Benzai (6269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5cl bottle at Joes’ La Trappe Oak Aged Vertical, February 25 2012. Clear dark ruby red color, no head. Aroma is malts, sweetness and pretty winey, though not as much as O.A. batch 5. Taste malts, light to medium sweetness, winey and some alcohol. Medium carbonation, medium body.
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin head. Sweet malts, light spicy yeast, and dark fruits. Moderate oak, but really not a ton. Pretty good.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle. Amber pour with a small head. Nose and taste of oak and Chardonnay. Delicious.
BoBoChamp (5020) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
38cl, Batch 6, on new oak and used (White Wine) barrels, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2011, thx to Secret Santa!, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly woody/vinous, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, good Trappist, ’Thanks alot to Secret Santa for providing me the last missing puzzle!’
TheBeerGod (5006) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - corked and caged 375mL. K18C11 11:11 Batch 6. Murky ruby/copper pour with a tall, foamy tan head. Leaves delicate lacing over the glass. Sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel, soft wood and custard/dessert notes in the aroma. Taste is big wood notes, caramel, dark fruits, soft yeast notes, creamy malt, light custard, soft sponge cake and faint vanilla. Body is medium with a soft, dense, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more dark fruit notes, big wood flavors, light vanilla, custard, caramel and sweet malt. Delicious!
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml Bottle: Sweet aroma of oak, vanilla, dark ripe fruit, plums, and a hint of yeast. Poured deep orange/brown in color with no head. Very cloudy. Full of medium, large, and huge-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, oak, vanilla, slight coconut, dark ripe fruit, and some honey. Medium body. Average texture. Soft to average carbonation. Medium sweet, malt, oak, vanilla, slight coconut, dark ripe fruit, and honey finish. 10%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
kappldav123 (4542) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes side by side with batch 2 and 3. Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass brown-orange. Small head. Sweet-malty aroma. Starts mild, sweet, but not as intense as batch 2. Fine fruity hints of apricot. Finish with woody notes, modest sweet, hints of vanilla. Well balanced and drinkable. Liked it better than batch 2 and 3.
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black color ale with a nice large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of light dry fruits and residual sugar with some wood notes. Taste is also dominated by some wood notes with light residual sugar notes and dry raisins. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting experiment but I believe the regular version is probably better then this barrel-aged version and the white wine notes where quite hard to distinguish.
kermis (4205) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Arendsnest. Mostly clear brown pour with off white head. Aroma of banana, caramel, oak and alcohol. Sweet woody flavour with caramel, vanilla and light fruit notes. Low carbonation and medium bodied. Alcohol noticeable in the finish.
Countbeer (3913) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium creamy head, changes slowly into a thick lacing on top of an amber brown colored beer.
Smell raisin, wood, earth, oak, dust, light grapes, vinous. Nice aroma’s.
The flavours are also very nice: nice wood, bourbon, red & dark fruits, some sweets (but balanced and nothing too sweet), light dry, grapes and cream. Very good Barrel aged quadruppel.
Aftertaste is damn tasty too: dry wood, oak, bourbon-ish, vanilla.
Low to medium carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy texture.
Very good thing is that the alcohol is very well hidden. Lovely beer!