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


on tap


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle purchased at Alvinne bottle shop in Belgium. Beer tasted with friends at TJ’s on 29.12.08. The beer poured a very dark, brown head with a deep tan head and ring on the edge. The nose has strong coffee and cocoa aromas. The taste is a bit sweet up front but is complimented by the strong coffee character and some chocolate notes. There are also some dried fruit notes in the taste, a bit of funk as well. I had tried a small sample of this at the Struise brewery a few months back and was very happy to try this one in bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34634) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2009
Bottled. An unclear brown beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of spices, caramel, and brown sugar. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of over ripe fruits as well as medium notes of caramel and spices, leading to a dry spicy finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (17675) - 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 (15152) - 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 (26145) - 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 (10213) - 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 (21827) - 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 (6719) - 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 (6525) - 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.

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