claudepaulis (50) - , - DEC 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As Usual Struise gives us wonderfull beers. Try this one like the other, you won’t be disappointed.
HammerTroll (704) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, no head. Aroma of plum, dark fruit, berries, alcohol, oak, red wine. Taste is similar, oak more intense, caramel and chocolate. Soft to flat carbonation, creamy texture, medium body and medium sweetness. Complex and interesting one.
(Pivoljub 0,33l bottle)
jamesie1857 (1559) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 vintage from Belgium in a Box - Rich deep ruby body, thick off white head. Aroma is a light combination of candied sugar, spice, cinnamon, oak and alcohol. Flavour is consistent with the aroma with raisin, caramel, sweet malt, an alcohol tingle with little sweetness and acidity on the finish. Smooth and light feel and a creamy texture of the body of this beer makes it fully bodied. Really quaffable.
jookos (3161) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@stapabar. Dark brown, clear. Very nice, rich plum dark fruity, soft oaky nose. Full bodied, quite balanced,though, easy. Good dark fruits, strong malty sweetness, oaky leathery. Full of flavours, but nice balanced easy..
Bulk_Carrier (2529) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2009 bottle. Thanks ShroudofDoom!
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a dark ruddy brown color with a slim white head that dissipated to a soft glaze of lacing. It slid nicely.
The smell had a soft sweet dark fruit with a light sweet cherry, a little bit of coffee and a light chocolate shaping the aroma nicely.
The taste was mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors and gave an extremely sticky dark fruity aftertaste leading to a sweet wet fruity finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation was barely there but that’s okay considering this was a 2009 bottle. Sweet smooth sticky notes cling nicely to the feel of the beer over my tongue.
Overall, oh wow, what a wonderful Belgian Strong Ale. For fans, this should be on everyone’s list.
josanguapo (34) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No esta mal aunque me defraudaron un poco las altas expectativas que tenia puestas en ella
andrepintado (1793) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Thanks Rui for this beast!! Vintage 2009. Dark red, brown color. Thin brown head. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Medium body. Aroma is chocolate, alcohol, brandy, malty, caramel.
Yingwait (64) - Taipei, TAIWAN - APR 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
John25 (939) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. A lot like reserva with more fruit flavors and barrel character. Dark brown. Complex and delicious.
conway (1906) - - APR 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Another dark brown / ruby pour with a little off white head. Similar to the Reserva but adds a little more fruity sweetness and spice. Base beer still shines through. Very nice.
Unde (525) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(2010 bottle) Reddish brown colour with not much head on top. Aroma has tannin, red wine, chocolate, plums and dried fruits. Taste has chocolate, tannin and vanilla. Really soft flavours. Soft round and full body with minimal carbonation. New flavours coming up after every sip, great beer to enjoy nice and slow.