Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Well known card play throughout the globe, famous black Swedish condom on the other hand, and now a Porter brewed for Jack Pano at Belgobaren. ""MOTVERKAR TRISTESS"" is Swedish for ""Prevent boredom"". After a lot of development trials, some even with the whole Monks crew next to the kettles, we finally launched this Porter aged on oak. Jack will happily propose this ale to friends, relatives, family & clients...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (11736) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 17, 2009
Stark bitter-malziger Antrunk, der Hopfen ist erkennbar, agiert aber nur sehr nebensächlich. Ausgewogen, malzig-erdiger Abgang. Ausführlicher Neutest folgt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14014) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2009
Bottle at a Papsø tasting 09-Feb-2009 - Thanks to one of the guys (Yespr). Almost black - brown head. Roasted, oak, vanilla, wood, berries, sweetness, caramel, youghurt, coconut, light alcoholic, chocolate, dryness, cocoa, dried fruits. Wierd but nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22210) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown (almost black) coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of dried fruits and liquorice with notes of pine needles. Roasted flavour of berries, liquorice, chocolate and dried fruits. Dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10188) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2009
Trade with Fonefan. It is black with a red hue and a small, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, light wood, vanilla, light cheese and pumpkin and chocolate. The flavour has a light sweetness and it has notes of roasted malt, light wood, yeast, chocolate, light cheese and sourness, that is strongest in the beginning. I’m a bit disappointed...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2009
330mL bottle, thanks to my cousin, ggaughan. Pours deep brown, capped with a small tan head. Aroma of cocoa, burnt malt, and ash. Flavor of cocoa, smoke, salted popcorn, dark fruit, and coffee. Medium bodied. Lengthy hazelnut coffee and cocoa finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle at home ... Thanks to Fonefon for this one... Really Very pleased to get this... deep black... thin tan head ... nice soft chocolate malts ...big chocolate malts ... little milky ... little dry ... little sandlewood ...medium heavy body ... low to medium carbonation ... All in all its the chocolate tones that shine through and i really liked this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5847) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2009
[Bottled. Thx omhper] Dark brown with a bubbly, beige head. Dark and burnt aroma with burnt pop-corn. Slightly sourish with notes of oak. Pretty dry and harsh with cocoa and chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (5704) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2009
<i>Bottle (33 cl), thanks to ompher and larsniclas</i>. Burnt popcorn aroma with butterscotch, coffee, and some acidic wood notes. Medium bodied and smooth. Well balanced, slightly sourish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (8112) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2009
33 cl bottle thanks to omhper, via larsniclas. BB Aug 2013. Dark brown to black color, small tan head. SWeet, chocolate, roasted, green pepper scent. Acicid, oak, dry, wood, smoke, licorice taste. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37272) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2009
<b>Bottle 33cl.</b>
Clear dark brown - black color with a average to large, frothy, good, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, berry, raisin, prune, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic, and moderate to heavy bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081011]

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