1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my trip to Belgium. The beer pours to a pitch black body with a tall lively dark brown head. The aroma is strangely very Belgian. Lots of yeasty aromas and candi sugar with some chocolate covered bananas and coffee beans and sugar cane. Very unique. The flavor is coffee and chocolate. A lot of unique flavors too. Perhaps raisins, smoke, vanilla, wood, licorice, and a thick molasses. The rum component imparts quite a unique character. Medium full body that finishes pretty clean for as heavy of a beer this is. A good beer, but to me, it doesnít scream spectacular.
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Bruce. Pitch black, small foamy tan head. Aroma is caramel, coffee, roasted malts. Body is medium, pretty foamy, low carbonation. Taste is coffee, toffee, caramel, woody, just a touch of the rum coming through, a little metallic. Doesnít really carry much bitterness. Quite sweet but not overly so. Nice.
rouhlas (579) - GREECE - MAR 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle at home, thanks to Spiros! Black color with dark beige head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee and chocolate, some dark fruity notes. Sweet and bitter taste, sweet and dark chocolate, coffee, light berry fruity. Medium to full silky almost creamy body with soft carbonation.
Maakun (1191) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle. Big gusher, chocolate mousse all over the table. Black with big light brown head. Red berries, dark chocolate, creamy, coffee, rum, marzipan, funk, wood, hay, light roasted grains and nuts. Quite sweet with quite a lot of fruity tartness. Full bodied with creamy feel. Nice stuff, very complex and alcohol is well hidden, but Iím getting a bit tired of these gushing Struise beers.
SilverfoX (577) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
blackcurrant, port and slightly sour aromas from a pitch black body with no head, strong, dark fruit flavour amazing beer, but wheres the coffee, not that im complaining!
cbfobes (2638) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle, pours black with a thicker brown head than the others, aroma has a good amount of the coffee coming through at first with some chocolate and sweetness from the rum barrel, the flavor has a heavy front end of chocolate and coffee with a roasty finish, again the abv is tasted and isnít completely hidden, big beers.
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is deep brown/black with a large tan head that fades quickly. Aroma and flavor is quite mellow/thin for the ABV - light chocolate, roast, coffee, slight oak, and a touch of vanilla. Finish is dry and slightly bitter/roasty.
shoulderbroken (2476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Delirium. Dark and smoky. Lots of dark fruit, bit of molasses. Taste is great, bitter dark fruit, dry, not so much coffee surprisingly. Dark as hell. Nice
Beerman6686 (5067) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma wana of smoke and chocolate. Flavor was similarsomewhat ashy, sweet, caramel and oxidized.
charule (1478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to beermandan6686. Poured black with tan head. Aroma of soy burnt coffee. Light carb med bod. Rummy choc roast taste.
Art (2093) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in trade with beerman6686. Pours a deep black brown without a head. Aroma of big booze, not much else. Some dark fruit. Taste is hot. Thinner feel than I was expecting. Kinda dry aftertaste.