Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Silky black. Pillowy light tan foam. Potent aromas of strawberry jam, grape, chocolate and espresso. Uncommon richness, length and texture. Begins very sweet, but dries out into the finish. Excellent flavor intensity. Milk chocolate, red ripe fruit, espresso. Finish is very long lasting. Minutes after swallowing, you still taste the coffee. My third bottle. Really like this beer and it’s super young now, it should only get better. Struise beers are the best Belgians to age.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2011 Bottle, thx tarheels. Pours black with almost no head. Flavor is chocolate, molasses, blackstrap rum, vanilla, and yes, lots of of coffee. Some hot booze but still very good.
EDIT: Tried again on draft with carbonation. Much better, less boozy, coffee flavor really shines through. Dazz3 (1799) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2012
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small Brown head. Smells smoky and moldy. Tastes creamy coffee and roasted malt with a similar finish. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2012 Bottle, thanks to darkguardin. Pours black, with a brown head. Aroma is espresso, roasted malt, and smoke. Flavor is espresso, roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, smoke, and a touch of rum. Nice heavy body. LoFi (1763) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2013
Pitch black, quite a dark brown head.
Aroma: fruity, rum, berries, green chili.
Taste: dark fruit, tobacco, light spices, brown sugar, rum, dark berries, milk chocolate, a hint of licorice.
A good version with a very nice rum influence.
Niller (1718) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
[email protected]bleeng (1705) - Houston not near Beersel., Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2011
ølmesse, Voldby (29-08-15). Pours black with a good brown head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, lots of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Full body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Nice alcoholic warming finish. Excellent.
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. tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2010
WOW. Another fantastic beer by De Struise. MMM. Massive mocha bomb on the nose. Maybe traces of vanilla and deep rich chocolate. In the taste I get lumpy thick chocolate, burnt roasted malts, coffee beans, black tar, licorish. This beer is simply devine. Maybe some oak is in here too. Poured into De Struise glass. Opaque colour. Didn’t have any Heaven and Hell so had this instead to celebrate Menno’s birthday yesterday. I love this beer. Thank you so much guys for the consistentcy in wonderful beers. Bottle poured into authentic De Struise glass. MeadMe (1694) - 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.