BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad for someone that started out as a bee-keeper. This is really nicely done. An example of how to age a beer in whiskey barrels and not let the barrel aging over power the rest of the beer, the whiskey notes are there and present in their own right but in balance with some fruitcake maltiness, with some coriander spices bring some acidity to the forefront. NIcely Done!
rubbishystuff (1688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some whiskey, cherry, spices and woody flavors. Hides the strength well. Would be too much be there was a touch of sour which really balanced things out. Kind of just OK but also kind of really good. Serving: Bottle
mrhoppy (1181) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Over the top out of this world goooood! The nose is pretty weird. I guess it’s the grains of paradise. I thought it smelled like a can of stewed tomatoes and soy sauce. Forget that though. Awesome cloudy brown. I stirred up the bottom and got all the dust. Really blows it up. The flavor is strong and spicy and complex. Nutmeg, coriander, pepper, soy. dark fruit, musty, wood, very very slight whiskey element. This is one of the best beers I have ever had the pleasure to experience! 92 rating is soooo wrong.
monk191 (607) - California, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very interesting beer. Pours a nice thick red-brown. Smells great, strawberries and pineapple and whiskey, and maybe even some prosciutto. Taste however, is very different. Extremely smoky and whiskey, pretty intense. Couldn't have very much. Give credit for trying something new, but not a fan of the taste.
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Beergeek23322 (1696) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
september 2010. From bottle. pours darm hazy brown with a tan head. The whisky barrel really shows through and numbs other flavors. Roasted malt and dried fruit are present, but it’s all about the oak.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Cloudy brown with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Dark caramel malts, dark fruits, Bourbon, oak, vanilla, Belgian yeast, banana, clove, pepper, coriander, grains of paradise, other spices, candi sugar, cocoa, and some booze.
T - Dark caramel malts, raisins and other dark fruits, oak, vanilla, whiskey, Belgian yeast, clove, banana, pepper, coriander, grains of paradise, other spices, candi sugars, cocoa, and some booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, warming, and estery finish.
D - Great barrel aged BSDA. Great overall balance.
EugeneStraver (116) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
HMOE 20130331 (33 cl longbottle): The beer pours with a big brown head, a amber colour and tiny particels. The aroma is malty (slight roasted), caramel, raisens, vanille. Also some off-flavour of yeast, buttery and soap. The taste starts sweet with caramel, but also a not-nice small sour taste. In the end some malty bitterness. Furtheer esters, vanille and yeast. The finish is somewhat dry from the sour and bitterness. After a while even some sticky feeling.
ThirstyBird (764) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Tim at the 1st Official Ledebronckx Barrel Aged Academie Grand Elite Tasting
Pours clear orangish/brown with a loose tan head. Smells of caramel, honey a little spice. Taste is honey, smoke/peat. Begins dry with a dark fruity finish. Medium body and smooth. A very tasty and rich beer.
tderoeck (3611) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 23/XII/12 - 33cl bottle @ 1st Official Ledebronckx Barrel Aged Academie Grand Elite Tasting (OLBAAGET) - BB: n/a (2012-1392) Thanks to Johan for the bottle!!
Clear copper red beer, big aery yellowish head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: raisins, aged beer, orange peel, red fruits, bit sourish, spicy, dusty. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: raisins, peated, caramel, bit sugary, sweet, dried fruits, little bitter. Aftertaste: caramel, peated, smoky, raisins.
italianjohn (2149) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/brown murky pour thin to no off white head .... aroma of whiskey, smoked peated malts, spices .... taste is mostly of smoked peated malts, light whiskey, dry spicy .... flavors are very well put together .... abv hidden very well coriander and grains of paradise are light but evident .... finish is smokey and sweet ... good stuff
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 26th November 2010
Cloudy brown beer, decent tan head. Toffee cream nose. Light dry palate. Toffee cream. Subtle sour and spice. Light whisky. Nice woody tones with a trace of vanilla and aniseed. Very light on it it’s toes for an 11.0% beer.