BelgBeerGeek (1307) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 29, 2016
Vintage bottle , big thanks to Dennoman for the epic FULL 18CL VINTAGE BOTTLE TASTING :D , Thanks again my friend ! Shanshirohop (86) - Zaragoza, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2016
Aroma : straight forward, typical vintage smell, calvados, dusty, raisins, typical vintage beer smell, but not bad !
Taste : noticeable bourbon, offcourse the hop has faded totaly, raisins, dates, sweet and slight boozy flavour, works for me, but not everyone likes old beer flavours offcourse. ...
Un cervezón lupulado y con cuerpo difícil de olvidar, cada trago es un placer y perdura en la boca dejando ese sabor único del lúpulo amarillo. gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2013
Sample from a 18cl nip bottle - props to Dennoman! Tasted at the BBF13. Pours amber with no head. Hop aroma faintly present in form of slight lime and lemon peel and a hint of peach. Bourbon has taken over control. Taste is quite balanced between the bourbon vanilla and the bitterness. I think a bit fresher would have been better. bierkoning (13607) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
From nip bottle kindly provided by Dennoman. Amber color. Soft matured tropical fruit in the aroma. Citrus. The flavor is dominated by the bourbon., with sitting next to it the citrus and the remains of tropical fruit. The hop character has faded somewhat, but this is still a very good beer. JAXSON (607) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Pours a dark burgundy with a rather large head. Nose is sticky, chewy caramel malt, honey, toffee, a nuttiness. Mouth is quite bitter throughout, sweet malt on the front and dry leafs on the finish. Not much barrel expression other than an odd nutty flavor kind of below the surface, most evident on the longer moments of the finish. Sugars are restrained, get some nice pine sap notes from this. One of the better De Molen barrel aged experimental bottles, which isn’t really saying much.
Geokkjer (7643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of biscuits, malt, floral hops and pine. Flavor is sweer and malty with spme spruce and licorice. Medium body, soft carvonation. Nice beer. fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
Draught at København Ølfestival 2010gunnar (9453) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 8, 2011
Hazy amber color, with creamy head. Strange aroma, some apples (?), light oak. Not much Pale Ale, not much Amarillo, but quite nice, even if subdued. Light final astringency. Strange
Bottle from Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam.Pours muddy dark golden with a moderate sized creamy white head. Aroma of bourbon and wood. Taste is moderate sweet with notes of oak and spicy hops. Medium bodied and low carbonated. Quite dry end, lovely stuff.
Zarin (202) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2010
Flat taste, no foam, bitter and sour not balancet each other. Very disappointed. hallinghansen (3410) - Odense SV, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
Bottle. Unclear amber body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is citrus, wood, vanilla, Flavor is ripe fruit, malt, vanilla, hops,sweet wood and light alcohol. Nice lacings.