gunnar (7676) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet webshop. Pours black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of dark fruits, port and raisins. Taste is super smooth, light roasted,coffee and liquorice, lovely company this one.
thirdeye11 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(330cl bottle during RBWG) deep borwn pour, tan wispy bubbles. Nose of raisin, medium chocolate, a bit herbal. Taste of dark chocolate, raisin, berry, a bit burnt, really just ok for me.
alexsdad06 (8741) - Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours black with a big, foamy tan head that leaves thick lacing. The aroma has an interesting blend of sweet fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, cherry, raisins, and candi sugar. The flavor has medium roasted malts, chocolate, cherry and berries, caramel, candi sugar and alcohol. This is on the thinner side for the style.
callmemickey (4205) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2012 Black body. Medium khaki head. Nice skim. Roast, smoke, leather, port-ish fruits and brown sugar. Flavor throughout is even and complex. Medium-full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Lingering mellow finish.
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, burnt and roasted. Get some sweetness in the aroma, missing in the middle but there in the finish. Heavy lacing. The 2 beers are fighting against each other and seem to yield to one another with every other sip. Nice beer.
Martinus (4366) - 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 (1391) - 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 (5489) - 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 (3709) - 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 (13253) - 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.