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Struise Black Jack

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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Well known card play throughout the globe, famous black Swedish condom on the other hand, and now a Porter brewed for Jack Pano at Belgobaren. ""MOTVERKAR TRISTESS"" is Swedish for ""Prevent boredom"". After a lot of development trials, some even with the whole Monks crew next to the kettles, we finally launched this Porter aged on oak. Jack will happily propose this ale to friends, relatives, family & clients...


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
martin00sr (512) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Bottle: Motverka Tristesse. Murky, very dark brown. Roasted, sourish aroma. Taste the same, dusty. Low carb. Strange.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (2993) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Bottle as Struise Black Jack Motverkar Tristess. Pours murky very dark brown with airy light tan head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel and fruit. Sourish flavour of off-grain, with notes of malt and coffee, with a dusty finish. Off? Needs re-rating.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2014
18.03.2014, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Soft gusger. Big slightly fizzy longlasting head. Aroma is mild, almost a little neutral, dark malts, roasted coffee, hay, caramel, roasted grain, chocolate, hints of unripe banana. Taste is neutral and harsh metallic, dark malts, burnt coffee, hay, oak, paper, burnt caramel, roasted grain. Medium bitterness, wery thin metallic mouthfeel, very high carbonation. Meh!!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3951) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2796) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2013
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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5157) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7817) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9179) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 19, 2012
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.


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