tderoeck (7259) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22/XII/15 - 37.5cl bottle from Geers, Hopduvel or the monastery shop @ Tim’s Amazing La Trappe Oak Aged Series Batch 2 Through 13 Tasting - BB: n/a, blended: 15/III/12(2015-1762)
Note: after hoarding the oldest of these beers for over 5 years, I decided to crack down on them, before they disintegrate.
Clear dark amber to light brown beer, small thin creamy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of vanilla, sweet, caramel, little oxidized. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sourish, sweet, caramel, some tannins, lots of vanilla. Aftertaste: bit sourish, some tannins, sour touch, caramel, oxidized touch.
Wixie (204) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy brown liquid, no head. Aroma of fruits and wood. Medium body, no carbonation. Taste is sweet, a bit sour.
gunnfryd (13596) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
KRS 311214. Dark brown colour with a beige bubbles. Aroma is wine, sugar, yeast, dried fruits. Flavour is fruit, wine, sugar, yeast, dried fruits, caramel, alcohol. Full body. Nice beer.
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle. Pours a very murky orange tinted brown with a short lived beige head. Aroma is vanilla, wood, fruits and chocolate. Flavor is loads of fruits, chocolate, some soap and caramel. Finish is loads of vanilla, wood, dark fruit and brown sugar. Lingering fruits and brown sugar. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel and weak carbonation. Solid!
czar (6561) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours murky light brown with a small dirty light beige head, little no retention. strong toffee and bananas - jack daniels-like bourbon bananas, wood - strong oak, demerara and treacle - some sweetness although not cloying, plain caramel, pepper. light to low carbonation, medium body - oily; sweet, woodsy and lightly tannic finish. definitely some weaknesses but still a tasty oaky caramel taffy candybar.
yngwie (16065) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 375ml corked. A still one with an oily pour. Unclear, dark brown body. The aroma is sugary and caramel-ish, with some alcohol, dried fruits and piney hops. It’s full-bodied and more or less flat on the palate, with some warmth and flavors of caramel, dried figs, dark sugar and a vinous touch. Some booze. Lasting finish with caramel, dried fruits and a nice touch of citrus juice and pine cones. Fine bitterness too. Not bad, but sure lacks carbonation. 141231
Geokkjer (7048) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, biscuits, grains, dark berries and prunes. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, caramel, toffee, bread and warming alcohol. Medium to full body, average carbonation.
Meilby (10324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy brown with no head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, yeast, alcohol, vanilla, biscuit and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, caramel, dried fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cork and caged 0.375 bottle, my sixth different batch so far in my life: I have three more remaining in my stash. Poured at home into my huge ’Judas’ badged tulip glass so the beer could breathe and show off it’s colouring, no sediment left the bottle during the pour, even though I had to use a corkscrew to get the synthetic cork out. Misty reddy brown with no head, just a thin collar , not even a wisp on the top of the moody looking beer. Port like and fruity in the nose: oak, yeast and nuts can be added to the aroma as the beer warmed a little in the glass. I think I opened it too cold because it seemed to get better on each sip as it lost it’s chill. Sweet fruitiness in the taste, the Port like smell not being within the flavour, the oak, yeast and nuts however do transfer to the mouth from the nose. This is a real ’sipper’, not a swift swigging beer, each mouthful should be savoured as every one is slightly different to the next. So complex and interesting. Plums, apples and dark berries come and go, the alcohol gives a heady bite throughout and a mild sourness arrives, then disappears too. A joy to drink, like all the batches I have had the pleasure of tasting so far: like the rest, this is too good to share, have a bottle to yourself like me!
after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375, corked and baled (synthetic cork). Pours a murky dark mahogany with no head or lace. Big sweet smoky nose, showing plums and smoke, a bit bacony. Creamy medium body with virtually no carb. Attach comes on plummy, then gets very bacony and smoky and finishes sweet-bacony. Quite unlike any BA quad I have had, but delicious.