hopscotch (9089) - 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 (8214) - , 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 (3239) - 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 (5925) - 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 (1205) - 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 (4521) - 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 (5405) - 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!
budznsudz (555) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light cola brown with plenty of carbonation. Light and carbonated, this is a baltic porter for sure. Nice brandy edge frames out the base beer. Not a ton of complexity but pretty good none the less.
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Trade With Sean 9689. Cheers. Pours Black With a small creamy head. Nose is brandy, oak, roast , coffee and chocolate. Vinous and slick. Smooth and oily. Lots of Wood, roast, coffee and Dark fruit. Delicious.
Peacehammer (619) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 release. Opened 12/28/13. Pours black. Little bit of chocolate, little bit of brandy on the nose. Pale chocolate, and brandy soaked oak on the palate. A nice roasted quality as well.