Struise Macadame
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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
An imperial stout aged on Mont Bazilac barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1473) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
dense beige head leaves some lacing. redbrown colour. aroma of white grape, vaniline, wood, peppery yeast. taste like aroma, sweet, port, madeira, roasted malts, lactic acid, yoghurt, tanines. medium body lots of carbonation. not a gusher, but a snailer (filled @ alvinne? ;) bottle 50cl

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Deep brown pour, dark brown head. Interesting beer. Not many white wine barreled imperial stouts out there. Its very roasty and has a lot of charred oak, licorice, bitter chocolate, espresso beans and the barrel notes add an odd flavor. Not sure it works that well together but the beer is still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (3549) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
Imperial stout matured on Monbazillac barrels (sweet white wine from the Dordogne region). Thick, creamy, beige head, colour as good as black. Aroma of gooseberries, chocolate, wine, orange peel, coffee powder, dried plums, oak; dry sourish taste, very fruity and very complex, with a rich and deep, caramelly and chocolatey malt basis, the typical powdery mouthfeel I appreciate so much in this style and a full roasted bitterness in the finish with refreshing wine acidity and some woodiness. Wonderful, these people keep inventing impy variations as if it were nothing and almost each and every one of them turns out to be a masterpiece.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3160) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Black in color with a tan head. Roasted malts, burnt wood, cold coffee, cocoa powder and vinous berry notes in aroma. Bit tart mouthfeel. Chocolate, tart berries, wooden and fudgy notes in taste. Bitter chocolatey notes in aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ home on the terrace.

[ As Struise Macadame ].
Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, berries, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, berries, chocolate, wood - tobacco, plum, licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is fizzy, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. IMO. to overcarbonated. [20140711]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (13416) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle in the sun at Lords, Compton Upper, 2nd day of the test v Sri Lanka and celebrating a daddy century by Root, 13/06/14. Black with a big dirty tan head that retains well, slow gusher affair. Nose is earthy cocoa, wine BA, oaky, dark fruit tones, shades of sherry and Xmas cake. Taste comprises a big wine tang, oaky wood soak, rich fruit cake, chocolate nut brownies. Medium + body, fine carbonation, light booze in the close but drinks well under 10%. Decent impy if not top draw, plenty of depth and character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2847) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2014
[From my backlog @ Cimmeria Oviedo. Shared with Lowenbrau] . Dark brown colour, almost black, with a thin layer of a tan head with good duration. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, slightly smoke, licorice and white wine. Flavor is slightly acidic, with notes of bretts, roasted malts, alightly chocolate and white wine. The final is slightly bittery with strong notes of black chcolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (1213) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 9, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 50cl, couleur noire mousse blanche petite effervescence, grosse attaque sur le grillée assez prégnante, continuité assez importante sur la vanille et sur la barique de chêne très bonne !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
slr13 (1) - Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014 does not count
Bottle. First one of three over the past year that was not a gusher. Deep dark beer with a frothy head. Medium sour taste predominated. Lively carbonation although not so pronounced after spending well over a year in the bottle. Overall a decent imperial. Classic touch of sour coming from De Struise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (4433) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
500 ml bottle from Struise shop in Brugge. Dark pour with creamy beige head. Aroma is quite oaky, lots of winey aromas, dark fruits, cocoa, tobacco, a bit dusty. Taste is really woody, righ oak tannins, tobacco, cocoa, earthy notes, tart flavor. Palate is full bodied but not sweet or rich, medium carbonation. Nice wine BA stout.

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