Pinball (10133) - Copenhagen, - AUG 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy orange, small white head.
yeasty malty aroma , sweet malty, wood, booze.
flavor is yeasty, belgian yeasty, flowery, faint wood, vineus note.
swoopjones (4885) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. brownish with amber hues, medium mouthfeel. Sherry aroma, slight. sherry, slight raisins, slight licorice. not cohesive melding. OK
pete4999 (923) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. I had no idea what to expect with this, and was a little disappointed. I didnít really get much of the sherry flavor in it. Had a little bit of grape/raisin feel to it, almost tasted like an American barleywine to me. Decent beer but I just found it to be lacking in general.
juanenka (224) - valladolid, SPAIN - NOV 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella. Presencia limpia y dorada con corona blanca persistente. Aroma a vino dulce y frutos rojos. En boca cartůn piedra algo de frutos rojos y vino dulce. Si esta Birra tiene 12 grados yo no los encuentro regulera
icehawk (594) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Nut, dark fruit
Appearance: Dark brown
Taste: Very subdued flavors; dark fruit
Overall: Alcohol well hidden, but the flavors are extremely subtle.
Wim (2463) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
home shared with yves amber coloured body with a white head and a malt alchohol hoppy fruity aroma a hoppy fruity caramel malt sweet taste with alchohol bitter finish
Yves (1988) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with Wim. Amber coloured beer with small white head and no carbonation. Alcoholic fruity and malty aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is fruited apple hinted ending alcoholic.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: Birch Norfolk
Aroma licorice, sherry, alcohol, potent blend. Dangerus smoothness.
Top: mid off-white top
Base: brown with slight haze?.
Palate : mellow, lower carbonation, soft texture.
Taste: chocolate brown malts, mild cherry feel. Not as complex as aroma. Dangerously drinkable.
mike5326 (461) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a tap. Dark red color, off white frothy head. Sherry smell is apparent. A slight bitter sweet syrupy taste.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a goblet. 2012 vintage, one of 3744 bottles.
3.5 A: Moderately hazed dark orange color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is about what youíd expect from a beer this big and a short ring of lacing is left.
4.0 S: While #3 was super peppery, it isnít quite as noticeable in this one though still quite apparent. The fruit profile is also a good bit different. Lots more figs, dates, and even some plum in this and lesser amounts of peach and apple. Mild hay and grassy funk. The sherry lends caramel, prune, toffee, and a vinous grapiness. While the base and the barrel are well balanced, this has more barrel character than #3. Overall, more fruity, less funky, and a bit sweeter.
4.0 T: The potent pepper returns in the taste. Lots of peppery spiciness with clove undertones and an accompanying moderate yeastiness. Again this is more fruity than #3 with figs, dates, plum leading the way and red apple underneath. Mild outdoorzy funk including forest after a rain and apple orchard. Sherry again lends caramel, vinous fruity grape, and hints of toffee. Nice balance with the barrel coming through cleanly without a tannic influence. Booze was never an issue in the nose or the taste and the only indication that this is 12% is a light warming finish.
3.5 M: Light to lighter medium body. Like #3, this has a bit too much carbonation and probably even more than #3. Itís a light, spritzy carbonation, but there is just too much of it. Mild creaminess. Good enough.
3.5 D: I like this almost as much as #3, but the mouthfeel is a bit distracting. It tastes a little bit different, but is about the same quality overall.
Serving type: bottle
MrW (333) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dusty aroma of cellar, wood, sharp alcohol, sweet, fruity, port.
Sparkling, amberblond beer, offwhite head.
Starts fruity, loads off alcohol, wood, extreme sweetness.
Dusty aftertaste, and a lot of sweets.
Special, but a bit too sweet imo.