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


on tap

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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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A blend of Struise Black Albert and Portsmouth Brewing Kate the Great Russian Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11989) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle @ Kulminator, Antwerp. Black with a big dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and light chocolate. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter inish. Oily. 240712

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3731) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle sample at an Imperial Stout tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Nimrod. Pours opaque black with a nice brown head, aroma of coffee, light smoky tones, wood alcohol and some fruits, flavor of wood, smoke, good sweetness, coffee, chocolate, full bodied, great

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8947) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
Black with lace and good looks even under the deck lights. A full mouthfeel. The aroma is neural, better by the bottle’s end. Creamy smooth, lots of coffee and sugar, alcohol warming.Shared Liam’s bottle from Europe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6787) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle at Kulminator. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a robust chocolate and treacle flavor with a hint of port. Very complex and tasty, as it incorporates the best features of Black Albert and Kate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (6352) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle sample at an Imperial Stout tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Nimrod. Black with a lovely brown head. Somewhat boozy aroma with dark chocolate, fruits, wood, soy sauce and some port. Sweet flavor with dark chocolate, a bit of cocoa beans, some fruitiness, wood and a light alcohol burn in a slightly drier finish. Full-bodied. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2612) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle sample at an Imperial Stout tasting at our place. thanks Nimrod Rosenblatt. Pours black, off white head, opaque. cinnamon bubblegum, faint soy, cherry and rum aroma. Gentle sweetness, soy and salt in the mouth. Smooth, no carbonation, oily, umami finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours jet black with large dense dark tan coloured head. Nose is not as assertive as I would have thought. Dark fruits, a little roasted grain and some alcohol. Flavours are sweet with some roasted grain. Full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8035) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2012
Huge, dark brown head; pitch-black beer. Sweet, roasted & burnt nose, coffee. Coffee, very burnt, but always with a sweet, moccha-like or even toffee-like backing. Liquorice, and a bit of pure cacao powder. Very well-bodied, very slick, alcoholheating. Rather typical IS, sweet, but with a streak of neutral to roasted character. Not really outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2012
16/VI/2012 - 33cl bottle from l’Abbaye des Saveurs (Lille) @ home - BB: 29/12/16 (2012-634)

Dark brown to black beer, big brown head, very stable and adhesive. Aroma: red wine, alcohol, very sugary, dried fruits, bit earthy, overall sweet experience in the nose. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, raisins, caramel, bit vinous, mocha, red sour berries, sugary, quite some alcohol noticeable, very spicy. Aftertaste: sweet caramel, mocha, sugary, vinous, hoppy bitterness, port, little sourish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle at Saturday’s tasting. Served in a Struise cervoise. Pours near-black with a good tan head and some spots of lacing. Nose brings some dark fruits along with light notes of port and oak. Some roast and a bit of chocolate there s well. Flavor has darker fruits and chocolate (mostly dark), plus some roasty notes and a touch of yeast character. Body is medium and a bit dry. Lightly ashy. Not as interesting as I had hoped it would be.

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