Appearance: rich polished mahoganies. Creamy white head fades into a smooth thin film. Partial lace. Hint of chill haze; unfiltered.
Nose: raisins, plums, figs, peaty, smoky, oaky. Single-malt qualities. Red apple skins and cinnamon – baked apple pie crust. Sherried plums. Date stones, black cherries with stones. Dried dark fruits. Lovely.
Palate: wow. Hit of spice, oak, red and purple grapes. Clean flow of flavors. Spice tickles along the edges. Grabs middle of tongue and doesn’t let go. Apples, plums, prunes, dates, and figs simmered long and slow in the finest of single-malts. Juniper in the finish. Starts to dry middle of tongue along with lingering warmth in middle of throat. Port. Plum skins. Fine aged rum. Nutmeg and ginger. Warm fruitcake.
Final Thoughts: whoa. The “mad brewers” are certainly not mad unless you consider a passionate love and genius for fabulous beers of fantabulous flavors. If you ever stumble across a bottle of De Dolle Oerbier, or any De Dolle beer for that matter, grab a few and count yourself blessed.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)