IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught at Ebenezer’s Pub in Lovell, Maine. Incredibly dark, opaque, with a moderate foamy brown head. The beer coats the glass with some deep, dark legs and leaves a touch of residue behind. Full and rich aroma with a good chocolate presence which was offset by dark fruits, floral hoppiness, light roastiness and coffee, and just a touch of alcohol. Flavor is very complex and it all melded together wonderfully. The front end starts out with some serious chocolate, followed by some lighter roasted notes that give way to the very green, yet not very bitter, hops. The finish has some slight bitterness that was offset by some coffee. The body was full and very rich. It drank wonderfully though, and you would only have an inkling that this beer is as strong as it is. Decadent stuff. Thoroughlly enjoyable on all fronts. A big thank you to Chris and Jen at Ebenezer’s for giving me the chance to have such an awesome treat
fonini (24) - porto alegre, BRAZIL - FEB 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
meio decepcionado, esperava muito mais. pouca complexidade. corpo medio baixo.
barbillon (49) - Pesaro, ITALY - FEB 7, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
è ufficiale! Adoro struise!! Appare di un nero intenso...assolutamente maestoso, schiuma altrettanto elegante di color marrone chiaro. Al naso risalgono odori zuccherini e dolci...in bocca una meraviglia...una bomba...con un corpo denso quasi masticabile e sapori intensi di caffè e cioccolato amaro!!! Il sapore ti riempie la bocca e palato anche quando non la si beve facendo notare l’intensità dei sapori che regala questa birra!! un applauso a Struise!
MrGGen (316) - ITALY - FEB 19, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Versa nero come la pece con crema marrone persistente. Aroma è dolce, alcoolico, di prugne, uva, ciliegie, cioccolato, ma al contempo molto equilibrato. In bocca va da moderatamente a fortemente amara, malto tostato,cioccolato fondente. Corposa. Finale con retrogusto amaro.
kaser (3423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A massive beer. This one I THINK is from 2007, the label was very faded and saw that date on it - got this from a trade and have a new one, drinking this older one first. Black pour from a 12oz bottle at home. Rich fruity aroma - plum, sweet, chocolate, and raisin. Cocoa, sweet, vanlla, cranberry, and raisin taste, pretty bitter also. Has a lot going on, hard to pick it all out, each drink brings up new tastes. Great beer.
Hermod (3631) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle @ Cosmic comic Cafe. Bbe 05/2015. Black color, brown head. Sugary, ashy aroma, some chocolate and mild spicy notes. Flavor has suryp, ash, vanilla notes and molasses. Super sweet. Nah, don’t get the hype here.
Renzettii1337 (1) - - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
Stark som fan. Smak av kaffe, whisky och tjära. Rekommenderas om man vill bli av med smaken av tre dagars gammal kebab i munnen
DwarfeD (1292) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle at home. Pitch black with a small tan head. Full body with low carbonation. Nice sweetness with some bitter tones. Dark chocolate, malts, caramel, brown sugar and spices. A decent full flavoured imperial stout.
DominicGS (7) - Zonhoven, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cuvée Delphine gedronken. Schitterend bier. Mooie moka kleurig schuim. Gerookte volle smaak
jookos (2900) - FINLAND - JAN 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@ccc. Black tan brown top. Dark roasted, vinous dried plums fruityness on nose. Quite vinous, portwine, madeira actually, with a bit of almondy sweetness. Miuthfillling, pretty intensive. Chocolate. Coffee, plummy fruits, roasted barley. I get anton berg’s chocolate plum confectionaries. Strange drink.
Distance_Runner (79) - BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had it on tap at Kulminator and it was the last bit of it. My expectation was vey high from this beer as Struise is one of my favourite brewery so I have to drink from the bottle and rerate again