brokensail (13227) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma of red wine and balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, caramel, and dark fruit. Green apple, spice, lemon, and a bit of spice. Nice sourness. Decent acetic notes, but still a nice lactic quality. Lemon, green apple, raisin, cherry, and plum. Brown sugar and caramel sweetness, oak, and maybe a hint of spice.
beermaris (156) - LATVIA - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 double barrel aged fob: dark, with roasted malt and cherry taste. Taste is bitter sour, with strong cherry note.
Alusmamuts (1011) - LATVIA - JUL 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle of 2010. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma with cherry noted. Balanced sweetsour taste with strong cherry presence followed by soft medium strong bitterness.
witthatsbier (399) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl 2010 vintage
wow this beer gushes wildly in opening
Pours a mid dark brown with a off white head
Aroma is bit of smoke sourish tones with light grain
Taste is sour with fruit and a long dry sour finish
fkoolen (580) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl 2009 ed., bottle at home. Very dark brown colour, foamy beige head that nicely laces the beer. Rich and complex nose and taste with vinous Flemish red tones, sour cherries, tard, roasted malts and bourbon, cask notes. Bourbony aftertaste, lingers nicely. Lively carbonation, medium body. Compared to the Ypres Reserva, I like the vinous barrel aging of the Reserva better, works better with the base ale.
kappldav123 (5480) - GERMANY - JUN 19, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Mathieu87 for that one! Bottle looks really good. What a gusher! Maybe 1/3 of it made it into my glass. Light brownish, small head. Starts sourish, mild fruity, some nutty notes. Finish moldy-sourish. Not my favourite Struise beer.
bytemesis (4599) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, full out gusher on opening. Whoah. Pours hazy ruby chestnut, small fizzy tan head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, oak, vanilla. Flavor is light plus tart, oak, molasses, tart cherries, a bit of vanilla. Medium body, high carbonation. Eh.
cinesr (21) - ITALY - MAY 29, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma di frutta secca e vino al palato sentore di frutta uva e finale di malti tostati.Versa un colore mogano e schiuma persistente.Bottiglia 2009 veramente uno spettacolo per il palato
axl (172) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Aroma has olives, sourness and funk. Taste is sour and slight funky with cherries and slight hints of olives. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
adrianouli (4) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 26, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cerveja intrigante.... aparencia nao agrada muito mas depois de vertida no copo ela (se nao mto gelada) ja começa a exalar seu aroma de envelhecida em bourbon....sabor deliciosamente inquietante.....vale provar!
PartyFowle (628) - - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Muddy dark brown, thin large-bubbled tan head. Some murky maroon hues when held to the light. Oaky aroma. Some sweet cherry, green oak, vanilla, a hint of bourbon and dash of balsamic. Smooth flavor, not intensely sour. A little chocolate, cherry cola, oak, vinegar at the swallow. Green apple and pear, too. Lingering lactic bite. Malty. Medium body, moderate carb with a lot of fizz as it moves. Smooth blend, good flavor. I really like what the bourbon adds.