berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark coffee chocolate coloured head that disappears quickly with lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is alcoholic, toasted malts and coffee. taste is oak/vanilla, alcoholic, coffee with an aftertaste of mocha, coffee and slight bitterness. very smooth/slick mouthfeel, medium carbonation and body. the alcohol is well hidden, but couldn’t pick up the rum tough. all-in-all great stuff as expected :) bottle 33 cl
AndrewC (321) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of sour raisens. Big rich raisen plum skin mollases oak flavour with long bitter blasted cherry finish. If I wasn’t a session beer drinker I’d love it.
makromaniak (129) - 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 (277) - 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 (1751) - 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. It’s really a little too much.
Arve_Christian (2984) - 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 (1668) - 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 (2953) - 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 didn’t get any hit of rum or aged barrels or wood. Decent and no way bad bit not top tier.
riversideAK (5574) - 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 (2228) - 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.