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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 660   ABV: 22%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of Kate The Great (10.79% ABV) and Black Albert (13% ABV), brewed by master brewer Todd Mott of the Portsmouth Brewery in USA and Urbain Coutteau of Struise. This time our beer was fractionally frozen to -15 ° C over a period of 20 days. This method allows the water which is present in beer, slowly but surely to be separated from the alcohol, and allowing the volume % to rise. Another Eisbock process but modified a la Struise, still allows the result to be called beer. "Special K" has previously been aged 10 months in Noval Port barrels before undergoing the Eisbock process.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2012

Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dark dark black colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, light alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, licorice, portwine. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Hidde the alcohol very well ... Nice beer ;O) [20120511]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30749) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
From tap. Pours pitch black wit a small tan head. Aroma is dense malty and dark chocolate, roasted. Smooth roasted and liqourice. Dense malty and roasted, liqourice. Smooth and dark malty finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012 Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of stearine. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, licorice and dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2012
Draft @ CBC 2012. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma with hints of dark fruit. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice with hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13761) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Pours black with a small creamy beige head. Roast, coffee, charcoal and alcohol. Not even boozy. 22% ?? I doubt it. Warming finish. Really dry end.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13516) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Draught. Roasted aroma. Black colour. No head. The flavour is sweet and roasted. Does not taste that strong.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2012 Bottle at Mielcke&Hurtigkarl. Pitch black - very small dark brown edges. Chocolate. Raisins. Sweetness. Salty. Licorice. Fruity. Plums. light figs. Wooden. Coffee. Ok boozy. Nice burned. Hard dark chocolate. High malty. Not too boozy 22% ? well ok balance !!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13198) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Looking just gorgeous, a dense, finger-thick, light tan head sits on top of a black body, releasing aromas of roasted malts, dried fruits, something sugary, a hint of vanilla, some licorice and a quite pleasant alcohol scent. A bit too warming maybe, both in the nose and the mouth, but it’s not extreme in any way, almost making me suspicious of the claimed 22% ABV. Roasted malts and sweetness, some dried fruits and licorice, and a touch of vanilla in the flavor, with a pleasant bitterness showing up after a while, combating with alcohol and sweetness for attention. Full body, as expected. Certainly a beer worth drinking, but it’s also a beer you should share, no matter what the bottle size is. 120511

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
75cl bottle, thanks GT2. Small dark brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some burnt, chocolate, alcohol. Taste is sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast, alcohol. Sticky full body, light alcohol burn.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2012
Tap @ CBC, 2012.
Pours utterly black with a wonderful, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has sweet, light milky chocolate, viniousness, blackberries, light roasted. Softly carbonated, lovely creamy palate. Flavour is soft, chocolate, vinious, coffee, light roasted. Warming, but never too much. Elegant sweetness to the finish, even it is too sweet to really make it to the top.


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