17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the maproom. Pours a dark shiny chestnut brown with small foamy tan head. Brown sugar vinous aroma, some plums. Flavor follows, very pleasant, easy drinking, full of flavor, well rounded, plums, brown sugar, balanced bitterness, very well balanced and delicious. Medium/full bodied, great carbonation feel.
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011-10-09. Very dark brown body, nice tan head and lace. Sweet fruity aroma, mild alcohol, sugary touches, dark fruit. 7+ Flavour is similar, sweet fruit character has lightly tangy quality to it, mild earth touches to sweet malt, wisps of caramel. Smooth medium to full bodied palate has a zippy effervescence. Pretty nice. 2010 Vintage, Bottle from Belgium trip
MrHangover (2761) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2010. Pours dark with a big, tanned head. Smell like burnt coffee, some ripe, dark fruits and pear. Flavour is quite bitter for a quad imo. Full, well balanced and has some sweetness in it. Fruity tones present as well. Good beer. Worthy of the name Oostvleteren 12.
Hair6a11 (1387) - Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the local option; pour is murky brown with a nice beige head that does retain fairly well in this glass. Light, spotty lacing is present here as well. The nose is plum skins, chocolate, but frankly feels a little muted. I have to be frank; not exactly impressed by this one for whatever reason. The flavor profile is more impressive than the nose, which was lacking for me. There is a bitterness out of the gate, a medicinal note, brown sugar, plums, bourbon, while the alcohol content is masked well. I enjoyed it but I had high expectations for this one, considering my love for many brews from struise, and my expectations weren’t met at all.?
Rasmus40 (11891) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2010. Very dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, dark malts, caramel, dried fruit and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. Soft and smooth. Hides the alcohol really well. 141011
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Vintage 2010. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dark fruit and yeast. Flavour is malt, yeast, dark fruit, caramel, sweet, chocolate, light roasted malts and hops.
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Borefts 2011. Depp ruby color with a tan head. Plum, toffee, raisins, caramel and dark chocolate in the aroma. Medium dense, easy on the palate. Pretty good.
armando629 (2415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted@Borefts Beer Festival, DeMolen.
Deep brown, murky appearance with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, fruits like fig and plum. Easier bodied then WV12, light roasted, some toasted taste, caramel, fruity belgian yeast.
Plovmand (6595) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a creamy off white head. The aroma is light roasted, sweet caramel, dark fruit, yeast and raisins. Long dark fruity flavour with notes of liquorice, toasted caramel, light bourbon and some warming alcohol. Good!
KingCecil (2060) - DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, @ Plov.... it pours dark brown with light fluffy light brown head... the aroma is bread, dark fruits, roasted malt, corn.... the flavor is strong fruity, caramel, dark fruits, rasins, some bourbon flavor.... sweet, bourbon finish......