JorisPPattyn (8095) - Antwerpen, - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cream-coloured head over copper-amber, at first faintly hazed beer. End of bottle solid yeast. Parsley and other fine garden herbs; delicate caramel nose. Brandy, alcoholsweetness, but also a tad buttery. Bitter finish, rather vegetable. Warming up, warm grain taste. Alcoholheat, very slick, at least medium bodied. Good, if still a tad crude compared to similar foreign tries.
CapFlu (4651) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lasting white foamy head atop a copper body. Nose of Peak Freen cookies, herbal jam, brown sugar. Tasty tart and crazy sweet, biscuit and alcohol. Interesting.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Woody, vanilla, and fruity. Alcohol content well hidden. On the sweeter fruity side, but enjoyable.
Damico (2720) - 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 (1774) - 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 (2747) - 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 (1754) - 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 (8094) - 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 (9070) - , 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 (195) - 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 (5059) - 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.