tia (852) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Mekong shared with HopTsing. Very dark with thick cream head and lots of lacing. Smells roasty, boozy, herbalescent, and tart. Tastes roasty and bitter. Not too heavy. I actually really like this which I wasn’t expecting.
JPoe (6) - - AUG 11, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
There is a soft bitter chocolate light belgian yeast flavor with light lactic acid taste.
Hair6a11 (1314) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the local option; pour is murky brown with a fine bubbled khaki head in this glass; it has a certain aroma that I recall... somewhat belgian, and somewhat shitty as well. Cola, fruit esters, berries, and caramel. The flavor profile reveals a prickly carbonation, cola sweetness, berries, caramel, moving to some weak belgian notes that never come together. Yeah, I remember this from the struisse release
bob_w (292) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
nice dark, dark brown -- almost opaque -- color. thin tan head. wonderful aroma of dark, aged fruits. assertive sour note, mixing with aged dark fruit note. really great experience.
BeerandBlues2 (9389) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy dark brown with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cookie malt, black currant, light toast malt, sour dark fruits and earthy notes. Flavor is sour dark fruits, earthy and toasted malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Opaque, very dark mahogany with a fine, khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of bread yeast, tart dark fruit, sour chocolate and toasted sourdough bread. The aroma is fairly mild and seems thin, if that makes any sense.
Taste of sweet and sour black currents, dark toasted malt, chocolate, toasted sourdough bread and dark fruit.
Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation with a thin, unsatisfying mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from brewery/taproom. Dark ruby hued mahogany with a deep beige head. Nose shows caramel, cocoa, dark fruit notes (plums, currants) and Belgian yeast. Taste is tart currants, cocoa, dark bread, toasted malt, strong yeast and soft earthy notes. Cocoa, tart currants, tart berries, toasted grains, yeast and light earthiness.
GandGKevin (917) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sour currant aromas. Light sour currant flavors. Overall not too bad but could be more sour.
bytemesis (2931) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear brown to hazel, shall beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is spiced, fruity, cinnamon, toffee, yeast. Flavor is quite spicy, ginger, medium sweet, minimal bitterness, fruit, toffee. Medium body. Interesting, but a bit o er spiced.
jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Churchkey. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is lactose, coca cola, some mild buggy yeasty funk. A bit of brown toast and cream. The taste is roasted malts. Mildly tart vinous notes. Red grape and cherry. Smooth cocoa. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, pretty flavorful, nice.