tderoeck (4548) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/VII/14 - 75cl bottle @ Eerste "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving (aka Epic Beer Tasting III) - BB: n/a (2014-807) Thanks to PriorL and Mathieu87 for sharing the bottle!
Clear red brown beer, creamy beige small head, little stable, bit adhesive. aroma: banana peel, bit sour, alcohol, cacao powder, dusty. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: oxidized, bit sweet, sour notes, honey, little bitter. Aftertaste: sourish, bit lemony, dusty, very oxidized finish, bitter hops, woody notes. Nope, this is not the best variety at all. After reading the description I understand why this one was so oxidized...
brokensail (10789) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Jake. Mahogany pour without much in the way of foam. Sweet brown sugar, vanilla, and dark fruits. A fair amount of charred wood and some vinous character. A nice bit of golden raisin and white grape. Mild booze. Flavor has some decent fruit character. Golden raisin and plums. Definitely boozy. Brown sugar and vanilla sweetness. Tons of charred oak. Slight chalk and leather. Okay.
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s beers!
APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: wine? alcohol, sweet.
TASTE: wine? nice, sweet, alcohol. More balanced than the other ones!
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No head, fully cloudy brown beer. Chocolate, wood, alcohol, maltsyrup, fusels. Sweet chocolate, wood, hint at tannines. Warming up, incense. Feels somehow more carbonated than the others - which is still pretty low. Not more refined: one dans la gueule if you pardon my French.
77ships (3689) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl. bottle sampled @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks to PriorL & Mathieu87! Tasted as “The Bruery Bois (French Oak)” side by side: 5 version of Bois: Bourbon BA, Brandy BA, French Oak BA, New American Oak BA & Rye Whiskey BA. Pours hazy reddish brown with spare light brown head only on the sides, same look all five. Taste is different from other 4 whilst those 4 are very similar, this one is a completely different beast. There is an almost smoky quality to this one. Same sweet cookie, caramel, molasses, bubble gum, very heavy brown sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, prune, plum, dark fruit, clove but this time around there is a smoky, liquorish, charred quality to it. Very interesting but easily my least favourite of the 5 + the others Papier, Cuir & Coton. Still very nice brew. Thick brown sugar body, soft carbonation.
48FanInCali (720) - California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - very similar to previous non BA versions of their Anni beer. Semi-dark, heavily malt forward and sweet. Not cloyingly though. Oak comes through nicely. I know it has gotten beaten up a bit in the ratings but I find this beer to be just behind a very young TTD.
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AdamJackson (2535) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mohogony pour. Murky poo brown. Nose is wonderful. Figs, prunes, berries. The oak spice is huge. Wow. The most spicy, tannic overwhelming amazing tongue coating version of bois. It’s so boozy in the best ways. Wow.
Marheb (2013) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: Dans cette explosion de grands crus, j’ai difficilement perçu les nuances par rapport à la dernière Bois que j’ai bu. Fruits confis, vanille, sirop d’érable, tanins secs, résine collante et notes fumées émanent de cette brute exubérante mais étrangement élégante.