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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (9191) - 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 (40504) - 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
JoeinDahlem (1396) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - 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 (1260) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2009
330ml bottle, purchased at Alvinne beer shop. Best before August 2013. Very dark but not quite black. Quite restrained carbonation. Woody and a little tart on the palate. Licorice notes throughout, with some sharp berry frit. Not one of Struise’s biggest blockbusters but solid, tasty and very drinkable. Although it has a 2013 best before date I’m not sure that this is particularly a beer for keeping but I have a couple more bottles so time will tell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle at mesandsims oud gaff. Alround rating: Roasty, iron bloody, acidic, good medium body, coffee, oatmeal. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2008
A Mes rate. 75cl bottle at the farm. Straight forward but gorgeous black and tan looks. Rich as hell, loads of coffee, just the right amount of barrel and some excellent milky notes. Simply awesome cappuccino notes draw you in like a hot mug on a cold day. Superb fruity notes too. Very slight lick of characteristic Struise sourness and funk. The dryness is just about perfect and the toasty notes work really well. The dark chocolate continues to develop as long as you are prepared to keep it in your mouth. Not at all over done. Gloriously balanced. We tried this from the conditioning tank some time ago and it was clear then it was going to be good. The end product is exactly what I expected. Brilliant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gar4016 (24) - , Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2008
33cl bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with a finger of tan head. Smells like roasted malt, some Belgian yeast, little dark fruit. Tastes roasty at first, coffee, chocolate, licorice, continues a little bit sour, some spice, and ends light and crisp. Tastes overall like a stronger porter with a Belgian twist to it. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2009 Bottle, 7% at LCRBM08. Slightly sour aroma. Black colour, small brown head. Thin mouthfeel, but OK syrupy. The flavour is roasted with some vanilla, fruity. Some sour graininess in the finish that I do not enjoy much. 6 3 6 3 13

Cask at Alvinne pre-ZBF09. Citric roasted aroma. Almost black colour, seems slightly hazy. The flavour is slightly sweet and fruity with some yeast and a little dry liquorice. Tannic feel in the finish. 6 3 6 3 12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4931) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2008
Bottle@LCRBM08. Aroma has some chocolate, roast, lots of berries, licorice. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is sweet, slightly sour (did this one have an infection?). There is licorice, a lot of berries and some spiciness. Interesting, but not really my thing.

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