bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Draft at 1913 St. Louis MO. Dark, black with a huge tan head-this beer just looks delicious. Not much nose at first as this came out cold. Flavors are full of coffee, roastiness, very bitter and sharp. Body is thick at first although it thins out a bit as it warms up. Full flavor all the way down. Delicious. MeadMe (1661) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2010
HUGE thanks to SeaBass for another rare gem. Wow what a tasting we had.
A: Pours a dark black with a nice tall mocha colored head. Medium retention with some spotty lace.
S: Bold coffee aromas. Nice fresh espresso. Dark roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruit.
T: Coffee forward, lots of roast with sweet dark fruits. Roasty chocolate malts, mild barrel, and vanilla.
M: Rather thick, bold, and vicious.
D: Sippablility is very high. Wonderful brew one I am happy I got the chance to have try. gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2010
33 cl bottle -
Appearance: pours black with medium brown head. Disappears after a few minutes.
Nose: coffee and mocca (obviously), dark chocolate, turf with a hint of green paprika...
Mouth: mouthfilling and rich taste, warm glowth of alcohol - overtone of coffee with an impression of dark rhum
Aftertaste: rather dry with a strong coffee impression
Beautiful and complex beer! berntholer (1617) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2013
dark coffee chocolate coloured head that disappears quickly with lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is alcoholic, toasted malts and coffee. taste is oak/vanilla, alcoholic, coffee with an aftertaste of mocha, coffee and slight bitterness. very smooth/slick mouthfeel, medium carbonation and body. the alcohol is well hidden, but couldn’t pick up the rum tough. all-in-all great stuff as expected :) bottle 33 cl weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2011
Bottle from MesandSim again. Poured black with a medium tan head. Even my rubbish nose can pick out a ton of coffee in the aroma. Complex flavour, bit of vanilla, some rum, bit of wood. Has some bitterness from the huge dollop of coffee but not as extreme as I was expecting. Lovely. Great work from Struise as usual.
jinroh (1595) - ESTONIA - NOV 29, 2015
Pours dark brown with a bit of brown foam. Aroma is sourish, not really full, refreshing. Sweetish, even fruity actually. Not getting coffee in the aroma but it’s there in the taste. Some more roast bitterness and dry finish. I really like it, probably even more than some more powerful versions.
italarican (1550) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle shared at the NY Meet the TURD tasting. Pours dark chocolate with tan lacing. Aroma is very odd with loads of green bell pepper. Some wet coffee ground notes. Flavor is a mix of dark chocolate a green bell pepper. Savory and stinky cheese. Some rich chocolate overpowered by all the off notes. What happened here? nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2010
Draught at Pre-ZBF 2010. I’m an enthusiast for beer and coffee so I knew this would be something special. The darkest brown with creamy brown head. Stunning aroma of yes! coffee and plenty of it. The flavour carries through the coffee tremendously but does change and takes on new character throughout. Vanilla bean and chocolate plum pudding starts to show through now as well. This is remarkable. Beautiful balance with a creamy, coffee bean finish. Funking wow - this is the goods! I’m fiendin’ already - I need more! fletchfighters (1528) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
A-- Poured an oily looking reddish black color. Settled black, no light penetrating this at all. Nice looking head. A sort of dark reddish brown leather looking head. One finger in height and looks like a mousse with the thickness in the head. Sits at a nice layer of film. Great spotty lacing and leaves a dark reddish brown layer of film in the glass.
S-- Strong, powerful coffee. Has held up well with some age. Marshmallow, peat, wood, chocolate, char and ash. Just very vibrant and a big nose. Just lovely.
T-- Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, coco powder, carmel and some char and ash. Nice well rounded flavors.
M-- Low carbonation and medium feel. Slick and oily in the mid and back with a overdrawn coffee and burnt tire finish. Slightly sweet as well. Well hidden ABV.
O--- Excellent example of a RIS with coffee. Slightly dry, slightly sweet, coffee in the right spots. Well hidden ABV and just a fun beer to drink on a cold night. Will buy again if given the chance. danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Served from a 33 cL bottle from the Struise Yeast Store. The appearance is a beautiful chocolaty brown black with a huge foamy brown head. The aromas are amazing roasty mocha, and coffee, heavy roast malts. Great nose. The flavors follow up perfectly to the nose. A great heavy roasted coffee, great darker chocolate, oak barrels, the rum is present but a more subtle note they a usual BA beer. There is such a great full roasted whole coffee bean in the brew that it’s hard to believe there isn’t major coffee additions, or maybe the Black Albert is more coffee forward then I remember. I’m also loving the tone on the rum, it is very molasses and mildly spiced. The mouth is full bodied, slightly chalky, with a heavy carbonation. Wow a beautifully done beer! I’m even more sad my 2nd bottle broke in shipment. Maybe they’ll have more come my next order.