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


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RATINGS: 114   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20493) - 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 (10124) - 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 (13935) - 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 (5526) - 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 (5317) - 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 (7664) - 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 (34222) - 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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2009
33 cL bottle at Hasselt Beer Weekend. Tan, creamy head is slow developing. Nose like darkly roasted mocha coffee beans, chocolatey, with faint touches of smoke, red wine. Flavor is lightly sweet with dark cocoa aspects, edged by just a faint touch of dark-rye sourness. Bit of smoke again. Very soft, nearly creamy mouthfeel. That bit of odd sourness gains strength as I go... damned interesting but not as pleasant as it could have been.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2009 Cask - Very dark brown body, big bubbled beige head; Very very nice nose mix of red fruits, red berries and a slight hint of dark chocolate; Quite intense flat soft body, lightly fruity; Long mellow starting finish, lots of aroma more roasted then nose, hops steps out pleasantly both with bitterness and aroma. Much better from the cask the from bottle, much more aromas and the falt texture suits the beer very well............Bottle - Dark brown near black body with a very beautiful bordeaux shine, very long lasting but not really big head; Very special very beautiful nose, lots of good old roasted porter aromas, both in front and behind the roast the are layers of the finest flower aromas I have never experienced in a beer before, soft roses, sugary violets etc; The body is not as fine, a milk like texture with a very soft velvet carbonation, very little feel to it, the most apparent is a slight acid touch maybe from the oak; Dryer and at the same time fatter aromas in the finish, a balanced acid is filling the mouth, combined with a roasted dryness and a malt softness, lots of character. Very special beer and more Porter then most Porters. For most other brewers this would have been a perfect beer, but since it says Struise on the label it needs a little extra work. Thanks! 8-4-7-3-15=3.7

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