timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma dominated by port sweetness, some caramel and toffee. Poured a dirty ruby with beige head. Taste follows the nose with a very odd sausage-like saltiness... very interesting beer, really enjoy the port aging but wish the layers were more easily perceived and that there wasn't that odd salt spice character.
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durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle. Pours cloudy chestnut with intimidating chunks hanging around. Ring of beige head. Nose is vinous and slightly vegetal. Sweet toffee underneath. Taste adds great wood, char, and a slight bit of tang from the port. And of course lots of toffee. Full body. Worth it once, for sure.
kimjongill (203) - - DEC 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big malty aroma with a boozy liquor component. Light amber color with almost no head. Great malty flavor with only a bit of port. 2010 bottle and I’m detecting a slight oxidation. Not enough port flavor in my opinion.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008-I like port and I like this brew. Mild English barleywine malty character, smooth, moderate body with nice sweetness on the back end and in the nose.
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2012
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
2010 Vintage bottle. Pours a darker brown color with a good bit of sediment floating in the glass and almost no head. The aroma is woody and boozy. Smells alright. Taste is a completely different story. It’s like drinking green beans. I like to eat green beans, but drinking them, I find difficult. Ended up pouring this after several sips. I wanted to like this beer, just could bring myself to drink any more.
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A: Pours a semi-opaque toffee/mahogany color with a tiny white cap. Much lighter than I expected. Floaties in the snifter
S: Heavy and rich port wine right off the bat. Plums, cherry, white grape juice, toffee, caramel, leather. Overall very dark fruity and sweet. Unfathomably complex. Impossible to summarize.
T: "Wow" was the first thing that I said. Much richer and sweeter than expected. The beer obviously soaked up that port in the casks. Toffee, butter, honey, tons of candy caramel. To sum it up: port wine, sweetness, delicious
MF/O: Thick, velvety, flat carbonation. Plummy/port wine finish. A masterpiece.
ansjelaah (858) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gedronken met joes, benzai en dutchdrebus, ruikt naar wijn, hout, zoet. En het blijkt dat het nog zoeter kan, dan de whiskey variant. 2005.
DutchDrebus (3089) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colour with no head. Smells hazel nut, bit sweet. Tastes very sweet, hazel nut, some wood. Quite nice, but the lagavulin one is more special. Very soft, low cabro and medium body.
Benzai (5745) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from 275cl bottle thanks to Joes. A bit hazy orange color, some floaties in it, no head. Smell malts, port (I guess), slightly sweet. Taste sweetish malts, a lot of liquor (port again?), pretty sweet overall as well. Medium to full body, low carbonation. Long lasting sweet and liquor aftertaste.
TBone (11281) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 275ml (vPBF, vintage 2004)
Deep ruby-brown color, tiny beige head. Sweet marmalade, sherry aroma, a bit oxidized. Medium to full-bodied. Very sweet. Madeira/sherry flavors. Excellent dessert beer, perhaps few years too much as there is some notes of oxidation.