explosivedog (12140) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2023
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2023 Snallygaster 2023. Pours dark brown. Chocolate, esters, dark chocolate, dark fruit. Medium body. Very nice. PellicleMeister11 (481) - Torino, ITALY - AUG 29, 2023
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2023 Bevuta alla spina.
Aroma importante, tostato, caffè, cioccolato, olive tostate, salato.
Bollicine a granatura larga.
Colore quasi nero con sfumature rosse.
Gusto di cacao e liquirizia. Pastosa. Lievemente acidula.
fpPr Nordcore (3602) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2023
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2023 Dark brown, hazy with a minimal light brown head. Aroma of wooden barrels, dried fruit, malt and caramel. Sweet with a warm long wooden barrels, caramel and drued fruit finish. Bought at beershop I Dinant, BE. Gutersloh holiday 2023. Grumbo (19220) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2023
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2023 10/6/2023. Bottle shared at SBGP3. 2017 vintage. From Jean-Baptiste (Christmas 2021), cheers! Pours clear dark maroon brown with a small frothy beige head. Aroma of cocoa, dark fruits, plum, cherry, malt, dried fruits, caramel, prune. Medium sweetness, moderate bitterness, light tartness. Medium body, oily, average carbonation. Quite dry and clammy finish. Enjoyable.
MicroGrog (2752) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2023
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2023 Third De Struise beer I've seen on tap during my little visit to Orlando.
Draft @RLRL. Cola pour, big oatmeal head, stemware.
Clove, licorice, toast, diet cola nose.
Taste is cola, clove, some licorice, maybe some other spice, but it's so bland & nothing compared to my bottle experience. Tried to warm it up, but it just wasn't there.
Monty27 (355) - GERMANY - MAR 20, 2023
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2023 This is beer. I got a bottle from 2021. There was not a lot of carbonation, the colour an attractive pitch black. Sweet raisin aroma, but also something heavier, earthing. Great blend of tastes, a real mouthful and almost oily. Licorice is strongest, but also raisin sweetness, coffee and a bit of dark chocolate. A decent hop bitterness in the background to make it perfect. ANZUShophunter (3379) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2022
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2022 From bottle (2020 vintage) in Belgian ale glass. Pours dark brown w/reddish edges, thin tan head that settled into ring. Roast malt aroma morphs into dark fruits, spice and tobacco. Rich & tasty, some tart cherry to close. ReV2 (260) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2022
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2022 Undated 33cl bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with little head, aroma of molasses and yeast. Taste is initially sour liquorice, prunes, balsamic vinegar and Madeira port. Delightful. Rider0nTheStorm (654) - Ablis, FRANCE - NOV 27, 2022
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2022 Bouteille achetée en Belgique il y a quelques mois. Bue ce samedi soir. Bien brune. Très très bien dans le genre. En bouche c'est riche sans l'être trop. A siroter sans se presser. Ma meilleure bière à 10% à ce jour! L'abv ne se sent pas. Je l'ai bue sans difficulté. DraftDodger (7329) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2022
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2022 Copenhagen 11/11 2022. 33 cl bottle from Den Belgiske Ølbutik, Jyllingevej, Vanløse. Painting of a fisherman’s boat on the label. A 2015 edition.
Pours opaque murky dark brown with a small beige head. Bubbly. Disappears after a few seconds leaving meagre remnants of foam behind. No lacing.
Aroma is fairly intense with a dark boozy sweet odor mingling with sourish and sharp notes. Brown sugar in abundance, toffee, plum. Dark rum. Sour grains. Hints of tart currants.
Light carbonation. Slightly thick, oily, soft, lightly tingling texture.
Flavor is intense with a medium strong sweetness followed by a more moderate tart bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet with a light tart undertone. A bit searing. Lingering. Finish is semi-dry.
Potent and boozy - with a tart touch.