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

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels


Martinus' rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3052) - Baarle-Nassau, - FEB 16, 2013
Clear fox red colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, wood, malts, raisins and red wine. Sweet flavour, malts, sweet port notes, wood, quite bitter. Finish honey, wood and malts.
Nice beer, good balance between beer and porto flavours.
(Draught @ Rose Red, Brugge)


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (449) - HUNGARY - DEC 22, 2014
A Tsjeeses portói hordóban érlelt változataként ha lehet, még szimpatikusabb tulajdonságokkal rendelkezik, mint az alap verzió. Az általam kóstolt 2011-es évjáratú főzet egy tisztességes kitörést követően opálos borostyán színben érkezik poharába, maradék habja tojásfehér árnyalatú, krémessége hosszasan megmaradó. Illatszerkezetét parfümös hangulat lengi körül, élesztős vezérfonal mentén a jól ismert aszalt gyümölcsös szálak szövődnek egymásba, fajsúlyos tartalom kifejezőeszközei. Hihetetlenül sima, kövérkés teste desszertszerűen hat, dióforgács, vajkaramella, likőrök színes forgatagának izgalmait hordozza. Némi fahordós, ódonabb jelleg is megfigyelhető benne, a normál verzióhoz képest egy árnyalattal nagyobb mélység tárul elénk, mégis legalább annyira egyben vannak az ízek, kikezdhetetlen komplexitásról tesz tanúbizonyságot. Egyfajta magas alkoholtartalmú aszaltgyümölcs-dzsúz, aminek minden egyes porcikája a végletekig érett, letisztult és ámulatba ejtő.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Gastropuben KICK Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel,alcohol, dried fruits, vinous and oak. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, caramel and dried fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karyots (13) - BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2014
Pours brown with small head. Fruity. Expected more from this. Overall a good beer but not the sort that would impress.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1359) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle from mikkeller and friends. Hazy copper color, tanned head. Aroma is sweet, portwine, fruity and sour notes. Taste is same.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2926) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle @ Appellation Comely Bank tasting thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - amber brown with a decent head. Nose - dried oranges, some light spice (cinammon and vanilla) but quite dry. Taste - again not as generous as a recent tasting of the Bourbon barrel version. More dried orange peel and raisins. Not much of the dark fruit notes you’d hope to get from the Port barrel either. It seems to have dried it out. Palate - medium bodied with a dry crunchy texture and a well balanced finish. Overall - it’s a very nice beer, just disappointed compared to what I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3549) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle at Appellation. Pours orange amber, nose is toffee, caramel, berries, taste is fruity, dry sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4231) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle at tasting. Pours amber with a light haze, thin white head. Aromas of candi sugar, dried fruit, orange peel. Taste is boozy, light sweet with more caramel. Not getting much port, but a nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjorsvdg (93) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
Een heerlijk warm, en rijk bier. De portvaten proef je, evenals specerijen en gist. Heerlijk.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5966) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
33 cl bottle as ˝Reserva PBA Vintage 2011” @ tiong, BBE 26-12-2017
Aroma has rather strong porto notes, sweet sweet malt and toffee. Flavour is very sweet with toasted sugar, porto, candid sugar, caramel and any other expressions teling about excessive sweetness. Also vanilla and licorice – and alcohol trying to balance the sweetness. But that is not enough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6533) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange copper colour with a small head. Aroma of dried apricot, red wine, biscuit and some caramel. Flavour of sweet caramel, strong metallic notes, biscuit, dried apricot, wood and some port wine. Mild tannine notes. Medium bodied. Sweet.


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