Barrelbelly (514) - - NOV 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark golden/brown woth aroma and taste of sweet hops, fruit and some wood. Best of the 1-2-3
PriorL (309) - BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Found back tasting notes from Borets Festival 2012. Only putting them in now.
APPEARANCE: deep dark beer, small beige head.
NOSE: strong bourbon nose, some fruits even.
TASTE: rather sweet, nice balance with alcohol, malts.
Really balanced beer.
kermis (2602) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The Old School. Pours almost black with a thick beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, roast, chocolate, coffee, red berries and vanilla. Flavor is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 9/29/2012 Total Score: 3.8
Draft at Borefts. Pours cloudy brown with a thick beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, overripe dark fruit and molasses. Flavour is heavy sweet and light bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
gEUS (594) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 On tap @ Borefts 2012 - pours deep brown with a medium beige head. Aromas are light bourbon smell as a first, raisins, nuts and plums as a second and malt and bread in the end. Thick mouthfeel, sugary, very pleasant! Malt and caramle in the flavour. Rated 3.8/5
Second time I tasted was as member of the SC² club. Special version bottle, aged 7.5 months on Maker’s Mark bourbon barrels (single cask 05H22). Compared to the previous time, the bourbon adds more character and depth to the beer and brings it all into a perfect balance. Sweetness is still there, but more subtle and it perfectly covers the bourbon boost. Pffffjeeeeewwwwwieeeeee. This is NICE
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@BBF12. Pours brown with a large beige head. Aroma is malt, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, oak and coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, alcohol, vanilla, bourbon, oak, chocolate and coffee
fiulijn (12360) - Malmö, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm
Dark mahogany color with beige creamy head. Nice aroma of distillate, Bourbon. Good caramel flavor, with moderate sweetness, light tobacco, nice bourbon character, vanilla, and the additional alcohol perfectly complements the rest.
Very good vibrant beer.
OleR (4248) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap @Borefts 2012. Cloudy brown. Tall tan cream head. Aroma of dark caramel, dark fruits, chocolate and faint bourbon. Sweet-flavored. Dark burnt caramel, berries, bourbon. Warming. Fruity tartness in the ending.
daniele (3862) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quasi Scura buona schiuma media persistenza vaniglia legno dolciastra resinosa m non stucchevole morbida leggere tostature tanto barbon corpo medio leggera erba finale
Koelschtrinker (8615) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Intensiv süßer Beginn, deutliche Fassnoten, Banane, zu süß. Viskos, geringe Metallnoten, stumpf. Dann wieder süßer, dabei erstaunlich weich und nie alkoholisch. 13/10/6/8//9
kraddel (917) - deurne, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft @ schooltje
you know, some ( all? ) say struise has gone a bit to the same with the latest brews. high alcohol, sweetnes, bourbon barrel aged. they are right. good thing they always keep their stuff good, though ! less great thing about it is that things otherwise good, now are .. mediocer ( to other struise compared) . this is quite the same. if it was from another brewerie, i’d be impressed. now im just.. meh..
this is one ( whats in a name) that i only get sweetness from. in the smell, in the taste, in the aftertaste. not as liquid sugar ( like 90 percent of the belgian brown ales) , more complex, more due to the aging on .. ( you guessed it) bourbon barrels. still its a good beer , though. but they’ve made better
tderoeck (3057) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24/11/12 - on tap @ Struise Schooltje (Oostvleteren) - BB: n/a (2012-1308) Thanks to Carlo for the sample!
Clear cola coloured beer, no head. Aroma: fruity, bit sour, wood, earthy, caramel. MF: ok but soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, some caramel, sour touch, berries, little bitter. Aftertaste: earthy, brown sugar, bit sour, almonds, sweet, hoppy ending.