Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3730) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2798) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
txspartan (966) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2013
Aroma of wood and licorice. Heavy sugared wooden flavour. Syruppy texture. Awesome!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
suprchunk (2173) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2035) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2013
Dark amber with a medium off white head. Malty and fruity notes. malt, dark fruits and spices. Full body with a nice bitter sweet after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
(bottle, 33cl, vintage 2011) Hazy, amber colour with a medium-sized tanned foamy head. Mildly sweet cara-malty aroma with berry-fruity notes, a tinge of spices and alcohol. Moderately sweet flavour, full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Yeasty (cara-)malty, slightly sugary taste with berry-fruity notes, caramel, spicy notes and an obvious touch of alcohol, also ginger spice; mildly sweet (cara-)malty finish with a present alcoholic strength. I missed the Port-character. 18.I.13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateu (4) - gentbrugge, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2013 does not count
When you pour the beer down a lively amber hazy ale with white foamreveals in your glass. Caramel, malt, and light porto aroma on the nose. Medium sweet, kind of salty and nice bitter taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
33 cl bottle at home. Clear amber beer with an offwhite head. Spicy, hoppy, yeasty , vanilla, fruity, chocolate, nutty, sourish aroma. Hoppy, spicy, malty, fruity, toffee, vanilla, chocolate flavour. So nice :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
330mL red and yellow label. Hazy blood orange pour. Medium white foam. Okay lace. Nose is tomato, fresh sugary fruits. Taste is spicy, soft, minerally, pie, dense sugary body. Palate is very silky and soft, thick mouthfeel, lots of sugar driven density. Nice dessert beer. Our group liked the Port BA a bit better than the Bourbon BA, though score wise they were so similar to me that I would rate them the same.

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