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

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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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...


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3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mystery_Tramp (29) - USA - JUN 21, 2011
Pours dark, almost black with chestnut highlights. Not much aroma. Some dark fruit flavors but little else. Flavors of dark grains, some roasty bitterness, peppery, some fruit. Nice carbonation, clean mouthfeel. Well done


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierridder_S (328) - BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
01/07/2015 @ home - 33cl bottle from a trade with tderoeck. Dark brown to black colour with nice tanned head, leaving a small lacing. Nose : chocolate, light roast, hops. Taste : caramel, sweetness, light roast, dark fruits, hops. Nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
visionthing (3683) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2015
33cl bottle at Kulminator, Antwerp. Pours very dark, close to black, with a beige head. Roasty aroma with licorice, dark chocolate, some wooden and liqueur like notes, faded hops with fruity notes and hints of citrus. Sweet, roasty and flavourful. Smooth and very well balanced. Well integrated alcohol. Delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aethien (38) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle from 2011, doesn’t look great anymore with only a small head that disappeared fast but the aroma is amazing, brown sugar, lots of spice, some raisins and prunes and a little tobacco; reminiscent of a Christmas ale. Flavour is less sweet with more of a smoky tobacco flavour but without losing anything from the aroma, very rich and super smooth. It really reminds me a lot of Christmas pudding and I love christmas pudding.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2576) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2015
Flaska från Etre Gourmet, 2011 vintage. Söt och kryddig doft och smak. Pors, muskot, ingefära och torkad lite syrlig frukt. Stor söt kropp, len munkänsla, ingen alkohol som sticker ut alls, lite söt och lätt syrligt torkade bär och frukter typ körsbär, fikon, tranbär. Lite Pannepot-karaktär helt enkelt och riktigt gott. Humlen är helt försvunnen.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (5162) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from Etre Gourmete bottle looks pretty old rosty cap etc but is vintage 2011 cons 2015-03-06 Duved AR: cheery vinos, dark black chocolate, figs and pruns when poured some old ginger bread AP: murkey dark brown, frothy/stouty steady cream brown head F: rich carbonation, wee cloves, dark chocolate, warming feeling, wee grainy, dry, vinos, still OK but were probably better some years ago?

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rikstar (1463) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
0,33l fles gedeeld met bryanvdv zwart met een creme kraag. Smaak en geur zijn munt en menthol met drop. Body is medium. Heel apart, niet lekker.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bryanvdv (613) - - JAN 23, 2015
Gedeeld met rikstar. Zeer donker zwart met minimale kraag. Aroma is mint. Smaak is mint. Erg apart, niet mijn ding.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (1174) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à Molenhof Restaurant & Bar Oud Postje, couleur brune, belle grosse mousse blanche, effervescence moyenne, en bouche première attaque sur le miel de fleurs, puis attaque caramel, caramel au lait type Klaus, et fin de bouche sur un malt caramélisé et torréfié.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (1221) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Magnifique produit, arômes de café, d’alcool, amertume qui vient derrière. Forte corpulence. Grosse longueur en bouche. Superbe !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MPA (866) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. LOT 01/01/2011. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of cocoa and red grapes. Flavour of roasted malts with chocolate sweetness, a vinous touch and a long lasting malty bitterness. Potent stuff and very, very delicate.


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