The_Osprey (4235) - Richmond, Greater London, - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2015
March 2013 - Room temp bottle BBE 08/15. Small head that endures. Makes a crackling sound like Rice Crispies. Dark brown with a little redness when held to light. Mild carbonation. Smells yeasty. Mid to full body, and foamy in mouth. Taste is very mild, malty and slightly sweet, raisin, cardboard. (3.7)
June 2015 - 2010 vintage, bottle share thanks to Paul. Taste has a little mint and spice, apple, paper, dust, talc. (3.7)
June 2015 -2010 vintage, bottle share thanks to Fergus. Taste is malty, dusty. Mellow, semisweet and drinkable. The extra sweetness just lifted this one a bit. (3.8)
brewerale (145) - - NOV 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sendo muito honesto, uma breja maravilha. Marrom com média formação de espuma de boa duração. Aroma com notas de chocolate amargo, malte torrado, frutas escuras, caramelo, especiarias e lúpulo ao fundo. O sabor é mais maltado, notas café, surge o malte torrado com especiarias e lúpulo, que fica bem evidente. Corpo médio pra alto com final longo e adocicado, mas o amargor tb se faz presente. Que cerveja!!!
bobinlondon (1263) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Many thanks to Rian for this little beauty. Dark mahogany with a rocky beige head. Rich rich aroma of malt, plums, and raisins with a lovely silky, candy infused effervescent palate. Huge malt, warming alcohol, some berry fruit and a subtle dry earth bitterness. Distinctive house yeast. Wonderfully complex.
Rolfarild (176) - NORWAY - NOV 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown with a green-brownish head. Watery mouthfeel. Faint aroma of prunes, dry wood nd yeast. Taste dry fruit, paper, earth, bitter malt, raisins. Short and dry, woody aftertaste. Easy drinkable, but not as much taste as supposed. But what did I actuially suppose.
Cybercat (4291) - Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy chestnut with a nice buff head. Aroma presents woody, malty and pretzel tones. Flavor starts with malt and caramel, and earthy and woody notes come right behind. Mouthfeel presents good body and OK fizz. Not quite as Big Sister 12, but worthy.
Ysok02 (538) - MOns, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Une très belle bière brune, mousse crémeuse. Nez sur les épices et le malt sur un fond d’amande. Bouche à l’attaque ample et puissante, une belle concentration et une longue finale fruitée, d’une longueur impressionnante. Une très belle bière puissante et équilibrée.
Desverger (5077) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle@home (2015 vintage) pours a hazy dark brown colour with an off-white head. Taste and aroma reveals sweet dark malts with a plethora of dark dried fruits, some notes of toffee and caramel, yeast, light nutty, great spices, lovely and smooth on the palate, aroma and taste gets better as it warms up, very nice indeed - even this fresh, but will definitely stash another bottle away and reacquaint myself with this in a few years.
dpeinador (7) - SPAIN - NOV 13, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Almost perfect abbey beer. I had a chance to taste some weeks sgo. Waiting next time I could get it.
Wixie (181) - BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown liquid, with red shining. Large head. Fruity aroma of malt. Meidum body, little carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter.
gyhallmanti (80) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle at home. Pours a dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of raisins, plums, caramel. Taste has a nice combination of sweetness and bitterness with nice of plums, raisins, vanilla, caramel, toffee. Texture is foamy with lively carbonation. Very similar to the westvleteren 12.
Hamirubi (370) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at home (1 XI 2015). Beautiful black brew with a beige to brown collar, though this head is not long lasting or vast. Some flakes drift in the glass, spreading lovely yeast flavours. I could also depict some malts and raisins. A very promising start. Yet the taste reminds me of the truth - this beer being the little brother. The mouth has those raisins again, and some caramel, fondant chocolate hints - strong yet short in flavour - and even dark fruits and blue grapes. The ending is very tasteful, but not that complex and rather short. The palate is strong bodied for sure, but besides the sweetness and warming alcohol, you can notice some water notes too.