pushkinwow (2495) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Capones for Black Friday. Mahogany with no head at all, quite translucent. Fruit (grapes), yeast, alcohol, sweet and partially roasted malts, grain, sugar, figs and prune. Sweet, average carbonation, good body, alcohol and price (pepper was a little too much) on the finish which does not last long.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Capones in Norristown, PA
Pours a hazy dark chocolate brown color with a one fingerbbeige head that slowly settles into lasting ring. Spotty streaks of lace.
Sweet dark fruit aroma with subtle roasted malt notes. Subtle peppery spice with hints of grape, plum and fig.
Medium bodied with a strong dpice presence up front with pepper and clove followed by some anise/licorice, sweet malt and dark fruit. Lots of vinous grape along with fig, raisin, caramel and toffee. Mediocre, a bit thin and too heavy on the spice. I love Struise and was really excited to try this but it was a huge disappointment. Hopefully the bottles are better.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Capones. Clear, deep, honey brown with brief froth. Nose is toffee, nutmeg and soft raisin. Medium light with a tingle. Taste is raisin, yeast and caramel with a dry, whiskey finish. Nose such a super sweet quad as many i’ve tried. Hides its alcohol well.
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by BA Alcstradamas! Dark amber pour, medium carbonation and a nice aroma of brown sugar and raisins. Flavor was nice sweet figs, plums, a little more brown sugar/malt and a little bit of slight oxidation on the aftertaste. Decent, I wonder how this would have been fresh.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Capone’s with James and Andrew. Pours a nice amber red with no head. Flavor is of musty dried fruit. Very highly carbonated. Finishes a little hot but overall not bad for a quad.
jredmond (7241) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft t capones with Dallas and tony. Pours a deep hazy mahogany with carbonated lacing. Aroma is sweet fruits dark fruits. Mouthfeel Is nicely carbonated with notes of dark fruit, spice, dusty, light funk.
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had at capons event with james, Dallas and andrew. Flavor is fruity malts of cherry and apricot. pour is medium red brown.
shmupi (10) - ISRAEL - NOV 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Aged one year. Thick and fruity...some vanilla maybe
Nice beer overall....but Struise have better ones.
pilgrimoutlaw (884) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Capone’s. Pours cloudy orange with white head. Aroma of prunes, molasses, chocolate, cereal. Body was fairly smooth. Very well done.
jkwood04 (5223) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in a snifter. Pours ruby/brown with a thick, lacy, tan head. Aroma of spicy yeast, caramel, some light chocolate, floral hops, and some vanilla/bourbon. The bourbon could be stronger, as it only comes through in the finish. Smooth, almost thick texture. A really good beer.