mike_77 (4570) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown colour, no head. Light fruity aroma. The fruity sweetness from the red wine barrel is evident but overall lacks depth and complexity.
FatPhil (12182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Very nice rich sweet caramelly malts, sweet red berries. Almost watery palate, light and amazingly drinkable for a 10% beer. Iím not getting the alcohol, but Iím on a pro La Trappe wave at the moment, and I donít get that. Alcohol is warming, but not hot. Mellow wine aspects nice, and almost certainly contribute to the covering of the alcohol. Anna thinks itís a bit boozy. Smooth palate, nice to sip, perhaps just a bit too winey. Good one from La Trappe.
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked and caged bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Woody, dark fruits, caramel, and some lighter vinous qualities. Alcohol content well hidden.
Zer0 (1186) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at THT. Pours cloudy Amber. Aroma is caramel, yeast, fruits and mango. Taste is pretty sweet. Really good.
worldbeertaste (1787) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy brown with a thin, white, ring of a head. Deep amazing smell of rich caramel roasted nutty malt, with figs, but and sweet fruit. Medium oily body. Tastes of alcohol with sweet malt, figs, nuts, raisins, and a nutty finish. Delicious and seriously complex in taste and smell. Amazing.
jmgreenuk (6506) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though itís only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Poured a murky dark brown. The aroma is sweet malt. The flavour is medium sweet with a sweet caramel alcoholic liqourice bitter palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (7427) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample @THT courtesy of Me.
thin white head. Hazy amber pour. Lovely beer from la Trappe
kermis (8489) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though itís only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Pours hazy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, oak, yeast and dark fruits. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured dark brown with a small white ring. Aroma of sweet caramel malt. Full body, flavour of sweet malt, vinous fruit, caramel.
Tmoney99 (12740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit, wood and dark sugar aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.