arone12 (923) - Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black color similar to the devils heart. Smells a bit of coffee and caramel. Some sweet chocolate is also the aroma. Can’t taste the ridiculous amount of alcohol in the beer. I say that wins as a beer.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle] shared by Tim. Thanks! Beautiful, viscous pour with a large, super creamy dark brown head. Aroma is strong black coffee, a little green and black pepper, some alcohol, moderate roastiness. The flavor is lightly sweet on the front, tons of coffee, a touch of pepper, and a bit of astringent bitterness on the finish. Creamy but slightly sharp mouthfeel. Nice stuff.
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MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2012 24.00 Bottle ordered from belgianshop.com. Pours a dark molasses but produces a head thats more on the carbonated side which takes all the head away quickly. The aromas go very deep. Its like perfume. "Hey spray some coffee club cologne on me man." I can see it now...Intense coffee bean, big roasted/burnt malts of chocolate, wood, tobacco(wow), honey, and vanilla. Flavors dont quite match that intense nose show but pack a phenomenal punch! I’ve never tasted a coffe stout like this one. The tobacco and coffee start up first with the roasted/burnt malts following. Theres a slight dark fruit in the middle or at least comes off as such. Some lesser notes of wood and chocolate with the vanilla almost hidden. Leaves a big stain of flavor that coates the palate, which makes it harder to enjoy all the great complexities. Needs to be sipped and left at room temperature in a basement. Medium sweet, medium bitter, very complex, light smokyness, strong aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden. Worth buying and at best a memory. This version makes its mark as a unique memorable induction of the series which deserves appreciation.
tdtm82 (899) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW. Another fantastic beer by De Struise. MMM. Massive mocha bomb on the nose. Maybe traces of vanilla and deep rich chocolate. In the taste I get lumpy thick chocolate, burnt roasted malts, coffee beans, black tar, licorish. This beer is simply devine. Maybe some oak is in here too. Poured into De Struise glass. Opaque colour. Didn’t have any Heaven and Hell so had this instead to celebrate Menno’s birthday yesterday. I love this beer. Thank you so much guys for the consistentcy in wonderful beers. Bottle poured into authentic De Struise glass.
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells a little like a barleywine (must be the rum barrels). It’s not as deep an aroma as I Was expecting from this BW-esque Imperial Stout. The mouthfeel is thicker (like all Imp Stouts) but the finish seems to just kind of abruptly end. The flavor was lots of coffee but also was sweeter than I thought it was going to be (the barleywine aroma comments should have alerted me to that). There was a fair amount of alcohol on the flavor as well.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This was pretty damn tasty and dangerously drinkable. Dark, dark brown...almost like dried soda residue or day old black coffee. Lots of great coffee aroma and some fruit present in the aroma. Palate was almost perfect, wasn’t chewy but not watery at all. Barrel flavours in the background at all times, but they aren’t overpowering. Full flavour but very well balanced, nothing is offensive, too heavy, or detracting. Well done, sir!
sir__v (862) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color : dark sweet black beer with small carbonization and medium brown foam. Very appetizing beer!!! :) Smell : chocolate, coffee, malt, and sugar complexity, and species at the end. Taste : great complexity in mouth you really feel the sugar presence, coffee and chocolate (of course). Aftertaste : malt and chocolate with coffee presence (more precisely : cold sugar coffee). Really Amazing! I recommend it! Great experience! (Ideal for Autumn or Winter)
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled at Nya Tröls. Dominated by coffee, dark chocolate, dried fruit, charred barrels and herbs.
Holy (835) - GERMANY - JUN 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Very nice, rich coffee flavor - seemingly bitter end game, with the signature Struise yeast flavor. Awesome.
pilgrimoutlaw (831) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capone’s. Thick black with thin, than, oily head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and roast, though not as much as Black Damnation (I). Mildly sweet and moderately bitter. A bit booze. Had this in a bottle a little more than a year ago, and it’s just as good as I remember it.