mathieuc (3017) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper with a white rim on top that leaves some lacing. Nose is of alcohol, caramel and oxidation. A little wood and not a whole lot of bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet and offers some nice figs and maple syrup. Body is medium-full, carbonation moderate and there is a bit of hot alcohol. Overall a good belgian strong but I can think of quite a few I enjoy more than this one.
Borup (10295) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of dried fruit, alcohol, spice, yeast, oak, vanilla, caramel and bitterness.
czar (7019) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours cloudy almost murky dark golden, burnt orange, with a small off-white cap, reviving and leaving a creamy lacing. red fruits, candi, smooth and very tasty caramel, sticky bourbon - banana; touch of butter; very fruity trappist yeast, sticky sweetness - almost cloying; spices. moderate carbonation, medium to full body - oily; intensely fruity-spicy-woodsy finish. complex and very solid.
Antonio369 (106) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2016 33cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured a murky dark orange with a two finger light brown head. Aromas of raisins, oak, dark fruit, cotton candy, grenadine, caramel, bubblegum, dates, cherries, strawberries, licorice, alcohol. Taste pretty much a continuation of the aromas, sweet like cotton candy in combination with the vinous and bourbon notes. The taste also very much reminds me of drinking a Singapore Sling cocktail. Very complex brew! A full thick, creamy mouthfeel with bourbon in the finish. This...is...so...GOOD! Another masterpiece from De Struise Brouwers. Congratulations heren! Until now nothing I have tasted by them has disappointed me. All top class brews from these maestros. Bravo!
thomat (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from SB. Reddish amber with a tine off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, wood, vanilla and hops. Full body with a long fruity finish.
hopscotch (10528) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Rating #10,400) Bottle... Pours dark, hazy and burnt-orange with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. The aroma is a malt and yeast-driven blend of caramel, sourmash whiskey, dates and marmalade. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and Key West carbonation. The flavor features bittersweet bourbon, candied dates, figs, golden raisins and toffee. Finishes bourbony, but quite smooth and silky with a modest amount of lingering, tannic bitterness. Pulls up just shy of being world-class. Bottles generously shared by darkguardian!
CraftBeerNick (1718) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 Vintage Bottle at home, 17th January 16. Pours dark brown, aroma is sweet, oak, vanilla, bourbon, slight molasses. Taste is complex, wood, oak sherry, vineous notes, sweet but not overly, bourbon, vanilla. Very good
SkillsFactory (475) - ITALY - JAN 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reserva 2009, lotto 0603200930052013, aperta il 16 Gennaio 2016.
Tra l'ambrato ed il dorato, schiuma ocra chiara poco persistente.
Aroma spiccato di bourbon, vaniglia, frutta fermentata a polpa gialla.
Al palato stesse caratteristiche con una bella coda amaricante erbacea, accompagnata da una discreta nota etilica, che equilibra la bevuta.
Corpo pieno, mediamente carbonata.
Non così complessa, ma davvero una bella bevuta, da provare.
daniel_machado (17) - SPAIN - JAN 3, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2014 bottled (2011 Reserva). Body is dark brown with a white thin head which disappears quickly. Nose remembers to oak, red wine (St Emilion, Bordeaux). Taste is vanilla probably from the bourbon aged process with very long aftertaste, a little bit boozy at the end of the bottle. One of the best beers i’ve ever had.
markoijelena (2011) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0.75l at Johnny Off License Roma Italy. 03.12.2015.Thank you Alberto for amazing journey.Also thank you guys for this Vintage 2009 bottle.Taste with Mortlach, ippopotamo36, John, Trevor and cika Boban. Pour it dark brown color with small white head.Aroma of sweet candy sugar and some oak.Taste is sweet sticky candy, bourbon note present,leather, earth, dusty finish, Nice smooth balanced.Great.