Benzai (10613) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ ZZT XI. Murky reddish color, average to medium sized beige head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is lightly malts, some overripe fruits, cherries, sweet alcohol. Taste malts, alcohol, sweet alcohol, overripe fruits. Quite heavy, not a beer to drink a 75 cl bottle of by yourself.
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Zzt?11. Orange brown color with a small white head. Smells alcohol, herbs, sweet, fruity. Tastes alcohol, sweet, caramel, fruity.
DutchDrebus (4815) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT11. Clear amber to copper colour with no real head. Smells sweet, barleywine, slightly almond, some alcohol, nice. Tastes sweet, barley wine, alcohol, dried apricot, herbs. Quite sweet and quite alcoholic, but not bad at all. Full body, soft to medium carbo.
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Raisins, alcohol and old newspapers surge from this barrel-aged monster, leading to lengthy candied sweetness and palate fatigue.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy ochre-tinged red.
-Earthy tones are felt as well.
-The nose is nearly all oxidation (and not the good kind).
-Drinkability is really low, as you can imagine.
Pailhead (5746) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap: The aroma consists of apples, caramel, Belgian yeast, and a touch of spice. It pours a hazy orangish-brown with a one finger beige head that leaves a good amount of thin webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate caramel apple and light Belgian yeast. The finish has more apple, spice, and alcohol. Itís medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, itís a pretty solid Tripel, but just a tad sweet.
freeofthoughts (684) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One year old bottle pours an auburn ish brown with off white fizz. Sweet aroma of Belgian fruits and toasted bread. The flavor follows with a sweet fruits, mostly cherry and very malty start, earthy Belgian lingering sweet fruits. Simple but strong malts make it dense with a light malty spice, a very nice Christmas time beer. I donít see it holding up another 5 years tho.
dmac (4740) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I donít think this was the brewerís intention because it is far more tart to almost sour in flavor. Aroma is fruity and slightly sour, cherry, alcohol, cough medicine. Body is tart, dry and acidic on the finish with a medium mouthfeel and very soft carbonation. Flavor is better with lots of sourness, fruity, cherry, granny Smith apples, slight hint of spice and acidity. This tastes nothing like the description but still enjoyable.
SSSteve (3972) - - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. hazy light brown with a small head. a nice nutty caramel aroma with berries. full, highly carbonated mouthfeel. robust caramel layered with lightly tart dark berries in flavor. juicy at times. prunes. lots of caramel and toast.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6152-20140129] Bottle. Eggy nail polish malt aroma. Clear, light amber brown with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head with some lacing. Bitter grains and sweet biscuit flavour. Medium-full body. Tasty. (7/4-/7+/3/15) 3.6
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/27/2014. From bottle. Murky light brown with a tan head. Dried fruit and spice aromas. Tart and tight, fruit and citrus.