Franksv6 (271) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at La Trappe, a few years ago.
Clear amber colored beer with almost no white head.
Smells of brandy.
Tastes like also brandy, caramel, wood and dry fruit.
Aftertaste is some light warming alcohol.
caesar (5317) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle bought at La Trappe years ago, small sample, served in a taster glass. Slight hazy amber color, short head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, vanilla, slight oak wood, slight fruity. Soft sweet taste, caramel. Holds up remarkably well after a couple of years still. I had this one fresh before, and it was almost as good. Oak aging works great with the soft sweet base beer without making it too thin. Great example of how oak aging can improve a beer.
bpatrick01 (6) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel yeast aroma. Full bodied with distinguished lasting head and excellent lacing. Initially sweet with a distinguished earthy finish and quickly evaporating aftertaste.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Better than the regular version, though I had them months apart. dry and yeasty, flavor of pitted dark fruits works really well here...
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5th August 2014
Bright clear red - amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry with fine carbonation. Light dry creamy malt, whisper of caramel. Mild dried fruits. Light bubblegum ester. Light dry finish. Fine but something of a let down, was expecting much more.
Habanero (2749) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours clear and light amber with an average, creamy, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma of spices, caramel, wood and with notes of yeast. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with a hint of bitterness. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice brew.
raj201 (9) - Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2014 does not count
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Even after aging 1 year this is the worst beer I’ve ever had. The finish is pure wood. Like chewing on a toothpick
Grzesiek79 (3303) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Porzadne piwo. Moze mialo niewielka piane pachnialo niesamowicie. Melasa, zasuszonymi kwiatami, sliwka, kompotem z suszu. A w smaku jakby dominowal aromat drewna wilgotnego, spruchnialego. Podobalo mi sie i zwlaszcza te estry. Octowe lekko i wytrawne. Niewielka slodycz na poczatku, ale momentalnie piwo w smaku staje sie wytrawne jak wino. Arcy ciekawe piwo, moze smak zawdziecza lezakowaniu poniewaz nabylem to piwo jakies 4 lata temu. Jeden minus to gumowy, syntetyczny korek ktory ciezko wyciagnac. Do takiego piwa nie przystoji taki tandetny korek.
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a burnt orange with a thin off white cap. The aroma is sweet, burnt sugars, caramel, alcohol, honey, dark fruits, candied oranges, oak. The flavour follows suit more or less, sweet, Belgian brewing sugars, candied orange, honey, caramel, alcohol. Mouth feel is a little too light to support everything going on, little oily. Still, solid, enjoyable, no complaints really.
tmoreau (2562) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 11.2 oz.? bottle poured to snifters, showing a murky, deep brown color, with a light layer of tan foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The aroma was dark fruit, light spice, and substantial malt, with caramel & syrupy sweetness. With no indication in the nose, smoke and charred wood showed up unannounced in the taste to blend quite nicely with the former notes. Medium bodied, with soft carbonation and mellow alcohol, the finish remained sweet. Appropriately positioned as the final brew in our tasting session, as a tasty aperitif.