Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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)
EdKing (1760) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle donated to me from Harrisoni following our trip to Belgium. Bit of a gusher out of the bottle, but quickly brought under control. Lovely rich hazy murky orange in the glass, slight off white big head which thins to just a white ring around the edges of the glass. Nose is orange rind, orange liqueur, caramel, barley sugar boiled sweets, green hops, sultanas, slight hint of the port barrel and some fortified wine. Very slight oxidised earthiness. Taste is blend of alcohol, orange rind, barley sugar sweets, an earthy Marmite oxidised earthiness. Sweet and salty, some slight red wine vinous, fortified vinous tanginess. Unusual strong, but warming and Christmassy.
Douberd (1719) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a tulip glass. ABV 10%
Light gusher. Pours a muddy dark orange beer with myriads of yeast bits in the body. Tall and froathy tan head, with low retention, spots of lace around the glass.
Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, sugar, nice wine notes though. Light alcohol.
Taste is sweet and grainy, with plenty of alcohol, malts, notes of the dark fruits, still some wine notes but not as much as the nose made me to expect.
Medium body, good carbonation, quite dry on the palate.
Overall a quite good beer.
angel77 (536) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella de 33 cl en beni casa bar, de zombier en octubre de 2012. tsj no. 11 x-mas brew. Vintage 2011. frutas pasas con toques de maderas empapadas en vinos dulces y bastante alcohólicos, vamos oporto puro y duro. Cuerpo fuerte con 10 vol q se notan en todo momento. Muy buena. Para repetir sin duda, aunque se queda un poco por debajo de su compañera envejecida en bourbon.
TheJvd (683) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle at home, bit of a gusher. Pours hazy amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is very sweet with dark fruits, some raisins, sugar, red fruits and some alcohol. Port is hardly noticeable. Taste is also sweet with raisins, dark fruits, some malts, sugar, a soft bitterness and some alcohol burn in the finish. Medium body, soft to medium carbo.
Russo (1645) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is malty and slightly hoppy some citrus notes. Flavor is fruity with hints of yeast, wood and hops. Low carbonation and medium to full body with a sweet bitter finish.
MarcoDL (1563) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is mild, the taste is sweet and very fruity. The port is detectable. Dry and woody aftertaste. Good beer, but bit too much alcohol in the taste.
sdmmb (510) - USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from Malting Pot. 2012 vintage. Strong dark, sweet and very alcoholic tasting.
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Maakun (329) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy copper with medium off-white head. Sweet red berries, strawberry, christmas cake, spices, fruit candy. Lots of sweet fruits and candy, with great tart touch and dry bitter finish. Medium bodied with full carbonation. Really good.
Frulertruler (107) - San Rafael, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella. Melaza y regaliz en sintonía con ligeras notas de madera y licor. Dulce y alcohólico
DwarfeD (701) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle at home. Pale amber brown with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with light to medium body. Complex full taste with sweet and bitter tones. Herbs, brown sugar, some chocolate, vanilla and some licorice. A very well balanced full flavoured brew. (not the best label btw..)