kbutler1 (1382) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle. Poured into a DFH tulip glass a dark reddish brown color with a tan coastered head that laces rather nicely. Roasted notes, vanilla, oak, and dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel. The roast is the first thing that notice in the beer followed by some oak and finishes with a dry dark fruit. Some booze shows as it warms. It’s really missing something in this one as it seems to be a little one sided. Overall, this beer is just ok. beernbourbon (1609) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle from savnac, Thanks Ira!! Pour is a deep rich brown with a full, thick brown head - looks like a Belgian strong ale should; at least as far as im concerned. Aroma is rich caramel malt and a notable fruitiness. Also a light alcohol component along with some deeper, earthier notes- could be the wood. Flavor is smooth caramel malt with notes of dried fruit, plums, molasses, brown sugar, and a lightly earthy/ woody finish. Like so many MS beers, the alcohol is quite well hidden. Very good, I like this better than the non oak aged version. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Pours a barely transparent dark copper with a creamy froth of spotty-lacing khaki head. Has a sweet toasty nutty dark caramel nose with a touch of cherries and candi sugar, but not much noticeable oak. Starts with pretty good fullness and sweet biscuity caramel malt with some light nutty toasted oak flavor a touch of light fruity tartness before a drier, slightly warming finish. I think I prefer the regular version a little more, but this is still a nice brew. GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
651mL thanks to savnac. Poured very dark ruby brown to near black with a healthy, beige head leaving sheety lace. Aroma of cherry, cola, vanilla, rich Belgian dark fruits, black cherry soda, smoked fruits (if there is such a thing). Taste is rich chocolate, burnt cherries, vanilla, heavy dark fruit, bitter cocoa, coffee, some residual sweetness. Nice savory/umami profile. Makes most Belgian dubbels look stupid. Rosebud butternuts (2398) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2011
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured dark brown with a beige head and some lace. aroma was oak and bourbon??? flavor was oak and dark roasted grains.
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Lightly sweet, toffee and dark fruit nose with a touch of candi sugar, the oak lends just a touch of vanilla. The taste is moderately sweet, moderately bitter with lots of tannic raisins, some vanilla, lots of toffee. Nice stuff. EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Dark brown pour, clear with a tan head. Fruity aroma with notes of cola, coffee, and cherry. Sweet malty flavor with light smoke, roast and cherry. Very oaky. Smooth and easy to drink. SuperDave (2555) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Caramel color pour with a creamy light head. Aroma of dried fruit, yeast, caramel and dark fruits. Flavor is slightly sweet, but not overpowering. Lots of fruit and roast. Very nice brew. Christian (14040) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
Cloudy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of oak, cherry and malt. Sweet malty flavour with brown sugar and bourbon A touch of tannins at the finish doesn’t quite stop it from being cloying sebletitje (10539) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2010
Bouteille partagée avec Askofficerfriendly. J’avais déjà été bien impressionné par la version non-âgée en chêne, j’avais donc hâte de goûter cette autre version.
Brune, fine mousse moka tout en laissant une fine pellicule sur le verre.
L’arôme laisse dégage de bonnes notes de malt grillé et de chêne tout en ayant un fin aspect fruité. Qcq notes d’ester et de levure complètent le fini. Le côté attrayant de cette bière était de voir le changement que le chêne pouvait donner à cette bière. Je trouve que ce dernier donne un palais un peu plus subtile et doux.