Vaiz (3275) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, slight gusher. Murky brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of yeast, ripe fruits, alcohol, licorice, spices, candi sugar, caramel and some wine. Flavor is fruity, sugary sweet and quite boozy. Still well balanced and impressive flavor. Lively carbonation.
ShivanDragon (1440) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber, helder met minimaal witte kraag
aroma: moutig, zoet, caramout, citrus, rood fruit, rozijnen, koriander
smaken: medium zoet, kandij suiker, matig bitter, citrus, peper en stevig alcoholisch.
medium body, romig, afdronk lang kruidig/zoetig
wat ik mis is de port beleving van deze variant.
pilsnerrogge (2460) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown orange pour. Medium sized foam. Ok lacing. Nose is brown sugar, dried fruit and some licorice. Taste is soft port, sugar, toffee and licorice. Soft, thick, sweet mouthfeel.
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Shared with Mathieu87.
Appearance: nice long staying head, adhesive.
Nose: port, grapes, sweetness.
Taste: dry, port, long lasting sweetness, adhesive-sticky, oak.
AdamJackson (2380) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky dark brown. White 1 finger head
Raisins and figs. Grapes and oak
High carbonation and very sweet up front caramel and brown sugar cloves and raisins. Very sweet. Nice spice
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3cl Bottle, Vintage 2011, Vertical tasting with the BBA, Metallica playing on the background. Dark amber to light brown coloured beer with some medium carbonation and a large more sturdiy than the BBA off white head. Light sweet malty more herby hinted aroma. Nice creamy palate with some sprankling feeling. Finish is stronger herby with a longer bitter almost spicy ending. Port barrel not really comming to the front. Expected some more rounded fruity notes comming through with some short alcoholic notes. Nice but not overwhelming. Prefer the BBA.
Idiosynkrasie (3617) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Cloudy amber colour with average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Malty aroma with hints of honey, hoppy overtones with a touch of peppermint. Taste is minimally biting hoppy, slightly herbal and spicy with more or less unspecific flavours; the same applies to the malty basis: unspecific, somewhat heavier flavours, maybe some vinous notes. Hard to describe more precisely.
Martinus (2742) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear fox red colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, wood, malts, raisins and red wine. Sweet flavour, malts, sweet port notes, wood, quite bitter. Finish honey, wood and malts.
Nice beer, good balance between beer and porto flavours.
(Draught @ Rose Red, Brugge)
txspartan (962) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of wood and licorice. Heavy sugared wooden flavour. Syruppy texture. Awesome!
suprchunk (2085) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A slight haze to an otherwise clear amber/red colored pour. Small off-white head. Some minimal lacing. Big boozy aroma. Same booze in the mouth. A slight off-ness in the nose, but otherwise drowned out by the booze. Sweet taste. Boozy in the back as well. An all around boozy beer that doesn’t offer much else. Oh well.