daniele (6080) - ITALY - NOV 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
scura buona schiuma media persitenza naso inteso cioccoloato caffe liquirizia leggero legno in bocca morbida riscaldante ma non troppo difficile da bere
chrisv10 (11918) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2011 Tap @ MikkellerBar and Bottle. Black with medium brown head. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vinous, dark fruit, peat and islay whiskey.
Rune (8830) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Ølbutikken. Black as coal, fair amount of brownish head. Inviting aroma of lightly smoked dark malts added by notes of anise. Bittersweet taste character of dark berries, dark fruits and anise with underlying alcohol warmth. Oily mouth feel. Pleasant slow sipper (hotel room, Copenhagen 11.11.2010).
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black albert but with lighter mouthfeel, added smoke and wood. Out of the six or so bottles I’ve had, I got one bottle with a rather unpleasant bell pepper smell and taste. Others fortunately didn’t have this. Really nice beer.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[3334-20100810] 330mL bottle. Mild rummy coffee wood aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy brown head and some light lacing. Muted coffee roast flavour has a long sweet roast malt aftertaste. Full body is like muted whiskey booze. Drinkable, quite filling.
(@ Delirium Cafe, Brussels, Belgium; w/ jerc)
Pinball (11025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2011 tap @ mikkeller bar.
pitch black, smooth white? head.
aroma of booze, wood and roasted grains.
flavor is spicy, herbal, roasted grains, faint black beries, booze.
pitch dark, smooth brown head, aroma of wood, whiskey, salt, roasted malts. whiskey and oak dominates the aroma. Flavor is oak , sour from oak, roasted grains, red wine, whiskey.
jesperhammer (3299) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
13-NOV-2010, tap @Mikkeller on "Black Sensation" event.
Dark, dark brown, almost no but brown head.
Hops, medicin, coffee, roasted. Very roasted.
Mostly just smooth and sip-able.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose of some spice (coriander), cereal, weak sweat, sweet late malt, feel is mediumheavy, carb is wine-like, taste is chocolate, warm notes of cooked vegs, some iron and a whiff of alcohol.
EvilBuddha (69) - SLOVENIA - NOV 13, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transcription of an old BA review from 09-06-2010, with scores adjusted to RB scale. Will re-rate...someday.
330 ml, lot B, BB May 2015, into 180 ml Chimay chalice.
I’ve started to sip this one well chilled to keep the whiskey in check but this was proven unnecessary later on. The beer pours opaque black body with reddish tint at the edges, topped by dark tan to brown creamy head with excellent retention that even improves as the beer warms. Any tilt results in thick and stable laces on the walls. Aromas of plums, prunes, raisins, peat, oak, dark chocolate, brown sugar and whiskey with light roasted notes. The malty body is saturated by smoked peat flavor, dark fruits, pleasant whiskey warming without rough alcohol character I was afraid of, some herbal hoppiness and subtle burnt finish prolonged into lingering aftertaste. Full body with smooth, luscious, almost chewy texture with slight astringency at times. Insanely drinkable for a 13% ABV brew. Fruitier, oilier, chewier and with less charred notes than Mocha Bomb.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle thankd to jeffo.
Appearance : Deep black with a creamy brown head. Light lacing.
Aroma : Peaty and roasted malt. Sweet with nice chocolate and coffee notes. Light nail polish. Interesting peat.
Taste : Peaty and roasted malt. A bit acidic. Great roasted malty and chocolate on the finish. Intense and long finish.
Overall : Not such a big fan of this series so far. Sure its tasty but it seems that it lack the balance and elegance that is normaly present in the regular De Struise lineup. This one is very complex and has an interesting profile but it lacks something.