77ships (8205) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thank you kermis! 750 ml. bottle split by 5. 2013 Vitage. Black with a small but decent tanned head. Nose is rich vanilla, okay, sugar, molasses, pleasantly boozy with low sour cherry qualities – the brandy I presume. Body is a bit thinned out, it shows some ager, light oxidation, thick sweet vanilla & oak with low cherry (brandy once again?), sweet sugar, lightly vinous with molasses. Feels way lower than 12 % ABV. Rather thin for ABV,… Pretty good stuff but age shows, body doesn’t fully carry. Thick vanilla & oak affair is great as usual. Cherry not is unusual but interesting. Still very nice despite signs of age.
kraddel (6360) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thnx to kermis. Pours black, small white head.smell is oak, some age , bit bitter, some sweetness, as well as roasty factor. Taste is sweet, oak, wine, not bad.
charule (2178) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #2000. Poured black with thinning off white head. Aroma boozy brandy char oak choc some soap. Light carb med bod. Taste oaky charred dark roast. Good barrel.
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Dark brown w/ some kind of head. Fudge, toasted nuts, vanilla, toasted coconut w/ a fruity component. Fruity, bittersweet mocha, biscuit flavor w/ lush brandy flavor, but no real alcohol heat. Minerally finish. Collin
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle etched glass thanks to Phil. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of brandy, oak, vanilla, chocolate and roast coffee. Medium bodied.
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks Phil. Dark brune pour with tan head. Brandy, sweetness, some liquor tones. Nice, sweet vanilla, chocolate, malt sweetness, brandy flavors. Comes together well, not overly barrel aged.
douglas88 (8447) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting beer. Pours a dark brown color with a medium white head. A bog hot sweet vinous barrel nose. Massive brandy, vinous, figs, some toffee, caramel, heat, licorice, some dark fruit. Very good beer. Not as much base as you might like, but solid.
neepsntatties (1778) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by "Douglas88. Colour...very dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose...dark fruits, loads of barrel character and boozy goodness. Palate...sweet, but not cloying, with lots of booziness and oak. There’s gobs of dates and dried currants and wet earth. A burnt brown sugar hint comes in at the back and a tangy bittersweet chocolate taste also makes a showing.
tderoeck (8183) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
14/II/14 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a - 2013 vintage with orange wax (2014-194) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear purple brown beer, aery beige small bubbles, no real head. Aroma: fruity touch, red forest fruit, jam, bit sugary, dusty, soapy and floral notes, bit sweet. MF: good carbon, full body. Taste: little bitter start, soruish, citrus, then soft sweetness coming through, caramel, some mocha and chocolate. Aftertaste: bit salty, sourish notes, mocha, little bitter, dark chocolate, some alcohol, caramel, little sweet.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, Orange wax, as Topless Wytch BA (no mention of ABV), new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex Porter, roasted/malty and slightly alcoholic/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!