We were inspired by @Ira Schwartz’s post to pull one of these out. Cap reads 2010. Immediate hiss and scent of burnt caramel. Carbonation is à point. Palate is fresh—figs, brown sugar, honey, dry finish. A great winter warmer. Fun to age these. — 3 years ago
@ Delectable: De Struise Brouwers Blue Monk Special Reserve.
Speciaal, verwarmend (door de alcohol) bier met koffie, kandij, specerijen en vanille in de smaak. Drie jaar gelagerd op vaten van Chateau Margaux. Dat is dan weer leuk voor een wijndrinker 😀.
Iets voor een winteravond, voor de open haard. — 5 years ago
Flamenca color cafè amb gust torrat suaument amargant, poc cos i final de regalèssia. — 7 years ago
I am not a serious beer drinker, usually at the ball park or a barbecue￼. Curiosity gets the best of me and like wine I enjoy seeing what’s out there￼. Holy s#%t! This was insane. A very murky reddish brown liquid and a cream colored foam filled my glass. Yes that is a wine glass. Intense Port like aromas of dry figs and chestnuts along with cherries(?). Powerful flavors of toffee, coffee , chocolate and balsamic vinegar. Spot on balance of sweet and sour. I always thought Duchesse de Bourgogne was the most vinous beer I have ever tasted until now. Perhaps most amazingly the 13% alcohol was no where to be found. I realize others on Delectable have had beer like this but for me it was an epiphany. A totally polarizing beverage . I will definitely try other vintages to see what age creates.￼ — 3 years ago
This is what hops should taste like — 5 years ago
Tastes like a decent tripel, but pretty carbonated. — 7 years ago
Vinegary balsamic sour, black currant, old oak, toffee goodness on the finish. Niiiiice. — 7 years ago