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


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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels

sic1314's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, - DEC 1, 2012
2011 vintage. Poured a murky amber with a thick, frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and spice. Medium body, sweet malt flavour with caramel and dried fruit, just a slight hint of the port in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (477) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2015
2013 vintage. Rich red-amber colour with generous creamy beige head. Sweet aromas of toffee, port wine, plums, belgian yeast and oak. The taste has a lot of port notes, cherry, toffee, oak tannins, strong grassy hop bitterness and dryness, but still a lingering sweetness in the finish. Full bodied. Pretty good but a bit too much residual sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1430) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2015
Dimmig brun öl med ett smutsvitt skum. Doften är mörkt socker, torkad frukt och kryddighet. I smaken tillkommer plommon, maltighet och lätt bitterhet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3619) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2015
30-JUL-2015, 2013 bottle @Calafell, from BierCab. Hazy orange/Brown with low tan head. Port, dried fruit, orange peel, bread. Lively carbonation, sweet, full body, bitter. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (1371) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
33cl bottle Appearance: Brown orange with a good head. Aroma: caramel citrus, confit fruit, wood, yeast, red fruit hints. Taste: Moderate sweet,, light tart, caramel and a lot of port tones, some citrus some yeast. good bitter finish, Moderate-full body, light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5650) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Red amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, port, spices, citrus, and alcohol. Taste of sweeter port, spices, citrus, vanilla, wood, and booze in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (577) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
Bouteille datée de 2011, bue après 4 ans. Liquide brun tirant sur le orangé, très trouble avec un épais col de mousse blanchâtre persistant. Arômes de caramel, fleur de sel, sucre d’orge, bleuets et raisins confits. En bouche, un bon goût de sucre d’orge et de baies envahit le palais. Le houblon perce un peu par ses effluves de pamplemousse rose. Les saveurs du porto se font sentir rapidement, alors que les tanins du raisin ainsi que son sucre fondent dans la bouche. On se rapproche beaucoup du vin d’orge anglais mais la touche de Porto en finale donne une belle dimension au produit. L’effervescence est juste à point, le liquide a une texture tout de même épaisse et une belle rondeur. Manque un peu de complexité par contre. Le haut taux d’alcool ne paraît aucunement.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Icedwarf (849) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
Lichtbruin bier met veel schuim. Smaak is bitter hoppig en krachtig, fruitig aarbei en bessen en iets van grapefruit. Deze versie is wat mij betreft vele malen beter dan de Bourbon versie. Erg goed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2831) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle share round at Richy’s. Clear amber, with a bubbly, off white head. Very lively. Vine fruits. Port. Woody. Taste is tart, fruity dry. It’s a bit too fizzy, but manages to feel fairly rich and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3160) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
2nd annual Midlands tasting group. Bottle shared thanks to Garrold, cheers Gary. Amber beer with medium head. Aroma of port, toffee and plums. Taste is toffee, malts, port, treacle and alcohol. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2411) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle midlands tasting group. Brown orange good head. Aroma is caramel citrus fruits taste same nice sweetness some yeast good bitter finish. Ok body. Decent.

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