kraddel (9425) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2017
Pours rather ear, dark amber. Small white head. Smell is very portorized, sweet , oak. Taste is sharp, intense, woody, dry oak, bit buttery ( no dyacethyl !) ChewyBeer (456) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 7, 2017
Appearance: dark copper with slight tan head. Second half murky from yeast
Aroma: sherry, oak, plum, raisin
Mouthfeel: sticky full mouthfeel, low carbonation
Taste: rich, raisin, plum, dried fruits, warm alcohol in the tongue
Overall: lived up to all the hype Faathoven (105) - LAOS - JAN 6, 2017
Pours amber, slight hazy with whitish head. Bunch of dark fruits in the aroma, dates, raisins, plums, figs, plus red wine, soaked oak, belgian yeast characteristics from the fruity esters and kinda mead notes. Very complex flavour that is just the same of the nose. In the back end I got some tannins bitterness which balances nicely, and a slightly dry finish asking for another sip. Smooth, medium to full body and almost an oily texture mouthfeel. This is huge! Erzengel (9893) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2016
Great round and intense beginning. Mild, chocolate, plums, raisins. The wood is light, intense, round and mild. Lots of stick plums, mild and round. Intense deep fruity mild brew. Nice! Zlotta (4236) - Hagen, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2016
Sampled from 0.375 l bottle. Clear, dark brownish amber with an off-white head. Sweetish-malty aroma of caramel, honey, vanilla and some raisins. Moderately sweet, malty taste of caramel, honey, lots of vanilla and some raisins, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, moderately warming finish. Medium to full body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very tasty, incredibly round.
Beerhunter111 (23757) - Beerland, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2016 375ml bottle. Klare orange braune Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch karamellig, Vanille, reife Früchte. Geschmack intensiv karamellig, süß malzig, holzig, super. Koelschtrinker (22491) - KÃ¶ln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 10, 2016
Weich malziger, dezent hopfiger Antrunk. Deutlich karamellig, spritzig, vollmundig. Die Intensität bleibt erhalten, vollmundig, gut. 10/11/11/11/10/11 tderoeck (10913) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
22/XII/15 - 37.5cl bottle from Geers, Hopduvel or the monastery shop @ Tim’s Amazing La Trappe Oak Aged Series Batch 2 Through 13 Tasting - BB: 5/I/17, blended: 26/VI/2010 (2015-1754) Wixie (713) - BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2016
Note: after hoarding the oldest of these beers for over 5 years, I decided to crack down on them, before they disintegrate.
Clear amber beer, small creamy beige to yellow irregular head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of vanilla, oxidized, sweet, fruity, some alcohol, honey, floral notes. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, lots of vanilla, honey, little bitter, pretty oxidized. Aftertaste: sweet, honey, orange peel, spicy touch.
Clear red liquid. No head. Aroma of oak and fruits. Heavy body, no carbonation. Taste is sweet and rich. BaroneBirra (518) - Gorizia, ITALY - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle best before 2001
Dark brown, almost no head. Aroma of walnut, dried figgs and some alcohol. sweet taste, dried fruits. Some tartness while warming. Dry and nutty final. Some hints of tartness in the aftertaste. Medium body, almost flat.