makromaniak (115) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pitch black pour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and some spices/herbs. Taste of sweet roasted malts, caramel, coffee, dark fruit, bit of chocolate and wood. Yet another great Struise Brew.
Sureshpa (75) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Roast, bit of coffee, bit of booze, liquorice Taste: coffee, bitter, liquorice, booze well hidden Appearance: Pitch black, beige brown head.
Alphadelic (1639) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hot and roasty on the nose. Raisins all over it some deep but not bitter chocolate in the mouth. Itís really a little too much.
Arve_Christian (2156) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On 35 cl bottle. Black color, on brownish foam . Good carbonation. High aroma intensity . Roasted Aromas ( medium), coffee, leather, licorice, rhum.long aroma aftertaste. Full body & high complexity. Solid bitterness- very well balanced. Extremely enjoyable
Gerbeer (893) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
330 ml bottle. Pours black with little head. Aromas of cocoa powder, dry chocolate, and plums. Rich complex flavors: dry coffee, espresso, oily vanilla... Excellent
AirForceHops (1922) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle at 13 %. Nose is light organic coffee and light roast. Flavor is light roasted malt, mild coffee with some notes of soy sauce. Mouthfeel is oily with a medium body. Almost has a porter feel rather then a stout. However, I could just be a really spoiled beer geek. I didnít get any hit of rum or aged barrels or wood. Decent and no way bad bit not top tier.
riversideAK (5458) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super acrid dark coffee roast and rum and wood on the nose. Black pour creamy tan head. Dark fruit acrid roast residual sugar a ton of woody notes definite brown sugary rum. Tons of acrid dark fruit. Lingering residual sugars. Chewy. Big bodied hot.
Reynolds314 (1543) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a beer. Aroma is fantastic with tons of rich coffee, nuts, toast, and chocolate. Taste is heavily coffee with dark fruits and a smooth roastiness that is perfect. Just great.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mL bottle tasted alongside the first four in the series, served in a snifter. Pours black with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are huge coffee notes, along roasted malts, molasses and a significant rum accent. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout, with a light bitterness up front that becomes moderate. There are notes of coffee and roasted malts from the nose, but also distinct notes of rum and cane. The finish is long and roasty with a slight alcoholic burn. On the palate, it is full in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and flat carbonation. Overall, this is an interesting brew, but the rum did not work for me. 2012-08-01
BartC (718) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colored beer with a very small brown head. Hardly any carbonation which gives the beer a certain smoothness. Nose of burned malts, pure chocolate and notes of coffee and alcohol. Strong chocolate flavor. Alcohol warming and rum flavors.