dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky reddish light brown, slight gusher out of the bottle, thick foamy head. Rich red fruits, raisins, some booze, banana esters on the nose. Slight hint of fortified wine. BIG. Creamy, chewy, rich, slightly boozy, warm bready malts and more of that red fruit thing. Ever so slightly vinous and juicy but I don’t think I would have identified port without already knowing it was there. Soft spicy bitter finish with a bit of alcohol warmth that dissipates further down the glass. Not bad at all, though I expected something a bit more special.
Sammy (11216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at L’Autre Oiel. Something special and unique. No aroma until very warm, and then light egg and yeast. Getting a cognac character similar to a 5 year aged strong beer. Maybe that will be more pronounced in a couple of years. Smooth.
Gerbeer (3156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with full head. Aromas of tobacco, brown sugar and fruit. Flavors are similar with addition rye bread and grain notes. Interesting.
tricksta_p (3605) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Aroma of malts, yeast, caramel, candy sugar, dried fruits, herbal notes. Flavour is thick sweetness, yeasty. Carbonation is rather high. I liked the BBA just a little better, but this one is very nice as well.
KoNrRiI (1229) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33 bottle. Light brown color, extremely hazy and a big, off-white head. Nose. Composed of sugar, dark liqueur, a touch of wood, orange peel, alcohol, and fortified wine. Taste is also sweet: a lot of brown sugar and alcohol, some wine, dark fruits, and malts. Medium to full body, thick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is medium long at best and basically follows the taste though it’s even more sugary. Overall the beer is marvellous
EdKing (2401) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle donated to me from Harrisoni following our trip to Belgium. Bit of a gusher out of the bottle, but quickly brought under control. Lovely rich hazy murky orange in the glass, slight off white big head which thins to just a white ring around the edges of the glass. Nose is orange rind, orange liqueur, caramel, barley sugar boiled sweets, green hops, sultanas, slight hint of the port barrel and some fortified wine. Very slight oxidised earthiness. Taste is blend of alcohol, orange rind, barley sugar sweets, an earthy Marmite oxidised earthiness. Sweet and salty, some slight red wine vinous, fortified vinous tanginess. Unusual strong, but warming and Christmassy.
Douberd (4911) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a tulip glass. ABV 10%
Light gusher. Pours a muddy dark orange beer with myriads of yeast bits in the body. Tall and froathy tan head, with low retention, spots of lace around the glass.
Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, sugar, nice wine notes though. Light alcohol.
Taste is sweet and grainy, with plenty of alcohol, malts, notes of the dark fruits, still some wine notes but not as much as the nose made me to expect.
Medium body, good carbonation, quite dry on the palate.
Overall a quite good beer.
angel77 (2489) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella de 33 cl en beni casa bar, de zombier en octubre de 2012. tsj no. 11 x-mas brew. Vintage 2011. frutas pasas con toques de maderas empapadas en vinos dulces y bastante alcohólicos, vamos oporto puro y duro. Cuerpo fuerte con 10 vol q se notan en todo momento. Muy buena. Para repetir sin duda, aunque se queda un poco por debajo de su compañera envejecida en bourbon.
TheJvd (1196) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle at home, bit of a gusher. Pours hazy amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is very sweet with dark fruits, some raisins, sugar, red fruits and some alcohol. Port is hardly noticeable. Taste is also sweet with raisins, dark fruits, some malts, sugar, a soft bitterness and some alcohol burn in the finish. Medium body, soft to medium carbo.
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is malty and slightly hoppy some citrus notes. Flavor is fruity with hints of yeast, wood and hops. Low carbonation and medium to full body with a sweet bitter finish.