yespr (44793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2010
Magnum bottle at pre-ZBF 2010. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is wineous, loads of champagne yeast, fruity and dark malty. Light alcohol presence, no real sweetness yet a sweet impression from the dense fruity note. Dark malty and overripe fruity. Dense fruity finish. Boozy lasting impression of the finish. This is mostly odd if anything. joergen (27982) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle at PreZBF 2010.
Hazy dark brown coloured with a small beige head.
Light acidic aroma of caramel, red wine and cereal with notes of alcohol.
Fruity flavour of caramel, yeast and oak with notes of red wine and calvadis.
Finish of red wine and alcohol.
Strange beer. madmitch76 (24360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
5th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Opaque black beer. No head. Rich dark malts. Complex array of fruit. Spice. Licorice. Spicy aftertaste. Lovely! cgarvieuk (24166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2010
Tap at Pre-ZBF ... deep black ... raisin and prune nose ... chocolate malts ... roat malts ... deep dark fruits ... little toffee ... little vanilla... pretty good harrisoni (18428) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle at Pre ZBF 2010. Earthmonk with champagne yeast. It is weird. Biscuity. Almost not sour at all. Very bready from the champagne yeast. It’s odd and that is the word that I kept saying as I drank it and talked about it. Good bread/yeast, some brandy like characters. But not really like Earthmonk at all. Odd, as I say, but I found the bready character very drinkable.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle at Pre-ZBF 2010. Black - no head. Grainy, raw malt direktly from the grainbag, vegetable aroma, wierd, light barrel, yeasty, licorice, unpeasant. Sorry - I don’t like this. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium tan head. Aroma of champagne yeast, caramel, vinous, and mustiness. Flavor of red licorice, caramel, fruit, champagne, alcohol, and vinegar. I prefer the original Aardmonnik/Earthmonk. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2010
[email protected]madsberg (11762) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
to Fata2683/Keith-pours no head and black color. Aroma is earthy, musty. Taste is earthy, dark fruit, musty, funk.
Bottled. Brownish coloured. Unclear. Light brown small head. Sweetness, light grape and distinct yeast in the aroma. Quite vineous. Flavour is yeast, sweet, fruity and full of alcohol. Medium bodied. Dry fruity and yeasty end. hopscotch (11048) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
Bottle… RBWG ‘10… Pours mostly clear and very dark. Sits black in the glass. Very little head to mention. Regarding the aroma; I’m unable to pull anything from my sample. Certainly inoffensive; just not much going on olfactory-wise. Medium-bodied and a touch oily with modest carbonation. Lots of chocolate and caramel sweetness is nicely balanced by fairly tart, woody acidity. Low bitterness. Finishes tangy and sweet. An odd bird, this barley wine. I wonder how many Struise beers I’ve felt this way about. Certainly an entertaining brewery. Thanks to fata2683 and the guys at Struise for providing the bottle!