borisz (370) - - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, marzipan, Weetabix and candy sugar. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and a chewy mouth-feel. Lovely.
SimonBeer (40) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Drinking date: 7 March 2014) (Vintage 2012) It is really black, no light comes through. No foam on it. Aroma of burned malt, liqorice, raisins and alcohol. The taste is good. A bitter, burned taste. But also a bit of sweetness. Bit of an alcoholic taste. The mouthfeel should have been thicker, stickier. The carbonation is good, not too much. Overall, I am enjoying this beer. But if you compare it to Westvleteren 12, I prefer the Westvleteren 12. But still, this is a really good beer! And that’s why it gets the total score of 7.9!
flip_soeperman (435) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma full of fruity esthers from yeast, with apple as the dominant aroma. Medium bodied, dark beer with minimal head. Beer is quite complex yet misses a distinct characteristic which for me makes it ok, but not great.
vincentvega72 (21) - - FEB 20, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Alweer een voltreffer van de struise brouwers !!! Donker, bijna zwart bier met romige kraag die snel verdwijnt. Prachtig, vol aroma met toetsen van koffie, pruimen, rozijnen. En als je op het etiket kijkt een zeer bijzonder ingrediënt : Irish moss !! Doe je ogen dicht, laat het bier rondgaan in je mond en waan je in de (bier)hemel. Puur vakmanschap dit bier !!
Arve_Christian (2667) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Beerplanet.Be. Dark brown slightly reddish color, good foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruit, Madeira and oxidated aromas; medium/high aroma intesity. Medium/full body & high complexity. On the sweet side, but balances well. Very enjoyable
Sevenlee (1155) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, yeast, toffee, bread and woody notes. Taste is high sweet leading to a nice well rounded finish. Very good although I’d hoped for just a little better.
Maarten1993 (165) - - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank a 2011 bottle with Thijs 14-2-2014. Good beer. Dark beer, little foam. Tastes like a barley wine. A bit alcohol taste. Rolo, chocolade, coffee also present. However, the taste is not overwhelming. Slightly watery, very lightly sour as well.
StoutHead (455) - DENMARK - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep red color with a very fizzy brown-ish head. Aroma of malt, yeast and fruits. Taste is like the aroma but also has notes of molasses, spices, chocolate and oak. Very complex aftertaste. Full body and relative low carbonation once the initial amount has dissipated. Sweet goodness, it’s good. :-)
bursprak (248) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 33 cl bottle. Pours a dark murky and hazy liquid with a small tan head. Nose is really sweet with raisins, molasses and prunes. Taste is as sweet as the nose. Lots of prunes, vanilla, syrup, chocolate, caramel and toffee. The high ABV is nowhere to be found, a bit to sweet but good anyways.
_angst_ (2262) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours dark reddish brown with a frothy goldenish beige head that lease a small lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, fruity, slightly estery and tiny phenolic with sweet dark bread, raisin bran, Christmas fruitcake, vanilla fudge, toffee, nose-tingling bourbon alcohol, caramelized apples, baked marzipan-covered pears, toasted almonds, toasted coconut, chocolate/marzipan/plum/brandy Anthon Berg chocolate cups, charred wood and hints of orange and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, very tiny bitter, very tiny sour, fruity, estery and phenolic with sweet dark bread, baked pears, ripe red apples, raisin bran, lemon zest, vanilla cake, warming bourbon alcohol, sweet sherry, charred wood, prunes, raisins, caramelized almonds, toffee and hints of lemon juice and marzipan. Mouthfeel is round, tiny boozy, soft, slightly fruity tart and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, tiny bitter and tiny sour with sweet dark bread, grapefruit rinds, baked pears, apple skins, lemon zest, marzipan, charred wood, vanilla cake, lemon juice and hay. Splendid smell but the taste gets a bit too much after a while. Also a bit lacking in mouthfeel considering what kind of beer the smell promises.
ha1ag (685) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled in Frape in Maastricht. Copper brown colour with thick foamy beige head. Spicey notes with alcohol. Aroma is spicy, dark choclolate and a bit of alcohol. Flavour is sweet soft malt, spices, and dark chocolate. Excellent brew as always.