BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
38cl, Batch 5, on new oak and used (White Wine) barrels, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, sweet malty, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, good Trappist, yet expensive!
joergen (23823) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at t’Arendsnest.
Hazy red-brown coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, liquorice and yeast.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and spices.
Sweet and spicy finish.
Vaiz (3867) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is very fruity with fresh red fruits, raisins, plum. Flavor is sweet and overly fruity. No sharp edges, quite smooth brew. Nice.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a murky reddish brown with minimal white head. Aroma of sweet vinous fruit with an overtone of the wood. Medium body, flavour of caramel malt and the fruit (plum, berries) with a dryness from the barrel.
Theydon_Bois (12870) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Leightons Cloud base, big thanks to Paulo for this ’R’ job, 05/05/15.
Opaque mahogany brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is rich fruits, cake mix, spice, wood, sherry notes, dates, plums.
Taste comprises rich fruit cake, dates, prunes, figs, wooded notes, spice, more sherrified notes.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming alcohol in the close.
Decent offering but not top draw.
saxo (14997) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are wood, wine, caramel, fruits and malt.
Wim (3165) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
brown coloured body with a off white head a spicy yeasty malty wood fruity aroma a spicy sweet malty fruity caramel yeasty taste with a spicy alcholic fruity bitter finish
mR_fr0g (5829) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Leightons place. Many thanks to Paul. Semi clear orange caramel brown coloured pour with a viscous no head. Aroma is lovely big brandy, toffee, caramel, Cognac, Warming alcohol, Little apple. Flavour is composed of caramel, apple tart, solvent, brandy, little cinnamon, woody. Palate is low carbonation, little sticky, little cloying. Good beer the palate is a bit off.
The_Osprey (3485) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Leighton’s, thanks to Paul. Four years old at this stage. Murky dirty brown, very little head, no lacing. Aroma is strawberry jam, some harsh chemical / alcohol, touch of sherry, grape juice. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sherry, sweet toffee, some alcohol coming through, no real bitterness. Doesn’t have the aggressive woodiness that I like in the new vintages, and has gone a bit ’gloopy’ with age. Still, a nice sipper.
Benzai (10613) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Clear ruby red color, thick off-white to beige head. Smell some sweetness, slightly woodish and indeed winey. Taste winey, also sweetness and soft, velvety. Very soft carbonation, a bit thin texture. Low to medium body.