PeatyPete (956) - - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky brown color with beige head. Aroma of alcohol, vanilla, honey and wood. Flavor is intense and warming. Tones of sweet fruit and also something sour.
MarcoDL (4312) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at tasting. Brown color. Great aroma of vanilla, red fruit and malt. Rich smooth taste of red fruit, oak, malt, vanilla, ripe fruit and a vinous boozyness. Fantastic dessert beer.
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2016 Bottle 375ml (batch 15 – 2013) - cellared for 3 years. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a hazy copper. Head is small, off white and quickly dissipates. Aroma is of fortified wine (ruby port) with cherries, dates, raisin bread, caramel, candi sugar, Belgian chocolate, cloves, oak and hints of glazed oranges. Flavour is very smooth with virtually no bitterness; rum, port, tobacco, cedar, raisin bread, prunes, candi sugar, cloves and a touch of Belgian chocolate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation, slightly thin texture and good length finish.
Countbeer (6242) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Hazy amber brown body. No head.
Aromas of wash detergent, prunes, rice, malts and some hints of strange wood.
Flavours of prunes, marzipan, bitters, malts, light liquor, very meh...
Aftertaste is prune, earthy malts, light dirty... Pfff
Low to no carbo, medium bodied and a light watery mouthfeel.
Marduk (6611) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Hazy chestnut color. Thin white head, stays (as strange as it might sound). Sweet, malty, plums, jammy and apple in aroma. Sweet, malty, some jamminess, apples, plums in taste. Sweet way too sweet. Plums and oak are nice. But raw.
SeniorZozo (1321) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky brown color with beige head. Aroma of alcohol, vanilla, honey and wood. Flavor is intense and warming. Tones of sweet fruit and also something sour.
caesar (6750) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, BB 10-2038, large sample. Slight hazy copper color, short frothy head. Aroma of spicy regular quad, with caramel and flowery notes, but now also with some almond, extra raisin and sweet sherry. Bit oak wood as well, quite complex. Quite sweet in taste, bit sour and sherry liqour note, some licorice bitterness. Flavors are quite nice, but do not seem to blend with aroma perfectly. Also, there is a slight alcohol burn, but not too annoying. Decent blend, where aroma trumps flavor.
thewolf (12191) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @Beershoppen, Kolding. Pours clear chestnut amber with a small creamy off-white head that soon disappears. Aroma is sweet, caramel, oranges, oak, vanilla, red wine. Low carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has caramel, fat maltiness, vinious, apples, red wine. A slight peppery burn at the end. Nice one.
drpimento (3227) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I should’ve included in the photo the stopper: the in the bottle part was about 1.25-1.35" long; very good seal. But the beer was a bit on the flat side. Better carbonation would’ve helped. A bit on the bland side. Can pick up the oak, some fruit, malt, yeast, but all are muted with the low carbonation.
DwarfeD (2898) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle at home. Clear burgundy with a small white head. Medium to full body with low carbonation. Quite sweet with subtle bitter tones. Caramel, vanilla, ripe fruits, raisins, nuts, alcohol, banana, malts and yeast. Full flavoured BA brew.
OnlyRogueAngel (42) - - NOV 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a rich but clear dark red, smells of alcohol, with hints of vanilla. Tastes sharply of the sherry barrels it was aged in, with dark fruits, bitter almond, caramel, oak wood and a nutty undertone. It leaves a bitter fruity almond aftertaste.