MonsterMagnet (856) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thanks Henk! Pours red/brown with an off white head. Aroma: vanilla, fruit, wood, honeycomb. Taste follows with peach, caramel, herbs, gooseberries, grapes, raspberries, rye bread, walnut. Excellent balance in sweetness, bitterness and just a light tartness, full body, slick texture, average carbonation. Lingering bourbon sweet finish with enough bitterness and a hint of mint. Lovely!
KoNrRiI (961) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33 bottle. Delicately hazy, light brown color with a reddish tinge and a small, off-white head. Aroma of red fruits, some vinegar, and wooden barrels. Taste of wood, red fruits, some malts, delicate spices. Medium body, oily texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is mostly the same as the main taste but it also introduces some molasses. Overall a really good beer, typical BA.
rosenbergh (9508) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Vintage 2011. BB 30/10/2019. At the Stadin Panimobaari, Helsinki, Finland.
Dark red colour with a small frothy off-white head.
The aroma is wow! Sweetness, fruits, dark fruits, candies, mild berries and vanilla sweetness in the aroma.
The flavour is herbal hops, sweetness, dark fruits, calvados, whiskey and malt. Nice.
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neongolden (1012) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(330ml 2011 bottle from Mikkeller & Friends bottle shop) Pours slightly hazed deep reddish amber with a small, fine cream head that lingers with lace. Aroma has caramel and honey sweetness up front, strawberry, dark rye bread, a hint of banana churro, prune, preserved cherry, and a delightful underpinning of vanilla, oak and fairly ample bourbon. Sweet at first on the palate, caramel-soaked fruit with notes of prunes, dates, preserved cherry, red dessert wine, slight bread. Oak building in the middle with tobacco and vanilla notes, drying, bourbon, dried dark fruits. A slight toasted character on the finish, which is woody with a fair amount of bourbon, lingering caramel and fruitiness in the back. Long aftertaste with almost no alcohol heat. Medium, oily body with very soft carbonation. A real stunner from Struise, the fruity complexity is up with the very best quads while the bourbon is quite robust and adds its own mark without overwhelming completely. The whiskey character helps quell the cloying finish of some quads. Super sipper.
borre_m (879) - NORWAY - MAY 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy amber, tan head. Aroma of tobacco, redwine. Taste is complex, tabacco, redwine,. Very nice balance.
Gerbeer (2685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a deep garnet/ mahogany color with moderate head. Aromas of sweet malts, candi sugar, and dried dark fruit. Rich flavors of same with additional light anise and oak/vanilla. Rich and creamy. Typical de Struise greatness.
spacecube (1510) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle, pours brown with a small, frothy, off white head. Aroma is caramel, oatmeal, strawberry, prune, red cherry. The oaking adds to the base with red wine and whisky notes adding to the already complex aromas balancing together. Medium bodied with a creamy texture, finish is lightly bitter, very smooth, carbonation is fine and lasting.
ansalon (2213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky brown with a large frothy off white head. Aromas of caramel, honey, rye bread, figs, dates, toffee, cherries, bourbon. Taste is caramel, rye bread, figs, dates, toffee, bourbon, vanilla and roasted malts. Mouthfeel is quite creamy and substantial with medium carbonation.
MadRobin (2542) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Frisco Taphouse and Brewery in Columbia, MD
Hazy, deep amber with a cream-colored head very good lacing.
Aroma of ripe fruit, fruit sugars, caramel, brown sugar, raisins, vanilla, canned peaches and booze.
Taste of ripe fruit, booze, vanilla, raisins, caramel, canned peaches, oak and dried fruit.
Medium/full body and low/medium carbonization.
A treasure to find the 2009 on tap in 2015.
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VDuquerroux (922) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 750mL. Home. A brown earthy opaque beer with a small white head poorly persistent. First, roasty,coffee, licorice then prune, caramel, vanilla, wood notes. Medium sweet, warming note ; medium bitter : good balance. No dryness there. Full body, medium texture, average to soft carbonation, sweet elegant warming finish. Overall, liquid masterpiece !