djd07 (2766) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Cove. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is oak, roast, chocolate, and booze. Medium mouthfeel with light raisin malt, roast, and nice sweet finish. Hides alcohol well, very good.
JulienHuxley (2417) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at de Molen. Very dark clear red brown pour no head. Aroma is rich and malty, dates, molasses, raisins, Port, just a touch of anise. Taste is rich and malty, sweet (dates), but the alcohol really cuts off the sweetness and leaves a long warming sensation on the palate. A malty sipper that Struise does so well. Really good.
jmgreenuk (3253) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at De Molen. Poured a deep mahogany with no life at all. The aroma is liqourice alcohol malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth rich liqourice malt palate. Medium to full bodied with flat carbonation. A slightly oily mouthfeel and a long bitter finish.
dnstone (2092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky brown in color. Aroma is complex sweet quad-like aroma of plum with a touch of funk and barrel wood. Flavor is strong but well blended to be both complex and subtle...sweet plum, dry fruit, and spices with woody notes and a touch of bourbon booze and funk. Another great one from my friends in westvleteren!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
boFNjackson (4004) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers Fourth Annual Christmad Eve Eve Barrel Aged Beer Fest... Poured dark brownish with a moderate head. Sweet and boozy, a little drying with a big wood and barrel character. Dark fruits, Belgian yeast, toasted grains and bourbon soaked charred wood, some alcohol heat but overall the sweetness cuts all this and is prominent.
Lowenbrau (1639) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo.Pours dark, amber reflections, with nice tan head. Some head retention, some lacing. Malty, caramel, liquor, liquorice, raisins, wood aromas. Medium body, average to soft carbonation,silky texture. Taste is really complex, very well balanced, smooth. Sweet flavours, liquor ones, some caramel, some ripe fruit, wood flavours. A really enjoyable one.
ClubGonzo (3440) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be webshop. Pours a deep, near-black body with a medium creamy caramel-hued head. Nose is dried fruits, raisins, red berries, deep malty tones and hints of bourbon, vanilla and wood. Taste is dried plums, raisins, candi sugar, grainy malts and hints of bourbon, wood and rummy brown sugar tones. Full body, soft to medium carbonation. Pretty nice, but not overwhelmingly so (judged against Struise standards, that is).
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Rated on 28.11.2013.
Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a small beige but thick head. Aroma is very strong on bourbon, wood, Belgian yeast and caramel. Rich flavour of bourbon, bread, vanilla, wood, ripe fruits, slightly tart red berries and biscuit. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and very soft carbonation. Finishes sweet, strong on bourbon and with some alcohol warmth. Very nicely balanced and highly enjoyable.
Theydon_Bois (6468) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Borefts ’13, 27/09/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown vergeing on light black with little in the way of a head.
Nose is dark fruits, roasty malts, boozey tones, bourbon, sweet smelling aroma.
Taste comprises dark malt, dark berry fruit, brown sugars, light roast, chocolate, subtle bourbon notes.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet finale.
Ok stuff, drinkable but I was left a little underwhelmed, had expected more from this one.
markextrae (602) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at borefts, poured dark brown with a light tan head. nose get’s a lot of bourbon, lot of vanilla, malts, caramel, raisins, hints of chocolate. some dried cherries. nice warmth of the alcohol. nice! and still got a special bottle in the cellar!