markextrae (566) - - FEB 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
shared bottle. bought from andy at BAB 2014. all i can say is that this version is way better as the cognac. poured a hazy dark brown colour with a nice lasting mocha tan head. caramel, nuts, oak, bourbon, (more barrel hit as the cognac). raisins, dark fruits. great beer again!
PriorL (1134) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
37,5cl bottle, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, some coffee.
TASTE: chocolate, some coffee, bourbon, taste is definitely less than the nose!
sic1314 (2392) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured clear dark brown with a small tan head, Aroma of yeasty caramel malt and dark fruit, Full body, flavour as the aroma, vanilla sweetness, raisins, plum, bitter sweet finish.
BoBoChamp (4980) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 38cl, Bottle N°1366, at 10.5%Vol, as Préaris Grand Cru 2013 ’BA Bourbon Edition’, brewed at De Proefbrouwerij, new exclusive brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, spicy/woody and slightly alcoholic/malty, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!
jmgreenuk (3209) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Essen OBER Kerstbierfestival 2013. Poured a clear dark brown with a broken tan head. The aroma is marmite yeast. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a watery boozy alcohol liqourice palate and a long bitter finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (4172) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at Essen Kerstbierfestival. Pours cloudy brown with a small beige head. Aroma of dark overripe fruit, caramel and vanilla. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
kraddel (2318) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours brown, no real foam .
very sweet smell
rather low carbo . taste is much bsourbon ( the beer is still very young ) yet not too much . very nice, as expected from prearis quad’s . LOve them !
77ships (3247) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2013 375 ml. corked & caged bottle sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Some 2700 bottles made apparently. Reddish dark brown with a tanned head. Nose is wonderful, vanilla, lots of cocoa, sweet, wood vanilla, caramel, sweet mocha malts etc. Taste is lovely even if not as full as I had hoped going by the smell, sweet, mocha, milk chocolate, plenty of wood vanilla, sweet toffee, some bourbon, sweetish brown sugar. Body is a touch lighter than expected. Pretty good but not on par with cognac, I feel like it could have been even better, still pretty good stuff here.
Benzai (6219) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Dark brown color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, liquor, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Nice.