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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 340   EST. CALORIES: 1170   ABV: 39%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black Mess was processed the double icebock way to proceed to 39% of Abv. This ale still drinks as a real beer, containing carbonation and a nice rocky head, the alcohol is very well hidden.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6348) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
On tap at CBC. Pours jet black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, whisky, dark fruit and caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, sweet malt, chocolate, smoke, warming alcohol and some vinous. Long dark fruity finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10765) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
black, smooth brown, aroma of peat smoked whisky, roasted malts, full aroma, very nice. Flavor is roasted malts, peat, wood, great balance, abv exten,eremely well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
At CBC 2012 .. Tap .. It pours pitch Black with a large thick creamy head... The aroma is dark fruits, rasins, alcohol ... The flavor is vinous, Dark fruits, strong alcohol, rasins... Nice ..:) strong ;)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black beer with a brown head. Smoked malt aroma, peat, tar, hay. Alcohol flavor, smoked, sweetish, peat, vinous.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skortila (4463) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2012
On tap @ BBF. The aroma is quite strong and has coffee, some chocolate, overripe fruits. Black coloured beer with a beige-brown, thin head. The taste feels very thick and strong. It is quite sweet, has some bitterness, strong roasted malty coffeee and chocolate flavours, with some pruny overripe fruitiness. Very full and powerfull. Yet, good balance, amazing stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5187) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2012
On tap at Mes & Sim’s wedding June 2011. A growing warmth with soft chocolate and c ream. Builds like a whiskey in the mouth. Really quite wonderful. Sweet and seductive.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grunx (367) - - JAN 7, 2012
Provada al Borefts. Increible. Beure aquesta cervesa fa que tot el que et prenguis després sembli aigualit. Gran i perillosa.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - DEC 26, 2011
Somehow missed reviewing this one after BBF 2011 - could have been a little tipsy... The thing that makes this such an interesting beer is the way it hides the alcohol behind the standard thick black coffee punch in the mouth. This is yet another great beer from Struise.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2011
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, liquorish, smoke and heavy alcohol. Flavour is roasted malt, heavy alcohol, chocolate, liquorish and peated smoke.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2011
Hand bottle from Craft Beer Co, London. Pours a black color with a small fast disappearing tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice and thick chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate, licorice and molasses flavor. Has a roasted malty warming chocoalte and licorice finish.


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