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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Collaboration brew with Stillwater Artisanal Ales (USA). Crowned last week with a golden Award for Best newcomer in the world 2011.

This Belgian Strong Ale was married to a still young but powerful style, the Black IPA. You’ll discover a smooth chocolate like strong ale together with the high & bitter hop schedule of an IPA, and you get a great result...


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10980) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 13, 2011
Draught. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Prune and oher dark fruits present. Long nice moderate bitter finish. Oily palate!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (12214) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2011
Very dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, dried fruit, roasted malt and spicy - cinnamon. Flavor is very sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish with some alcohol. 070411

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2011
bottle at jans ... black ... bubbly tan head ... sweet rich juicy cherry fruits ...light spice nose .... dark rich malts ... soft roast spice ... cinamon and cloves ... juicy toffee malts ... quite nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14157) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
Bottle @ Kioskh. Pours dark brown with a creamy white head. Malty and fruity aroma. Spices, herbs, caramel and orange. Full bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5290) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2011
33cl bottle pours a watery, translucent black with a spitty, white head. Nose is all herbs, spearmint, licorice, chocolate, lots of yeasty esters. Flavor has chocolate, herbs, yeast, minty. Full bodied, herbal, minty finish. Weird all around.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14348) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
Tap @ Fairbar. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich spices, caramel, orange, nuts, malt and hops.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
humlelala (1046) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
(on tap from Fairbar) Pours a deep black with little, tanned head. Aroma is caramel-ish malty with touches of banana fruit, ginger, licorice and caramel/coca. Medium sweet, dark taste with a bitter twist. Full-bodied, low carbonation with creamy texture and a long, sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mumares (98) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2011
Pours ruby with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee, dark bitter chocolate, licorice, soft brown sugar and some spiciness. Smooth and sweet beer with a hint of hop bitterness running through. Close to a porter, and thanks to this beer I can imagine how a hopped up Rochefort 10 would taste like. Good and original stuff this is.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
Bottle. Black pour tan head. Aroma is fruity combined with some darker tones some of which unique. Darker flavored chocolate fruity ipa. Different and sessionable brew.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (5290) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2011
25/03/2011 - 33cl bottle @ home BB: 1/02/16 (2011-123)
Black beer, creamy beige head, falls down to a small but stable head. Aroma: alcohol first! Ripe fruits, mocha and hops are following, but harder to detect due to the immense alcohol scent that overpowers everything. MF: soft carbon, full body, thick creamy to syrupy texture. Taste: caramel ,mocha, ripe fruits, dried fruits, little hoppy. Aftertaste: mocha turning to coffee, dry bitter hops in the finish.


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