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


on tap


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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
A blend of Struise Black Albert and Portsmouth Brewing Kate the Great Russian Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
At my place with Taylor, Justin, Kristen, and Matt. Pours black, light lacing. Aroma is beautiful sweet fig, refined bourbon. Taste is a light cardboard, old roasted malt, dark fruits. Mouthfeel, sticky, full, lowing carb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (2459) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a dark brown with tan head. Oak, cherry, chocolate, and some roasted malt on the nose, complex; follows onto the palate. Finishes a little hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (9824) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle @ Schraevenacker, Belgium. Pours pitch black with 1 finger dence and creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, little yeast, coffee, chocolate, kaluha, port, wood. Flavor is rather sweet, malty, yeast, caramel, wood, port, kaluha, light spice, hints of pepper, dark fruits, raisin, plums. Medium to full body, average carbonation. Rather sweet beer, but still easy to drink. 010814

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Idiosynkrasie (6173) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2014
330ml bottle. [European ’Tour de quitter’ or ’Trauerzug durch die Gemeinde der ausgeschiedenen Nachbarn’ part two: Belgium]. Opaque darkest brown colour with late awakening, huge, thick, firm, frothy to creamy, long lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Intense, chocolately dark malty aroma, yeasty overtones add a decent amount of fruitiness, hints of red and dark berries, plum, raisin, also some vanilla. Taste is chocolately dark malty, interspersed with yeasty proliferation, fruity hints of dark berries, plum, also some oak and vanilla, some treacle, peppery yeast spiciness; oily texture, sticky palate. If you are inclined to divide beer country into three regions and allocate a genuine, special strength to any of these three areas, you might arrive at the following arrangement: Germany (malt), United States (hop), and Belgium (yeast). So you know what is unique about this Imperial Stout. (If you don’t have a clue: Danish is wrong - sorry for that).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4630) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2014
At Zeebra II. Almost totally black pour, with a small brown head, low retention, light lacing on the glass. Aroma has wine notes, some roasted malts, faint chocolate. Nice taste, roasted malts but also vinous notes and berries, traces of chocolate. Bitter aftertaste. Medium thick body, good carbonation, very dry on the palate. A very good imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (511) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. nice balanced mix

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3875) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Good imperial stout, balanced and rich and all. Yet, I feel that mixing two great beers is cheating. This ain’t brewing, this is mixing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (2274) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en casa beni bar en septiembre de 2013. De zombier. Kab no.42 ris. Vintage 2011 aged in port barrels. Rusian imperial stout con cuerpo intenso y 11.5 vol que se notan perfectamente dándole un fuerte carácter, que junto con los sabores de maderas tostadas del barril y los toques ligeramente dulces y alicorados del vino oporto la convierten en muy muy interesante. Bastante buena, para repetir claro.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (1548) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 6, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 33cl, une couleur brune très noire et peu de mousse à peine un entrefilet sur la surface, une bière très complexe avec une attaque sur le café au lait intense et qui continue très longtemps avec une continuité sur le Porto, cette longueur apporte un côté noix très agréable, un must encore...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (1612) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 5, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur noir profond. Fine mousse marron. Arômes café et Porto. Complexe et équilibrée. On sent bien alcool. Superbe !

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