Damico (2585) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick syrupy honey amber with a sandy colored head. Aroma brings the aramagnac barrel and syrupy booze. Flavor of the barrel comes forward as well with notes of honey a bit of tang as well.
NikkTwist (1648) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Eulogy. Top of an old keg. Cloudy brown pour. Minimal head. Browned amber fruit. Sulfured apricots. Golden prunes and raisins. Well aged. Thinned out quite a bit but still some hop brightness above the desiccated fruit table. Wood tannins. High ABV is felt but moderated by juicy dry caramel undertones. Eminently a strong sippable decadent desert beer.
Jerre (2694) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted with William and freinds from 75 cl bottle.
Hazy darkgolden color, with a offwhite head.
Aroma sweet, fruits.
Full body. Taste very sweet, alcohol, bit malts and brandy touch.
ThirstyBird (1589) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBBSG II. Courtesy of Dave. Pours a dull, cloudy light yellow/brown with a small off-white head. The smell is big fruit, caramel apple, booze. The taste follows the nose - smooth and delightful. Mild carbonation, medium body - it is smooth and silky. Really nice stuff.
DocLock (7876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy maple syrup colored with minimal head. Nose is oaky spirits, cognacy, raisins, walnut, fig. Tastes complex, with some heat up front, a nice oaky cognac flavor, raisins, nuts, wood, and tobacco. This one was delicious.
jtclockwork (8491) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of toasted biscuit, yeast, fermented fruits, white sugar, caramel, oak and brandy. Medium - full body.
fakebeersnob (155) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy peach/brown. Seems quite carbonated. I can’t place what it taste likes. Sweet. Alcohol warmth afterwards. The barrel is a bit subtle, but not really a negative as I was expecting it due to the low timeframe of aging.
jackl (4647) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split @ CBC Clerkenwell. Another thanks to Kenny for yet another Dormaal! The pour’s gold with a small head. The nose full of armagnac, wood. Full, sweet marzipan. Caramel. The taste is more marzipan and caramel. Musty yeast. A bit of tart cherry. Quite sweet, bordering on sickly. Moderately hot finish. Full body, fine carbonation. Overall, despite being sweet as all hell, this isn’t too bad.
Zupastan (74) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle @ home; from ABC Leuven; hazy orange with white quickly disappearing head; low carbonation; grape smell; oily feel, alcoholic warmth, little viscous; decent!
Theydon_Bois (8759) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at Craft Clerko thanks to Kenneth - the 4th from this series for me in less than 60 hours and the least impressive, 08/07/13.
Hazy orange amber with a thin off white head which quickly dissipates to spotting.
Nose is booze, bitter orange, dark fruit, woody tones, sour apricots.
Taste comprises harsh booze, dark fruits, toffee, orange pith, oaky notes.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, dry boozey warming alcohol in the finish.
Drinkable but glad to be splitting this one with others! Alcohol is just too harsh and not well integrated.