Martinus (3638) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black beer, beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate and dried dark fruits. Quite bitter flavour, coffee bitterness, roasted malts. Finish coffee and roasted malts with some lasting bitterness.
Nice, but quite unbalanced.
(From 33cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Not sure who brought this, but thanks nonetheless!)
fletchfighters (1236) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky black and settles to jet black with some splashes of ruby. One finger dark mocha colored head. Lots of visible ABV legs.
Nose is of coco powder, chocolate, candy cane, stewed plumb, oak and some port.
Taste is raisin, sweet port, oak, and chocolate syrup.
Sweet raisin and port finish. Slightly sweet body but not that coating. Bits of wood in the feel. Maybe needs more roast in the feel to make this bigger and bolder.
Not bad and a good BA treatment but better stuff out there.
PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bill. Pour is pitch black with brownish head. Notes of dark plum, roasty cocoa, wet wood, caramel, nuts, candy sugar, coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Medium to fuller bodied stout. Booze was a creeper, warming in upper stomach. Another great Struise beer. Thanks for sharing Bill.
TheEpeeist (3523) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Dark brown with a dirty tan cap. Nose is cocoa, blackberry, molasses and wood; eventually dominated by the port. Medium to full body with tiny carb pricks. Taste is odd for a stout, quite fruity. Blackberry jam, coffee, cane sugar and hay. Finishes with dark chocolate.
Tmoney99 (11821) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with a medium to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt, dark fruit, candied sugar aroma. Full body with smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy complex dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.
kraddel (4538) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cant put in words whats ’ wrong ’ ( less right) with it, but i’m not to crazy about this one. i think black albert itself is way better than this... its good but i’ve tasted it multiple times and im just not convinced ( yet? )
ryanfolty (2056) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 5, 2012 bottle shared by Brett at his tasting event. Opaque dark brown pour with head that faded quickly. Roasted malt and smoke or ash in the aroma. Taste was similar and the palate was medium to full bodied.
Theydon_Bois (12592) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Puchased from the Struise shop in Brugge July ’12 - 2nd last bottle they had! Drank at home 04/08/12. Poured into a snifter to a rich black colour with a tan head that soon gives way.
Smells of dark fruit and liqourice, sugars and roasted malt.
Tastes of dark fruits, roasted malts, aniseed, burnt sugar and the port definately comes across.
Maybe the only let down for me is the carbonation level which seemed just a little too high.
Great beer and would revisit given the chance!
Rasmus40 (13623) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Kulminator, Antwerp. Black with a big dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and light chocolate. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter inish. Oily. 240712
zvikar (4000) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at an Imperial Stout tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Nimrod. Pours opaque black with a nice brown head, aroma of coffee, light smoky tones, wood alcohol and some fruits, flavor of wood, smoke, good sweetness, coffee, chocolate, full bodied, great