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

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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of Struise Black Albert and Portsmouth Brewing Kate the Great Russian Imperial Stout.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2195) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2012
33cl bottle from Kamiel, batch 42 - and I’m drinking it on towel day! Dark brown with a creamy, one finger mocha head that settles to a nice swirl across the top of the beer throughout the drink. Some roasted malts, tannins and alcohol, faint vegetables, chocolate. Velvet smooth although the alcohol presence creates a bite that stops it from being silky throughout; full body and moderate to low carbonation. Somewhat sweet (gets lots of port, fruit and chocolate on the taste - more so then the aroma), finish has a lot of tannins, alcohol, fruit and chocolate (unfortunately somewhat like chocolate covered fruit which just doesn’t do it for me). All that being said its still a tasty beer its just got some flaws that stop it from being great.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1993) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2012
Pours a super dark brown/ black with a lofty dark tan head. Smells of port, rich dark malt, a bit roasty. Tastes of deep dark fruit, roasted dark malt, port, some wood ending in sweet and dry. Medium body and smooth. A very interesting beer that is quite complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5045) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2012
From bottle at Kulminator. Almost black with a thick capuccino head. Molasses, sweet milky aroma. In the mouth complex sweet caramel, good fruity balance, milky notes. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
[Bottle] Pours deep brown with a wispy, creamy tan head. Aroma is light portwine, light roast, some solvent, and a touch of chocolate. The flavor is mostly roast, some light chocolate, a lot of alcohol, and a touch of solvent. Just okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1978) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle thanks to Levi! Dark black with a whisp of a thin tan head. Coffee and smoky. Quite nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle @ Kulminator. Black coloured beer with a huge dence brown head. Rather unexpected light aroma with some sweet yeasty and fruity malty esters. Full palate. Finish is bitter and heavy sweet yeasty with fruity and herby hints. Touches of light roasted malts and bitter alcohols. Heavy! Overdone?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Forgetfu!! Pours dark brown with a red bue and tan head. Aroma is chocolate, truffle and red wine?? Taste is sweet and bitter/roasty. Full bodied with a dry finish. Good, but not my favorite IMP stout by a long shot.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
Bottled. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, alcohol, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, choccolate, alcohol, roasted malt, and cocoa beans, leading to a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (901) - 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_ (3274) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 330 ml bottle bought @ Être 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.


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