SkillsFactory (510) - 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 (2050) - 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.
DCLawyer (2430) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. Bottle ->mini snifter from Churchkey Vintage Vault event. Amber with small lite tan head. Caramel malt, candied sugar, dark fruit, vanilla. Well done, complex.
Patjeadam (148) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious complex belgian quadrupel. Sweet, tad bitter, vanilla, citrus, little oily, little boozy. Amazing.
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gunnfryd (13928) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
KØLF 161015. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, spices, yeast. Flavour is sugar, oak, malt, berries, wood, alcohol, bourbon, spices, yeast, vanilla. Full body. Very nice beer.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy, dark copper color with bright mahogany edges and a one finger, frothy off-white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Sporadic spots and streaks of soapy lace left behind.
Interesting aroma with a subtle barrel presence that’s integrated into the quad notes of the base beer. Spicy bourbon, delicate oak and silky vanilla bean along with peppery spice, bready yeast, sweet booze and dark fruit esters. Barrel presence has faded over the years but there’s still some burnt oak, spicy spirit and vanilla bean in the nose. Zesty spice with ginger, clove and pepper. Some bready yeast, boozy sweetness and light fruit esters, notably pear, apple, cherry and cream. Also, a touch of caramel sweetness with some leathery malt.
Fuller end of medium body with slight creamy texture and a subtle barrel character that’s nicely integrated into the tripel characteristics. Somewhat dry wit faint oak and a lot of silky vanilla. Bourbon notes have faded a bit but there is still some spicy and sweet spirit flavor. Perfume-y with zesty spice, light fruit, sweet malt and boozy heat in the finish. Strong white pepper with ginger and coriander followed by apricot, strawberry and cream and green apple. Slightly yeasty with hints sourdough bread followed by toffee and caramel malt sweetness. Boozy finish but not too hot. Some warmth in the chest but overall ABV is decently masked. Easy drinking, unique and complex with bourbon barrel notes playing off of tripel characteristics. Very interesting beer.
suurjuust (2736) - ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky amber beer, small off-white head. Nose is fruity, apricot, caramel, booze warmth, malty notes. Flavor is caramel and sugar, fruity, vanilla, finishes with alcohol notes, more caramel, dried fruit and figs. Nice one.
martjoobolut (2725) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours red amber with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, malt, alcohol, caramel, fruits. Flavor is sweet, fruits, malt, caramel. Finish is sweet and malty. Overall: great brew, sweet and boozy just as i like it.
sjogro (2202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasting at my place. Bottle (2011) from Van Alsem. Light brown with medium sized head. Cognac, sherry, clementines, marzipan, apricot, cake, and more. Very complex stuff, lots of wine and liquor notes, but also massively fruity. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Will have again!! Backlog from 2015/01/09.