tderoeck (5290) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2011
4/04/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: ? (2011-133)
Darkbrown cloudy beer, beige creamy dense head, very stable and adhesive. Aroma: very intense and complex! Thereís caramel, dried fruits, liquorice, overripe strawberries, citrussy hops, alcohol, pineapple, lots of stuff. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: liquorice and spices, sweet caramel, mocha, pineapples (the hops), ripe fruits, alcohol present in the back of the throat but still very well hidden. Ripe bananaís, nutty, chocolate. It just wonít stop. Aftertaste: sour berries, gentle hops, milk chocolate and sweet pineapple. This is really amazing beer. And of course itís all sold out now. :(
drpimento (2298) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ho- boy, is this a beer, or what! Let it warm up to temp out of fridge and then poured with grand, light tan, sudsy, foamy, frothy, fluffy head and lots of clingy lace. Color is a cloudy dark brown amber. Aroma is amazing: I kept getting different things each time I took a whiff - black pepper, pot, caramel malt, toffee, dates but not raisins, hops, rich black earth, bacon. Flavor has a lot more sweetness and suggestions of the nose characteristics and kept in check by the soft, but still there carbonation. Body is full and luscious. Finish is like flavor with notable alcohol warmth. Definitely a sipper. Very well done.
shrubber85 (8103) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at First German Ratebeer gathering at Idar Oberstein courtesy of Travlr. Chocolate malt and pine aroma. Cloudy brown color with moderate head. Sweet chocolate toffee malt and moderately bitter pine hops flavor. Excellent blending. Spectacular.
77ships (4405) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle@home: murky brown with a frothy beige head, yay, smells like sorachi ace hops, taste is sorachi ace hops, hint of lemon, brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits, earth, toffee, soy, spices in the finish, incl. black pepper, taste is sweet sorachi upfront followed by slight bitter, hint of spunky black pepper, body is medium going to slightly light, maybe a touch aged
kraddel (3728) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
a new beer , not by , but with struise i had at home.
pours very dark red / brown , white foam ( very fine bubbles) . smell is complex, but not overwhelming. i get that earthy character, and some sourness like a FOB
taste is WAAW
reminds me at the old struise. look, struise is my favourite brewerie, still. but the last things all taste the same ( bourbon, sweet, strong) . this is again a waaw-feeling i had when i first drank pannepot and such . THIS IS GREAT
i get earthy, FOB- character, szeetness like the pannepot froml struise has, maybe a hint to much carbo , but thats also next to perfection. this is what i would think earthnun would taste like. i dont like this, i LOVE this !
but next to this all, this aint no struise brew its all stillwater, who i only know from outblack colab with struise, i did not like that one... maybe, just maybe, theyíre kindof the opposite of what i thought they were. laybe, just maybe, stillwatter is a VERY nice brewerie! hands down, the biggest surprise in months !
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep brown beer with a little bit of orangey highlights as well. Thin off-white head. The nose is a little bit spicy and fairly fruity. Lots of dates and dried fruit and raisin in addition to a soft, treacly rummy flavour. A little bit of clove and soft toasted nut/malt flavour. Really chewy and fruity with a nice ginger and white pepper character along with a little bit of corianderish spice. Some blackberry and a bit of molasses and burnt sugar character. It has a lot of soft herbal character up front with a touch of spicy alcohol on the finish. Itís got some similarities to Pannepot but itís itís own beast. Warming brings up some nice spicy character with a lighter sort of pepper and nutmeg character. Really lovely brew.
kappldav123 (5250) - GERMANY - MAR 25, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle at ACBF 2011. Dark brown in the glass, small head. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Starts mild-malty, nice caramel notes, modest sweet. Alcohol is well hidden. Finish well balanced, still light notes of chocolate. Very good beer!
egajdzis (5435) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy brown color with a small, creamy, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, spices, clove, banana, a bit of cocoa, and light alcohol. Taste of spices, caramel malts, cocoa, clove, nuts, banana, bread, and light alcohol in the finish.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: hazy, slightly muddy looking beer with a frothy, quickly disappearing off-white head. Very yeasty, phenolic aroma with notes of malt, caramel and dried fruits. Taste is smooth, yeasty, spicy medium sweet, with notes of brown sugar, nuts, licorice, pepper and a very weel-balanced medium bitter hoppy finish. Full bodied beer with a very well hidden ABV, soft carbonation. Complex as hell - like a saison paired with a quad. Ghee, itís good.
kkipple (7) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Easter Sunday, decided to go all Belgian-y on this wonderfully chill spring day. This beer has been waiting in my beer closet for some time.
11.2 ounce brown bottle with more of that amazing Stillwater label art - seriously one of the best in the business. Poured into my Tripel Karmeliet glass.
A. Walnut brown, deep and light-absorbent. The tan toasted marshmallow head is dense and even, a finger tall and supported by little rising bubbles from below. A very pretty beer. Tiny lace dots stick to the glass, but the head itself is everlasting.
S. Ahh, this is complex stuff. I added some of the yeasty lees, at first blush Jaded gives up a very Maudite-y aroma, heavy sweet malt, rich prunes and yeast character, mildly peppery. Some alcohol crunchiness too, but this is 10% after all. Iím looking for the wheat and itís elusive; this is a very yeast-driven smell, hearty and sweet.
T. Heck yes this is good. A large, billowing beer full of rich toasted malt, dark, sugary raisins and prunes, finished off with some delightful alcohol heat. The wheat adds deftness here, I think, and the yeast character on display is grand - complimentary, but reserved enough to know when to quiet down. Spicy, peppery notes and a minor herbal quality offset the malt sweetness and turn this into a complex, enjoyable delight.
M. Full, expansive carbonation keeps this from being too dense or sweet, while the finish alternates between candi sugar / malt sweetness and candi sugar and yeast driven spicy notes. Has a Weizenbock thing going on too, interestingly.
De Struise and Stillwater struck mithril here. Jaded is a very good beer, and maybe the best thing Iíve had from Stillwater. I will buy more and you should too.