ClubGonzo (3197) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with 77ships. Pours an near-black, ultra-deep brown body with a huge rocky off-white head. Nose is caramel, chocolate, dark malts, bread dough and hints of herbs and black currants. Taste is dark chocolate, lightly roasted bread, herbs, wood and hints of black currants, cocoa and faint vanilla. Medium body and a slightly too high carbonation/head development. Pretty smooth as always from Struise, but not quite "up there" with some of their best stuff. Still a rather nice beer, all in all.
kraddel (1890) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
split with travlr. who’s appearently * for a day for a full month ..
pours black . big bubbled white foam.
smell is coffee-ish.
bit to high carbo. light mouthfeel. very burnt malts in the taste. almost smokey...
ok, but i’d like it a bit thicker
dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours thick and black with a huge brown head. This was a gusher. The nose has a distinct roasted coffee character with some very slight tart esthers from the barrel and some small grassiness. The flavor is somewhat sweet but has a good bitter presence as well. It's not very pronounced, somewhat dull. The mouthfeel is over the top lively. Overcarbonated. The body is light and the finish is somewhat abrupt.
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Earlier Rating: 2/17/2013 Total Score: 3.2
Pours dark and black with a thin tan head. The nose is some wood and coffee, but unfortunately a lot of metallic from oxidation. The taste is sweet but has a slight tart profile from oxidation. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The body is light and the finish is long. I think this bottle has gone to long. Sad really because the best before date is August 2013. It's not infected just not what it was.
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sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample, thanks Carlo
Brune foncée, col crémeux, café au lait.
Arôme présente un beau bouquet malté, café, caramel, note de grains et léger houblonnage avec une effluve certaine de café, sans pour cela me laissé découvrir le profil du chêne.
Palais de malt grillé, café avec un ajout léger rappelant le porto et ici le mûrissage en barrique se fait plus présent. Garde cependant un profil très belge avec ce côté de Irish moss et une fine amertume en arrière bouche. Reste sec avec une carb moyenne se terminant sur un côté porto-fruit rouge moyen, léger caramel et pointe sucrée.
gunnar (4302) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pours dark brown with a huge frothy tanned head. Aroma of light roasted malts and coffee. Taste is light roasted, moderate sweet malts, smooth palate, chocolate and coffee. NIce enough.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick beige-greige head over black beer. Coffee, very roasted, alcohol despite the unassuming 7% ABV. Tad of vanilla. Roasted-light bitter, but with a serious sweetish-malty basis. Coffeebeans, but yet not overly coffeeish. Feels rather well-carbonated, very slick to viscous, light alcoholwarming, very dry. Basic, if compared to the Damnation series, but still a very good stout.
Earlier Rating: 10/26/2008 Total Score: 3.8
Small but persistent yellow-brown head over near black beer with reddish reflections. Sweet, alcohol, fusels, fruits preserved in alcohol. Sweet flavours, with liquorice mainly, but followed by curry flavour in the finish, exotic spices, peppery indeed. Well-bodied, grist-slickness, wheat-like slickness, sticky. That’s a nice one, guys! I can agree with strong porter, but Imperial... not really.
FatPhil (8089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Belgobaren, Stockholm) - batch 14
Slight coffee and dark fruit aroma, in particular prune. Almost watery drinkable palate, a little flat. Had no head, no matter how I poured it. However, it was a nice dark black though, glass like obsidian. Sharp dark beery bite from the burnt roast. Maybe a hint of actual acidity too. Quite easy to drink, certainly no sign of 7%. Early finish has more sharp dark berries, then plum, and then softens to the chocolate/cocoa again. A pleasant strong porter, but not worth the 24e (195SEK) that we paid. Anna thinks this is a 3.8, but I refuse to budge above 3.6.
Scopey (4579) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Belgobaren, Stockholm. It pours jet black, with a thin tan head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, toasted coconut and dark fruit (particularly prune and blackcurrant). The taste is rich coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, charcoal, some dark fruit and toasted coconut, with a dry-roasted finish. Some alcohol warmth present. Medium-full body and moderate-high carbonation. Good balance and flavour.
gEUS (785) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle - bottled August 2008 - pours deep brwon with reddish hints. Faint hrey brownish head. Aroma of coffe, liquorice, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce. Light body, no carbonation, salty taste of coffee and caramel. Special but not entirely my cup of tea.
Pinball (10133) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
shared by ungstrup at ungstrup tasting.
roasted malty aroma, notes of licorice, wood, faint malty and syruppy notes.
flavor is roasted malty, sourish, dark fruity,slightly tart, i think perhaps slightly infected, still very complex and flavor is great.