potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 Bottle. A dark brown to black with big tan Head that is lasting. Aroma is dark dried fruits (raisins, dates, prunes) a whiff of sea salt, big oak character, a syrupy sweetness like a dark fruit jam or something. Flavor follows with a fairly full mouthfeel and flavors of fruit, not quite sticky but syrupy certainly. If I poured it over vanilla ice cream I imagine it would be a phenomenal experience. Flavors add spiciness, peppery, but around that chocolate blackberry or plum first noticed in the nose. Belgian yeast and candy sugars come in a dark molasses kind of way. The kind of beer I’d want to drink off the beach in Nantucket on a cooler August night. Always has been one my true beer loves for many years.This beer so dark and delicate is a dessert on its own and maybe tomorrow’s breakfast shall be another.
Mainuh_man (96) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33L bottle. Pours black with a thick, brown head. Sweet aromas of cereal malt, vanilla, alcohol, cotton candy. Falvor is quite sweet up front, dark fruit and vanilla. Morpths into a complex sweetnes, a bit hard to pull out inidividual flavors, but it moves quickly through quie a few of them. Finishes with enough dark malt bitter and hop to cut the sweetness. Full body with a creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, some nice complexity to this beer. Definitely good for desert!
HugoG (28) - PORTUGAL - AUG 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful dark brown colour, minimal head. Aroma: Red fruits, caramel, toasty. Taste: Malt, spicy (cinnamom), dark chocolate. Licorice. Alcohol is noticeable, but not that much. Very complex and tastefully and extremely balanced. One of my all time favs!
AgentAle (637) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is deep malts, molasses, light caramel, plum and raisin. Taste is some light sour notes from age, deep rich malts with a nice sweetness. Dark fruits compliment the fruit body nicely. Appearance is a amber /black body with a thin beige head that retains fairly poorly.
ROBC3366 (609) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, vinous, dark fruits, spices, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, spices, fruits, and some alcohol.
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tresmonos (1) - Málaga, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Esta exquisita cerveza de Struise cuenta con muy poco aroma, pero con una amplitud de sabores sumamente profundos y dulces. Sabores maltosos, acaramelados y tostados. Me recuerda al chocolate, a la miel y al pan negro de centeno recién salido del horno. Es absolutamente sublime.
ReverendMoon (140) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When I poured this, I was so excited. It took me a while to find it, and I was emotional. When I saw the color of the pour, I actually got giddy. Super nice dark mahogany color. All in all, very very nice, although I will admit it's not my absolute favorite among those in it's class.
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Klimaet (130) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark dark brown with a small shortlasting tanned head. Aromas of some caramel malt, sweet dark dried fruits, some spices, booze, soy, licorice. Taste is pretty sweet up front, malt, slight roast, pretty spicy. Dark chocolate. Full body.
StilleStorm (703) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DWF; Bottle from Cardinal. Pours dark copper with a lasting, lacing, tan head. Nose is malt, caramel, dried fruits, berries and vinious. Taste is bitter sweet, sour, warming and lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.
k92488 (255) - NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DWF Cardinal. Dark with brown lasting head. Aroma of malt yeast and caramel. Tast is smooth with malt caramell and yeast.
rgf001 (130) - München, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best flat beer I ever had. Great dried fruit nose after swirling. Very dark Amber with small head that disappeared quickly. Figs, coffee, butterscotch, licorice, raisin, vanilla, plum flavors. Small alcohol warmth and almost no carbonation. Semi sweet finish. Awesome!