MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
dark brown, thin tan ring. Nose is muted oatmeal, chocolate brownie, cake. Flavor of chocolate liquor, finishes hot, sticky, heavy booze throughout, oily and thin, heavy ethanol thin finish.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hot and boozy nose, lots of smoke and ash, chocolate. Taste is grossly sweet astringent and ashy, boozy. Did not enjoy.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle, thanks GT2. Small dark brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some burnt, chocolate, alcohol. Taste is sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast, alcohol. Sticky full body, light alcohol burn.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black pour with a medium off white head. Huge raisin and port with burning alcohol and chocolate mocha. Huge thick rich palate with a super sweet finish.
Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black with a small tan head. Mild roasted aroma with fruity notes. Sweet and fill bodied roasted flavour with a touch of apple peel, some ink and lenty alcohol.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, liquorish, alcohol and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, alcohol, liquorish, soy and chocolate.
Rasmus40 (9588) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBC. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 110512
ClubGonzo (3432) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Another mammoth from Struise, let’s see what we got: jet black body, tiny caramel head. Aroma is syrupy dark malts, sour water melon-like tones (!), leather and hints of ashes. A bit odd, actually. Taste is hard espresso, leather and water melon-like sour-ish sugar tones...eh...this may sound strange, but I’m having a really hard time putting this into words here... Full body. Not my favorite from Struise, but still very nicely balanced for the ABV. Should have tried this before Messy, I guess. :-P
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ CBC 2012. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma with hints of dark fruit. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice with hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.
thewolf (10695) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ CBC, 2012.
Pours utterly black with a wonderful, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has sweet, light milky chocolate, viniousness, blackberries, light roasted. Softly carbonated, lovely creamy palate. Flavour is soft, chocolate, vinious, coffee, light roasted. Warming, but never too much. Elegant sweetness to the finish, even it is too sweet to really make it to the top.