jmgreenuk (9709) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle from the Bier Koning, Amsterdam. 2012 version. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is resin, liqourice and alcohol. The flavour is strong bitter with a big alcoholic liqourice bitter, malt, light fruit, light hop palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. A super heart warming, flavour-packed beer, dominated by the dark malts and alcoholic bitterness, but it doesn’t take over. Christos (5862) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Kruistocht van Thomas, bottle 330 ml at home. Into a snifter, ABV 10%
Deep red brown colour on the body with ruby shades. One finger of beige head, good density and good retention. It keaves a thin line of lacing around the glass and some foam islands on the surface.
Aroma is very complex, notes of caramel, red fruits,light alcohol, old wood, vanilla, even some bourbon, and port wine.
Taste is also a big blend of flavours, more intense bourbon notes now, wood, vanilla and red stewed fruits, caramel, alcohol notable just enough to intensify the flavours and then only as a warming feeling on the body.
Medium thick body, soft carbonation.
Great beer. ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle shared by dutchdrebus. Red/brown color. Smells fruity, framboos, wood, alcohol. Tastes fruity, bourbon, wood, wine, sweet, caramel. Benzai (16168) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle shared by Dutchdrebus @ weekly tasting. 2013 version of 10% ABV. Very dark brown color, small off-white head.Smell candy sweets. Weird. Taste lightly malts, sweetish, again candy sweets, maybe a hint of vanilla and some alcohol. Medium body and carbonation. DutchDrebus (6048) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
2013 bottle @ home shared by me, thanks to Secret Sinterklaas Borresteijn. Very dark brown colour with no real head. Smells wood, alcohol, some glue, some resin. Tastes sweet, vanilla, bourbon, nutty. Lovely. Full body, soft carbo.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2013
Poured deep reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit and toasted malt. Full body, a bit of the wood is apparent, flavour of dark plum, raisin and red berries, all alcohol soaked. A big beast of a beer. jerohen (2319) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottled from Biernavigatie.nl. Brown colored, small head. Beautiful nose of malts, wood, vanilla, caramel. Bittersweet flavor, caramel, molasses, malts, alcohol. Quite thin and sharp. Fantastic aroma, but the flavor definitely requires some more aging. In a few years, this may be very, very good. DwarfeD (3540) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle at Jopenkerk. Dark brown with almost no head. Full body with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Sweet with moderate bitterness. Vanilla, toffee, dark fruit, raisin and wood. Quite a nice full flavoured experience. TBone (17779) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottled 500ml Peta1. Tnx EdoErasmus_ro (3106) - Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Dark brown color, small brownish head. Chocolate, oak, spices in the nose. Medium-bodied. Sweetish, caramel, dark fruits, oak, vanilla. I don’t know, maybe the original is better.
Bottle. Pours dark brown, pretty much black with a decent, beige head. Aroma is a lot of vanilla, quite a bit of oak, some roast, quite a bit of liquorice as well as dark bready maltiness. Taste follows a lot among the same line. Semi-sweet with a lot of oak and liquorice as well as caramelly dark bready maltiness. Medium vanilla, light salty liquorice. Medium carbonation, medium full, could be fuller. Not as good as the regular. Doesn’t even feel like it really.