Bottle at Trollekelder 2020-02-24 Ghent Labeled 2014 - but don’t know AR: kriek and red wine AP: ruby mahogany, wee thin reddish brown lid F: Bourgogne wine, wee cherry, dry, semi sweet, warming feeling
375ML. acquired I believe 2 years ago in Belgium. opened and split 3 ways. it's basically flat but the mouthfeel is exceptional. oily, vinous and has a soft delicate carbonation finish. no cap pop from the carbonation. velvety smooth, rich with caramel and sweetness. burnt caramel malts and a lot of fantastically smooth barrel character, no char, just complex. Really enjoyed this one!
07-08-19 // bottle shared with the local crew. Thanks! Dark amber brown. Vineous nose. Lovely complex aromas. rich malty. Mild acicidic vineous. Great barrel charactersitics.
Bottle thanks to my wife: Poured a dark brown to black with thin tan head that disappeared fast. Aroma is winey and oak, very woodsy. Taste is bold strong dark fruits, sweet caramel, malts, little woods, light burn still after these years. Very lively!
Bottle - pours dark amber with tan head - nose/taste of wine, oak, caramel, mixed nuts, toffee, prune and dark fruit - medium bodied
Bottle (Bottlehouse, Carlisle St). Almost black with a light tan head that fizzes away fairly quickly. Aroma of spiced chocolate brioche, appleboxes, red wine, marzipan.8+ Only medium bodied really with hints of aged and young beer - some sherry and funky brett notes, some fresh berries. Hints of raspberry vinegar. More twigs than oak. Perhaps the finish dries out a little early. A nod towards overt alcohol at the end. A very good beer but not -- for me -- as good as the Reserva nor quite as good as the unadorned version. Complex but the balance is not quite there.