nutjes (1023) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2017
75cl-fles van bij Bierhalle Deconinck te Vichte. U: Zwart met een bruine schuimkraag die wat wegzakt. G: Vineus, hout, whisky, chocolade en geroosterd. S: Zoet met moutbitterheid en een licht vineus zuurtje. Ook wat alcoholwarmte. M: Volmondig met medium cartbonatie. androman (2420) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2017
On tap at VCBF17, Belgium.
Nose is chocolate liquor, roasted malt.
Body is pitch black, head is very small, beige, mostly diminishing, fair lacing.
Aroma is chocolate liquor, whiskey, glue, licorice, raisin.
Heavy sweet, medium to heavy bitter, medium fruity sour.
Finish is long lasting roasty medium bitter, medium alcohol sour and warmth.
Full body, oily texture, flat carbonation.
Heavy dessert beer, tasty, interesting, nice one. DroolYeast (1521) - Odder, DENMARK - APR 14, 2017
Bottle. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, dark dried fruit. Black with tan head. Taste is moderate sweet and light malt bitter. Full body, oily thick feel, roasted bourbon finish. Scopey (14965) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle at Matteo’s leaving drinks, thanks to the main guy himself. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, cake, syrupy and charred wood. The taste is quite sweet upfront, juicy dark fruits, charred wood, rich roasted malt, dull smoke, chocolate, cookie dough, cake, rocky road, vanilla and plenty of warming booze with a hot finish. Full body, fine carbonation and slick mouth-feel. A bit harsh and rough around the edges, but not without its charms. madmitch76 (24980) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2017
20th February 2017
mR_fr0g (12550) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2017
Matteo’s Ciao @ Craft Islington. Thanks to Matteo. Opaque black - brown beer, good dark tan head. Palate is airy, semi dry and has reasonable fine carbonation. Spicy rich dark malts, spicy dark chocolate. Woody bitterness and bitter bourbon. Little dark fruits, Rich and spiky but I liked it.
Bottle shared at the CBC Islington for the Matteo farewell tasting. Huge thanks to matteo for this one. An oily black brown coloured pour with a halo dark tan head. Aroma is woody roast, grape, white, meidera cake. Flavour is composed of Boozy cakey malt., vanilla, Palatr is very sweet, woody. Belgian yeast, tangy. Very good. The_Osprey (8162) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2017
February 2017 - Bottle share at CBC Islington for the Matteo Farewell tasting, as ’Struise Cuvee Delphine Cask Strength 4 Roses’. Big thanks to Teo for this big beer. Pours opaque black with a foamy brown head. Aroma is mostly Ovaltine, toffee, big cocoa-Horlicks vibe. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is varnish, cocoa, intense woody spice, alcohol. In the same vein as the others we tried – huge and crazy. Not one to smash back by yourself. (3.2) teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - FEB 21, 2017
75cl bottle shared at my Farewell Tasting, London. Sourced via Etre. It pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is rich and coffee with vanilla and coffee. Taste is also rich sweet roasty vanilla chocolate coffee coconut. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice one Leighton (21463) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle shared in London - thanks crew! Pours black-brown with a creamy, beige head. Light oxidation in the nose, dry cocoa, earth, mellow roast, dried berries. Medium to heavy sweet flavour with alcohol, baking cocoa, fruitcake, raisins, dried berries. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with bittersweet baking cocoa, scorched earth, more dried fruits. Great stuff overall. Punchy. anders37 (26678) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate licorice aroma with hints of bourbon. Roasted malty chocolate woody licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate woody licorice finish with hints of bourbon.