RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Thanks to miketd for sharing. Aroma: Oak comes through first with notes of vanilla and toasted nuts. Cinnamon, oranges, bananas, yeast, caramel corn, light floral, and alcohol notes. Appearance: Rusty brown in color and cloudy. Off0white head was full and creamy with good retention. Good lacing. Flavor: Very similar to the aroma. Baker’s spices (cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg), apples and oranges, bananas and caramel, oak and vanilla, chocolate and nuts. Alcohol is present throughout. Finishes dry with just a hint of tartness. Palate: Medium bodied and creamy. Medium-high carbonation. Pleasant alcohol warmth in back of mouth. Overall: Another great beer from Struise. The best Tripel I’ve had in a while. Great flavors and complexity.
back (1763) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kobber uklar skum lidt
Slik bonbon vinøs vingummi alc
Bitter lidt sød meget
NordicV (1752) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brunorange lätt disig öl med ett beige livligt skum. Doft och smak av torkad frukt, framförallt russin. Lättare alkoholsötma med dragning t bourbon. En väldigt god öl men just bourbonlagringen märks inte så mycket. Årgång 2013.
arnold931 (1181) - Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with nice off white head. Nose and taste is Belgian spice, candy sugar and dark fruit. Good.
JorgeLee (1613) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Struise shop in Bruges. Brown colour, hints of red. Fizzy but vanishing head. Classic strong Belgian, boozy, dark fruit, spicy. Barrels add some sweetness maybe, hint of tannin. Ageing nicely executed but not really game changing. Certainly not one of those over the top grim oak fests. Decent.
mahamoti (21) - ITALY - APR 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma di uva e barboun. Ambrato carico, corpo pieno, schiuma scarsa in stile. In bocca frutta secca, uva, barboun, calore. Eccellente prodotto.
Achel (326) - Ioannina, GREECE - MAR 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy deep orange colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty and also has some spices and yeast with wooden hints. Flavour is fruits, spices, wood and quite strong alcoholic notes. When the yeast is poured in, some of the alcohol notes go more mellow.
Hopverdju (347) - BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
De Vintage 2011 geproefd. Donker amberkleurig bier met weinig schuim. Geur: honing, abrikoos. Smaak: rozijnen, alcoholisch, zoet, lomp. Geen koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: karton.
Frax (47) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bacco. Drink before 8/15/19. Sweet, sugary aroma. Pours a dark amber and maintains a thick, frothy head. Lightly spiced with soft bourbon notes in the finish. Not as in your face as most bourbon ales, really nice.
witthatsbier (484) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark copper colour with a white foamy head
Aroma is sweet spice clove cinnamon
Taste is sweet with soft fruit spicy
not a beer I really like,
Saeglopur (1577) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from BeerLovers Vienna, bottled 07/2014.
Copper-orange, hazy body, with a big, frothy, yellowish head.
Sweet aroma of dried fruits, berries, some apricots, caramel, marzipan, vanilla, oak, subtle bourbon.
Taste is more on the dry side and quite simple, with oak, dried fruits, caramel, spices, some bourbon, some alcohol.
Medium, a bit oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes quite moderate, medium dry, medium sweet, wooden, a bit spicy.
Very nice. The nose is really lovely, with a dense combination of sweet fruits, sweet malts and the barrel notes. The taste and the finish are a bit underwhelming though, while still not bad. Overall not outstanding maybe, but better than the Port version in my opinion.