PapaVillum (512) - Valby, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
33 cl, flaske, 13,0 % ABV, åbnet og nydt i anledning af Juventus' 117 års fødselsdag, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse, 1. november 2014.
Sort "olie" med ungefär 1 cm smuk moccafarvet skumtop. Svinder ganske langsomt og efterlader til lidt kant og overflade. Ufiltreret og overdrevent rolig i glasset.
Lakrids- og tjærearoma. Ristet malt. Lidt svag kaffe. Urter.
Berusende smag med sødme og bitterhed i fuldendt symbiose. Fyldig og rund krop og en cremet til tyk/sticky konsistens. Inter surt og god lang bitter eftersmag. Burde bade mit skæg i denne olie! Opsum.: Solid sødme med middel bitterhed. Let og fin karbonering lægger alen til oplevelsen.
Kan dette gøres bedre? Fadlagring kanske... Men ren sort nektar og spitzenklasse er det fra de Struise. Hurra Juventus!
jeremyh70 (781) - Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick oily black color with a minimal amount of dark tan head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is interesting with well integrated components of chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and molasses. Taste is a smooth combination of bakers chocolate, roasted malts, licorice, molasses, plums and some alcohol sweetness. Even has a hint of sweet smokiness. Finishes mostly dry with a bit of roastiness. Sticky and somewhat oily mouthfeel with a medium/full body and moderate carbonation. Very balanced and interesting flavors that make for a smooth taste but I’m not a big fan of the licorice or molasses.
panacea (93) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with two finger red tanned head. Nose is exactly like a cherry kriek! Taste is chocolate, burnt sugar, bitter roasted malt and coffee. Warming alcohol lingers in the throat long after sipping. Full body will the low carbonation. Great beer indeed!
john-hansen (20) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy nearly black with airy but very stable tan head. Dark aroma of coffee, caramel malt and liquorice. Sweet flavour of coffee, chocolate, and caramel malt, with notes of roast and touches of liquorice. Lingering, sweetish and slightly roasty aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence.
DCLawyer (1554) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft->snifter at Churchkey. Deep brown with minimal beige head. Chocolate and roasted malts, coffee, dark fruit and booze. Big and bold.
NateH10s (22) - - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle in glass
A: Dark brown black, opaque. Small beige head
A: Roast malt, chocolate, coffee, sweet scent
T: Like a strong Belgian ale with chocolate and slightly thicker
P: Full body, small carbonation, Finishes less like a stout
O: Imagine westveleteren XII in stout version
Ragnampiza (529) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - OCT 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Pitch black, impossibile to see through, with a huge, creamy and persistent dark brown head. Impressive for 13% ABV, it looks great. Mesmerizing aroma, extremely rich and intense. Cocoa powder, espresso coffee, vanilla beans, some light meaty notes, perhaps some soy sauce as well. Big time roasted malts as well, obviously. Damn, I could smell it for hours. Starts relatively sweet, way too easy drinking, but then you realize why you shouldn’t chug it. Pleasent warming alchool, louscious and velvety mouthfeel, spot on dark bitterness in the end. Still, it drinks great for the ABV. Lingering aftertaste, lots of dark fruits, again coffee and chocolate, some burnt caramel/toffee presence and surprisingly a well noticeable earthy/leafy and peppery hop presence. Soft to average carbonation, medium to full body, oily texture. Superb.
hackobock (1733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spetember 24, 2014. Bottle. Pours black with a large dense brown, lasting, head. Aroma is chocolate, light fruity (cherries), dried fruits, dark sugars. Taste is sweet chocolate, fruity, light roasted bitterness. Finish is very light fruity tartness, light bitter and medium sweet dried and dark fruits. Smooth oily texture, medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.
Vells (758) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intense roasted malts, lovely dark choco kick, coffee, same time pleasant fruitiness walks side by side with qualities of roastiness and dark characteristics, noticeable hop presence, dried fruits, candy sugar
Moderate to heavy sweet with long bittersweet pleasantly warming finish. Smooth. Feels full bodied. Awesomly well balanced, intense and highly enjoyable.
Melnis (213) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Raspberry in tin can, sour alcohol- very interesting, brings out raisin and bourbon notes.Taste- sweet, intense, viscose, raspberry but could have more "dark"’ish imp stout taste