ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, - MAY 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange colour with a white head. malty, spicy aroma with yeast and alcohol sweet notes, some pepper and oak hints. Malty, fruity and spicy flavor with notes of oak. Light dry yeasty finish.
matbli (133) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml, very strong gashing - at least 1/4 of the bottle were lost. Pours cloudy dark amber with strong and pillowy white head that remain for a very long time. Aroma of cherries, vanilla, raisin, toast, caramel and wood. High sweetness in foreground dominates the taste, in the background light bitterness with some sourness in the aftertaste. Medium bodied but all in all quite flat for that high abv. Drinkable but I expected more.
Icedwarf (724) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roodbruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is zoet en krachtig, fruitig abrikoos, en aardbei. Helaas is de Bourbon smaak niet zo mijn ding vandaar de wat lagere rating, echter dit doet niets af aan de kwaliteit van dit bier.
martjoobolut (1578) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33L bottle, 2013 vintage (from beergium.com). Pours brown with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, very spicy, and some sour notes with touch of bourbon. Flavor is very sweet, malt, christmas spices, some notes of barrel, but not that much bourbon. Finish is sweet and dry bitter with spices and some notes of alcohol. Overall: very nice brew.
Lele (249) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 29, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Birra memorabile. Il colore è ambrato, dalla schiuma giallognola, fine e persistente. All’aroma si avverte del caramello, liquoroso, speziato, legnoso vecchio. Aroma intenso e che invoglia subito alla bevuta. In bocca da il meglio di sè. Si presentano gli stessi sapori che al naso, con aggiunta di marzapane, fruttato e un leggerissimo amarognolo che chiude in finale e che bilancia bene la birra. Ancora una volta il Struise ha fatto centro!
fletchfighters (1256) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle
Orange amber color, bright white head. Good strips of lacing and retention to the head.
Nose is bubble gum, candied sugar, spices and faint oak.
Taste is slightly syrupy. Lots of bubble gum and candied sugar. Some coriander, nutmeg, and spice but a pretty straightforward taste. Just some hints of oak and bourbon.
Sweet and sticky. No hint of ABV. Maybe to sticky and sweet for me though.
Beardbeerman (256) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy caramel topped by a finger of creamt tanned head showing great lacing and retention. The nose is spicy with, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, toffee and a hint of bubblegum. The tastes is sweet toffee, earthy hops, ginger, nutty malts, cloves and nutmeg. The brew is full-bodied and has a medium bitterness that sticks around with the spice. Cheers!
Kavu (2919) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle @ Stadin Panimobaari. Pours hazy amber with a medium head. Aroma is malts, alcohol and fruits. Flavor is malts, yeast, fruits, alcohol and some hops. Great!
Cam_Dynamite (99) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky copper/honey colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet and herbal. Taste is pretty similar with a slight sour oaky finish that turns into a sweet bourbon aftertaste. Not really my jam but a rock solid beer nonetheless
Franksv6 (547) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper colored beer with a small white head, medium carbonation.
Tastes fruity, oak, malt, slightly caramel, spices and raisins.
Complex flavor but again very tasty.
GJF (1365) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Saint Louis with thanks to Jim. This is a really interesting Belgian beer--I must say I liked the regular better than the reserve. But quite quaffable.