nepuufd (14) - BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle If you would drink this without any comparison with other Struise stouts, you would adore it. But nevertheless if you compare it with Black Albert or Cuvee Delphine, it expresses itself as a more faint/soft version. Great, but no challenger for the real kings!
cgarvieuk (14174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
some time some where probably De Molen Fest ... Dark black .. deep roast solid chocolate malts nose ... deep body ... dark malts ... lots of chocolate...
Christian (11052) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boreft Beer Festival 2011: Near black with no head. Aroma of plum, prunes, dark sugar and hops. Sweetish rich flavour with lots of dried fruit and licorice, a touch of caramel, and a comlex impression
Koelschtrinker (10382) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Der frische Antrunk wird schnell durch die aufkommende Malzigkeit aufgehoben. Dabei sit das Malz vollmundig aber weniger intensiv als gedacht. Erstaunlich frisch, im Abgang Schokolade, milder Kaffee. 7/11/12/11//12
Jaksmart (407) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival. Pitch black with no head - more like crude oil. As it warms, the aroma really opens up with velvety dark fruits-notes, vanilla, oak, rum, wine, some alcohol, figs, dark port. Very complex and subtle. Taste is lightly toasted with some liquorice, backed up by wet port notes, rum, concentrated fruits, raisins, figs, spices and pepper in the finish. Very good balance, sporting a very nice complexity.
DutchDrebus (3956) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black, opague colour with an off-white head. Little to no smell, even after warming.. Some chocolate in the smell at most. Tastes chocolate and roasty - but lacking a bit in taste also. Little carbo, medium body.
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Borefts 2011. Black, with no head. Molasses, hops, plum, coffee, raisins, caramel in the aroma. Medium dense with low carbonation, smooth on the palate. Was served way too cold.
Ober (2808) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ 3th Borefts 2011. A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of dark fruits with some hops an spices. The taste has some grassy notes with dark malts and fruits, the aftertaste is bitter dry with sweet.
Countbeer (4369) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ BBF’11:
No head and a completely black beer.
Smell an taste were again a bit difficult because the beer was served just a bit to cold.
Smelled some dark fruits, hops, sweets and a hint of something roasted like roasted malts.
Taste coffee, tar, liquorice, bit watery, nice bitter an some roasted malts.
Nice bitter roasted malt coffee aftertaste.
Low carbo, full body, soft mouthfeel and a light creamy texture.
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Borefts Bier Festival 2011, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.
Dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark malt. Aroma is quit weak .. or not impressiv. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, light sweet vanilla - chocolate, thin. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.