tmoreau (3143) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle (2014) poured to snifters, showing a fairly clear, dark mahogany color, with good persistence to the frothy, tan head foam, and web-like lacing. The nose was lightly roasted, with a touch of melanoidin scent, dark fruit, dark grape & some vinous nature, subtle spice, and malty, dark caramel sweetness. The taste presented similar notes, a medium body, projected some suitable warmth, and was quite palate friendly & smooth.
ElDesmadre (2507) - Mikołów, POLAND - OCT 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from JefVerstraete, many thanks! A thick, meaty malty backbone, caramel, lots of dried fruit, fresh nuts, bananas, vinous notes, sweet chocolate, licorice and marzipan. Thick and sweet body, while the coffee- and spice-infused finish is spicy, light salty and throat-warming. Very complex, awesome brew.
Sebilinz (1224) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 9, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black body with small brown head. Aroma nice dried fruit with nice coffee and also some cocoa. Taste is plums with roasted malts and nice dried fruits sweetness. Aftertaste is nearly perfect balanced between hops bitterness and roasted malts sweetness. Very nice one.
Erasmus_ro (2083) - Alabama, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 2014 vintage. Pours a wooden dark brown with a diminishingly small, dark latte colored head. Aroma is liquorice, dark fruits, date, prunes, light roast, some dark bread. Taste is liquorice, dark fruit, light roast, prune, dark breadiness. Full, sticky.
Hamirubi (365) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at Backdoor, Ghent (23 IX 2015). Now this is the famous Struise Pannepot. I expected more from the aroma, which has raisin and grassy notes and even ahy flavours. Really odd combinations, but not unpleasant. There is some wood in the nose too. The appearance is lovely: A white, yellow had tops a black brew. The taste is heavily sweet, light bitter, light sour: A strong body with creamy, sticky texture and soft carbonation. A beautiful beer, this one. Tasteful, yet heavy, very sweet, even candylike, liquorice and raisins. Too bad I only had a sample, after I spilled most of my glass on my shirt and pants. So... A beer to try again in the near future.
mrol (187) - - OCT 3, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown coloured, beautiful lasting head. Good aroma, malts, fruit, nuts, some alcohol. Very complex flavour of chocolate, raisins, dark plums.Wow
Bawelt (187) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
À boire comme une quadruple :
Malgré un nez alcool et pauvre et arômes (on sent du sucre et un peu de levures), la bouche possède une grande richesse.
L’attaque est vraiment présente, pas mal d’alcool et beaucoup de caramel ! En arômes, très bel équilibre entre des éléments finalement difficilement identifiables : je trouve des aspects cannelle, vanille en fond...
La longueur est surtout sucrée et alcoolisée comme une bonne liqueur.
BaroneBirra (350) - Gorizia, ITALY - SEP 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Bunker. Dark brown with small tan head. Faint aroma. Full taste of sweet dried plums, slightly tart and boozy.
Jokestereo (101) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a tanned nougat colored head. Aroma; dried fruit, caramel, light roast and port wine. Sweet and barbonated flavour of caramel, burnt sugar, coffee, port, wood and roast
Bierridder_S (409) - BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
11/09/2015 @home - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck.
Dark brown with light tanned head.Always amazing to see the beer slowly passing into foam. Always one of the nicest beer to view, just after it was poured. Aroma : port, light roast, caramel. Taste : I would swear it was aged on wood, port, light roast, some chocolate, lightly some fruit. amazing soft oily mouthfeel.