SilkTork (5412) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
grunx (367) - - JAN 7, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Provada al Borefts. Increible. Beure aquesta cervesa fa que tot el que et prenguis després sembli aigualit. Gran i perillosa.
Holy (835) - GERMANY - DEC 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
anders37 (19518) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2011. Pours a pitch black beer with a chocolate head. The aroma is malt, roasted, smoke and peat. The flavor follows the nose with additonal licorice and chocolate. The palate is sweetness and alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer.
Christian (11804) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2011 RBESG August 2011, Craft Beer Co - and Boreft Beer Festival 2011. Same numbers both times. Jet black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of licorice and peat smoke with a touch of dried fruit. Thick and sweet licorice and smoked flavour with intensely hot alcohol, yet still a certain elegance. A bit of bitterness in the finish
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ BBF. If this was not such a delicious and interesting beer, I’m fairly sure you could pour a couple of bottles of this in your truck and drive for the rest of eternity on its energy. Such colossal thickness, richness and potency! Black as the darkest nights! Aroma has a million tonnes of roasted malts, whisky, booze, chocolate, coffee, tar, campfire, ash, coal mine, espresso, burnt branches, forest fire and the apocalypse. Taste is exceedingly bitter from all the roasted malts, liquified into something that is neither liquid nor solid. More sick than enjoyable and yet strangely beguiling.
Martinus (3857) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beer, nice brown head, fading quickly. Relatively mild aroma, coffee, slight chocolate, big malts profile, earth, dark fruits, slight hops. Quite alcoholic, but not overly so. Sweetish flavour, liquorice, malts, whisky, light hops. Dry bitter bit alcoholic ending. Overall hefty, but still nice flavours, and very drinkable.
(Draught @ Borefts ’11)
DutchDrebus (4815) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black, opague colour with an almost orange coloured head. Smells whisky, alcohol and very roasty. Tastes chocolate, roasty and alcohol. Very full body, long warming sensation.