berntholer (898) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
light brown head with thick CO2 bubbles that disappears quickly without lacing. brown colour. aroma of candysugar, sweet, red wine, boozy. taste like aroma with an overly sweet sticky aftertaste. good mouthfeel, soft carbonation. bottle 33 cl / lot A/ bbf sep-2013
bolleke494 (4) - - JAN 3, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very good beer, one of the better ones i’ve drank. It’s like heaven on earth!
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 01/02/2014. Pours dark brown, lighter highlights near the edge, hazy white head, bubbly ring of lacing forms around the edge of the glass. Aroma is dried fruit, honeyed caramel, light grape and port notes, vanilla, dark rum soaked bread, drier barrel elements. Taste is caramel and fruity port, dark toffee, yeast and honey, spicy bitterness, finishing with light chocolate and brown sugar. Smooth, medium heavy body. Pretty nice.
Trappist1 (477) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, almost black color. brown thin head, quickly disappearing. Nose: dried fruits, liquer, porto, vanilla, nuts, black pepper. Taste is wood, dry, bitter, alcohol, liqueur, gives a warm sweet glance. Finish is round, long lasting. Alcohol is very well balanced, smooth. This is a very nice beer !! Well made, the 12% goes in easily, strong dark brew that is not too alcoholic, nor too sweet. Even dry and bitter what makes is very enjoyable.
JefVerstraete (1274) - BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, foam disappears quickly. Soft carbonation. Very sweet aroma of caramel, dark fruit, honey and some notes of port. Light bitter finish.
Martinus (2798) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown colour, no real head. Aroma of brown sugar, malts, light wood, light chocolate. Sweet flavour, brown sugar, roasted malts, lots of caramel. Sweet finish, brown sugar, only the slightest hint of porto wine.
(from 33cL bottle shared @ ZZT VIIIb, Oirschot 2013)
77ships (3689) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. bottle procured (@ De Hopduvel in Gent) together with & split bottle and costs with Kraddel. Consumed @ train. This is way better than the 8° Port BA, not stellar but here at least you get barrel, the taste is way richer & way more interesting. Nose is big on BE yeast, lots of Port, thick caramel, BE fruits, light soy sauce. Taste is sweet caramel, vanilla, warming / boozy, big on alcoholic port, light barrel, berries, touch soy sauce & chocolate, lots of brown sugar, touch chocolate. Very warming & slick. Overly boozy & simple typical BE brew. At least here you get something interesting & you get plenty of barrel even if this is bordering on overly boozy.
Benzai (8140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Martinus @ ZZT 8. Dark brown color with a deep dark red glare coming through, small light brown head. Smell and taste malts, some chocolate. Medium body and carbonation.
Abijen (1430) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown beer with a good white head. Smells yeasty and malts.
Tastes sweet and malts.
Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
kraddel (3003) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown beer
No intence smell
Rather sweet enter . Wood , barrel sweetness , creamy brown beer that shinesvtrough , some sugar , maybe . Dark malts . Carbonation is soft and low , the way i like it . Way better than the 8 version