argo0 (10382) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Max’s Belgianfest. Designated 2008 vintage. Hazy amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, some prune, cognac. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin/plum, some cognac. Sticky full body, minimal carbonation.
nimbleprop (2998) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Max’s 9th Annual Belgian Fest. Pours a hazy, golden raisin color with zero head. Nose is woody, sticky toffee, raisin, orange, perfume, nail polish. Flavor is very boozy, rum, orange, candy sugar, nail polish, perfume. Full, sticky, boozy finish.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear dark orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, honey and biscuit malt with earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malt forward with spicy alcohol, fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.
sonnycheeba (1904) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours mostly clear amber with just a trace of thin, fizzy white head. Aroma is floral hops, figs, pears, bread and biscuit malts, light grass and light spice. Flavor is sweet malts forward with great supporting fruit esters; extremely delicious with just the right amount of citrus and floral hops along with a hint of herbs; dry, lightly sweet finish. Medium/full body and low carbonation.
bvc (1102) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at wf coddingtown. Clear light toffee brown with minimal head...but what is that has tight carbonation. Sweet candied lighter toasted malt, hint of raw golden raisin, balanced bourbony oak. Sticky somewhat viscous mouth feel. Somewhat of a belgian barleywine...sweet maris otter malt, white candied sugar, vanilla, white oak. Well done and balanced for what it is.
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Monk’s Porterhouse, Stockholm) Dark red colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with red fruit, caramel, dried fruit, apricots, oak wood and hints of cellar. Malty, fruity taste with notes of red berries, caramel, orange peel, candy sugar, dried fruit, rum raisins, oak wood and a smooth, sweet finish with a gentle bitterness. Full body, quite sweet. Well balanced for its strength. Very nice.
gunnar (3586) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pours almost clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma of toffee malts, marmelade and fruit. Smooth creamy mouthfeel.Taste of spicy toffee malts, spices mixes very well with a light alcohol burn towards the end. A beer that caresses my mouth, not a ordinary beer, nice burn towards the end, with lingering toffee underneath. Good+
bernatbeer (374) - barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En tirador Reserva del 2008.Muy buena cerveza,bien equilibrada,con una entrada suave pero gran complejidad.Muy acertado el sabor a bourbon.Bien envejecida.Fantastica
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Malt and yeast aroma with oak. Malt and fruity estery flavor with oak and yeast. Medium bodied. malt and light caramel lingers with fruity esters.
TickerTerryDJ (635) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle.Hazy dark brown pour with off white head.Malt,oak,vanilla,fruit and orange in the aroma.Tasted of malt and oak with ripe fruits also prominent.Vanilla and bourbon also there.Would like to try this again after another 2 or 3 years cellaring.Tasty.