Triporteur Special Roast: Winter Oak

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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The Special Roast Series by BOMBrewery is a series of experimental beers. Every special roast is based on one special roasted ingredient that lends the beer a unique taste and character. For the Winter Oak, Bert Van Hecke roasted Belgian grown American white oak at different temperatures, giving the beer a powerful vanilla bourbon touch and majestic character.

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3.8
Hopverdju (1571) - BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2017
Donkerbruin tot zwart bier met een rode gloed en mooie romige wand klevende beige schuimkraag. Geur: licht zoet, cacao, Nesquik, vers hout. Smaak: zoetig, karamel, ietwat melkchocolade, lichte houttoets. Romig mondgevoel. Goede koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht zoet, wat fruitig. Aangenaam en braaf degustatiebier.

3.9
Alengrin (5779) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2017
Winter edition in this Special Roast series, a quadrupel matured on toasted American oak chips; 75 cl bottle from The Beer Shop in Kontich, cheers Kevin! Opens with a loud bang and lots of smoke, but no gusher. Medium sized, pale greyish beige head, dissipating in patches but retaining well on the edge, translucent (but very dark) burgundy brown robe with deep purplish hue. Aroma of indeed burnt wood (bonfire even) including the vaguely vanilla-like odour of moist oak, lying on top of a wealth of dried banana, stewed plums, butterscotch, ruby port, diluted coffee grounds, burnt brown sugar, walnuts, lots of candied fig, sweet sherry, blueberry jam, caramel sauce, dried ginger, sugared tea, old ’fondant’ chocolate, cassis, honey, dry earth, beetroot. Condense fruity onset, candied fig and dried banana again, raisins, plum and pear, sweet and candied with a balancing sourish edge, residual brown sugar but nothing cloying, spritzy and minerally carbo (a tad much for this style, numbing the tongue a bit), full and lightly oily mouthfeel. Thick caramelly maltiness ensues, toffeeish and a bit bready, quickly acquiring bitterish toasted properties, even some coffeeish roasted bitterness in the end, cleverly blended with the wood tannins, which are as pronounced, dry and noble as I was expecting based on the nose; the vanilla-ish properties of oak rise up through the nose - this is a woody finish indeed, but the caramelly and toasted malt bittersweetness runs underneath and coats the back of the mouth along with spicy hops, providing adequate bitterness without disturbing the oaky tannins, and an afterglow of port- and rum-like, expressive but non-astringent alcohol. ’Long’, deep and prestigious beer, lacking in any off-flavours or other technical shortcomings (apart, perhaps, from the overcarbonation, but this obviously fades as the bottle is left open); the quadrupel style has been made great by (some of) the trappist breweries, but every now and then a new one comes along with enough boldness, complexity and refinement to rival the great classics in the style. This is a more than accomplished quad, embellished by a generous but well-applied dosage of woodiness, probably the best BOM beer I had so far. Deserves more publicity - and recommendation.

3.9
skortila (5996) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2017
Bottled. The aroma has caramel, raisin,wine. Dark coloured beer with a medium, off-white/beige head. The taste is sweet, has some bitterness, caramel, raisin, hint of spice like cinnamon/clove, wine. Full bodied. Pretty decent beer.

3.9
Wixie (676) - BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2017
Dark brown liquid, small head. Strong aroma of malt and peat. Medium body, tiny little bit of carbonation. Taste is sweet.

3.8
Benzai (16762) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2016
Sampled @ KBF 2016, Essen. Dark brown color with a dark red glare coming through when held into the light. Average sized beige to light brown head. Aroma is malts, a surprising slight hint of hop, caramel, malt bitter, dried dark fruit slightly and nicely bitter overall.

3.7
yespr (48094) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2016
75 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, toasted dark malty. Mellow, fruity. Wineous. Lingering fruity and dark malty. Mild bitetr and slight sourish. Fruity far finish.

3.8
DwarfeD (3539) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2016
75cl bottle shared at home. Hazy dark brown with a small slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced sweet and bitter tones. Roasted malts, oak, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and nuts. Nice!

4.1
nutjes (1290) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2016
75cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Donkerbuin met een dunne beige schuimkraag. G: Chocolade, geroosterde mout, koffie en een beetje vanille. S: Zoet met wat moutbitterheid. Chocolade, geroosterde mout, drop, vanille en wat noten. Koffiebitterheid in de afdronk. M: Volmondig met medium carbonatie.

4.1
Japalo (1887) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2016
[email protected] of Karen Erik. Dark brown. Two finger foam. Raisin oak light smoke. Complex sweet dry. So well balanced. Easy to drink. No 9.2% feeling. Super. Love to taste more from this brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
PascalJ (117) - BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2016
Aroma van karamel-mout met een houtige toets. In de smaak overheerst zoethout, terwijl de complexe afdronk een combinatie is van zoethout, een vleugje hout en lichtjes mokka.


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