rvdoorn (13) - - JUN 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at BBF 2011 and CBC 2012 (from notes)
Look: the beer pours a pitch black color with a nice thick, creamy, sticky dark-brown head. This beer leaves a coating on the inside of the glass after drinking. Kind of like the Darklord, only Struise achieved this without additives in the beer (like glycerol, PEG)
Smell: Heavy on roasted malts and coffee. Vanilla, smoke and peat from the barrel.
Taste: Similar to the smell, the taste is heavy on roasted malts and coffee, with notes of chocolate and caramel. The influence from the barrel is present with smoked and peaty flavors. However, although the flavors are amazing, the heavy boozy taste of pure ethanol puts it all into the background.
Mouthfeel: super thick, creamy, sticky with medium-low carbonation
Overall: Great smell , but the pure, burning ethanol is too much present for me in the taste. I work in a laboratory, and the beer tastes like the smell of the 70%-98% ethanol that I use to decontaminate my instruments from bacteria. Of course, it is not surprising that an ABV this high cannot be hidden, but it shows that this time Struise went too far with pimping beers. The BD5 is perfectly balanced, this one not. This is not beer, but just a strong liquor. If I am in the mood of drinking strong liquor though, I will never refuse this one!
Bobhund (430) - - DEC 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info.
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bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En tirador CBC2012-Que peligro de cerveza,contundente pero entra sola.Me bebo una pinta entera.Gracias Urbain & Carlo and Struise team
kappldav123 (5246) - GERMANY - JUN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC2012. Deep black in the glass, very small head. Heavy malty and alcoholic aroma. Starts extremly malty, strong, alcoholic. Intense malty-earthy notes. Notes of strong coffee. Burning finish. All in all a bit too much, should be more balanced. I liked the Double Black more.
sunevdj (3277) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at CBC 2012. Pours black with a light brown head. Quite sweet with a medium bitterness.Malty aromas of toffee, peat and hints of caramel. Also aromas of leather. Full bodied. withn oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Long dry and peaty finish.
Pyrmir (3631) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @SBWF12. Pitch black. Smoky, woody, oak, malty, some alcohol in aroma. Malty, roasted, chocolate and alcohol.
gEUS (1283) - Linden, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From nites - tap at Borefts 2011. Incredible - complex aromas of whiskey coming through through the alcohol scents and taste and mouthfeel of a beer. Incredible twist of beer into something totally different while keeping all attributes of beer. Nice!
beerdo71 (13) - - DEC 9, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Malty, good balance between biterness and alcohol. Nice aromas and good carbonatation, really good beer to enjoy.
pentaz (1244) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ CBC. Pours black with creamy brown head. Aroma is dark malts, dark chocolate, peat, alchohol. Taste is dark malt, syrup, roasted malts, peat, smoke, ash. it almost resembles Islay whisky. Full body, heavy sweet, sticky. More please!
Marduk (3089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ SBWF 2012. Pours pitch black color. Smoky, woody, oak, malty, some alcohol in aroma. Malty, roasted, chocolate, licorice and alcohol. It’s actually not bad.
AndySnow (4160) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample @ SBWF 12. Dark black colour with a small brown head. Strong tar, peat, chocolate, coffee aroma. Taste is whiskey like, strong, tarry, peaty. Feels that it is strong, but not as strong as it actually is.