This has been hanging around in the cellar, store, rewiew pile and countless other places for a long time – at last a formal review.
Delivered into the Gouden Carolus “fat” flute, the pour is good, but the color is a little disappointing. A reddy, brown plum skin color but cloudy. Good head as long as the pour is aggressive, and with that head comes a pretty decent amount of sticky lacing.
Aroma is all plummy raisins with a depth of alcohol and tinge of fruit cake. A sherry like waft is included at the end too. Some port like notes as well, this is a tasty beast. Has a bit of a “Coke” feel about it, both in terms of the nose, appearance and sweet tastes.
Tastes reflect the look and the aroma with depth and flavor from start to finish.
Slight extra carbonation in the mouthfeel which adds to the “coke” feel. Nice.