ctipping (2202) - Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2017 13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle from the Four Firkins. Dark caramel colored pour with a slight foamy white had that quickly fades into a small creamy mass in the middle of the glass. Aroma has a ton going on...very boozy, with the dark fruity notes (figs, raisins, plums) really coming through with a bit of the oak as well. Sweetness engulfs the tongue as you take a drink with the vibrant carbonation bringing everything to life. More of the dark fruit flavors are all over this beer and the subtle oakiness finishes on your tongue after you swallow. Probably not worth the extra cost over the regular version of this beer but definitely worth trying at least once.
375 mL bottle. Lots of floaty sediment in a deep brown body. Smells of strong oak, raisins, dark fruits, brown sugar. Tastes of sweet sherry, raisins, cherry and vinous notes. Some cardboard. Oaky and dry back end. Medium heavy with very low carbonation. Pretty old, but retains some quality. Erzengel (9364) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2016
Malty smooth and intense woody. Great mild, not too deep, fresh, lots of wood and dark fruit. Moderate long and slightly alcoholic aftertaste, nice. Beerhunter111 (22268) - P´Castle, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2016
375ml bottle. Leicht trübes orange goldenes Bier mit einer mittelgroßen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifen Früchten, Karamell. Geschmack süß karamellig, sehr malzig, Vanille. Koelschtrinker (21318) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 10, 2016
Heller, karamellig alkoholischer Antrunk. Geringe Herbe, weich würzig, Noten von Vanille. Mild würzig, rund. 10/10/9/9/9/9 Zlotta (3734) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2016
Sampled from 0.375 l bottle. Slightly hazy, dark brownish amber with a beige head. Sweetish-malty aroma of caramel, honey, vanilla and some oak. Moderately sweet, malty taste of caramel, vanilla, some honey and oak, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, moderately warming-alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very nice!
Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Quickly disappearing vanilla beige head. Leaves a headless almost clear orange amber colored beer.
Aromas of smooth white wood, soft vanilla, prunes, light vinous, caramel, hint of well balanced brown sugars and marzipan....
Flavours of fresh (white) wood, vanilla, prunes, bitters, light caramel, vinous/liquor tones, light marzipan, cream and sweet bready...
Aftertaste has tones of vanilla, prunes, caramel, light vinous/liquory and some marzipan.
Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, between medium and full bodied.
Delicious! tderoeck (10002) - 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: n/a, blended: 17/IX/2010 (2015-1755) Wixie (660) - 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: caramel, oxidation, sweet, honey, bit floral. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: much sweeter, lots of honey, some caramel. Aftertaste: sweet malts, honey, caramel, sugary, some alcohol, very sweet.
Clear red liquid. No head. Aroma of fruits. Heavy body, little carbonation. Taste is sweet and rich. GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle at Apex. Cloudy brown with a good pale head. Aroma is raisins, heather honey, dates, hint of anise, trace of banana. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel, sweet and complex on the palate with a long finish. Taste is raisins, ripe bananas, dates, brown sugar, heather honey, nutmeg. So good. mar (5436) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Amber with a cream head. Alcohol, wood, dried fruits, malty and light spice. Smooth palate, alcohol, cherry, malts, wood, vanilla, dried fruits, great finish.