adnielsen (10360) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home with Jetson. Somewhat cloudy, dark red-orange appearance with a cream colored head. Toasty, caramel malty, mild to moderate candy sugar, dry vinous aroma. Fairly fruity, grape, raisin, plum, dark caramel/toffee, mild candy sugar flavor with a dry, vinous finish. Pretty cool brew.
BVery (9162) - Plymouth, 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.
j12601 (9050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle I took to Max’s for his birthday celebration. Pours a hazed amber brown with a medium sized tan head. Big sweet caramel, oak, soft toffee, a bit of banana and sweet malt. Medium-bodied, sweet with some big caramel. Some sweet caramel and a bit of chocolate. Warm and smooth, nice oak touches on the finish.
JorisPPattyn (9048) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small dirty-cream head over clear copper-amber beer. Superb nose as from old, sweet wine, very vinous, vanilla. Sweet, brandy, vanilla, vanillabeans, coffeemilk, alcohol-preserved fruit, winecasks. Very complex, yet balanced flavourprofile. Better carbonated than most such ales, slick, alcoholwarming. Spectacular nose. Beer, however, is more sweet than suspected.
kermis (9019) - 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.
marcus (8589) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours murky brown with no head and a wine and molasses aroma. There is a toasty dark molasses flavor (a bit oxidized)with a sort of sweet and dry oak finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37.5cl bottle pours murky brown with amber edges and thin tan head. The aroma delivers dark fruity esters like raisins and prunes as well as some molasses, a touch of caramel and then a mild oak to vanilla to boozy heat sort of sensation is noticed at the end of the pull. The taste is rich with robust notes of brown sugar coated prunes and raisins. It quickly picks up additional notes of sweet vanilla, molasses, a touch of oak wood as well as some oak spiciness. Nice quad.
blipp (7775) - San Diego, California, 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.
tderoeck (7578) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22/XII/15 - 37.5cl bottle from Geers, Hopduvel or the monastery shop @ Tim’s Amazing La Trappe Oak Aged Series Batch 2 Through 13 Tasting - BB: n/a, blended: IV/2011 (2015-1758)
Note: after hoarding the oldest of these beers for over 5 years, I decided to crack down on them, before they disintegrate.
Clear reddish brown beer, no head. Aroma: sweet, honey, caramel, alcohol, some vanilla, little oxidized. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet, quite some banana, bit sour, oxidized, caramel. Aftertaste: little spicy, banana, vanilla, some alcohol, more oxidation, alcohol.
77ships (6917) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another one of these yummy concoctions // 375 ml. bottle split by 3 @ Kulminator // 2011 bottle // bright copper, tad brown, darker than usual & def much more touch of white head than usual // smells of very sweet caramel, toffee, sugar on this appears to be exotic, I am almost getting exotic fruits here, touch booze, very sweet wine, others get rice pudding. I sort of get that, especially the spices they use in that // taste is similar sweet caramel, toffee, exotic fruits, rice pudding, very sweet wine, small touch of wood, rice pudding spices, exotic sugar // slick, smooth // delicious as usual