Abio (1639) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2012 Brown beer with a good head. Decent smell, a bit more spiced and wood as in the normal version it seems. Mostly sweet, alcohol kicks in decent.
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at ACBF. Pours dark brown with massive over sized head. Not the greatest pour for a 15cl taster glass... Smells sweet, toffee, not much spice like the other pannepots. Taste is caramel, yeast, alcohol, wood, and very light dark fruit. Not much port barrel for being aged in one for 3 years. Well, actually there’s not much dark fruit and a lot of sweetness, so I guess it went a little too long. Definitely not the best version, but damn good still.
Ungstrup (29950) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. A dark brown beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, caramel, malt, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of wood, brettanomyces, alcohol, caramel, and syrup, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.
gEUS (1283) - 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 (6429) - 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 (3254) - 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 (15379) - 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 (16335) - , 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 (646) - 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.