maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sampling at Lefty’s place. Yeast and subtle barrel notes. Copper-amber color, and a one-finger creamy head. Smooth rich barrel initial, with dark sugar and vanilla / sweet fruit gathers intensity throughout mid and final. Medium-heavy body, Very good, but the sweetness dominates a bit too much (for me). Not exactly cloying, but too much.
Hypo_Luxa (59) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured amber. Soft belgian yeast. Mild bourbon smell.
Honey spice, Jelly jam, delayed boozy burn is the only indicator of it being 10%. Very soft on the palate. The carbonation gives a great mouth feel.
Light bourbon flavor allows all the other flavors to open up.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3565) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting at KyotoLefty’s place. A dark red amber pour with a thick off-white head. A strong bourbon aroma with belgian yeast fruity notes. Bourbon/whiskey & vanilla notes. This is a barrel-aged beer all the way. Technically competent and a good example of what barrel aging can do.
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, biscuity malt, yeasty spice. Pretty amber orange with lace. Sweet malt, vanilla, caramel, jammy fruits, light honey. Soft, silky cabonation, oily body. Lovely body. Finished dry.
radagast83 (6117) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at GBD (Golden Brown Delicious) in DC. Poured a slightly hazy orange color with a small, wispy white head. Aroma in this one was plenty of sweet malts, barrel, some tangerine, vanilla. Notes of fruits in this one, with a nice barrel character. Alcohol well masked in this one.
TheCametron (2197) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours Hazy Orange Amber with a thick White head. Fruity nose with vanilla from the barrel ageing. Good carbonation. The barrel ageing is on top but there’s layers of fruit and caramel throughout. Oak, fruity Belgian notes and plenty of booze. This is a complex beast.
Ungstrup (31474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Borefts BF 2012. A hazy dark amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, malt, alcohol, fruits on the over ripe side, and alcohol, leading to a bitter finish.
JorisPPattyn (8799) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Foxy red-orange beer, very well-carbonated to huge yellow head. Overpowering nose with a mix of citrus (orange, and indeed, tangerine, peel) and alcohol - ethanol ànd fusels. Taste of pure alcohol - again ethanol + fusels. Duvel ³ -with citrus and zeste. Base is quite sweet, but the B.A. has worked well. Very carbonated - certainly for a B.A. beer - well-bodied, slick, alcoholheat. Way too sharp-alcoholic to my liking. Duvellovers might adore this one.
bergstaden (1843) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with a white head - sweet caramel and vanilla aroma - sweet vanilla and wood flavour - wood and vanilla continues into the finish - a little to much on the sweet vanilla taste for me, but it is still good
thewolf (11650) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Etre Gourmet, Belgium. Pours murky orange with a medium, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has vanilla, mild caramel, yeast, soft vinious. Medium carbonation, super creamy and dry mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of oak, vanilla, caramel, yeast, vinious, no sign of the ABV. Absolutely lovely.