DSG (5714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5/11/12] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Black with a brown head. Big espresso and dark chocolate aroma, pretty burnt, with some fruitiness and alcohol notes. Flavor is a bit liqueur-like, coffee-ish with a burnt bitter finish. Thick.
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC 2012. Pours pitch black with a small brown head leaving lace. aroma is roasted dry malty bready nutty and coffee. Flavor is heavy roasted peppery pungent coffee chocolate sweet fruity and bitter. Finishes bitter coffee and fruity.
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at CBC 2012
Pitch black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of stearine.
Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, licorice and dark chocolate.
Sweet and roasted finish.
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Pours black with a small creamy beige head. Roast, coffee, charcoal and alcohol. Not even boozy. 22% ?? I doubt it. Warming finish. Really dry end.
MiP (13573) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Roasted aroma. Black colour. No head. The flavour is sweet and roasted. Does not taste that strong.
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours pitch black wit a small tan head. Aroma is dense malty and dark chocolate, roasted. Smooth roasted and liqourice. Dense malty and roasted, liqourice. Smooth and dark malty finish.
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed from tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Deep black with a good chocolate brown head. Aroma is raisins, plums, figs, cherry, chocolate. Oily mouthfeel, well balanced and not boozy, dry finish. Taste is chocolate, raisins, plum, brown sugar, touch of oak, hint of soy sauce and a touch of coffee. Definitely wouldn’t pick it as a 22%.
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC 2012. Poured a good number of this bad boy but unfortunately everyone was all about the Messy instead. The pour is ink with sheets of Martian red lacing after a reverse cascade head. Nose is a bit too much apple for me, some acetaldehyde, red apple. The Messy had a similar off character but the sharp Scotch blends in to make the acetaldehyde smell more like calvados. But I’m thinking it’s an oxidation problem during the eisbocking process. Taste is roasty, bitter, sharp, loads of pithy and zesty citrus hops. Mild lactic acid in the palate with yogurt really bitter roastiness. Dry finish with muted vinous port character. Simpler. Easier to enjoy than you would think. We’ll see how the bottle I have holds up but methinks it’s time to crack it at the next tasting. 5/12/2012 7/5/8/4/14=3.8
ej (695) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at cbc. Pitch black with small amount of tan foam.
Roasty notes with hints of booze and coffee.
Taste is roasty and malty sweet wirh hints of coffee. Finish is not too sweet witch is good.
Full body and soft carb.
kermis (4921) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at CBC. Black pour with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet, fruits, coffee, chocolate and licorice. Sweet flavour with fruit, port, bitter chocolate. Expected alcohol warmth but hidden in the flavour. Full bodied with low carbonation. Another great high alcohol beer by Struise!