. ARoma of sweetness, fruits, yeast, spice. Flavour of fruits, sweetness, oak, vanilla, spice, caramel. Medium to full bodied. Ends fruity with a light alcoholbite on lips and palate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a hazy amber with a very lively but dissipating off-white head. Oddly unclean farty aroma, boozy too. Medium body, lively carbonation, caramllish, slightly woody with only a very vague suggestion of cognac. Finish is boozy and rough. 200812

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, toasted and caramelish. Mild cognac aroma. Fruity, toasted malty and light cognac fruity. Mild bitter, fruity and slight phenolic. Dry and malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5112) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2012
75cl, limited to 3240 bottles, new exclusive brew Anno 2012, from Etre Gourmet Beauvechain, complex brew, alcoholic/sweet and slightly spicy/fruity, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Dave the Man, thanks. Hazy golden brown color, small white head. Aroma of vanilla and dates. Taste is similar.

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