ClubGonzo (5683) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle from etregourmet.be webshop. My rating no. 5000, a nice celebration of both 5k ratings and my 40th birthday at the same time. :-) Pours a clear deep bronze-hued orange body with a large rocky off-white head, sparkling with promises of beery delight. Aroma is red berries, tart lactic notes, wood, red wine, candi sugar, vanilla and hints of alcohol, caramel, yellow apple peel, spices and acetic acid. Taste is caramel, red berries, wood, yellow apple peel, tart acetic tones, red wine and hints of grains, candi sugar, alcohol and vanilla. Medium to full body, high carbonation, semi-dry finish. Highly complex and pretty unique in its composition, this is honestly one hard beer to wrap my vocabulary around. Almost more like a sour beer or even a sort of wine, this barrel aged version of Stille Nacht really stands out from the regular version. I guess it will continue to evolve even more into the sour/vinous territory but aided by micro-oxidation it might take more unpredictable directions. Hopefully I will taste this one again in the future. A hugely interesting beer, definitely worthy of summing up my "career" on Ratebeer so far and a great companion for this 40th birthday night cap session. Cheers to all you wonderful friends and Ratebeerians out there, what a great journey to have been on with you over the past 6 years! :-) mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Many thanks to Matteo for this one. Hazed caramel orange coloured pour with with a small off white froth head. Aroma is tart fruit, grainy caramel, alcohol, grape fruit. Flavour is composed of tart prickly blood orange, brown bread, some caramel, sweet and sour, tangy finish. Some oak and red wine in the finish. Palate is semi sweet and sour, tart and prickly, frothy, Warming alcohol. Lingering tart. Orange. The_Osprey (9721) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2017 teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 15, 2016
Jan 2017 -Bottle share at Kenny’s 20K, many thanks to Matteo for this one. As ’De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010’. Vibrant orange, hazy, lightly sparkling, small ring of white head. Aroma is a little plasticky, airy malts, soured fruits, maybe some oxidation. Body is light, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is tangy and sour, red wine, tannnic, tart and woody. Is more sour and red wine-forward than the 2000 Reserva. Both are very tasty beers. (7-4-9-3-17=4.0)
August 2017 - Bottle share at Chriso's Pre-GBBF Shindiggery. Big thanks for another opportunity to try this one! Pours a hazy dark orange, lightly sparkling, foamy off-white head. Aroma is a bit peppery, orange zest, musty. Body is light, tingly to spritzy carbonation, frothy. Taste is red wine, spicy, papery, white pepper, fair amount of booze showing up. Quite decent but almost too much carbonation and not showing the richness to compete with the alcohol here. Didn't enjoy this as much as last time.. some bottle variation? (7-4-7-3-15=3.6)
75cl bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K celebrations @Chriso’s, thanks to me. Incidentally, this is also my 5K rate! It pours a hazed light amber color with small white head. Aroma is sweet bold lightly oxidised with notes of tangy orange peel raisins rum an red berries. Taste is tangy and quite acidic with notes I lemon juice and orange peel, then some more sweetness from raisins rum and red berries. Closes quite sharp acidic and palate cleansing. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, really good and complex olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2016
12oz bottle pours an amber with an off white head. sweet caramel malt with a bit of sweet raisin and plum tatse
DCLawyer (2932) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Backlog. Bottle ->mini snifter from Churchkey Vintage Vault event. Copper with small white head. Dark fruit, Belgian yeas and spices, oak, vinous notes. Complex, with the ABV well hidden. Very good. Florya (2027) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
How : tap Appearance : madeira, syrup, apples, peach, citrus, floral, honey. Palate : medium body, soft carbonation hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
December 29, 2015. Bottle, received in a trade with tderoeck, thanks!
Jokestereo (364) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
Hazy amber with small white head. Aroma is malty and vinous with candi sugar, grape skins, some earthy oak notes,
Taste is light sweet, light sour and vinous. Finish is light dry woody and vinous, grape skins, warming alcohol, hay. Medium bodied, soft to light carbonation.
Completely different from regular 2010 which was more straightforward sweetness and no sour notes.
Pours hazy dark golden with white head. Aroma; Apple cider vinegar, peach, orange, wood, raisin and a touch of caramel. Flavours; Orange, wood, raisins, caramel, vanilla, apple and a touch of wine AdmiralVernon (1200) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
A: Light brown/orange/red, huge white head. N: lemon, lime T: Wet wood, grass, lemon, caramel, apricot O: Quite boozy, a bit tart. Decent.