Lowenbrau (1481) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo.Pours dark, amber reflections, with nice tan head. Some head retention, some lacing. Malty, caramel, liquor, liquorice, raisins, wood aromas. Medium body, average to soft carbonation,silky texture. Taste is really complex, very well balanced, smooth. Sweet flavours, liquor ones, some caramel, some ripe fruit, wood flavours. A really enjoyable one.
ClubGonzo (3217) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be webshop. Pours a deep, near-black body with a medium creamy caramel-hued head. Nose is dried fruits, raisins, red berries, deep malty tones and hints of bourbon, vanilla and wood. Taste is dried plums, raisins, candi sugar, grainy malts and hints of bourbon, wood and rummy brown sugar tones. Full body, soft to medium carbonation. Pretty nice, but not overwhelmingly so (judged against Struise standards, that is).
lusikka (5015) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Rated on 28.11.2013.
Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a small beige but thick head. Aroma is very strong on bourbon, wood, Belgian yeast and caramel. Rich flavour of bourbon, bread, vanilla, wood, ripe fruits, slightly tart red berries and biscuit. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and very soft carbonation. Finishes sweet, strong on bourbon and with some alcohol warmth. Very nicely balanced and highly enjoyable.
Theydon_Bois (5440) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Borefts ’13, 27/09/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown vergeing on light black with little in the way of a head.
Nose is dark fruits, roasty malts, boozey tones, bourbon, sweet smelling aroma.
Taste comprises dark malt, dark berry fruit, brown sugars, light roast, chocolate, subtle bourbon notes.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet finale.
Ok stuff, drinkable but I was left a little underwhelmed, had expected more from this one.
markextrae (443) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at borefts, poured dark brown with a light tan head. nose get’s a lot of bourbon, lot of vanilla, malts, caramel, raisins, hints of chocolate. some dried cherries. nice warmth of the alcohol. nice! and still got a special bottle in the cellar!
TheJvd (538) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Borefts 2013. Pours very dark brown with no real head. Aroma is sweet with bourbon, vanilla, some dark fruits and sweetness. Taste also has a lot of bourbon, vanilla, quite sweet and a bit of an alcohol burn.
Douberd (1248) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Borefts ’13. Murky brown colour with no head on top.Aroma of dark fruits, smoke, bourbon, very nice! Taste is sweet, bourbon, some light banana, the alcohol quite notable.Medium thin body, low carbonation but perfect for this. Overall a great beer, really enjoyed it.
Abijen (925) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours dark brown beer with no head.
Smells bourbon, sweet.
Tastes the same. too much bourbon taste for me.
low carbo, thick body and a sticky texture.
JorisPPattyn (7549) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge cream-tan head over reddish-shot dark brown beer. Mushroom aromas wafting up upon opening. Lactic acid, old brown, but ultra-strong-smelling; with some roasted notes. Take an old brown, and make it sweet - and strong. That’s this. Finish is sweet, liquorice-intoned. Warming up, more and more of this last - to its detriment; Very well-bodied, some alcoholheat. Velvety backthroat feel. Good try at a quadruple oud bruin, but the finish reverts it too much to molasses ferment.
Zer0 (825) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ BBF 2013. Pours dark brown. Aroma is caramel, malty, yeast and cereal. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter. Very thick and oily. A bit too sweet for me. Full bodied and light carbonation.