Maarten1993 (158) - - DEC 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival 2013 Essen. Very good beer. Nice, balanced, complex, sweet. Fruity as well, fresh. Great.
Niall73 (896) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a murky dark amber colour. Aroma is sweet candy toffee funky fruit caramel... Medium body , light carbonation. Floral, perfumy, caramel, toasty, bready, marmalade... Tasty.
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neuromatt (982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cL bottle from Rosses i Torrades in Barcelona, served in a stem glass alongside the other two reserva variants. Pours hazy reddish orange with a small tan head that remains and leaves a small amount of lace. The nose has big brown sugar notes along with bourbon, oak, dark fruit, flowers and a touch of spice. The flavour is quite sweet with caramel, brown sugar, big bourbon notes and a touch of oak. Herbal, spicy notes provide balance, but it is really all about malts and bourbon. There is also a subtle sour fruit character and subtle vanilla. The finish is long and malty with spice and bourbon. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a smooth, milky texture and average carbonation. Overall, a delicious bourbon variant of an already nice brew. Smooth and elegant, but with an extra touch of bourbon. Very well done. 2013-05-03
Earlier Rating: 11/16/2012 Total Score: 3.9
2011 vintage. 33 cL bottle from Binnys Beverage Depot in Chicago, served in a tulip. Pours cloudy caramel with a moderate, frothy beige head. The head mostly remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are aromas of fruit, candi sugar, toffee, spice, oak, slight funk, Belgian yeast and a hint of grassy hops. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with caramel, fruit, grass, spice and candi sugar. There is also a big peppery alcohol complement. The oak becomes progressively more prominent towards the end. The finish is long and malty with pepper and oak. On the palate, it is medium in body, dry with an astringent finish. Overall, this is a great oak-aged triple. The oak adds a layer of complexity to an already complex beer. I recall liking the original slightly more, but I will have to try them side-by-side to be sure. 2012-02-03
PeatyPete (244) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Despite that the bottle had been in inventory for a long time the contents exploded like a geyser that bursts when the cap went off. Covering the opening with my thumb brought no solution (made it worse, content ended against the ceiling) and at the end half of the contents was gone. Hazy orange coloured beer. Smell of candy. Taste incredibly soft and very tasty. Now I am ą Little bit sad that there was only half ą bottle left.
RW80 (258) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Hazy dark brown with a small white head.
Aroma: Wood caramel malts, cinnamon, honey, floral notes.
Taste: starts sweet malty, then tsome raisins and a hint of sourness going over in spices and vanilla . Finisheswoody with a dry medium bitterness taste.
Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.
Rune (7203) - Tromsų, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Fin&Loz&Isobel for this beer gift. 330ml bottle, vintage 2011. Shared with Finn at his place. Partially gushing bottle. Hazy apricot coloured body. Filmy off-white layer. Yeasty fruitiness on the nose with noticeable alcohol. Dried fruity flavours supplied by a touch of bourbon. Dry and mid-sweet fruity ending. Warming alcohol. Suitable as a decent slow sipper (part of our mass online tasting, Tromsų 03.12.2013).
Earlier Rating: 11/16/2010 Total Score: 3.1
Unclear, apricot body topped by a very tiny layer. Dried fruity aroma. Blended taste of sweet and dried fruits added by a note of oak and yeast. Drying on the swallow. On the sweet side of bittersweet and quite similar to the ordinary tripel edition. Tap at Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen, 05.11.2010.
BlackHaddock (3155) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl Bottle: BBD 16th Jun 16. Poured into a La Chouffe tulip at home on 3rd Dec 13.
Looked fine: dull dark amber/mid-reddy-brown. The head was a full foam covering of off-white bubbles.
The nose leads with malty molasses: a strong treacle taste comes along once the beer got to my mouth. This is sweet from the start with the alcohol and bitterness arriving later on the palate: there is also a spicy and yeasty feel to the flavours and smell.
I like sweet malty brews and this fits nicely into my style.
Maakun (233) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper with minimal head. Strawberry, rum, vanilla, cream, fruity sweet, like strawberry cake. Hint of sour and balanced with bitter finish. Medium bodied, slightly sticky and perfect matching carbonation. Very, very good.
Silvan7 (528) - Samarate, ITALY - NOV 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Il Porco , Corbetta. Reserva 2010. Schiuma beige, abbastanza fine abbastanza persistente. Colore ramato,riflessi aranciati, opalescente. Profumo abbastanza intenso, poco persistente. Fruttato, di albicocca , pesche in sciroppo, molto speziata, sa di zenzero, lievito belga e coriandolo fresco. Alcool ben avvertibile. Complessa. Gusto Molto intenso e abbastanza persistente. Dolce amabile, poco amaro, nessuna tostatura e pochissima aciditą. Si distinguono miele , zenzero, un gusto "terroso" che potrebbe essere la cannella, una sensazione pungente che potrebbe ricordare il pepato di alcune saison e si ritrova il coriandolo. é abbastanza corposa, carbonata, poco rotonda. Equilibrato il gusto , abbastanza armonica nel complesso per via della disparitą di intensitą tra profumo e gusto (entrambi comunque molto fini).
deekyn (977) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- pours a hazy golden brown with a nice finger of off white head. Good lacing. S- aromas of bubble gum, raisin bread, caramel malts, cinnamon, spiced apple, chai tea, honey, floral notes and hibiscus. M- light to medium sticky body with a sweet medium palate. Good carbonation. T- grains, malts and raisin bread at first. Alcohol comes on strong on the mid palate. Over ripe apples, cinnamon, cloves, honey, tea, caramel, musty wood support. Ending is medium long and bitter, with notes of faint vinegar, malts, zinc, some floral notes and even a little lemon.