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Portsmouth Kate The Great Russian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.79%
The granddaddy of stouts. Intended for export to the Imperial Court of Russia’s Catherine the Great. Jet black. Full-bodied. Very strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 13, 2012
Parecchia delusione, birra troppo dolce e sbilanciata, la gola viene aggredita dall’alcol in eccesso, sembra che faccia 20 gradi

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (10033) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV on 10/12/2012. Pours a very dark brown-black color with a medium beige head that diminishes to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon and dark fruits. Full-bodied and smooth with a moderately boozy character and flavors of dark chocolate, hops and earthy malt. The finish is oaky with a licorice and malt aftertaste. Very good overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Had at the 2012 Denver Rare Beer Tasting in Denver, Colorado. Has a nice boozy/raisin sweet scent. Taste is a nice blend of chocolate and coffee roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2012 vintage split three ways. Served in a FW tulip. A: Pours a dark black color with dark brown edges. A light tan head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring. No real lace, just some small splotches. S: Dark fruity port with some oak. Light roasted coffee bean and some toasted malts. Minimal chocolate. T: The oak has a much bigger presence than in the nose and the port quickly follows suit. Dark chocolate and roasted wiht some caramelize sugar and raisins. M: Silky and oily, but a touch thin for a 12% RIS. Medium carbonation as well. O: This was a nice beer, but definitely not worth everything it commands. I’m glad I got to share this guy and find out what all the fuss is about, but I certainly wont be looking to acquire it again in the future. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-21-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Poured at denver rare beer tasting 2012. Pours very dark black, coffee tan bubbly head. Smokey roasted malts on the nose. Warming. Bitter but smooth. Nicely hoped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3587) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Pour at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV. Appearance is almost pitch black with a dark brown head and great lacing. Wood, cocoa, dark fruits, sour raspberries, anise, and tannin in the aroma. Taste is much roastier than the aroma; espresso, sour fruits, dark chocolate, and oak with a somewhat tangy/tart finish. Creamy body with soft carbonation. Very belgian-esque stout and a real treat to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle 650ml vintage 2010 @ ClubGonzo
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, coffee, caramel, salt, soya and grass. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long salty, fruity, licorice, coffee and slightly dry finish. Body is full, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2469) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle @ Odense Tasting 2010 edition. Dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, alcohol. Flavor is licorice, chocolate, roasted malt, charcoal. I did expect a bit more from this lady.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14930) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle @ Odense September Tasting, 2012. 2010 Edition. Thanks to Pundarquartis for sharing. Pours black with a small beige head. Nose is roast, liquorice and chocolate. Charcoal notes. Almost a bit of soy. Smooth, dry and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (2575) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
750ml bottle pours jet black with a thick brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, tobacco and coffee. Taste follows brining the port barrels forward. chewy yet smooth. great beer

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