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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (719) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 7, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Here we have a great deep Russian imperial stout. Kabert is dark and strong by color and smell. A dark strong black beer with a brown medium head. Smell as sugar and coffee. Color : dark black beer with medium brown heavy foam and no carbonization. Smell : malt, coffee, sugar, caramel. Taste: malt, yeast and of course coffee and sugar. Aftertaste : vine and resin, malt and amzing taste of coffee and chocolate. Really delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (3048) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 330 ml bottle bought @ Ętre Gourmet. Pours black with a creamy brownish white head that leaves some trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and tiny sour with dark grapes, port wine, roasted malts, vanilla, raisins, alcohol, milk chocolate, orange and lemon zest, freshly cut wood, unripe tropical fruits, leather, lemon grass, blueberry jam, blackberries, and very subtle hints of yeast and solvents. Taste is sweet, bitter and tiny sour with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dark grapes, bilberries, blackberries, grass, yeast, heavily roasted coffee, port wine, wood, vanilla, resin, orange zest, lemon peal, unripe peaches and mango, black cherries and hints of pine and lemon juice. Mouthfeel is vinous, smooth, tiny tart and full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, slightly bitter and tiny sour with roasted malts, coffee, wood, bilberries, plums, cherry pits, grass and pine. Incredibly complex both when it comes to taste and smell.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2012 (Bottle) Pours black with a cream brown head. The aroma holds port up front with notes of leather, plums, raisins, rum, ripe red grapes, blueberry/blackberry jam, old wood and oxidation. Undertones of smooth dark roast/fruity dark chocolate, earth, tobacco, dark grainy bread, dark esters, almonds, glue and a touch of earthy hops. Love it or hate it, the nose is still super mega complex. The flavour is light sweet, light bitter and light sourish with vinous, tart roast, subtle hops and fairly complex yeast. The mouthfeel is round and tart with a light carbonation. Dark bread, dark chocolate, subtle hops and tart berries on the finish. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6811) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
330 ml bottle shared by lushawn- thanks a ton, buddy! Pours an opaque coffee brown with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, port, oak, dust, and Belgian chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, caramel, molasses, dark fruits, ashy wood, coffee, and port. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a rich, earthy mouthfeel. Not bad but I expected more because I like each of the beers so much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2012
Bottle thanks big time to Dallas! Pours a very dark brown color with a medium brown head. A sweet nose of big port and heavy roasted malts. The flavor is very good: dry and dusty; rich sweet sugary and almost tart port barrel; earthy; dry fruit; very mellow but robust. No alcohol besides a bit o’ warmth. Good. I’ve been disappointed by blends but this was good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 28, 2012
330ml bottle thanks to Pittsburghkid! Solid stout. Chocolate, barrel, slight tartness in the aroma, port, and dark stone fruits. Such a great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilliGose (3269) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 Notes of plastic, burnt roast, belgian chocolate, and doughy dark chocolate. grainy. Not too bad. Better than expected.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
Poured into a snifter. 3.5 A: Black color. Two and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is good, but no lacing is left. 3.5 S: Moderate supple roastiness and nearly as much toastiness. Chocolate comes next, then the port, which is surprisingly not that vinous. Light coffee, light cherry, prune, and raisin. Light Belgian yeast spiciness. Smokiness to round things off. 3.0 T: Much more vinous than the nose suggests and also much more astringent. Roasted barley with notes of char and ash. Strong port vinousity, light vanilla and oak from the barrels, and tannic astringency to follow. Chocolate, cherry, raisin, tobacco, and prune. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good active carbonation. The creaminess of Kate comes out, which I love, but the astringency leaves a harsh aftertaste. 3.0 D: Not quite sure how this is getting the reviews it is. I think this is far from spectacular. There are some good flavors in there, but also plenty of bad ones. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-09-2012 00:00:24

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4232) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2012
Bottle, shared with Palme and Inbreak. Black Albert marries Kate the Great? This is promising indeed. :-) To the eyes: a medium creamy light beige head crowns the otherwise jet black body. To the nose: leather, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice and hints of dark berries, mocha and alcohol. Smooth. In the mouth: dark berries, espresso, licorice and hints of ashes and dark chocolate. Very nice and very smooth, with a velvety, thick mouthfeel; Struise brewing magic in a nutshell. A really great beer you should not hesitate buying if the opportunity arises. Now I gotta try and get my hands on Kate the Great! :-)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2012
Head: rocky, foamy, dark beigish grey
Colour: black
Smell: tad irony/bloody, lots of chocolat malts, yeasty, dry, bit of hops, kinda boozey
Taste: starts out with heavy dark malts, slight touch of yeast and a mild chocolat flavour, then a boozey kinda caramelic/fudge flavour comes in, end is bit sweet en dry , aftertaste is bitter and a bit earthy. not bad


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