shmupi (10) - - NOV 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Aged one year. Thick and fruity...some vanilla maybe
Nice beer overall....but Struise have better ones.
Mjp12 (813) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The barrel ageing gives an added layer of complexity to this abt, and to me makes it better, taking away some of the usual sweetness of this style. A fireside sipper .
PauloAG (241) - BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330cc bottle. Pours brown with tanned head. Sweet malt, chocolate and coffee. Candied fruit cake, raisins, licorice and dried dates. Outstanding brew
mR_fr0g (5777) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Molenhof. 2013 bottle. Dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a thin fading cream coloured head. Aroma is a nice mix of cakey, Christmas cake, rum and raisin booze, fig and booze soaked dried fruits. Flavour is lovely rounded Malts, nutty, booze, rum, vanilla, cakey, hint of wood. Palate is velvety, semi sweet. Full bodied, highish carbonation. Really good quad.
jamaty (1325) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color coca-cola. Un dedo de espuma beige. Dura poco. Deja película. Efervescencia al servir. Aroma muy belga. Muy quad. Malteado, tostado, licórico, levadura, fruto seco. En boca, gran cuerpo, sin gas en el trago, pero aparece al final. El sabor es fantástico. Tono licórico, sin que resulte excesivamente alcóholico. Madera, caramelo, café, galleta, ciruela... Compleja. El postgusto es sensacional. Pide más. Un deleite.
CPH2200 (333) - DENMARK - JUL 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle 33 cl 10.5% abv. vintage 2013 bottle. pours dark murdy brown with small beige head. taste is dry and sour with alcohol bite. very bold. must be consumed in small batches.
Unde (586) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mud brown beer with beige head that leaves to the sides and small lacing. Aroma has dried fruits, Belgian yeast and some booze. Taste has caramel sweetness, dried fruits and red berries. Body is full and carbonation is quite high.
Sarlacc83 (1411) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 2011 brought back from Brugges.
A: Mahogany body with a thin creme color head. Lacing.
N: Raisin, prune, toffee, caramel, oak, touch of vanilla. Cola, touch of red licorice and cherry/brandy profile.
T: Good sweetness, light bitterness.
M: Medium body, touch oily, no alcohol presence, foamy carbonation.
O: Tasty Belgian Dark. Barrel notes are integrated nicely and the underlying beer shines through.
Wolfbass (995) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Che dire bevuta a casa di un caro amico, dopo una splendida cena, il naso è fantastico, una goduria infinita, e in bocca nonostante i 10,5 abv, va giù che è un piacere. Splendida.
Cunningham (5721) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well I do not know if it is necessary to describe this one to the full. Lovely nice ale for ale lovers. Black body with a fine lasting head. Powerful aroma and flavor with yeast, dried fruits, oak, toffee and some spices. Full body with a smooth carbonation. Complex, powerful and yet easy to drink. What more can you ask for? Recommendable.
[Bottle from a trade with markextrae]
neongolden (794) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(330ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Apr 17 2015) Pours murky dark brown with a small fine off white head. Brown sugar, toffee, yeasty, grape juice, prunes, some dark berries and spices. Touch of banana ester. Palate is initially very sweet caramel, grape juice, banana, a little spice. Finish is drier but not truly dry. Spicy yeast persists in the aftertaste. Medium body with fairly soft carb. Nice enough quad without anything that really makes it jump head and shoulders above the rest. Didn’t really get any bourbon barrel quality from it. Still a very solid beer.