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


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10605) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
shared by ungstrup at ungstrup tasting. roasted malty aroma, notes of licorice, wood, faint malty and syruppy notes. flavor is roasted malty, sourish, dark fruity,slightly tart, i think perhaps slightly infected, still very complex and flavor is great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (943) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle thanks to Jeffo. Tasted 09/08/2011. Pours cola black, thin tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma features ground coffee, heavy roast, chocolate malts, mild vanilla sweetness at the periphery. At this point, however, the beer is somewhat infected, with a taste of tart, sour oak, quite in contrast to the nose, mild bitterness in the finish, but a nice round chocolate aftertaste, some vanilla, perhaps a somewhat redeeming feature. Thin in the mouth, but smooth. I was hoping for better, but this bottle had not held up well. Drink íem if you got íem, doubt thereís room for improvement.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (4684) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle, Kulminator. Pours a very dark brown almost black body with a small frothy dark brown head that fell to a thin ring. The nose is very chocolaty and woody with roast and a slight smokiness. The flavor is slightly watery up front with chocolate and roast. A slight almost lactic tartness on the finish along with a little chalkiness. Medium bodied, a little sticky on the finish, very minimal carbonation. Not all too thrilled with this one, not enough body, and the slight twang on the finish doesnít please me too much. Gets a decent score at 3.3, but itís largely carried by the appearance and aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2011
2008 Vintage dusty bottle @ Kulminator / 33 cl. / Always interested in trying a new Struise, they have had this one around for as long as I can remember but it doesnít appear to be all that common, brewed only once in 2008 / Colour is a chestnut black with a mocha head that mostly sticks just to the sides / Smell is lots of cocoa, dried dark fruits, darker chocolate (but not the extreme stuff) & very vinous, this one appears to be infected, not necessarily in a undrinkable or terrible way but still clearly infected / Taste is lots of cocoa & even more Nescafe (the beans/grains themselves, to a lesser extend the brewed stuff as well) especially in the aftertaste, roasted, slight ashtray malt, dried dark fruits, hint of spices, somewhat thinned out by the aging, getting some slight wood here behind the Nescafe & clearly vinous, this is indeed infected / Body has been thinned somewhat by the barrel aging and the subsequent aging as well, although I donít think that this was ever more than between medium to somewhat light, probably has always been thinned out by the aging / Not the best Struise around, I donít think that this one was that amazing to begin with, the aging didnít help it and the infection above all and yet I would lying if I didnít say that I did somewhat enjoy it

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2011
bottle... one of the few times Iíve wondered what the heck was De Struise thinking, this is really bad, train wreck territory... super thin beer to barrel age, it is infected... the aroma is burnt black licorice, sour, olive juice... taste is equally unappealing... skip this

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2011
3rd June 2009
Cloudy dark brown beer. Soft palate. Rich tangy porter, sourish malt. The oaking seems sublte - may have slightly rounded this beer off otherwise does not make itís prescense known. Low carbonation. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle shared at Kulminator. Pours dark brown with white head. Aroma is pure coffee. Flavor is coffee, chocolate and dark fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (2450) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2011
Bottle at Max and Jessís housewarming. Black pour with tan head. Roasted malt and bitter coffee aromatics. Flavor is woody with some whiskey tones, also roasted and chocolate malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Thanks to Fonefan. Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of vanilla, liqurice, roasted malt and weak sweets. A flavor of roasted malt, ash, sweets and prunes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (6345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle 250ml @ home
[Trade by fonefan] Pours black with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt and dried fruits. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with a kind of dry fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

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