hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Poured a cloudy golden color with a smaller sized off white head. Dark fruits, some vinous qualities, fruity, and some vanilla.
Sudcutter (1) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Madeira barrels really come through in this beer with a dessert wine sweetness and smoothness. The high alcohol content remains relatively subtle beneath great flavor and crispness.
Hansen (7250) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber coloured and almost clear. Has a white head, lasting. Sweet aroma, light vanilla, light acid, flavor has more vanilla, sweet fruit and acid.
JohnnyJ (4773) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from bottle. Hazy orange amber, with an off white head. Very yeasty, wood, dates, raisin, candy sugar, and booze. So far, I’m not liking these Dormaal barrel aged beers too much.
ThirstyBird (1969) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RBBSG II. Courtesy of Dave. Pours a hazy deep honey color with a tan head. The smell is caramel, citrus and cherry. The taste is caramel, cherry and wood with a dry finish. Active carbonation and medium body.
BadAprilia1000 (341) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a murky brown color after munchies and has a thin white bubble head. Aroma is red grapes, plum, peach, some sweet molasses malt, caramel, and vanilla from oak. Taste is dark fruits, plum, some molasses sugar, vanilla, chocolate, creamy caramel, roasty, lots of booze. Fantastic beer, lots of Madeira notes in it, love the interpretation.
deanso (6211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Kulminator
Thin white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Some madeira. Quite smooth.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(StLCoB tasting) orange amber with off white head. Sweetish fruit aroma. Flavor is sweet fruit, alcohol.
marcus (7181) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours orange amber with a decent beige head and an oak and and alcohol aroma. There is a pleasant strong light malt flavor with a nice sweet wine feel. This bottle is over a year old and I believe it has improved with time.
bhensonb (12012) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours orange amber with floaties and a transient off-white head. Gushed a bit. Aroma is a suggestion of orange/apple. Then grape and oak. Med body. Flavor is somewhat oxidized and woody, but then it’s sort of heading towards aged sherry. Some light stone fruit, malt and heat come out. It’s all working well together.