Mora2000 (6050) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank in celebration of the Longhorns’ victory over Oklahoma. Murky brown pour with a few bubbles but no real head. The aroma is very nice. I get some heavy dark fruit notes as well as some oak, molasses and some tobacco. The flavor is similar. The dark fruit notes are very nice and are complimented nicely by some brown sugar, molasses, caramel and oak. There is also a bit of whiskey character with some maple syrup and alcohol notes. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. Very nice.
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 (Bottle, Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 27 July 2013) Dark reddish brown colour with brief head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, dried fruit, raisins, oak wood and hints of red wine. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, dried fruit, raisins, prunes, hints of oak wood and wine. A certain spicy bitterness. Full body, with a certain sweetness. The oak character is fairly toned down, but the the beer is very well balanced and tasty. Very nice.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with a khaki head. Aromas of dark fruit, brown sugar, yeast, oak, and touches of wine. Flavor is a perfect balance of all the aromas. The wine character is just wonderful but not overpowering. Rich and long lasting finish. Another great oak aged quad from la trappe. Every single one I’ve had has been delicious and every batch is so different. Delicious!
gunnfryd (12614) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, wine, sugar, vineous. flavour is sweet, alcohol, wine, sugar, vineous, wood, dried fruits. Nice beer.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m back. For Walt. Also because this is really monumental.
Brown sugar, raisin, toasted caramelized marshmellows. Perfect amount of carbonation for this beer. Amazing. Glad to be back on ratebeer.
thirdeye11 (5817) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(375ml bottle at Lark on the Park) cloudy medium brown-copper, fine bubbles that are sparse. Nose of rich wine, sweet marshmallow, cherry, brown sugar, dark raisin, super complex. Taste of caramel, rich wine, marshmallow, light vinous and raisin, light carbonation which is good on this beer. Excellent.
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, oak, vanilla hint of red wine and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long sweet caramel, oak and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 375ml corked. A rather flat one, no head, and with a more or less clear, dark brown body. Some caramel in the aroma, with hints of oak, as well as alcohol, dried fruits and some vinous hints. A faint hint of chocolate and vanilla. The flavor has a nice sweetness, with dried fruits, caramel, alcohol and some choclate and vanilla. Full body, warming and soft on the palate. Lasting finish with caramel, some vanilla and quite a lot of vinous notes. Chocolate too. A quite pleasant one, but lacks a bit. 130510
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of malt, prunes, grapes and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some grapes, red wine, vanilla, oak, alcohol and caramel. Medium to full body, average carbonation.
NikkTwist (2048) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Eulogy in April 2013. Fantastic! Poured dark copper with no head. Great wine barrel aged notes. Has not turned. Deep and complex dark red fruits. Raisins. Dates. Nice dark caramel sweeetness but feels balanced. Heady aroma. Full body. For an aged beer with such dark fruit notes it still retains a nice bite. Again fantastic!