jerohen (1930) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled, either from Bierkoning A’dam or Biernavigatie.nl. Orange/amber colored, small white head. Very powerful nose, bourbon, fruit (apple), wood, malts, alcohol, herbal notes, very nice. Malty, bitter and somewhat sweet flavor, oak, some vanilla, apple and herbal notes again, developing towards a more bitter finish with loads of alcohol. A lot more alcoholic than the regular version, definitely a sipper. Reminded me of JW Lees Harvest Ale, a classic barley wine. Perhaps the only flaw is that it is a little bit too boozy, but apart from that a brilliant brew.
sic1314 (1963) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy amber with a minimal off white head. Aroma of citrus hops, sweet alcohol soaked malt. Medium body, flavour is spicey with dark fruit and a floral hint over vanilla and sweet malt.
goozen (2554) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Winterbierfestival. Gouda: Heavy brew thats not black but amber. With a taste of fruits, Bourbon vanilla, spices and slightly roasted malts.
Countbeer (3644) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
No head, just some off white bubbles on the side on top of a hazy color between ruby and amber.
Aromas of earth, mushrooms, barley malts, butter, whiskey, vanilla, locely and gets better with time!
Flavours of barleys, mushrooms, nuts, mint, white wine, creamy, malts, light sticky and sticky full grainy. Lovely and quite complex. If there is more, sorry, I am enjoying a beer.
Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and an oily texture.
Very nice smooth and soft balanced beer.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Gouda 20th Winterbierfestival. Cloudy amber color, thin white edge head. Aroma is bright, fruity, vanilla, subtle citrus. Taste is sweet vanilla, toffee, light spice, summer fruit. I think this was my favorite of the festival.
deyholla (5370) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Kyle, thanks! Pours a clear deep amber with a gray head that starts at the edges and remains. Aroma has a combination of sweet grains with a nice bourbon note and nice vanilla. Flavor has a really nice bourbon note throughout with sweet grains and caramel.
Vaiz (2920) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ABCbeers, Dean Plays Crappy Music Tasting. Clear amber pour. Aroma is vanilla, oak, leather, herbs, spices, anise and some alcohol. Flavor is spicy, leather, oak and warming alcohol. Nice brew.
worldbeertaste (1360) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a red tint and a thin beige head. Herbal spiced smell ( aniseed), floral with raisin, oak/wood and leather with vanilla and clear alcohol. Medium to full oily body. Alcohol is clearly noticeable. The alcohol warms the tummy. Herbal spices come out in the taste with dried dark fruit, vanilla and a woody leather sweet caramel malt heaviness that combined with the alcohol tastes like whiskey. Sweet at first but then becomes like a liquor with a heavy bitter finish. Needs time to develop.
berntholer (492) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ivory white head with thick CO2 bubbles and slight lacing. amber colour. the aroma reminds me a bit of gruut (myrtle), cardemom, cinamon, alcoholic. taste like the aroma with the aftertaste boozy, anilla, spices, wood, complex. soft carbonation, quite dense body, warm mouthfeel. bottle 33 cl / bbf 06-2025 ps: 2025?! perhaps a typo? this ain’t a geuze ;)
Martinus (2517) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear caramel colour, no real head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, malts, vanilla. Malty flavour, quite sweet, wood, light white wine notes. Finish wood, quite pronounced white wine, bit sauvignon blanc like, caramel, alcohol and bourbon.
(33cL bottle @ home)