slowrunner77 (9225) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sold as Kasteel Trignac Cognac BA Tripel at Mellow Fellow Reno. Interesting beer for sure. Glad it was discounted, but still pretty expensive. Nice marriage of classic tripel with light floral notes, spice and fruit. The barrel is light and imparts a little booze, vanilla and wood. Prickly feel gets better as it opens.
Marduk (5402) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle (thanks suurjuust). Cloudy orange color. Small size, off-white head, stays. Sweet, caramel, fruity, alcohol, yeasty, malts, orange in aroma. Sweet, vanilla, fruity, oak, toffee in taste. Sweet malts, vanilla, oak in aftertaste. Alcohol is present. Medium carbonation. I can tell it’s Kasteel tripel. Cognac barrels add another, pleasant dimension to it. Excellent sipper.
suurjuust (2661) - ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow beer, big white head. Nose is cognac, booze, belgian yeast, vanilla. Flavor is very boozy, sweet, malt, caramel, vanilla, oak, apples. Boozy, big finish, malt and fruit. Very nice, albeit boozy.
martjoobolut (2620) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (from UJH). Pours golden with whiteish head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is sweet, fresh fruits, cognac, apples. Flavor is sweet, fresh fruits, apricot, cognac, oak, alcohol. Finish is dry and cognac. Carbonation is rather is high. Overall: very good.
MarcoDL (3695) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden pour. Nice aroma of boozy grape, cognac, caramel and subtle vanilla. Rich taste of strong boozy grape, caramelly malt, smooth vanilla, oak, subtle yeast ester and a nice cognac finish. A pleasent surprise.
ippopotamo36 (1485) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the NYE tasting in Beerville pub in Belgrade-Serbia, 31/12/2015. Pours cloudy orange golden color, medium gassy foam. Nose: yellow pulp fruit, a bit sweet, definitely fruity, not much balanced but truly nice. Mouth: frizzy carbo, very nice Cognac character, Belgian yeast orientation, rich, some orange zest, bit pungent peppery end. Dry finish. Really nice.
markoijelena (2011) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.75l at Beerville NYE tasting 31.12.2015.Taste with ippopotamo36 bro, Vlada ciao, Ogi and Matori.Thanks Alberto for this.Pour it hazy yellow color with small white head.Aroma of green apples.Taste sweet, raisins, apple, plum,alcohol present, light cognac finish.I think this bottle aged already little bit.Good.
MrW (518) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle shared with my uncle in law.
Pours gold blond with a thick foamy head which last moderate long.
Aroma of sweet Apple, citrus and darker fruits, nuts.
Taste is similar but warm cognac notes in the end, vanilla and wood.
markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 Bottle from Beer Frog in Spring Hill. Pours a deep yellow-gold with a very thin white head that disappears. Nose is some cognac, some apple, some light oak, and sweet malt with some fruit. Flavor is similar with apple, cognac, light booze, some oak, and some fruit. Light to medium in body and some lingering cognac into the finish.
OnlyRogueAngel (42) - - JAN 6, 2016
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Shiny golden Kasteel tripel, with a thick, firm, pillowy head that lasts, leaving light lacing. A mild beginning, with a sudden explosion of sharp, fruity taste that warms and softens to vanilla, citrus and cognac, from the barrels it was matured in. A unique taste that is well worth investigating.