CasperRuben (63) - - DEC 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 Interesting color: kind of red/orange/brown/yellow, nice white/reddish head. The taste is also very interesting: it is very very balanced. It doesn’t have the amount of bitterness and carbonation you would expect in this style, which I really like. Combine this with the full bodied, yet not overpowering, sweetness, and you have a very great beer!
Earlier Rating: 12/30/2012 Total Score: 4.3
Interesting color: kind of red/orange/brown/yellow, nice white/reddish head. The taste is also very interesting: it is very very balanced. It doesn’t have the amount of bitterness and carbonation you would expect in this style, which I really like. Combine this with the full bodied, yet not overpowering, sweetness, and you have a very great beer!
Garlic_of_Doom (516) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky orange with a small white head.
Aroma is sweet, sugary, fresh, slightly yeasty with slight vanilla.
Taste is above but with evident hop bitterness, followed by bourbon and wood at the end.
Full bodied with low and soft carbonation, smooth and too easy to drink.
Nicolas_M (46) - BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I probably said that for lots of beer, but the first aroma remind me of cheese.
Not a big fan of bourbon, so not a fan of the beer even is the taste is not as strong as the one found in bourbon.
Aftertaste is mainly the 10% of alcohol.
Again, not a bad beer, but definitely not the kind I would recommend ’cause not my type.
hawthorne00 (2629) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Amber with an off white head. Aroma of oranges, apricots, toffee, bubblegum, vanilla, a little smoke (these 3 are bourbon, right?), spiced bread. Manages to be creamy textured despite almost being stickily sweet. Fruitcake batter, oranges, dark sugars. Layers of caramelised fruit lightened by oranges and spices. Not quite as vibrantly fruity as the normal version but very lovely with the bourbon barrel not trampling on the show. Dangerously cheerful.
Ulysse (239) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Subtle aroma of hazelnut. In the mouth: hazelnut. Creamy texture. Alcohol is dominant. Not my favorite struise.
florent.janssens (176) - - JAN 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Arôme de bourbon. elle as moins de gout que les autres struise. bien cremeuse en bouche. On goûte (trop) fort l’alcool en fin
angelkostvo (753) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange colour, big off white head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, orange, raisins, candy sugar. Taste is medium sweet, slightly tart. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Nice
Jeroenhensen (224) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Een mooi belgische bier gedronken in Breda bij zeezicht. Het bier slaat snel dood, maar heeft toch een lekkere sterke kruidige kerst bier smaak, die door de bourbon goed drinkbaar is en lekker zacht is.
Humlehode (138) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden, white, fluffy head. Weak aroma. Semi-dry. Taste of caramel, chocolate, bread crumb. Quite oaky, especially the after taste. Slightly astringent.
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k0mpsa (1454) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle at tuulensuu, tampere. Almost clear copper color and white head. Aroma is sweet dark malts, raisins, spices and barrels. Full tasty body, sweet spices, barrels and hint of bourbon.
markoijelena (783) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.33l at the 1st Tasting 2015 Belgrade Serbia.Thanks to Alberto.Pour it dark amber color with small white head.Taste and aroma pf caramel, sweet red fruits, bourbon smokey on the end.All together better than port barrel reserva.Good one