kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle, Kulminator. Pours a very dark brown almost black body with a small frothy dark brown head that fell to a thin ring. The nose is very chocolaty and woody with roast and a slight smokiness. The flavor is slightly watery up front with chocolate and roast. A slight almost lactic tartness on the finish along with a little chalkiness. Medium bodied, a little sticky on the finish, very minimal carbonation. Not all too thrilled with this one, not enough body, and the slight twang on the finish doesn’t please me too much. Gets a decent score at 3.3, but it’s largely carried by the appearance and aroma. 77ships (9828) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2011
2008 Vintage dusty bottle @ Kulminator / 33 cl. / Always interested in trying a new Struise, they have had this one around for as long as I can remember but it doesn’t appear to be all that common, brewed only once in 2008 / Colour is a chestnut black with a mocha head that mostly sticks just to the sides / Smell is lots of cocoa, dried dark fruits, darker chocolate (but not the extreme stuff) & very vinous, this one appears to be infected, not necessarily in a undrinkable or terrible way but still clearly infected / Taste is lots of cocoa & even more Nescafe (the beans/grains themselves, to a lesser extend the brewed stuff as well) especially in the aftertaste, roasted, slight ashtray malt, dried dark fruits, hint of spices, somewhat thinned out by the aging, getting some slight wood here behind the Nescafe & clearly vinous, this is indeed infected / Body has been thinned somewhat by the barrel aging and the subsequent aging as well, although I don’t think that this was ever more than between medium to somewhat light, probably has always been thinned out by the aging / Not the best Struise around, I don’t think that this one was that amazing to begin with, the aging didn’t help it and the infection above all and yet I would lying if I didn’t say that I did somewhat enjoy it chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2011
bottle... one of the few times I’ve wondered what the heck was De Struise thinking, this is really bad, train wreck territory... super thin beer to barrel age, it is infected... the aroma is burnt black licorice, sour, olive juice... taste is equally unappealing... skip this madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2011
3rd June 2009kermis (13480) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2011
Cloudy dark brown beer. Soft palate. Rich tangy porter, sourish malt. The oaking seems sublte - may have slightly rounded this beer off otherwise does not make it’s prescense known. Low carbonation. Smooth.
Bottle shared at Kulminator. Pours dark brown with white head. Aroma is pure coffee. Flavor is coffee, chocolate and dark fruits.
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2011
Bottle at Max and Jess’s housewarming. Black pour with tan head. Roasted malt and bitter coffee aromatics. Flavor is woody with some whiskey tones, also roasted and chocolate malt. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Thanks to Fonefan. Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of vanilla, liqurice, roasted malt and weak sweets. A flavor of roasted malt, ash, sweets and prunes. Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle 250ml @ homeNosirIwont (2534) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2011
[Trade by fonefan] Pours black with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt and dried fruits. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with a kind of dry fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.
Bottle. Thanks to Enjoyit. Pours a dark, murky brown with a small beige/light brown head. Aroma is tart and overly sweet; sweet liquorice and vanilla. Okay as such, but feels cloying and a bit unbalanced. Flavour is the same. Dusty, roasted finish with smoked/ashtray notes. Acidic and oily palate. Overall the tartness loosens up the heavy sweetness, but it still feels unbalanced. 17.02.11. imdownthepub (14555) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
Bottled, 330ml, one of my anniversary beers from Sandra sourced by Fin, thank you. Dark brown to black with tan brown head. Rich fruity, tartish aroma on opening leading to a heavy, sweetish beer. There is a molasses taste, thick, burnt, with liquorice and a sour cherry character. The finish is long and rich. A very interesting beer, just the thing for curling up in front of the fire.