BBHansen (2023) - Køge, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2020 Bottle @ Friends/Dr Yeast. Appearance: pours clear copper with low off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: barley, bread, brown sugar, honey, light dried fruit, light nuts, light alcohol, light earthy, light bourbon, vanilla and wood notes. palette: strong malty and barrel aroma, low to average carbonation, full body, medium to notable sweetness, somewhat balanced by a medium bitterness, average to long duration and am oily texture. Overall: very nice barrel aged strong ale CraftBeerNick (5378) - Wokingham, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2020 # 5000. Bottle at home from Amsterdam, 21st March 2020. Pours a clear chestnut Brown. Aroma is boozy, dark fruit, prune, cake, barrel, liquor. Taste is sticky, dark fruit, smooth, liquor, prune, light caramel, barrel, quality barrel aged beast from the Dutch masters KevinReddirt (788) - Midland, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2020 I have to ask. The label for Hutje & Mutje says it is a NL Strong Ale BA. So why does RB have it under Strong Ale-English for ratings? Just asking. And why doesn't anybody else from the US rate beers from
De Molen? Just asking that too. One of my favorite breweries anywhere, consistent top level beers offered. This appreciated 33 cl bottle came in an exchange from good compadre, Benzai. Thinking about you my friend. I had my New Belgium snifter out for an earlier sampling, using it here too. It arrives a dark brown-amber liquid. A thin covering of tawny, eggshell white foam survives. The fragrance fills the room, ripe and dark fruit, raisin bread and grain. I take an anticipatory drink. Wow, this is one of the best Belg, oops, English strong ales I can recall. In your face with the booze, malt, prunes, raisins and dark chocolate. I'll see if the 13% kicks in later. Superb. vipinvelp (5835) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2019 Porus somewhat clear dark ruby red, small mahogany foam ring. Aroma is fruit, bourbon, sweet. Taste is Wonderfull. (Velp 201912) Iznogud (8548) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 1, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2019 Bottle, 330 ml shared with Max and Bazz. Dark brown, beige head. Caramel, malty, some dark fruit, dried fruit, bourbon. quite sweet. Medium to full bodied.
Zlotta (6669) - Hagen, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2019 0.33 l bottle from 'Sterk Avondverkoop', bottled in January 2018, cellared for over a year. Clear, deep ruby with a thin, frothy, almost stable, light beige head. Sweetish-malty, gently fruity aroma of molasses, raisins, dates, some bourbon and a touch of vanilla. Very sweet, malty, moderately bitter, slightly fruity taste of molasses, raisins, dates, bourbon and vanilla, followed by a medium long, moderately bitter, gently warming finish with a touch of glue and quite some booze. Full body, almost oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very intense, the aroma is very inviting, it's just a bit too boozy to be great. madmitch76 (33090) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2019 28th September 2019Lupulus13 (374) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2019
Borefts XI Day 2 . Post fest solo jerk off hotel tasting. Almost clear deep amber beer, small yellowish tan head. Fairly light and smooth palate, decent fine carbonation. Soft semi dry caramel malts, light creamy sweetness. Good fruity bourbon. mildly spicy. Touch of wood and slightly dank wet wood. Smooth fruity bourbon linger. Nice. Mystified why this an ESA. ASA would be a better! Very good barrelling.
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2019 Bottle from De Molen. Red brown, slightly cloudy with minimal beige head. Lower carb. Acrid honey aroma. Thick start with pinewood, raisin and a bit of smoke quickly sweetening and ending on some not too sweet wild honey. Strong stuff! MelvinKalksma (3949) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2019 Opaque dark brown/black beer with a slight/medium beige head. Medium/heavy aroma; taste starts heavy sweet and ends slightly bitter and dry. Wood, bourbon, honey, caramel and fruit. 8/5/8/4 gunnfryd (17962) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2019 KYGG 060419. Dark red brown color with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dried fruits. Flavor is malt, caramel, dried fruits, oak, alcohol, sugar, whiskey, alcohol. Powerful beer.