Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frulertruler (127) - San Rafael, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2014
Botella. Melaza y regaliz en sintonía con ligeras notas de madera y licor. Dulce y alcohólico

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (2385) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Pale amber brown with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with light to medium body. Complex full taste with sweet and bitter tones. Herbs, brown sugar, some chocolate, vanilla and some licorice. A very well balanced full flavoured brew. (not the best label btw..)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonBeer (113) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
(Drinking date: 14 March 2014) It was a gusher unfortunately. Luckily I was fast enough to put almost all the beer in the glass. Aromas of chocolate/cacao, raisins and port. The beer is hazy, brown coloured. Very small layer of creamy foam. Good taste. Bit sweet (chocolate, alcohol) and bitter. There is also a bit of a strange taste in it, which I don?t really like. I don?t really know what that taste is. Bitter aftertaste. The carbonation is good, and the mouthfeel is also good. I expected it to be a bit more full. Overall, it is a good beer. I like the taste, but it is not my favourite. Total score: 3.8 (edit: when the beer warms up a bit, the mouthfeel became much better, more full. The taste was also more complex. A bit of apricot in the taste. Score changed to 3.9)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ST247 (492) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours cloudy amber with white foam. Aroma is sweet, sugar, spices, port, alcoholic. Taste is little sweet, alcoholic, spices. Nice aftertaste too. Well balanced, interesting taste. Have to try the BBA again and the Tsjeeses to compare. Another great one from De Struise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle. 2011 Vintage. Poured a cloudy amber color with an averaged sized off white had. Aromas of wood, some bananas/fruitiness, and some yeast. Tastes of fruitiness, wood, lighter spices, and a touch of grapes. Alcohol content hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (1975) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
0,33l fles gedeeld met gay jerommeke, amber troebel met een volle crème schuimkraag. Uitgesproken mooi aroma met hop en cacao sluit mooi aan bij de mout. Smaak volzoet maar complex met abrikozenjam en gist de port is aanwezig maar op de achtergrond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9214) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Geers, February 2014, consumed at home Thursday 27th February 2014 I’d had this before but hadn’t got around to rating it. This pours hazy amber with white rim. I found the nose to be a little cheesey, texture/mouthfeel was soft in mouth. The barrel ageing was very good it had a really blitzy flavour, tangier and fruitier than expected, a little sweet perhaps but bloody good, a little juicy and even some marmalade. Very good and much better than I recalled. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (1150) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
[2011] 33cl bottle. Thanks to Julien for this one. Slow gusher, pours cloudy reddish brown with a foamy off-white head. Flavors are dark fruits, spices, dough, brown sugar, toffee, caramel and wood. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, sticky texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3433) - FINLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Pours unclear amber in color with a thick off-white head. Sweet ripe garden fruits, brown sugar and hints of plum liqour in aroma. A bit of marzipan sweetness, plum liqour and notes of vanilla spicyness in taste. Quite sweet ripe fruityness and note of boozy liqour in finish. Not that bad actually when ejoyed in small quantities and just a bit chilled.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2014
Smallish head murky brown pour medium carbonation aromas caramel lovely port touch doughy yeast toffee rich fruit oranges cherries dark raisins sultanas spice cinnamon ginger clove the flavours clove coriander ginger some toffee the richness is so good caramel cherries raisin the port is superb oranges great tasting ale the finish fruits and malts go hand in hand port and spice the same just a lovely drinking ale

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