gEUS (785) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2013 on draft @ borefts 2011 (taken from notes): nose is lightly acid, aple, vanilla. Comes back in the taste as well.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours brown with a beige head. Dark fruity aroma, with toasted malts, spicy yeast, some berry-like sweetness, and molasses. The flavor has raisin-like and jammy dark fruity notes, spicy yeast, light chocolate, toasted malts, sherry, red berries, and light oaky and earthy notes. A lot going on here, but it’s rather drinkable and comes together quite well.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Jimmy’s 43. Marked as one year in port barrels, not three. Aroma has strong charcoal, bubblegum, herbs de provence. Muddy and slightly strange. Thick body. The port notes take the form of a light gumminess that, frankly, doesn’t work. Slightly hot and mostly unkempt.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head: thick, beige
Colour: dark brown almost black
Smell: coffee, deep dark chocolat, slightly irony, roasted malts
Taste: start is dark chocolat with red fruits, underneath is malts overall body is sweet with boozey hints end is again fruity and very rich , awesome !
cgarvieuk (12190) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
some time some where probably De Molen Fest ...Deep brown ... soft toffee malt .. rich roast nose ... soft sweet dark cherry roast ... dark malts ... hint of dark chocolate ... soft sweet easy and complex ... wonderful
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
24th September 2011
Borefts Beer Festival 3. Hazy brown beer. Residual tan head. Palate is a little dry with fine carbonation. Sweetish malt with a trace of toffee caramel. Nice minerals. Fresh tasting! Just a trace of the port barrel but its there providing subtle red fruits. Finishes semi dry with some lacto. Very nice indeed!
pintocb (641) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. Not much head. Dark fruits and alcohol. Lighter body than I would have thought. A little too much alcohol for me, but with enough age it would be mellow and wonderful.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. pours black tan head nose grapey raisin, chocolat,
figs, flavors are real sweet grapey figs, winey, licorice, just seems over barrelled to me.
Barrelbelly (568) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From Tap. Dark brown with creamy foam head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, wood. Taste of vey sweet caramel, chocolate, coffee, toffee and wood. Some sticky wine, like tanines, and dry wooden aftertaste. Warm alcohol finish. Much more complex than the original pannepot.
daniele (4466) - ITALY - DEC 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente naso speziato vinoso lievi tostaure morbida cremosa un tocco di legno