Kleurplaatje (209) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2017
Pours clear amber with almost no head. Riserva of 2010, opened in 2017. Huge scent of cherries poured out of the bottle. Overwhelming, but pleasant. Aroma is clear cherries, porto tones, dark chocolate, ripe dark fruits, plums, caramel toffees... Oof... Incredible and divine nose. Tastewise almost undescribably tasty. It is smoothly sweet with clear tones of cherries, chocolate, oak wood, raisins, and red wine. Perfectly balanced and with a tremendous complexity. Full bodied, thick and slightly oily mouthfeel, flat carbonation. True sipper, drink it with care and enjoy. A true gem and a God-like brew if you ask me. esenwu (13) - Łódź, POLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Smells like cigars, wine from plums and vanilla in one. 5 years, dark caramel with no bubbles. Just delicious. JorisPPattyn (10026) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2011
Looks like dark Armenian brandy - and that doesn’t look bad either. Overwhelming, superb, brandy-like nose, with tutti frutti on brandy, rich and onctuous. Fruity, woody, alcohol and fusels, and... everything you’ld ask from a perfect pousse-caféSips viscous-oily and warming, again like cognac; palate is off the charts. Aftertaste has some more winey notes, rather than brandy. This is simply... overpowering. And yet it’s oh so much more drinkable and refined than, say, a Samuel Adams Millenium... MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Taste thanks to Andrew!cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Nearly transparent, tepid plum body, no head or carbonation. Sour cherry nose with the faintest acetone, definitely well-rounded and some nice plum interplay with wood and malt. Flavor is vinous, melding very well with complex malt profile of chocolate, pie crust, brown sugar, and definitely some more wood and cherry through the softly carbonated, lightly dry finish. The excellent body and fruit-malt profile are reminiscent of Sinners ’08 with more integration. Outstanding stuff, surprised this isn’t a blend given how well it incorporates several styles.
A-pours a dark copper color, quite clear with almost no head at all.
S-hint of caramel, notes of brown sugar, a good bit of cherry behind with a touch of sour acidity in the back.
T-very interesting, notes of brown sugar and caramel. lots of tart cherries behind with a good acidity. the wood comes in at the back with a touch of of sweeter red wine (almost zinfandel).
M-smooth, medium to full body, a little syrupy. it is slightly undercarbonated but still holds throughout the taste.
D-very tasty, good balance with a touch of sour cherry in the back. 13%, where? no booze or heat at all.
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 Bottle at ACBF 2011. Clear deep dark red pour, aroma is slightly fruity, red wine and some leather. Flavor is smooth, sweet, slightly sour. Very well balanced. Low carbonation. 8/4/9/3/17 Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
Re-rate Reserva 2010, tasted at the 4th BBF @ de Molen. Hazy brown pour, aroma of leather, bourbon, dry fruits. Smooth and round. Flavor is more bourbon, fruits, somewhat sweet, thick body, well balanced, low carbonation. 9/3/9/4/18
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a cloudy opaque dark brown with no head - completely flat. Amazing aroma of Brett, wood and indeed wine. Solid body, caramel, wood, tart cherries and again quite some Brett and funk. A little warming alcohol in the finish. Both delicate and extremely delicious. 230311 Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 10, 2011
Molto meglio della Prima Luna, a dispetto del rating medio. Grande competenza nell’affinamento in botte. Gran birra, complimenti ancora! bierkoning (13387) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2012
From bottle @ Borefts 2012. Dark brown color. Vinous aroma (Barbera wine?) Malty sweet flavor, full bodied, thick mouthfeel. Glorious vinous notes in the flavor. Very well balanced. Great beer. DwarfeD (3540) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
Draugt at Borefts ’14. Dark amber with almost no head. Full body with low carbonation. A very sweet and thick brew. Dark fruits, wood, nuts, spices, brown sugar, booze and raisin. A very pleasant special brew.