davidtjm (902) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is black with a thin head, aroma is toffee, sweet. Taste is toffee, sweet, caramel. Fantastic
stefannilssons (1541) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jajamen, det här var riktigt gott skit. Smaken var fint balanserad på en behaglig och stabil kropp. Smaken bar toner av plommon, ekfat, russin och belgisk jästkultur. Slutsats; sluta skriva börja dricka!
AdiBeer (2083) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, molasses, overripe prunes, wood. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, small, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, dark, overripe fruits, caramel, oak, brown sugar syrup, some alcohol, long, subtle finish. Overall: fantastic Belgian Strong Ale, immensely complex in aroma and particularly palate. Bottle from BrewDog, Holborn.
TheCametron (2112) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 7, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared a bottle of this with Rachel at Bierboom in Brugges. First ever beer on Belgian ground. I was amazed to see a beer like this for sale for only 3euros. 2010 bottle. Pours murky dark Brown with a small beige head. Potent aroma of sweet boozy malt. Prune juice, candy sugar and rich woodiness. It tastes sublime. Sweet and warming. Notes of raisins, prunes and burnt sugar. Amazing depth of flavour. Tremendous barrel ageing. Incredible beer.
Linnet (1303) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, fruity, earthy exquisite Wood aging. Complex and layer upon layer of flavours and aromas. Hazy copper colour, medium beige head. A real treat!
IvoR (89) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 2009 vintage. This is one mighty brew. It checks all the boxes for me. Aroma is of roasted nuts and apricots ad flavor is raisins, wallnuts with nice warmth from the alcolhol. The complexity of the flavors stays with you from the first vapors to long after the last sip. Great beer to enjoy.
Hanoi (609) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 2010. This is something of a whale for me. Nose is malty, blackberry, dark cherry, cola , figs, treacle, molasses, more subtle and sweeter oak than often found, chocolate, smoke, vanilla, brandy, fruit cake. Amazing rich and complex.
Taste is drier than expected, turning sweet as it lingers on the pallet. Sweet malts, toffee, treacle, molasses, figs, honey, spice, cloves and anise, cherry, plums, a little earthy hop lift that avoids it being cloying.
Mouthfeel is a little sticky but not unpleasant.
It’s a truly exceptional beer, it’s always a worry when one waits years for a beer but this was as good as expected.
ChtiBreizh (148) - Rennes, FRANCE - JUN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
June 1st 2015. Birth of my second son and rating #100. Great timing!
Very much comparable with the reserva, maybe a little less wineous and sharper. I would have to taste them side by side to make sure of the differences.
tmoreau (2926) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared 2010, 330ml. bottle poured to snifters at Tim’s 40th, displaying a deep mahogany color, with a presentable layer of brownish tan head foam, and spots & strands of lacing. The nose offered a plethora of notes that seemed to vary after every whiff. Those that I could pin down were a touch of roastiness & light cocoa, caramel, toffee, and treacle sweetness, some floral perfume, esters as dark grape & cherry, a hint of banana, and subtle spices as clove. Medium+ bodied, with soft but appropriate carbonation, the taste incorporated a majority of the aroma notes, continued the melanoidin-like sweetness, offered a bit of tartness, moderate earthy & tannic astringency, and alcohol that was port-like and warming. A highly complex treat that was ideal for the occasion!
KoNrRiI (763) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33 bottle. Very dark brown color and virtually no head. Aroma of oak, chocolate, spices, delicate sugar, hints of toffee, and just as the description suggests - bourbon and calvados. Taste is sweet, malty, delicate bourbon, a slight sting of alcohol, some fruits, once again spices; yet it could be stronger. Medium body, oily texture, and a lively carbonation - the only drawback. Finish is fruitier, sweeter but also sourer, introduces delicate molasses; alcohol hangs on the verge of detectability but otherwise the same as the taste. Overall a marvelous beer; the barrels have imparted a substantial amount of taste and aroma, and I am definitely partial to BA beers.