foodtraveller (61) - BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2010
I can only rate this one comparing it to the II, now called mocha bomb. BD IV comes out less dry, less moka, more chocolatey and creamy. More balanced and easier to drink. It is a bit like this one is the female version of the mocha bomb ... so far I prefer slightly the bomb. But this one is easier to drink ... kermis (14273) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle at Klooster, Delft. Absolutely loved this beer, the best of the series so far for me. Caramel sweetness reminisent of De Molen’s great Tsarina Esra ads135 (4883) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Damn! They know how to brew. Coffee, of course, but also a liberal amount of dark fruits and chocolate. Pours dark and thick. Rich and appealing appearance and flavor. PhillyCraft (7597) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
On tap. Black Al aged for 6 mos on extremely old rum barrels. Pour is a deep cola color. Small coffee colored head w/ medium lacing. Aromas upfront are fig trees, dark plums, jalapeno, coffee bean, cocoa powder, and hops. Mouthfeel is fine silk. Tastes of dark chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malt, bitter coffee, coconut, sweet captain morgan, candy sugars, and other hoppy flavors. Flat carbonation. Warming with a great aftertaste left on all parts of tongue and easy going for 13%. Top notch imperial. cards04 (2833) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015
Pours inky thick black. Big coffee aromas. Cream too. A bit of booze. Crazy good. Flavours are big coffee and sweet cream, sugar, dark chocolate. Tangy at the end. This is a flavour bomb. Almost no alcohol detected. Phenomenal.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2010
A Mes rate. Draught at Pre ZBF, and then a few bottles since.Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2010
It looks nothing short of delightful. Thoroughly black with a fully brown pillowy head, amazing condition and just incredibly inviting. Bloody hell, it’s espresso concentrate. Perfect wood, the barrel notes are just massive. Some fierce herbal notes and bitter as hell. If you didn’t know it had been in a rum barrel you probably wouldn’t notice, but when you think about it it’s actually quite clear, it’s just so superbly integrated it just becomes seamless with the beer. It’s Black Albert with knobs on... Ridiculously good.
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.
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! 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. oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Delicious looking black pour with a tan frothy head. The aroma is loaded with woody booze, with roasty rum, and burnt timber. The flavor is loaded with bitter chocolate and charred woody booze. The rum is slightly noticable, and adds an excellent dimension to the brew. The palate is epically thick and rich with a velvety mouthfeel and a dry roasted chalky finish.