oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@fonefan. Deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is raisins, sweet fruits, and yeast. Flavour is raiisins, alcohol and ripe fruits with some ripe banana to it.
Rasmus40 (13904) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 190615
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ Sankt Hans Tasting, Ulfborg.
Aroma has red wine, vinegar and mild soapy tones. Also wood and sweet malt - and berry juice. Flavour has sweet berry juice, woody notes, minerals, some vinegar and mild vanilla tones. Juicy, sweet-ish and unusual. A quadrupel?? Definitely would not have guessed that.
saxo (14844) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Small head with short duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, fruits, spices, vanilla and hops.
Camons (7630) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours hazy brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light yeast, caramel, little chocolate, bitter dry wood, spice, junipers, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, malty, some yeast, caramel, brown sugar, juniper, jenever, berries, wood, alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation, sweet finish with warming alcohol. 200515
Daanminator (296) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wat een geweldig bier is dit. Mooie volle smaak. Mooie bruine schuimkraag erop. Bier is heerlijk zacht van smaak. Smaken van zoet, vanille en eik. Heerlijke afdronk van chocolade. Bier drinkt goed weg, alcohol zit niet in de weg ondanks zijn 10.5%.
ej (978) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark coppery body with a creamy looking tan head. Sweet aroma with candy, raisins, rum and hints of oak. Taste is fairly sweet. Rounds of abit towards and into the aftertaste. A whiff of warming alcohol as well. Full bodied and around avg co2 levels.
Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally intended as a one-off, this is now brewed once a year. Apparently matured on ’jenever’ barrels - a first for me, but since I do not like jenever too much, I do not have much confidence. Pours a transparent burgundy bronze colour, hazy, under a thinnish, lacing, pale beige head. Aroma weaker than expected, indeed revealing a hint of old ’jenever’, apart from marzipan, raisins, powder sugar, canned pineapple slices, candied cherries, banana liqueur, wine vinegar, indeed the vanilla-like tannins, warm apple cake, rubber, caramel, weeds, faint iron, blackcurrant, straw, calvados and a luckily faint touch of H2S (sewer water), fading away after a while to let the other aromas come to full development. Sweet onset of raisins, candied dates, passion fruit and candi sugar, medium and somewhat ’numbing’ carbonation becoming softer and friendlier in the end, a hint of sour berries - even with slightly drying effect; caramelly, bready and somewhat nutty, full maltiness provides background, yeastiness increases towards the finish, spicy, supported by herbal and peppery hop bitterishness in the finish though never becoming truly bitter, as well as solvents, lingering caramelly malt sweetness, something ’meaty’ (proteins), a very, very faint background smokiness and indeed a fair deal of warming, evidently ’jenever’-ish alcohol, on the brink of becoming wry, but still with a drying, astringent, though not really disturbing effect. Acceptable for what it pretends to be, but still a long way to go in comparison with e.g. the La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged editions, which are situated in exactly the same style.
MonsterMagnet (586) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma: dark fruit, almond. Taste: dark fruit, vanilla, wood (birch, oak), tanine, chestnut. Medium sweet, light-medium bitter, medium body. Dry, slightly boozy, tanine finish.
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1st February 2015
Semi opaque dark brown beer, small cream colour head. Smooth palate, semi dry and a little soft with mild fine carbonation. Creamy caramel toffee malts interwoven with an odd bittersweet lactose - nutty - floralness. Mild esters and a trace of dark chocolate. Smooth semi dry finish. Rich flavour but it’s not that coherent and it’s certainly odd, but not horrible by any means.