DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Dark brownish black pour with a tall light brown/tan head. Sweet alcoholic malt aroma. This is a very unique beer. Flavors of sour coffee, dark chocolate, rich dark roasted malt, and a bit of fruit cake. Finish is both sweet and sour, with perhaps a touch of earthy hops. Sadly, this beer could have benefited from more age, and I hope to give it another try. As it stands as I rate this, it was not worth the time and expense required to try it, but certainly deserves another chance.
SilkTork (5406) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chris_o’s GBBF Shindig August 08. Smooth, dark and bitter chocolate flavoured strong ale. Lingering bitterness - perhaps too bitter for comfort. Not my thing. Intense, but not hugely pleasant. Intense, but lacking character, and interesting corners. Intense like so many too intense American beers. There is a fashion at the moment for American extreme beers and Struise have made one which will appeal to fans of the extreme.
Beerman6686 (5321) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick black color with a big tan head. Aroma was of dark fruits, coffee and alcohol. Flavor was fairly complex, nice chocolately roastiness and some coffee with some fruity spiceness from the belgian yeast. Not the most complex or best tasting stout but I gave it a very high overall because it is extremely drinkable especially at 13%
iosonomarco (41) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma di malto tostato, caramello, cioccolato, con discreti sentori fruttati. Corpo rotondo. Al palato risulta ben bilanciata con un finale amaro.
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown, muddy with a big persistent lightbrown head. Aroma of overripe fruit (strawberries), sugar and burnt malts.
Fruity taste, very sweet, thick and syrupy, but giving away a nice dry roasted bitterness in the end. Alcohol is very well hidden, but the texture gives away its abv. Nice beer, though it could have done with a little less syrupy sweetness and a more powerful roasted bitterness.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
keg 250ml 6€ at Pikkulintu Helsinki 250808
murky dark brown Scent: roasted malts sour Taste bit cold but from first sip full body strong aroma of roasted malts kicked most me .Chocolate ,bitterness,coffee and hops above. It doesn’t feel 13%. One of the best beer ever tasted
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle - big thanks to brewczar for the trade; jet black with foamy tan head; slight roast and very sweet; tons of cream and smoothness in the texture; no hotness whatsoever as this was a delight to drink; almost lemony flavor to it; sweet spice and dank fruit as well; doesn’t feel 13% at all; texture is very unique
Dedollewaitor (14641) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Rating # 2000. 33cl bottle @ VinensVerden, Odense. Pours black with a creamy brown lasting head. Nose & taste is filled with chocolate, roasted coffee & dark dried fruits - very balanced, vinous & pleasant. Plenty of hops to be noticed in the end. Palate is smooth & soft like velvet. Rather uncomplicated - just
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 33cl Bottle found at Beer Paradise in Holstebro. Black color with dark brown-reddish huge head. Spicy aroma, flavors of roasted malt, coffee, herbs and alcohol.Dry finsih with some bitterness. Very nice
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg III Erasmus at Pikkulintu 22.8.2008. Thanks Markku !!!. Pale brown head. Malty and syropy nose. Some hints of prune and dried fruits in the nose. Soft sweet and malty taste with hints of chocolate and coffee also some licorice.