eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle poured in a chalice.
A: Pours a deep brown to black color. Forms a quite big and dark beige head when poured. Quite aired. Retention is low, however it never disappears completely leaving an almost brown and bubbled layer. Many lacings are left
S: Strong on dark chocolate. Belgian yeasts. Fruity and liquorous. Very spicy, notes of anis, cinnamon and mint. Intense flowery hops. Perfect nose
T: Very tasty beer, an Struise (thanx god :p). Sweet upfront. Chocolate, roasted malts, hints of coffee, Belgian yeasts. Again, very spicy. Hints of anis and mint. Stingy hoppy bitter end
M: Extremely creamy beer. Molasses. Medium carbonation. Delicious bitter aftertaste
O: Absolutely drinkable beer despite the 10% ABV. An Struise, nothing else to say
[ BA Review @ 1/6/2012 ]
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely odd yet interesting and full-flavored beer. Loaded with a tea-like flavors from start to finish. Cola-like sweetness. Boozy, Long Island Iced Tea aspects, too. Aromas of perfume and herbs follow. Hints of chocolate and softened dark grains. Elements of dark fruit slowly surface, especially as the beer warms; prunes mostly. Also some black licorice in there. What a ride.
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"huh...kind of an interesting bastard son of saison du buff and 395 ipa. very herbal aroma, flavor a little more balanced and fruit forward hoppy. nothing subtle about this brew, but very smooth and tasty. would want again."
andriesradu (509) - ROMANIA - SEP 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours dark red/brown with a big beige head. Heavy sweet aroma, roasted malt, caramel and grass. The flavor is again a bit grassy, smoked plums, light chocolate and alchool, moderate sweet and bitter.
Stuu666 (2806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is sweet, berries, sugary, taste is berries, dry, sweet, rich chocolate, quite oxidised.
Camons (6094) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Schraevenacker, Oostvleteren, Belgium. Pours dark brown with a creamy brown head. Aroma of malt, yeast, brown sugar, ripe dark fruits, licorice. Flavor is rather sweet, malty, yeast, caramel, brown sugar, licorice, dark fruits, spice. Medium to full body, average carbonation, some warming alcohol. 010814
gam (3279) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Block like beige head dark pour mild carbonation aromas boozy rich malt fruits yeast doughy spice flavours caramel toffee doughy cinnamon tawny port dark chocolate fudge raisin plums figs brown sugar a bitter sweet goodness lovely on the palate the finish best aftertastes port doughy note rich malts spice fruits rousing ale to drink
aleigator (244) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black color, soon vanishing head.
Aromas of herbs, roasted malts, overripe fruits and chocolate.
Chewy grains against smooth cream, bitter, grassy hops against sweet, roasted, malts and chocolate - this beer is all about contradiction and still tastes very good.
Sweet notes define my first impression, chocolate, cane sugar and caramel, balanced by burned, earthy malts. Then, due to a hot alcoholic sting, a complex bitterness rises up. Ripe fruits and alcohol soaked spices melt together with an elegant hop bittness, while a soft roasted, stout-like impression, rye, is backing down the sharpness. Finishes with a gentle dryness, which goes along with ripe, syrupy notes.
Cunningham (4629) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely dense beige head on top of heavy black body. Smooooth nice aroma. Coffee, some dark sugar, chocolate and some oak. Fine thick body but probably a bit to much carbonation. Made it a bit “fizzy”. I like this beers a bit soft carbonated. Complex and lovely flavor. Caramel and toffee coming up. Mild coffee and some chocolate. Dangerously well hidden alcohol. This one is extreme easy drinkable. Really pleasant and tasty stuff.
[Bottle from a trade with markextrae]
mjik83 (165) - - JUL 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl flesje via Être Gourmet
Alcoholpercentage van 10%
Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas
Uiterlijk: zwart met luchtige crèmekleurige kraag
Aroma en smaak: koffie, bitter, chocolade, noot, aards, frisje, drop
Conclusie: Geen typische stout, maar wel lekker. Leuke samenwerking tussen Europese en Amerikaanse brouwerijen.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone