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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7620) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle that I picked up at the Pre ZBF event at Alvinne Brewery early March 2009, consumed 26-03-09 Pours very dark brown with a light beige swiftly departing head. Aroma is a little sour, some rustiness, bit dark fruity. Tangy in the mouth, good bittersweetness some unripe plums, touch of bitter coffee but not as much as expected. Its decent stuff. A6 A4 F8 P3 OV14 3.5

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1608) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2009
At BLES Bierhappening 2008, Zottegem, Belgium
Deep, black body. Creamy, lightly brown head. Aroma of strong malts, coffee, fruits. Intense flavour: quite sweet, lightly bitter. Drinks easily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4896) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle from Den Bierzolder. Dark brown with a creamy beige head. Tart fruit and roasted aromas. Good sour and roasted flavours. Full-bodied and smooth. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Sampled several times and also on cask. Pours very dark clear brown with a small fizzy head. Roasty aroma, touch of coffee, and hint of tartness. I may be in the minority here, but I really like the acidity in this beer over top of the roast. Some decadent dark fruits as well, dry finish. Medium bodied but lighter mouthful, very easy to drink, nice lively sparkling carbonation, not sticky at all. I could drink these all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 14, 2009
Bottled 33cl. Courtesy of bierkoning. It pours a murky brown beer with a small head. Sour aroma. Huge amounts of coffee showing up. Vegetal and slightly medicinal. Hints of dark chocolate, molasses, raisins, mint, basil and candy sugar emerging. Quite aggressive and rather pronounced. Balance between sourness and sweetness in the taste. Medium bodied. Woody, medicinal. Low bitterness. A lot of coffee appearing. Hints of molasses, dark chocolate, apples, candy sugar, mint, toffee and licorice. Salty. Suddenly I appear an earwig in the head. What a surprise! Dry finish which is reminiscent of strong coffee. A bit dissapointing. Thanks a lot beerkoning! I am probalby the first to find a earwig in this beer ;-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11209) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle @ Kulminator, Antwerp.
Pours almost black with fine, brownish sides. A small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is stuffed with dried fruits, plums, raisins and a touch of apples. All on top of a heavy dose of roasted malts. Medium carbonation fair mouthfeel. Sweet flavour, lightly roasted, some sweet milky chocolate and elegant tartness from plums and raisins. Quite elegant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
bottle at the Pre-ZBF pours dark brown with a thin dark tan head. Dark malt and a sour oaky aroma. Roasted malt body with a sour wood flavor that rides throught and ends lingering for a while. This was very enjoyable and I’m glad that I picked some up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a hazy and opaque dark brown with an orange hue and a small beige head. Sweet aroma of dried fruits and hard roasted malts. Full-bodied, sweetish hard roasted malt, dried fruit and a discreet bitterness. Has a strange underlying tartness that gives a bit of a tang. 090209

   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 (29699) - 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.

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