Iphonephan (3277) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Banana nose. Flavors of banana lacquer and caramel. Effervescent. Pleasant but not worth the $35 price tag.
langeveld12 (226) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an average frothy white head that mostly diminishes. Body is hazy yellow with sparkles.
Aroma contains moderate malts (cookie, grain, molasses), moderate hops (citrus fruits), light yeasts (soap) and banana, grape, raisin, apple, pineapple, cask wood, vanilla and alcohol (cognac).
Flavor starts off light acidic, then goes to sweet with later on light bitter added and finishes in light bitter.
Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation.
Fruity and fresh with a warming finish with oak and cognac. It gets better when it warms. Very good, yet overpriced.
Trappist1 (495) - Diest, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden, hazy, off-white head (for so far it had an head). nose: vanilla, apples, banana, wood, alcohol all coming back in the taste too. Liqueurish taste (calvados instead of the armagnac ?). Might taste a bit synthetic. Sweet finish, still, some balance. Subtile, did like this one.
RW80 (600) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle with a cork, shared.
Appearance:Clear bright golden orange body, with a frothy short lasting medium sized head. No Lacing, poor retention.
Aroma: sweet, lots of grapes and sugar, and a little bit of wood and cognac in the background.
Taste: sweet, fruits (raisins), yeast and alcohol is what shows when drinking it straight. However as it warms up and if you give it a bit more time in the mouth it shows some cheap brandy (I’m not calling this cognac !) and a bit of wood tones.
thinbody, above average carbonation.
Clearly overpriced maybe it develops more, but t(his one was about 2 years old.) was realy not delivering the goods.
Douberd (2299) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trignac XII. Bottle 8155/9000, 750 ml, corked and caged, at home. Into a tulip glass. ABV 12%
Clear body, bright golden orange in colour. Big white head but very froathy, disappearing as fast as I put the bottle down. Non existing lacing of course. Saved only by its bright colour here.
Very sweet aroma, grapes, alcohol, wine notes.
Taste is also sweet, lots of grapes and sugar, wine notes again but now it starts to remind of cognac, faintly but it does. The alcohol very obvious, both as a warming feeling and as a burn on the tongue/mouth. The cognac flavour seems to get more notable as the beer warms up a bit in the glass.
Medium thin body, too much carbonation.
Overall good beer, tasty. Is it worth the premium price I paid for (better: that is sold everywhere for)? I guess not. But it makes for a good sipper and a beer to share with friends.
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Blippsmas! Pours a very lightly hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft malt and musk on the nose, candy sugar. Warm and boozy right away, a bit of sweetness, musk, a good amount of warm esters. Warm and musky, chewy musk, warm musk. Warm and yeasty. Tasty.
blipp (6114) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Faint cognac sweetness, some candy, apple, toast, and vanilla. An odd combination, but it kind of comes together. Pretty sure I was the only one at the tasting that actually enjoyed this.
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Blippsmas. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose and taste of cognac, lemon, sweet malt, oak, vanilla and spicy yeast. Medium body.
vtafro (3455) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Golden pour with the white head. Light spice and yeast aromas. Cognac and strong whiskey flavors.
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, 3732/9000. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Fruity, wood, some cognac, some earthiness, and some spiciness in the finish. Overall alcohol well hidden. OK beer, but not worth the $30+ price tag.