berntholer (1045) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
light beige head leaves some lacing. cola coloured. aroma of nuts, some anise, boozy, sweetish, bit of leather. taste is roasted malts, little taste really with a slight bitter finish. thin body and aggressive carbonation. porto? where? bottle 75cl / bbf oct-2017
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 An ’imperial porter’ brewed for a Swedish customer since 2008. Thinnish, creamy, beige head, very deep and dark ruby red colour, practically black. Coffee and whisky notes in the nose, along with caramel, tobacco, dried leaves, blue cheese, dates, peat, dried leaves, raisins. ’Dark’ taste of candied dates and raisins with a full, oily mouthfeel, malty and smooth, caramel, hazelnuts, in the finish lightly alcohol and lightly roasted but not very bitter. Interesting but I like their imperial stouts better.
martin00sr (874) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Motverka Tristesse. Murky, very dark brown. Roasted, sourish aroma. Taste the same, dusty. Low carb. Strange.
Bamsen78 (3388) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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!!
ClubGonzo (4224) - 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 (3615) - 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 (1013) - 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 (6895) - 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 (5656) - 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.