77ships (3043) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#2400. 33 cl. bottle sampled @ Kraddel does 1K tasting. Procured by Kraddel. Cheers. BBF 03/2013. 2009 Vintage? Surprise to come across this figured these were gone for good & were not bound to cross my path. Thanks for opening this one. Pours a hazy dark amber with little tanned head. Nose reveals total and complete oxidation in the best way imaginable. Pure sherry, thick caramel and walnuts, sweet toffee,… beautiful. Taste is still very good but doesn’t trump the nose. Surprisingly bitter with lots of herbs followed by the oxidation notes sherry, toffee, walnuts, caramel, pumpernickel bread, the very bitter herbs are a defining characteristic upfront and in the lingering finish. Rich oxidized, old barleywine body. Has held up nicely but I suppose any further aging is not bound to improve it from this point on.
kraddel (1934) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
========== rating no 1000 ===========
extremely big want / rare bottle . the beer to celebrate :
- me entering the top 5 of struise ( for now?? )
- 1 year ratebeer
- 1000th rating
hel yeah ! since my package with the likes of blabaer and BA abraxxas ( to celebrate all things) was taken by customs, i’m very hapy to have found this, just yesterday !
pours brown, almost no foam
smells like a fine port, realy aged well !
gentle carbo , taste is very special. dusty a bit , even . very nice !
madmitch76 (12182) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16th January 2010
Cloudy brown beer, frothy biscuit coloured head. Dry palate, semi soft. Low carbonation. Soft caramel malt well buried under bitter fruity hops. Aniseed alcohol. Okay but not the greatest beer from this brewer.
jbeatty (846) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 09/06/2011. Pours nut brown, light tan head fading to hazy surface slick. Bright fruity nose of range, grapefruit, spicy resinous hops, undercurrent of caramel, brown sugar. Taste has nice orange, grapefruit, mildly sweet, caramel malts supporting, and bitterness on the upper palate, though this aspect seems to be fading. Juicy aftertaste, pleasant warming alcohol on the breath. Medium in the mouth, easy and smooth for the high ABV. I quite enjoyed this one. Rich and complex, I particularly enjoyed the orange citrus notes, which shine.
Koelschtrinker (9494) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intensiv malzig-cremiger Beginn mit alkoholischer Unterstützung. Das Malz stürzt sich dann in in schokoladige, später auch röstige Noten. Würzig, leicht hefig, vollmundig. Dann süßer, die Alkoholigkeit ist nur hintergründig erkennbar, sie übt aber einen spürbaren Einfluss aus. Weiterhin intensiv malzig-hefig, etwas honig, erdig, Hopfennoten, die aber weit hinter dem Malz liegen. Ein von vorne bis hinten hefig-malziges und auch schweres Bier. Sehr gut! 13/11/12/12/14/12
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, dark amber-brown body (even going to black). Lightly brown, creamy-frothy head. Brilliant aroma of american hops and very warm chocolate (milk). Never thought a combination of caramalts and hops could work out this well. Heavily bitter, lightly sweet flavour. The sweet caramel part is strongly dominated by the strong hops without making it unbalanced. On the contrary, the balance is great! Maybe somewhat too sharp-edged and slightly powdery dry. Nonetheless, a brilliant beer!
Theis (12142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Clear dark brown - white head. Spicy, yeasty, phenols, high malty, sweetness, light tobacco, peppery, thyme, oiley, chocolate, nutty, fruity, caramel, burned sugar, light candy, light oxidation, light wooden dryness.
weaselkenievil (1094) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Still finishing off the night in the Schravenacker. I have to have this again because I was very drunk when I had it and raved about it. Was I carried away? Was it that good. Yes, yes it was. To both probably. Hazy amber with a medium off white head. Definitely got the American hop influence which is a damn good thing in my eyes. Typical compplex Struise brew. Some spice, yeast and tripel type action. Have to have more!
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle… Murky caramel ale with huge floaties and a small, fizzy, off-white head. Decent retention. The nose is of caramel, funky socks and fallen dark fruit. Medium-bodied and sandy with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is moderately bitter and moderately tart and delivers only a kiss-on-the-cheek of caramel. Raspy, dry finish. Definitely past its prime. Bottle courtesy of fata2683!
mar (4468) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. amber with a cream head. nose is alcohol, dried fruits, caramel, and faint hops. nice on the palate, flavor is sweet hops and caramel.