Barrel-Aged Project 2014 (Dark Ale) Brandy | Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal

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Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by beerdrifter on 05-23-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Clear mahogany pour with a beige head that fades almost immediately with no lacing. The nose is subtly sweet and malty with lots of dark fruits along with hints of caramel, wood, vanilla, and quite a bit of booze. The taste is woody and boozey with a ton of dark fruits along with sweet caramel malt, vanilla, oak, toffee, and subtle brandy. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation and a boozey, warming finish. The booze overwhelms a bit hurting the drinkability, as this is definitely a sipper. Overall, this was very similar to the Pale Ale versions I've tried, but with a bit more character. A great bottle to share with friends!

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Photo of chinchill
4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Thirsty Monk (AVL).
Dark red-amber body with a small head.

Excellent, rich aroma; hints of cherries, brandy and vague ripe fruits. Mild and subtle alcohol esters for 12% ABV.

Flavor. Fruity; slightly tartness with a touch of sweetness and bitterness. Strong but appealing and well balanced flavor.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of SVD
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hof Ten Dormaal Project 2014 - Brandy Aged

On tap at Brasserie Beck. $15 for an 8oz (maybe less) pour. Poured into wine glass.

A great beer for the eyes and the nose but then you taste it and the beer falls apart. Maybe age this one and let it mellow. 3.75

A – Pours a beautiful clear dark amber with a small creamy white heady that dissipates with no return. Very low carbonation. 4.25

S - Vinous, dark fruit, brandy. 4.25

T - Many wine and brandy like qualities. Oaky. Not too dry but not sweet either. Hot, alcohol is evident. But alcohol keeps this beer from being syrupy. 3.75

MF - Medium body with an almost dry finish. Hot and sharp. 3.5

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Barrel-Aged Project 2014 (Dark Ale) Brandy from Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 5 ratings