MrHangover (3857) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, red wax. Pours a hazy orange beer with a big, creamy off white head on top. Aroma is very malty, kinda yeast, fruity Madeira notes. Flavor has a subtle boozy hint, very sweet and malty. Very fruity, even after all these years. Nice stuff.
Idiosynkrasie (6173) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle [#165 of 575]. Hazy amber colour with late awakening, average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Fruity hoppy and malty aroma, notes of red berries, gooseberry, a dry touch of fruit parings, a touch of concentrated grassy and herbal hop, chlorophyll. Taste is slightly sweet malty with a toffee note and a sugary touch, bitter hoppy overtones, notes of gooseberry and the like; soft palate, gentle but effectual carbonation combines with the bitter hoppy to build up a refreshing component. Survived almost five years (brewed 12/12/09) quite well, 88.2 IBUs still active, well hidden alcohol.
kraddel (5848) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at pre-borefts tasting .
Pours clear amber/red . No real head .
Smell is oak , sweet ( thick ) .
Taste is sweet . Bit oak , honey . Barley-wine aftertaste . Expected to be way more impressed by this one .
kermis (9985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Pre-Borefts Tasting. Pours clear amber with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, raisin, overripe dark fruit. Flavour is heavy sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (7303) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the ABC Beers pre Borefts tasting, Den Haag, courtesy of sic1314. Poured a hazy reddish amber with no life at all. The aroma is toffee caramel. The flavour is moderate to light sweet with a smooth rich sweet toffee caramel palate. medium bodied with flat carbonation.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 495 of 575. Poured a vinous red with no head. Aroma of alcohol soaked dark fruit and soft caramel malt. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, smooth. Maybe starting to show it’s age.
deanso (8440) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle from Sic1314 @ Pre Borefts tasting
Very thin white head. Low carbonation. Clear amber pour. It’s aged well. Still sweet but a lovely beer.
kappldav123 (5829) - GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle looks really good, almost 5 years old. Beer in the glass not very zippy, brownish, almost no head. Starts malty, modest alcoholic, thick, a bit oily. Light spicy notes. Not very hoppy. Warming-malty finish. Maybe already a bit over its top.
MarcoDL (3875) - NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle of almost 5 years old, aged well. Malty and cloudy beer. Sweet herbal taste of dark fruits and vanilla. Nice developing taste.
gEUS (1698) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle - Pours clear amber with a marroon hue. little to no head. Piny hops in the nose with a decent caramel and toffee base, raisins. Medium mouthfeel, light peat, lots of roasty malty sweetness. Taste of nuts and toffee. Bitter finish Held up well after about 4.5 years.