Lowenbrau (2003) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle bought at the Old School. Such a nice one!. Roasty, caramel, some sourness. Delicious. Smells much better with temperature.
tderoeck (4936) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
17/VIII/13 - 50cl bottle @ 4de Gents Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2013-784)
Pretty cloudy dark brown beer, practically no head. aroma: pretty fruity, bit sourish, wood, wine most, caramel, overripe banana, bit dirty. MF no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sugary start, caramel, pretty sour, red wine, mocha, coffee, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: overripe fruits, sourish, red wine, tannins, pretty bitter. Not my favorite Struise, this one...
MarcoDL (2286) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, but I expected a little more from Struise. The white wine was a little hard to notice, maybe because the dominance of the imperial stout is no match for the more subtle notes of most white wines. Still a good experiment though.
thebeertourist (4867) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery tap in Oostvleteren. Warned by the brewer: this beer is eager to get out of the bottle. After the beige foam has settled, what remains is a dark brown beer. Nice vinous and fruity aroma. Hints of wood and sour fruit in the mouth as well as marcipane and almonds. Seriously good.
shoulderbroken (2114) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Struise shop. Dark brown, small golden bubbly head. Aroma is pineapple, roasty sweet and funky. Booze and sugar. Taste is lovely, roasty, bit of coffee, lots of roast and something weird. Nice funkiness from the barrel I guess. Really liked this, probably should have drunk it earlier in the evening to properly appreciate it.
Fin (7556) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked this up at Dranken Geers, Oostakker, nr Gent. Consumed at home in company of Casey, Traci & Loz 08.07.13 Pours dark brown large mid brown head. Dark sugar, sourness & little soot merge to form a great nose. Soft in the mouth, tastes boozy, some sweet liquorice, real tangy in fact loads of liquorice, sharp fruity edge. Starts to dry the mouth out.I like the soft chewy bubbles, carbonation is great. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8
gunnfryd (10873) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is wood, vanilla, malt, licorice, Flavour is sweet, wood, alcohol, white wine, hop, vanilla, licorice. Full body. Nice beer.
ej (753) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge fluffy head, tan colored on a opaque, black body. Grapes and raisins in the nose with a healthy dose of tar, leather, liquorice and hints of oak. Texture is creamy and nice. Taste is liquorice and bitter chocolate with a fruity aftertaste blending with some vinous, alchoholic notes as well. A strong and tasty brew from De Struise yet again!
anders37 (16948) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty woody wine and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty fruity woody chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody wine and chocolate finish.
Keir (128) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with big head -- gusher. Nose of burnt toffee, sour wine. Taste of burnt coffee, toffee, sour fruit. Weird.