Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial/Strong 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4150) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Bottle thanks to Bman. The smell is malts, alchol, dark fruits, wood, and nuts. The look is red brown in color with a tan colored head. The taste is fruits, wood, caramel, sweet, and chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (3839) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR. I got the very bottom of this bottle. Murky brown pour. Smells very bready. Sweet malts with some coffee notes. Very very sharp taste. Upfront coffee that is so sweet it hurts. Would like to try again with a better sample.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle via a trade with daknole. Pours with a fading tan head over a clear, deep brown body. Aroma of oak, raisins, chocolate, and coffee (rich espresso). Taste is raisins, dirt, chocolate, coffee, plums, slightly vinous, and nutty. Light bubbles and a creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, deep brown color with no head, chalky chocolate fruity aroma, flavor has some smoke, raisins, cocoa, nice body and finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle thanks to Keith! Poured medium-viscosity reddish-brown with a short-lived cap of tan head. The aroma picked up sour oak and coffee notes accented by a little dark fruit and char.. warm and inviting, but it still seemed to be missing something. The flavor found oaky tartness throughout.. light-moderately roasted coffee and black patent maltage at the core.. just a light earthy bitterness with some vanilla and more oak on the edges.. finished slick and quick with surprisingly little substance. Medium-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. the barrel itself wasn’t huge here, but the underlying beer couldn’t quite stand up to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3333) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2009
Dark brown color. Big charcoal, oak, marshmallow, nutty, dark chocolate nose. Very distinctive. A bit thin body with charcoal, cherries and dark chocolate, but it is a bit sour. Lingering charcoal cherry finish. Nose promised more than delivered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5316) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2009
Bottled. Hazy brown color, medium off-white head. Aroma of candy sugar, brown malt, roasted, some dried fruit. Bit dryish taste, chocolat, coffee. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle from fata2683. Thanks my friend! Pours a dark brown with barely any head. Roasted malt, coffee, and a light note of red wine. Flavor is subtle but delicate and quite nice. Coffee, light tartness, light hints of raisins, and again some red wine notes. If you are looking for an imperial stout or big huge chocolate bomb, this isn’t it. But if you want an undestated and delicous take on the style...this is it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2009
(Bottled) Very dark reddish brown with a tiny, beige head. Strongly licoricey, sweetish-malty aroma with dried fruit and tarry notes. Flavor is sweetish, salty-licoricey, very slightly tart, and with low bitterness. Alcohol well hidden. Medium body, a bit watery palate with almost flat carbonation. Nice aroma, one of my favorite styles, and better than a too burned IS - but somewhat watery and boring flavorwise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2009
Dark, almost black coloured beer with a creamy but kind of airy brown head. Deep roasted malty aroma. Full roasted palate. Finish is full malty, bitter roasted coffee creamy with a long ibtter roasted dry finish and some light ripe fruity hints. Not bad.

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