Theydon_Bois (20632) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2017
Bottle split at RB Best Encomium share, Santa Rosa, 30/01/16 - Many Thanks !
Murky chestnut brown with a decent beige head.
Nose is tangy dark fruits, wooded tones, light musty notes, fruit cake, booze tunes.
Taste comprises Xmas cake, brown sugar, light bourbon ripple, oak, tangy stewed fruits, dates, raisins.
Full body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a rising lick of alcohol.
Ok but lacking complexity and finesse ABV considered. kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle shared with and courtesy of a limping but not too distressed marmot in Deanso’s garage. Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel, yeast, overripe dark fruits and malt. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with alcohol warmth in the finish and soft carbonation. deanso (10101) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle shared at Dean’s last Stand.
very thin ring beige head. Very hazy amber pour. Some bourbon. Very good
MarcoDL (5383) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2016
At Hopishop 2016. Aroma of vanilla booze, raisin and malt. Taste has soft vanilla, raisin, ripe fruit, booze and caramelised malt. Simple, but nice. Alengrin (5722) - BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2016
Bourbon barrel aged blend of two great Western Flemish quads, bottle shared at Belgium Chimipalooza, apparently one of only 277 bottles ever made - exclusively for a ZBF edition... Loosely structured but still moussy, off-white head, cloudy burgundy brown colour. Aroma of dried banana, toffee, old sherry, balsamic vinegar, hazelnuts, dried mushroom somewhere, bourbon, wet oak, soggy brown bread, peach, orange peel. Soft sweet onset, banana, medlar and fig hints with a sourish blackberry-like undercurrent, soft fluffy mouthfeel, caramelly and bready malt sweetness with yeasty spicy notes, warming bourbon-like alcohol in the finish, some drying wood, but residual brown sugar sweetness dominates - without ever becoming cloying, however. World class quadrupel in every sense, but not quite at the level of e.g. Pannepot Grand Reserva.
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle @ RBWG 2016. Thanks, Mitch. Deep mahogany pour with a khaki head. Has a lot of sweet sugar character such as caramel and toffee. Fair amount of cocoa powder and even some roasted malts. There’s a good bit of sweet dark fruits like plum and raisin. Just a touch of booze to it. There’s some hints of tangy booze and acidic fruits. Interesting beer. I don’t really get much of the barrel character. joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 5, 2016
2014 bottle at RBWG. It pours a hazy amber color. The aroma is nutty with some cocoa. The flavor is the same. Rich on the palate, chocolaty, nutty with some background fruit. Not much barrel. Tasty stuff. neepsntatties (2041) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Dennis. Colour...very cloudy, medium brown with no head.
Nose...nutty, peach and apricot pits, vanilla and oak. Palate...dry, tight and tannic, with cane fruits, orchard fruits and Madagascar vanilla. The mid palate is clean and dry with notes of cherry and oak and the finish is brisk with orange pekoe and cigar box. douglas88 (9630) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dennis. Pours a dark red brown color with a small white head. A big sweet woody berry nose. Huge whiskey, vanilla, sweet malts, berries. Lovely. DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
[9/19/15] Draught at the brewery in Oostvleteren. Clear deep red. Aroma of caramel, fruits, candies, alcohol. Sweet flavor with caramel, fruits, candy, alcohol. Medium-bodied.