kajser27 (637) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to black colored, small beige creamy head, non lasting. Aroma is tart blackberries, red wine, some caramel and roasted malt. Taste is low+ sweet tart blackberries, wine, some caramel, chocolate and roasted malt, moderate sourness, light wood, dry finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Didn’t expect to like it this much!
ChtiBreizh (323) - Rennes, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle, tasting @ Chez Alain, Rennes. Huge gusher. Brown with a thick head. Fruits, prunes, wood, funk. Moderate sweet and sour. Good.
Bornyensis (234) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Een zwaar bier, oud bruin bruin zelfs. Een zeer donkere kleur, een beetje schuimkraag.
Ysok02 (531) - MOns, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robe brune, reflets rougeâtres, peu de mousse. Nez sur la cerise, le balsamique, la boite à cigare, le foin. Bouche à l’attaque tendue, une matière imposante, un sentiment de vinosité et une finale serrée presque tannique. La frontière entre le vin et la bière n’est pas loin. Une bière de fin de soirée au coin du feu.
CraftBeerNick (1412) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Cafe Rose Red, 29th October 15. Pours deep dark brown, slightly murky. Aroma is amazing, fig juice, sherry, sour, sweet also. Flavour is rich and complex, slightly vinous, fig, dark fruit, raisin, dark fruit, sherry. Delicious
RichTheVillan (5200) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines at Brum Beer Fest; hazy dark brown pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has a hint of coffee, tart fruits, taste has quality acidic tart fruits, some vinous action, delightful.
Arve_Christian (4135) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle with Visionthing, thanks a lot! Dark brown color,almost black with ok foam. Medium/high aroma intensity; high barrel influence, autumn leaves, some stable and malt. Medium body & medium/high complexity. High sourness, some bitterness. Very enjoyable
visionthing (3886) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle (2011 vintage) from Struise shop in Brügge. Pours very dark brown with a rather small, beige head. Rather vinous aroma dominated by dried grapes, some wooden notes, hints of malt and spices. Sweet and sour with raisin flavour and a long acidic finish. Complex and quite interesting. Rather heavy stuff, but certainly a pleasant sipper.
ElDesmadre (2507) - Mikołów, POLAND - OCT 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from JefVerstraete, thanks! Red wine, cherries, vanilla, some dark malty notes and a very pleasant herbal punch - this beer surely knows how to make a great first impression. The malty part is prominent in the flavour, where dry chocolate moves to the fore, together with tart fruit. The spicy finish is also throat-wreckingly sour, so beware. Actually, this is the only issue I have with it - the finish is too sour for me. Sour-heads, go for it.
brianza_ale (196) - ITALY - OCT 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle 2011. Pours an average frothy and creamy beige head; mahogany to dark brown color. Smells toffee, woody, sweet cherries, wine/vinegar hints, somehow also cocoa. Tastes balsamic, caramel, apple vinegar, wine-ish and barrel character, lactic; medium strength and pleasant sweetness, very low bitterness, medium to quite high acidic but with very low persistence. Medium bodied, low to average carbonation, silky and bit sticky. Nice evolving taste, different and increasingly better as the temperature drops, you really get to understand it after quite some sips. I’m really not too keen on red/sour flemish, as I like only a few and find some of them almost un-drinkable, but this gotta be one of the best I’ve ever tried. Struise never disappoints