yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, at Kick. An almost clear one, dark glowing amber in color and with a dense finger thick off-white head. The aroma has a little vinous touch, with dried fruits, some caramel and nuts and a hint of alcohol. Fruity flavor, both dried and fresh, with vinous notes and caramel. A little bitterness too. Full body and a soft carbonation, a little warmth too. Sort of dry. Lasting finish. Sure a pleasant one, a sipper. 141206
Centje (34) - Bruges, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I can taste caramel, prunes and raison. Look: rusty with a long lasting beige header. The port barrels did a good job!
olio (8723) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 33 cl bottle. 2011 vintage.
Lots of caramel on the nose, nothing else, some metallic notes come through also. Very sweet and tacky, nothing special here. sad face.
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu.
Pours dark amber color with a large head, a bit of a gusher. Distinct Port on the nose, wood, dark malts, ripe fruits and molasses, faint yeast too. Brown sugar, sweet bready malts and some licorice on the flavor, alcohol comes through just right, dry wood and port hints only on the aftertaste. Moderate carbonation, sticky sweet palate. A very nice dessert delicacy.
Boxereddy (406) - BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mistig amberkleurig bier met kleine schuimkraag.
Aroma van gedroogde vruchten en rozijnen.
Hint van karamel en vanille in de mond.
Superlekker door de rijping in het portovat!
WingdSoldier (72) - BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brownish red beer with a complex aroma, hints of orange, cake, chocolate and caramel.
charlotte (5077) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Hazy amber colour with medium head.Aroma of dried fruits most like prune and raisin and oak,smooth and sweet with warming mouth feels and hint of caramel and vanilla smooth oily finish.
Distance_Runner (79) - BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really good! Bottle from Bier Temple Brussels! Strong smell and aroma :-)
Ferris (10546) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Caramel, barrel, prune, raisin and light spice. Hazy copper with a rich long lasting beige head. Caramel, light fruity cherry notes, rich sweetness and a long raisin caramel finish. May have lost some robust flavours with age.
Theis (14937) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Clear amber/brown - white head. Sweetness. Citrus. Candy. Estery. Wooden. Some coconut notes. Panana. Licorice. Berries. Toasted. Red berries. Soil earthy notes. Tjaaa.
Alengrin (4076) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another great Tsjeeses experiment, this time matured on port wine barrels. Coarse but stable, yellowish white head, warm orangey blonde colour with pinkish hue (probably the red port wine speaking), initially clear but hazy with minute yeast bits floating around after adding the deposit. Complexely perfumed, strong and very inviting aroma of syrup-conserved peaches, cloves, pineapple, meat broth, whisky, wodka, old port wine, moist wood, vanilla, gingerbread, black pepper, candi syrup, apricot, pink grapefruit, orange peel. Apricot- and orange-like onset, very vividly fruity, after which you are sucked into a complex ’parcours’ of caramelly and honeyish, profound malts, a soft and full mouthfeel, spicy ginger, pepper and cloves hints and eventually a leafy and peppery hop bitterness, long and dry, accompanied by a pleasantly and elegantly warming port-like alcohol effect. This is not a tripel anymore, this is a full-fledged barley wine, and a very good one at that. One of Struise’s great masterpieces.