maruno (26) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In La Trappe glas pours into a similair look like the original. Instantly smells like port. Tastes quite sweet with a aroma of red wine, almost port like, oak wood, caramel and vanilla. Mild but lively carbonisation. Very intereting beer but quite expensive.
Jimsal27 (109) - New York, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Sweet aromas of oak, malt, alcohol and bubble gum. Taste follows nose. Nice creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very short-lived yellowish head over quite carbonated hazy brown beer; Sweet-alcoholic-fruity aromas with esters, fusels, vanilla. Bananaester prominent; Bourbon-like, incense. Very complex nose, balanced, immensely intruiging. Sweet vanilla flavour, crème Anglaise, fresh oakwood. Faint sourish touch in the finish, strengthened by the carbonation, and resulting in a pleasing jumble of fruity flavours, bubblegum, incense,... Feels surprisingly carbonated. Hot alcoholfeel backthroat; medium bodied at least, but not feeling heavy. Sweet, but oh so lovely batch. The contrast between the spritzy, lively carbonation and the deep-complex flavours is inspired.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ABC Leuven. Big estery and oak nose, vanilla, banana, chocolate, wood, bourbon possibly. Rich and big. Dark brown with reddish tints, lace. Lovely. Very oakey flavor, lots of vanilla, cola, spices, banana, esters, coconut. Nice, sweet, smooth. Very tasty, though falls just a bit short of inspiring.
Theis (12123) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Caramel, fruity, banana, nutty, tea, wooden notes, coconut, honey, some bitterness, Not my style.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody caramel aroma with hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty woody spicy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody caramel and dark fruit finish.
Lowenbrau (1447) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle. Courtesy of Martinus. Roasty, caramel and wood aromas. Pours hazy dark copper, with nice tan head, vanishing. Medium body, relatively high carbonation, some crispy in texture. Taste is malty, caramel,some wood, liquorice and sipicy flavours, some wood character. Too much carbonation noticed, not so balanced for a beer supposed to be more mature.
McTapps (2315) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to MrHangover for this bomb of a beer -wow! It pours out of the bottle in a cloudy brown colour with low head and medium to smooth body. The nose is the most perfect one ever. The nose makes you feel like at a light cold autumn evening in front of the open fire place. Vanilla, oak, gentle whiskey. Taste is just perfect as well, it is like drinking whiskey liqueur. Exactly same taste but with a smoother body and far less ABV: Oak, vanilla, torf, bourbon, light malt, caramel and straw. Very nice and smooth to drink, a absolutly great and very taste beer. Enjoyed it a lot! Would like to have another one of this waiting for me.
MichaelBruch (2184) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Johan. Thank you mr hangover. Definitely the best dutch beer of my life. Similar to a rochefort 10. Full of plums, ripe fruits, some alcohol, sweets, sugar and a great deepness. Thick and awesome.
marius (5) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
dark amber to brown. Light beige head. Aroma off oak wood, caramel, vanilla, whiskey and red wine. wish a I had more than one bottle.