TET (1939) - FINLAND - DEC 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 vintage. A beautiful, reddish brown beer with a medium and blond head. The nose is rich and dark fruity, prune, some strawberries and barrel, hint of alcohol. Taste has strong, dark and dried fruits, barrel, dryer than I expected. Medium+ bodied, low carbonation, smooth. The strong Struise’s house flavour. Good.
brnandersen (2276) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl. bottle poured in to a Trappist glass. Hazy amber colour with orange hues. Dense, lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with vanilla, overripe fruits, rich caramel malts, some barrel, dark dried fruits and honey. Some pleasant boozy notes. Taste is sweet. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Long lasting finish with sweet fruits, vanilla, booze and spicy notes. Excellent beer from Struise, very complex.
mjik83 (798) - - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl flesje bij 't Antwaerps Bierhuiske
Alcoholpercentage van 10,5%
Uitgeschonken in origineel Struise Brouwers glas
Uiterlijk: hazelnootkleurig met mooie witte schuimkraag
Aroma en smaak: nootachtig, houten, zoet, donker fruit, rozijnen
Conclusie: lekkere smaak, prima
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Boutip (5025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty brown color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry fruits with some bourbon notes and some residual sugars is quite complex. Taste is a complex mix of bourbon with light residual candi sugar with some, fruity ester and some dry fruits notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice level of complexity thought a fuller body would have help appreciate this even more.
solidfunk (4852) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very excellent stuff. Floral aroma, plums, raisins. Awesome balance. Light touch of wood in finish. Pours hazy red with decent head and lacing. Light sweetness. Soft carbonation. Wonderful quad from one of the masters. Bottle pour at Churchkey’s anniversary, 2009 vintage.
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottlepour sample from the beergeek stall at slunce ve skle 2013. lightly hazed amber colour with a shortlived thin sliver of a white head; aroma of cobwebs and vanilla; some yoghurt coated sultana flavour; sweet and sticky and delicious
tmrmwel (1156) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours clear golden with a finger thick creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts with bread, caramel and kandi, as well as fruity yeast and notes of wood and leather.
Full creamy body with soft to average carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts with bread, toffee, kandi and fruity yeast, as well as biscuits.
outlawskies (454) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oooh yummy. Andy says nice. So smooth and the barrel aging have it a beautiful vanilla and bourbon. Soooooo expensive but yummy. Julie gives. 4.1
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Alengrin (2879) - BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Collaboration between Struise Brouwers and Rychei Sugawa San of Rio Brewing, made in 2008. Vintage tasted a few years later. Off-white, stable head, colour hazy bronze. Very appealing, perfumey aroma of chocolate bars, candied figs, honey, marzipan, ginger, amaretto, sweet cider, gingerbread, orange peel, whisky... Very complex taste, candied orange in onset, sweet and spicy, on a rich and deep caramelly malt base, drying towards the finish and ending in a wonderful play of aromatic hops, dried fruits and warm, cognac-like, satisfying alcohol without becoming wry. Amazingly complex and well-balanced quadrupel, deserves no less than a four star rating, in my view not that far away from perfection.
slowrunner77 (6546) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"What a deliciously complex quad this turned out to be. VERY well balanced between the base beer (prototype dark fruit, bread and spice belgian quad) sweet woodsie bourbon, and red wine. Delicious and smooth!! Don’t know how much this one cost, and probably don;t want to :)"