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

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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of Struise Black Albert and Portsmouth Brewing Kate the Great Russian Imperial Stout.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Chocolate, burnt and roasted. Get some sweetness in the aroma, missing in the middle but there in the finish. Heavy lacing. The 2 beers are fighting against each other and seem to yield to one another with every other sip. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3856) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2012
Jet black beer, beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate and dried dark fruits. Quite bitter flavour, coffee bitterness, roasted malts. Finish coffee and roasted malts with some lasting bitterness.
Nice, but quite unbalanced.
(From 33cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Not sure who brought this, but thanks nonetheless!)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fletchfighters (1272) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
Pours a murky black and settles to jet black with some splashes of ruby. One finger dark mocha colored head. Lots of visible ABV legs. Nose is of coco powder, chocolate, candy cane, stewed plumb, oak and some port. Taste is raisin, sweet port, oak, and chocolate syrup. Sweet raisin and port finish. Slightly sweet body but not that coating. Bits of wood in the feel. Maybe needs more roast in the feel to make this bigger and bolder. Not bad and a good BA treatment but better stuff out there.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (4069) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle from Bill. Pour is pitch black with brownish head. Notes of dark plum, roasty cocoa, wet wood, caramel, nuts, candy sugar, coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Medium to fuller bodied stout. Booze was a creeper, warming in upper stomach. Another great Struise beer. Thanks for sharing Bill.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3557) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2012
330 ml bottle. Dark brown with a dirty tan cap. Nose is cocoa, blackberry, molasses and wood; eventually dominated by the port. Medium to full body with tiny carb pricks. Taste is odd for a stout, quite fruity. Blackberry jam, coffee, cane sugar and hay. Finishes with dark chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with a medium to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt, dark fruit, candied sugar aroma. Full body with smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy complex dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (4592) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2012
cant put in words whats ’ wrong ’ ( less right) with it, but i’m not to crazy about this one. i think black albert itself is way better than this... its good but i’ve tasted it multiple times and im just not convinced ( yet? )

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2104) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2012
August 5, 2012 bottle shared by Brett at his tasting event. Opaque dark brown pour with head that faded quickly. Roasted malt and smoke or ash in the aroma. Taste was similar and the palate was medium to full bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (12865) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Puchased from the Struise shop in Brugge July ’12 - 2nd last bottle they had! Drank at home 04/08/12. Poured into a snifter to a rich black colour with a tan head that soon gives way. Smells of dark fruit and liqourice, sugars and roasted malt. Tastes of dark fruits, roasted malts, aniseed, burnt sugar and the port definately comes across. Maybe the only let down for me is the carbonation level which seemed just a little too high. Great beer and would revisit given the chance!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (14250) - 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


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