Hydra85 (9) - - JUN 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Voor mij het beste bier wat ik tot nu toe gedronken heb, veel bijsmaken, vooral het eikenhout van de vaten proef je nadrukkelijk! Zeer zeker de moeite waard!!
Scopey (4697) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to Josh. It pours hazy mahogany brown with a small beige head. The nose is earth, wood, coconut, vanilla, juicy, toffee and toasted sugar. The taste is wood, earth, coconut, vanilla, toffee, cherry, blackcurrant, toast, light warmth, dried fruit, fruit cake, toast and earth with a dry, warming finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Good depth. Smooth, well-balanced and really rather tasty.
Theydon_Bois (5486) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at CBC thanks to J-Dog, 05/12/13.
Hazed dark amber with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is oaky boozed up woodness, caramel, vanilla, toffee fudge.
Taste comprises toffee fudge, lick’o’booze, brown sugars, dark stewed fruits, oaky wood notes, light coconut shavings.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, dry closure with a touch of booze.
Nice quad, fairly mellow for the style and not too hot.
Leighton (8766) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell in London - many thanks to Josh. Pours lightly hazy amber with a delicate, white cream head. Rich beer, lots of bready malts, banana, big sweetness. Surprisingly mellow alcohol, which was nice. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with rich bread, toffee, ripe and bruised bananas. Powerful. Very tasty.
maneliquor (2294) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a dirty, dark brown with a small, sticky beige head. Nose is huge banana and vanilla notes, white chocolate sweetness and sultanas. Very vanilla escence forward which works nicely with the stewed fruits. Taste again is massive on the banana with white chocolate covered dried fruits, prunes/dates/currants. The sweetness goes well with the heavier fruits. Barely any heat but a touch thin in the mouth feel. Nice stuff
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 (116) - 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 (7550) - 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 (5594) - 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 (12164) - 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 (14818) - 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.