DutchMark (307) - - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tasty. Had the vintage 2012. Complex flavor with burned malts dark fruit and a nice mildly bitter hop finish. A bit boozy but in a nice way. Prickly soft carbonation. Do not get the port so much but that doesn?t matter. Highly recommend!
biirusaikou (1894) - - JAN 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jc1762 (455) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
willisread (1557) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
vtafro (5514) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle. Brown hazy pour with beige head. Spice, port, yeast, dark plum like fruit aromas. Dark plum like fruits, yeast, light barrel and I guess port notes, beer really melds well.
TimE (4530) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color. Very sweet nose with honey, band aid and a bit of port. Slightly sour. Not that great, but ok finish.
RichardGretton (4522) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber reddish beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is fortified and malty, and the flavour is very malty with a port like quality and some heavy bitterness. Overall a nice strongly flavoured Belgian beer.
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oldrtybastrd (3448) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark golden amber with fluffy head. Aromas of fruit, malts, and some woody notes. Flavors of sweet malts, light fruit notes, and a touch of port.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Struise beer in Struise glass: it’s been a long, long time. Bottle off the in laws for Christmas. 2013 version. 317 calories a bottle- bonus point for the info. Only a sliver of cake or a 20min trot, innit? Pours high and excitable bronze with a pocked off white foam. Aroma of meat juices, perfumed crushed seeds out of the curry drawer, caraway, cocoa dusted plum, strawberry chew as it warms, bathfoam and creamy fig. Silken mouthfeel despite the fizz, minimal alcohol smoothed over with sugar, subtle ingratiating stone fruit robed in toffee. The aroma edges the flavour which is too smooth for its own good; all yeast, plump mallow body and muscovado. I don’t know..the kind of beer that got me into beer and it feels heretical and ungrateful to say it, but it’s kind of bland.
dexcansino (542) - Andalucía, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sencillamente, esto es lo que se debe reconocer como una cerveza maravillosa. La mejor cerveza navideña que he probado esta temporada.
rand (1410) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33 cl from Amstein - St-Légier (CH). Coppery beer with a beige, low persistence and rough foam. Complex aromas of malt, caramel, dry fruits, vanilla and vinous notes of Porto. The taste is remarkable and full bodied, complex with toffy, spices, Porto, stewed fruits, orange and zest, date, raisin and vanilla. Nic balance, neither too sweet nor too spicy, there are notes liquor-like and a grassy bitter.