mike_77 (3632) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy red colour. Aroma is very yeasty and sweet with some bitter orange peel. A sticky and sweet taste with bread dough and yeast. Port is not particularly prominent but there’s a sticky finish on the lips.
ABT_S54 (221) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 33cl bottle served in a Struise glass. Pours a wonderful hazy orange colour with a slightly yellowish head which last throughout the drink with plenty of floating sediment. Aroma is very powerful with sweet fruits, malt and booze. Taste is much more rounded than normal Tsjeeses. The marmalade notes present in the standard Tsjeeses are gone and replaced with a more balanced level of sweetness/bitterness along with a slight barrel presence but unless I was told I probably wouldn’t have noticed it. In any event the barrel aging has not had a pronounced effect on the taste but has subdued the exiting flavours and added yet more complexity to an already complex brew.
yngwie (14762) - 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 (32) - 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 (7018) - 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 (193) - 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 (61) - 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 (4497) - 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 (6746) - 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.