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


on tap

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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle in train, Belgium - Going from ACBF 2012. Pitch black - nice brown head. Burned. Dry burned. Berries. Carcoal. Fruity. Port wine. Oakey. Wooden. Tarmac notes. Nice hoppy. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a cloudy opaque black with a light brown head. Sweet roasty nose, lots of raisins up there too, almost rummy. Solid body, sweet roast, but the dark dried fruits dominate, lots of dark chocolate - even marzipan and cherry, all stuff you wouldn’t really expect in an Imperial Stout. But this is....different. Roasty finish with quite some warming alcohol. Very enjoyable. 030312

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2012 33cl, Vintage 2011, at 11.5%Vol, new exclusive collab. brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex Stout, roasted/vinous and slightly spicy/woody, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, top class!, yet expensive

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4314) - Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle shared during RBWG 2012
Black with a small tan head and some lacing. Roasted malts, metallic, woody and chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (5080) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2012
33cl bottle courtesy of Kermis, shared with Kermis. Thin off white head. Deep dark pour. Lovely lovely beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4796) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle from Struisse beer shop. Black pour with brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts and wood. Sweet dark chocolate flavour with a little caramel and alcohol in the finish. Thick oily mouthfeel. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1516) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
33cl bottle from RBWG- Nose is dark grape, wood,chocolate..Taste is wood, chocolate malts,vanilla, light smoke...palate is medium and slick..super solid

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 27, 2012
33cl bottle, from the Struise Shop in Brugge. Pours black, with a brown head. Smells of heavy chocolate malts, a hint of sweet dark fruits; overall, mostly subtle aromas other than the malt. Tastes roasted, with a heavy dark-chocolate sweetness, medium espresso bitter, and some alcoholic warming. I don’t taste anything more than a hint of the Port casks; it’s a subtle afterthought in the alcoholic finish. Full bodied. Finishes dry and slightly bitter with a long duration. Texture is oily. It’s quite good, but not as impressive as I would have expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Huge thanks to forgetfu. Bottle pours deep brown/black with a khaki head. Aroma shows moderate roast, chocolate, tobacco, oak, ash, and some definite port character that begins to develop as it warms. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of vanilla, cherry, and raspberry jam. Overall body is full and finishes with nice roasted character as well as some well hidden alc. Outstanding blend that truly begins to shine if you allow it to warm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3372) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small beige head and spotty lacing. The aroma is smoke and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with roast and alcohol burn. A good Imperial stout from de Struise.

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