Belgo (154) - Køge, - DEC 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark red with a firm, lasting off white head. The aroma is packed with fruity notes of red berries, citrusy hops and caramel, chocolate and orangepeel due to the weinbrand cask. On the palate this is one of the best balanced beers I’ve had this year. There is nothing that is overdosed vis a vis other taste components; a great example of many contributions playing together instead of just playing as loud as they can individually. Very creamy mouthfeel and a very classy beer.
NBird (137) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep vinous ruby black, sml-med head. Smells ..cooked fruits, malts, caramel, liquorish and some vinous barrel. Tastes..Belgian ale dark fruity, sweet malts, burnt sugars, roasty, vinous and whiskey woody barrel.
KingCecil (1804) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home.... It pours murky light brown with a large creamy tan head.... The aroma is oak, dark fruits, sweet malt, vanilla and vinous notes.... The flavor is also vinous, bourbon, dark fruits, caramel, some spices and berries...with a nice warming alcohol finish....
Holmen1 (1073) - NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Fra flaske på Mikkellertreffet på Cardinal mai-12: enormt fruktig og behagelig med passe karamellaktig bitterhet. Må nok prøves en annen gang hvis mulig. Og det ble det en hyggelig lørdagskveld på Cardinal: like god som jeg husket den, og med en ettersmak som varte helt til bybrua.
TheEpeeist (2817) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle. Cloudy brown with some big bubbled tan froth. Nose is caramel, brandy, raisin and apple. Medium body with a crisp bite finishing dry and a bit dull. Brief candy apple sweetness then brandy and wood. Ends bitter and leafy. Too much barrel.
Ober (2763) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear dark red/brown colored beer, with a large beige head. The aromared fruits like berries.A little caramel with wood, a little winery and alcohol. The taste of red fruits, berries, wood notes some malts, winery, madera with notes of alcohol. The aftertaste is sweet, has wood notes with bitter hints.
MrHangover (1096) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Clear amber, beautiful off white head. Aroma of port and madeira. Very nice, complex flavor, full of malts, caramel, sweet red wine. More if a barley wine than an amber.
dEnk (2632) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is whiskey, red wine, barrel, slight fruity note and some caramel. Flavour is wine, caramel, alcohol and some spice. A bit thin.
erickok (2280) - Tours, FRANCE - OCT 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark copper, very nice body and tan coloured head. Barley wine like aroma with concentrated fruit, powerful madera and complex wild wood. Smooth low carbonation, not super thick and well developed. Flavourful and dangerously drinkable. (33cl bottle at MrHangover’s tasting)
GRM (2484) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Green bottle, 375 ml, best before 15/09/19, with Louise et Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on June 1 2012; eye: dirty brown, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of brown head, no lacing; nose: alcohol, rose water, hops, light spices, fruity; mouth: alcohol, malt, light fruity, light spices, light hops, really dry finale in alcohol, full body, not much carbonation, rather bitter, lightly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: fine
Bouteille verte, 375 ml, meilleure avant 15/09/19, avec Louise et Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 1er juin 2012; œil : brun sale, trouble, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse brun, pas de dentelle; nez : alcool, eau de rose, houblon, léger épices, fruité; bouche : alcool, malt, léger fruités, léger épices, léger houblon, finale très sèche en alcool, corsée, peu carbonatée, plutôt amère, légèrement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : bien
Countbeer (2852) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok normal Lambic sized bottle, but the lovely draped wax makes it lovely exclusive and so nice looking, that it’s a pity to open this bottle, so nicely waxed.
Medium vast yellow ish cheesy creamy head on top of a deep hazy to murky amber ruby colored beer with some big chunks on the bottom of my glass.
Aroma’s of red fruit, red berries, light whiskey/vinous tones, wood, light boozey, some barley malts, some roosvice,
Flavours of alcohol, spices, barleys, barley malts, barrel aged boozy red fruit, alcohol soaked cherries, some berries, hints of something strawberry and raspberry, some rose hip, sticky barley malts, some slight hints of sour ish yeast (not that the beer is sour, but there are some sporadic moments where there seems to come out some slight soury tints).
Equally spread bitterness and sweetness with a full flavoured sticky warmth.
Aftertaste of barley malts, wood, some fruit tones and a light spicy bitterness.
Low carbo, soft creamy almost silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
Nice brew, bit boozey, but good tasty!