jmgreenuk (5845) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Jopenkerk. Poured a hazy dark amber with a thin off white head. The aroma is rich red berry fruit, yeast and a boozy alcohol. The flavour is strong to medium bitter with a big alcohol liqourice bitter malt palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
LomYst (633) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brown blackish color... Aroma has herbal hops, leather, wood, booze, alcohol, dark malts and caramel... Taste is bitter and a bit sweet... Good dark complex barleywine
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by benzai. Brown copper color with a offwhite head. Smell drank, herbs, fruity. Tastes sweet, fruity, caramel, herbs.
Thompson (445) - - JAN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small medium beige head... brown/resin colour reddish glow... smell hoppy... taste little roaste hops... shared by benzai...
DutchDrebus (4815) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ benzai. Copper brown colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells roasty, whisky, peat, cinnamon. Tastes barley, malts, raisins, sweetish. Nothing crazy. Medium body, soft carbo.
DwarfeD (1673) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Irish Pub Long John. Dark orange with a small off-white head. Thick body with moderate carbonation. Medium bitterness with medium to high bitterness. Caramel, chocolate, toast, citrus and a lot of booze. A decent warming brew.
Bullit (4223) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mitra Tiel. Dark orange coloured with a thin off-white head. Nose is sweet, hoppy, tropical fruits, slightly sugary. Flavour is sweet malts, slightly hoppy, syrupy, slighty alcoholic, earthly. Fairly bitter, with a slight alcohol burn. Finish is dry and sweet. Nice.
Abijen (1961) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown beer with a good white head. Smells fruity, malts and caramel. Tastes caramel, malts, fruity, licorice and laurier. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
caesar (5828) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, Nov 13, large sample. Clear copper color, medium light brown head. Aroma of caramel malt, raisin, hint of chocolate, bit spicy. Sweet taste, hint of vanilla. Bit flowery and citrussy. Quite boozy. Pretty thick body, sirupy. Interesting brew, flavors go pretty much all the way at the moment. Probably improves with some age.
RW80 (1324) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
30 cl bottle (shared)
appearance: Clear red brown with a light beige head. leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Alcohol,toast, caramel, dried red fruits (Raisins and plums), oak (quite sweet)
Taste: Caramel, Dried fruits a bit of oak, spcices and some alcohol.
Starts sweet then shows up a bit of more of the taste palate which doesnít glue that well before it ends with a very Artificial candy sweetness and bitter maltyness. Not sure if this can be balanced out over time. But I will give a shot.
medium body and cabonation.
The candy artificial sweetness is really for me a dealbreaker. But even then I donít see this comming close to the quality of the meesterstuk versions of the years before it.