deanso (5487) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl botle shared at a tasting.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Awesome. Very smooth.
murran (209) - - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown, almost black body with a thick brown head.Aroma full of woody tones. Rich and full taste with tones of coffee, tar, dried fruit and lots more.
linusb (33) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2014 A: Liquirice and coffee. Fruity. NICE! T: Creamy. Loads of coffee! Fruit, like plum, galia melon(?), a little sweet. Some bitterness as well. The alcohol is nice and warming. Overall: Very nice! And very well balanced!
CanIHave4Beers (3322) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Draught @ Schera’s
Pours black with a small but well retained head.
The aroma is sweet and rich, it’s chocolaty with some bourbon & a touch of licorice.
The flavor is really nice and everything is woven together just right. It’s chocolaty with some cocoa like bitterness. It’s got some nice light licorice, some dark roasty malt, and a really enjoyable oaky & vanilla forward bourbon character.
Nothing I can put my finger on sets it apart from your typical barrel aged imperial stout other than that the bourbon character is so well finessed & that everything works so harmoniously together. No big dominant flavors, just a lot of well conceived balance in a knock you off yer socks strong stout.
This, in and of it’s self is special... of course, hence the high rating.
thomashall (112) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Scheras Zwanze day. Pours dark brown minimal head. Not too thick. Smells of bourbon and licorice. Good bourbon taste with some smokey wood flavor. Good beer...not a big stout guy.
darrennelson12 (420) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle (vintage 2012); quite enjoyed this one. Poured very dark, almost black. Aroma of smoke, and malts along with some fruit. Nice full bodied beer, with notes of smokey malts .. the alcohol is quite well hidden. I definitely enjoyed this one
BMMillsy (1438) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2014
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
On tap on Kulminator in Antwerp. Pours black with a small khaki head on top. Aroma is--uh oh--more infected BA stout from Struise. These guys have not had a good year with their barrels. Sour apple, funky smokey peat, roast. Flavor follows and is just unbearable. Sour smokey roast and some booze. Nothing else here. Thin body with medium carbonation. After my two infected Black Damnations and now this, I won’t be putting much money into Struise BA stouts in the future. This is a known problem and they keep selling this garbage.
Fritz123 (1040) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Sybarite Pig. Pours a gorgeous jet black with a thick cola head. Nice lacing in the tulip. Aroma is big with roasted malts, tobacco, cocoa nibs, coffee grounds, vanilla, and prunes. The taste was just as complex with the cocoa nibs and coffee coming out first with the caramel, vanilla, and prunes on the backend. A little bitter finish but the flavors lingered. Full body and boozy. Very very nice.
freretoc (740) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl, couleur marron, mousse marron et effervescence moyenne, bière avec une attaque sur le grillé assez puissant, café, chocolat et chicoré fin de bouche sur le fruit noir et la vanille. Yummi !
dfearnley (1036) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to flute
Chocolate, vanilla, light toasted malt, bourbon, toffee. Silky dark black with a 3 mm frothy medium dark tan head. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, tarte au sucre, malt, molasses. A huge beer, but too sweet for me.