markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at 2011 Cajun Cafe Fall Beer Fest (decided batch # based on the bottle pic). Pours a red-brown with an off-white head. Nose is sweet malts, candy sugar, light wood, and some fruit- plums maybe? Flavor is similar with the oak seemingly stomping on some of the quad notes. The sugar and fruit is a bit subdued in favor of the woody flavors. Light to medium in body with well-hidden alcohol.
KyotoLefty (6339) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle tasted blind.
Pale amber, nice persistent lace.
Big oak aroma. Vanilla, butter, caramel. Green apple.
Smooth, silky, oily palate. Big oak flavor, vanilla, caramel. Nice and smooth.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared at Max and Jess’s tasting - surpsingly sweet and sour. dark, smooth malts with a wooden oaky finish. Lots of toffee malts and a fruity yeastiness.
bierkoning (10169) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle. Dark amber color. Little chunks of yeast. Maltaroma with dried fruit and subdued oak. Malty sweet flavor with subtle oaky notes, dried tropical fruit, marzipan and alcohol. Hint of vanilla.
Benzai (8145) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Re-rate at Joes’ La Trappe Oak Aged Vertical, February 25 2012. Clear ruby red color, small white head. Smell malts, sweet, nice sweet-fruityness, lightly alcohol. Taste nicely sweet-fruity, lightly some ’fruitpeel’-bitterness especially in the aftertaste, lightly alcohol. Medium but soft carbonation, medium body. Very nice.
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts dry fruits spicy caramel oak and some hops flavor malts fruits caramel sugar spicy oak and some hops
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy reddish amber color, creamy white head.
Nose: caramel, malt, cane sugar, fruity hop notes, subtle spice, oak.
Flavor: sweet, caramel, vanilla, fruit, gentle alcohol burn, slight hop finish. Full body, sticky.
tkrjukoff (4053) - SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 37,5 cl, Systembolaget. Poures cloudy light copper brown with a steady tanned head leaving nice lacing. Aroma is very sweet, malty, caramel, fidges and fruity with touch of oak barrel. Flavor follows the aroma, it’s very velvety lean with nice warming alcol finish together with round bitterness.
thewolf (11177) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Beer Planet, Brussels.
Pours muddy dark orange with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma has caramel, smoke, oranges, pear winegums. Medium carbonation, fine dry and creamy palate. Flavour has caramel, dried fruits, peity smoke, vinious. Notes of Scottish whiskey (even if those barrels weren’t used). A bit sharper than the others, sadly. Still great, though.
Nisse666 (4178) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from SB cons 2011-04-08 Göteborg
AR: scotish butter fudge, figs,...
AP: dark caramel brown with a reddish tone,
2 cm thick wee bubbly, stouty concistens.
F: caramel, butter fudge, warming feeling, loaded with carbonation, figs, dadels, vanilla sweetness, a bit oily in concistens