Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial 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 10/20
Abio (1731) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2010 Thanks to BelgBeerGeek for the trade. Pours out dark brown, likt pitch black. Very small lightly brown head that holds. Burned, some sour/liquor fruity smell. More sourness then expected, hope the bottle was ok... Bitter-roasted some kind of sour taste. Cherish-prunes, coffee. Have to re-taste this one if I can, cause I’m wondering if this was how it was ment to be... Date at bottle was ok, so that was not it.. Some kinf of weird brew of this is how it haves to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2010
750ml bottle acquired in trade. BB Aug 2013. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of wood, chocolate, earthy, and some dark fruits. Tastes of woodiness, oaky, lighter chocolate, and dark fruits. Had a lighter tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5369) - GERMANY - MAY 14, 2010
The bottle looks simple, but good. Beer in the glass not very zippy, almost black, small head. Strong-malty aroma with coffee notes and notes of liquorice. Starts malty, deep, heavy, not very dry, very fruity like plum. Finish sticky-sweet, modest dry in the background. Moldy-malty aftertaste. Okay!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4605) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this one. Pours a deeper brown with little to no head. Aroma of chocolate, cherry, caramel and toffee. Flavor of tart cherry, milk chocolate, caramel and nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5515) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Dark brown red color with a small, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, cocoa, smoke, and light oxidation. Taste of roasted grains, chocolate, light smoke, and a tart cherry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4155) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of oak, roasted malt, smoke and chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, wood and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2010
330 ml bottle; wow, thanks to kkearn for the sweet bonus bottle; pours clear dark brown with muddy tan head lingering along the edges; mix of ashy, chocolate, creamy malt on the nose; some boosy phenols too with very faint red wine-like note to it; creamy roast, chocolate, coffee and oak; texture is creamy with some Belgian yeast, spice and chocolate roast; very faint sour and red wine notes detract from the overall beer and become slightly more pronounced as it warms

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15065) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle at the Kulminator shared with tarheels86. Black, edge head, scant lacing. Aroma of prune, port wine, raisins. Taste is dark fruit, hint of cocoa. Smooth with no bitterness. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
330mL at the Kulminator. Pours almost pitch black with light carbonation- some thin brown bubbles create a miniature head. Little retention. Aroma is very rice with artisan milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, dark cherries, spring time florals. Taste is velvety smooth with rich milk chocolate. Really awesome session porter. One of my favorites for the style! Glad I could find it. Shouldn’t be under the imperial porter category in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
Courtesy of Per
Black color; the head reduces to a thin persistent and creamy layer. Aroma of roasted malt, rhum, cheese rind, feet, light chemicals and phenol; quite messy. The mouthfeel is smooth, but with a sour trace that I would like not to feel; quite good roasted malt and coffee flavor, but also some paper. The body is not strong, and this is more evident in the final, where there is a mix of mildly roasted malt and its sourness. This combination of flavors, even if not amazing, increases its drinkability.
It’s confusing; apprecieted if looking for a semi-sour medium-bodied Porter.

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