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

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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...


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (1124) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
Mooi donkerbruin bier met mooie kraag. Ruikt, koffie, caramel. Smaakt krachtig, koffie met goede krachtige nasmaak.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1394) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
Pours a nice brown beer with a good white head. A lot of yeast in bottle. Smells alcoholic and coffee. Tastes like coffee. Nice bitter end.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikereserva (4) - Schin op Geul, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2013 does not count
This one is GREAT. It’s fruity and has a nice combination of hop and malt bitterness. Perfectly balanced in taste and aroma. Colour is dark brown / almost black. One of my favourite Struise brews.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. A dark brown beer topped by a dense, finger-thick light beige head. Ginger, roasted malts, licorice and some alcohol on the nose. The flavor has a faint touch of ginger, with roasted malts, licorice and some alcohol. Warming, full-bodied and nicely carbonated. Bitter finish with alcohol. Certainly a nice one, well worth a revisit. Tasteful and pleasant. 121005

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piero1987 (648) - Iglesias, ITALY - APR 3, 2013
Black color with beige head. Coffe and chocolate flavour; pretty balanced with spicy flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
makromaniak (129) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2013 Bottle@home... Dark brown almost black colour with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of liquorice and caramel with notes of peppery spices. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dark fruit and liquorice with notes of peppery spices and some chocolate. Pretty nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2730) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Pours cola brown with a tan fizzy head. Aroma of mint, chocolate, and dark fruit. Creamy mouthfeel with mint chocolate taste with wheat, citrus, and Belgian yeast. A bit hot at the end. Very nice and different beer. Well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1332) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
Pours dark dark brown with low off white head Aromas of violet liqourize, mint chocolate. Very interesting aromas to be frank. Not sure I’ve sensed that combination before. Looks and feels more like an abt than a belgian strong ale. Tastes of licourise, mint chocolate and hints of caramel malts. Palate is a wee bit to watery, low to medium bitter, medium sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - MAR 3, 2013
Tasted from the bottle, on 03/03/2013. Pours dark-dark brown, with a lovely long-lasting creamy head. Aroma is full of different candy sugar syrups, a bit floral and spicy, slightly zesty in the end. Taste is surprisingly totally different! A lot of roasted notes, oats is also here, following by a fruity/citrusy wave (of hops?). After some warming, could feel candy sugar as well. Aftertaste is warming and just a bit boozy. Recommended+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1198) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2013
@ Saint Eugène. Black redbrown colour. Sweet (dark fruits, ahorn sirup) but also bitter finish and burned malts. Low carbonation. Very balanced beer.


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