Muggus69 (2018) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330mL bottle from Beer Cartel. 2011 vintage ?
Pours a hazy dirty copper body, holds a small dense beige head.
Aroma is complex - not what I expected at all! Sultana, bruised apple, brown sugar, old toasty oak, stewed fruits, cinnamon and clove and nutmeg, aged Riesling!? Really different
The texture of this is tremendous - thick, velvety, sweet yet slightly tart and tannic, and bitter.
There’s something a bit wild, and funky, and untamed about this - sweet brown sugars, vanilla oak, lots of spice, lots of candied apple and dried fruits. Long finish, bit of dank, cellar, nutty, almost rancio character.
Very very nice - a serious surprise, of the best sort!
mjs (6292) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - vintage 2011 - BB 30/10/2019, at Stadin Panimobaari, 20150821) The beer poured amber and hazy. Its head was small and white. Aroma had malts, yeast, wood and malts. Palate was full bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, wood, sweetness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was boozy, malty and bitter. Initially the brew was very good but towards the end the booziness began pushing through too heavily.
Shark_Pants (585) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep sunset red amber with small golden head that quickly recedes, leaving an oily surface. Complex aromas, including a light green apple tartness, toffee, oak, bourbon. The taste is even more layered and complex - white wine vinous notes, sweet caramel, apple, peach, oak tannin, boozy and warming bourbon. Velvet smooth, full bodied, oily, low carbonation, just enough bitterness and dryness to cut through the sweetness. Another absolute winner from De Struise.
Jerre (3090) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste on 22.05.’15 @ home, from bottle 33cl (Bierhalle Deconinck).
Hazy orange / amber color, with a light beige head.
Aroma: caramle, red fruits, raisins, some spice. Full body.
Taste: sweet, caramel, complex, raisins, red fruits, spices,
touch of Bourbon. Woods, alcohol note.
What a good beer again !
beermajstro (15) - nykvarn, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Doft av bourbon mörka sötafrukter o vanilj. Underbar smak av dito och otroligt välbalanserad. Mycket trevlig öl.
VastActiv (5492) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l at home, Nivala. Vintage 2011. Best before 30/10/2019. Colour is deep and cloudy dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, caramel, wood, some sweetness, hints of alcohol (bourbon), Belgian yeast and malts. Still nice fruitiness left.
k0mpsa (2394) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Reddish brown color, tanned head. Aroma has sour notes, wooden notes, cherry notes. Sweet caramel taste, cherry, wooden notes, honey.
Gaultier (1415) - SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Agards väg 3/7-15. Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. [Vintage 2011]. Dried fruity/overripe fruity with cherries, vanilla, bourbon and caramel, also sweet. Body is medium to full, the finish is dried fruity/overripe fruity with bourbon and warming alcohol.
rikstar (2067) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33l fles gedeeld met nikos en lion. Bruinbrood met een witte kraag. Geur is vingerverf. Smaak met vingerverf, eikenhout, gist. Body vol complex maar wel iets aan de zoete kant.
Malin_aiisa (726) - SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber, nice thick off white head.
Aroma of cherry and caramel
Nice full body, sweet candy caramel and cherry taste. Some taste of alcohol.
Thick feel, but fresh sourness balances overall impression