konstifik (573) - - AUG 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Dedollewaitor for trading this. 2005 vintage. Pours a gorgeus mahogany though the head fissles away within seconds. Lots of oxidized/aged notes of raisins and port. There is a nice vinous acid note in the aroma but the flavour isn’t as acidic as expected. Notes of chocolate, oak, yellow apples and a bit of vanilla. Slightly acidic finish with a bit of dried fruit sweetness and completely lacking bitterness.
Zlotta (1200) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33 l bottle from ’The Beer Tree’, 2010 vintage, bottled in November 2014. Clear, very dark ruby with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan to light brown head. Sweetish, fruity, a little spicy and slightly boozy aroma of raisins, plums, caramel, cinnamon, marzipan, clove, overripe banana, apples (calvados) and oak. Sweet-malty, slightly sourish-fruity and a little spicy taste of raisins, plums, caramel, overripe banana, chocolate, marzipan, cinnamon, clove, apples (calvados) and some oak, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, sourish, moderately yeasty-spicy and minimally warming finish. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nicely balanced, very interesting barrel notes, very complex and drinks way too easy. Absolutely delicious!
M82 (468) - Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black body with mahogany frame sits beneath a fading, frothy, khaki head
Medium plus intensity with very smooth transitions and a touch of Belgian and spirit spice, creamy layers of chocolate covered blueberries & blackberries, dates, caramel & brown sugar with a balanced, silky, intwined cognac influence on a slick yet soft, frothy, creamy medium body... residuals echo the aromas and flavors with notions of cherry cordial
Capped 11.2 FL OZ 2010 Vintage served at 55° into Orrefors Difference Porter Snifter
zvsn (1415) - ISRAEL - APR 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Yoav. 2010 edition. Reddish-brown with nice beige head. Aroma of prunes, wood, raisins, caramel and alcohol. Sweet malt, raisins, caramel, honey, vanilla, port wine, wood, spices, rich and complex flavors. Medium-full bodied, oily and smooth. Very good.
rayaron (1192) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks Yoav. 2010 vintage. Deep amber with big bubbly brownish head. Sweetish aroma with notes of prune, raisin, date honey and coconut. Very sweet flavor, a bit salty with notes of prune, raisin and lots of wood, a bit alcoholic. Sticky texture, full-bodied. Very nice.
Kr1zz (302) - BELGIUM - APR 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at Willems en Zoon Grobbendonk.
Pours black with a medium beige/brown head. Red wine, port, caramel, malts, dried fruit, wood, tannine, nuts, bread, warm alcoholic feeling, raisins...
llucmaduell (128) - barcelona, SPAIN - APR 2, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
How wonderful! Enjoy a beer like this is priceless. Maybe it needed a little gas but other delights, a game of sensations, a beer with a fantastic job.
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk øl.
DocLock (9242) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared bottle, provenance unknown, as sucks. Hazy dark brackish brown with minimal head. Nose is like a Quad, with the dark figgy fruit, red wine, yeasty funk, caramel, toffee. Tastes rich, dense, delicious, with layered dark fruit, fig, berry, caramel, yeast, oak, tannins, funk, spice, and a super complex finish. This one is outstanding.
jiwookdo (18) - changwon, SOUTH KOREA - MAR 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle vintage 2010
black sugar aroma , black color, Sweet & Malty ,coffee chocolate
little spice & sour
pastymc (38) - Niscemi, ITALY - MAR 4, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottiglia da 33cl.
Molto scura, con sfumature rosse, schiuma poco persistente. Al naso inebrianti note di caffè, torrone, cacao, frutta scura; poi un leggero erbaceo a bilanciare le note finali di whisky e rum affinati in botte. L’entrata in bocca è decisa ma morbida; il malto tostato conferisce leggere note di pane integrale, con vaniglia, frutta secca e scura e caffè a fare da contorno; chiude leggermente alcolica, con un lungo e piacevole finale amaro, che combina luppolo e malto. Molto corposa. L’adeguata carbonatazione rende la bevuta ancora più viva e interessante di quanto sia già. Birra con grande equilibrio, struttura e complessità.