BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cork and caged 37.5cl bottle: Given to me (like 6 other Batches), as a gift by Rudi from De Bierboom in Brugge, thanks Rudi.
Poured into a Westmalle chalice and a Palm bulb for the sediment on 31 Oct 2012.
Dark brown with red leanings, the head a thin wisp from the start, clear and clean, the Palm glass holding a murkier duller brew.
The aroma and taste are fantastic: Port, liquorice, red berries, slightly sour, yet full in your face flavours to counter-act the sourness (chocolate malts mostly). Rich, warming and very, very nice.
This is one very drinkable brew: I like!
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, 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!
TheBeerGod (6025) - 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!
Boutip (5940) - 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.
kappldav123 (5918) - 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.
PhillyCraft (5874) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with Ann. Poured a murky plum color with small head and great sticky lacing. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, oak, bready, and malt. Taste is layered smooth warming flavors of plum, fig, cherry, oak, and sweet candy sugar. Awesome.
BoBoChamp (5755) - 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!’
RobertDale (5518) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml. bottle. Pours a dark, cloudy golden brown with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, malt, yeast, and florals. Taste is dark fruit, malt, caramel, yeast, vanilla, wood, and florals. Complex with not much alcohol presence. Top notch sipper!!
michael-pollack (4959) - 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.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a slightly hazy deep reddish brown. Aroma of alcohol soaked dark fruit, caramel malt. Full body, flavour of plums. raisins, caramel.