tderoeck (7578) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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: VI/2011 (2015-1759)
Note: after hoarding the oldest of these beers for over 5 years, I decided to crack down on them, before they disintegrate.
Clear red brown beer, no head. Aroma: lots of peat, caramel, sweet malts, dried fruits, milk chocolate, bit spicy. MF: no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very peated, leathery, bit sourish, fruity touch, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: peat, some alcohol, leathery touch, more peat, cocoa powder.
Wixie (252) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear red-brown liquid. No head. Aroma of peat. Medium body, no carbonation. Taste of peat, bitter and sweet.
Nephilium (1616) - Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle labeled as batch: K03E11) After wrestling the cork out, the first thing I notice about this is that it appears to be almost still. The aroma has notes of red wine, tannins, peat, and alcohol. Pours a clear dark ruby, with no head, and very little visible carbonation. Very complex flavor, with peat coming through initially, with some burnt notes as well. There’s still quite a bit of sweetness in this, which helps to mask the alcohol a bit. The booze still comes through with some warming notes in the finish. Slippery mouthfeel, and completely still. There’s no carbonation at all, which would really help this beer out. Overall, with this bottle, I don’t think it was worth the price. I’d like to try this again at some point, hopefully with carbonation.
vipinvelp (3463) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Little opaque dark Ruby, light Brown lacing. Strong whiskey aroma and great taste. By far On of The better beers ever (Antwerpen 201507)
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marcus (8594) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours medium brown with virtually no head and a sweet malty aroma. There is a rather flat dark molasses flavor with lots of scotchand a peaty finish.
bhensonb (13516) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 c&c from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours brown with a few bubbles. Aoma of peat, dark malt and oak. Full bodied. Flavor is fruity, very little carbonation, dusty oak and lots of peat. The scotch aspects are rather mellow. But strong. Goes well with Stinking Bishop. And with Chimay Grand Cru.
alexsdad06 (8164) - Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 oz. bottle picked up at Party Source from notes. Pours a hazy deep copper color with a medium sized creamy off white head. The nose has big ripe fruits, raisins, fig, caramel, brown sugar, oak, scotch whiskey notes are noticeable with wood and peat, and a touch of the alcohol. The flavor is more fruits, raisins, fig, caramel, oak, scotch whiskey, peat and boozy alcohol. There is some burn to the mouth feel that grabs my attention, but I like this entire series.
Alphadelic (2065) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flat and murky. The nose is a little Peary with banana bread dark sweetness. In the mouth it is like a weak scotch with a sweeter finish.
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a brown color with a small sized off white head. Oak, dark fruits, earthy, and scotch.
gEUS (1662) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
375 ml bottle at home. Pours cloudy dark copper amber with no head, no carbonation. Deep nutty and toffee alike aromas, little bit of wet cardboard as well, alcohol already coming through... Medium body, flat as can be, a tad watery, taste is bland, like whisky with lots of water, little smoke at the end. Expected it to hold a bit up longer (3 years old).