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


on tap

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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1362) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 2, 2016
Amber-copper colored, hazy, medium beige frothy head, good lasting. Aroma is of dried fruits, caramel, spicy, some yeast and wine barrel. Taste is medium to very sweet malt, brown sugar and dried fruits, yeast, spices, wine barrel, bit vinous, some light spicy-herbal bitterness. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy-sticky. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (650) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle at home (2013). Pours light hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, wood, caramel, alcohol, hint of vanilla. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet, light bitter, wood, malts, caramel, candy sugar, vinous, light bitter malty woody aftertaste. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (735) - Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2016
2013 vintage... Bright amber with three finger foamy beige head and lacing. Holiday spice, cardamom, star anise, dried fruit, walnuts, port reduction... Some vanilla and caramel... Apple cider and cherry... Very nice...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alvaro78 (275) - Sevilla, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2016
Muy equilibrada Se nota el envejimiento Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rafaelagp (27) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - FEB 13, 2016
Side by side comparison with the Bourbon BA. Head is beige, dense, thick, lasting and leaves lacing. Body is medium, reddish brown, medium carbonation. Aroma of malt, ruby port wine and something sweet I couldn’t identify. Taste is spicy, with malt sweetness, ruby port wine and a bit of wood. It’s warming all the way. Nice sweet balance. Alcohol very well hidden. A beauty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1933) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 11, 2016
butelka, kufle i kapsle. na szybko: duzo mniej zlozone i gesto-lepkie niz odtwarzana z pamieci wersja z beczki po burbonie. sporo jasnych owocow, sporo nut slodowych, nieco jakichs cukrowych klimatow. alkohol ladnie schowany, to co czuc faktycznie a la porto. nieco syropowe. w odroznieniu od wiekszosci: wole wersje port

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2016
I really liked this beer a lot. Pours a dark amber color with a frothy white head. Nice aromas of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, wood and a tinge of alcohol. Tastes more of the same with a nice balance between the fruity tones and malty sweetness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2566) - - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle shared, thanks Mark. Sweet caramel, notes of dark cherry, cake, bit of oak, dry finish with hints of booze. Decent brew but quite mild overall, doesn’t really live up to the hype, maybe past its prime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jc1762 (788) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2016
2013 Vintage. Poured into a taster showing moderately filtered caramel brown with light sparse white foam. The nose shows caramel and tea. The palate shows high carbonation and a moderate sweetness with lightly tart notes in between and slightly tannic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2455) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2016
2013 vintage bottle shared. Thanks Jon! Dark fruit, honey, molasses and cinnamon aromas. Sweet on the palate with some light fruit tartness. Port-like in the finish. Dry and dark fruit forward. Nice.

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