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

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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of Struise Black Albert and Portsmouth Brewing Kate the Great Russian Imperial Stout.


Leighton's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle at THE Sour and Saison Tasting, London. Thanks to Bruce for keeping the tasting going long after the sours and saisons had been drank. Pours black-brown with a creamy, beige cap. Tangy chocolate nose. Big sweet flavor though not at all cloying, with baking cocoa, moderate alcohol, dark berries and raisins in particular. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with dry chocolate, more dark and dried fruits. Great stuff, nicely balanced.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (3125) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle shared by Buckeyeboy, thank you! Dark brown color, near black, with a thin ring of creamy tan head. Roasty and sweet aroma, dark fruits, smoke, and chocolate. Very sweet taste accented with faint smoke and little bits of dark fruit. Layers of flavor. Very rich. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3309) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle share. Big rich Imperial Stout, with a Belgian flare. Rich stout with a yeasty (Belgian) overtone.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (4436) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2016
330ml bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. nose is roast malts lots of barrel ash and smoke. Taste is roast malts ashtray barrel note chocolate lots of sweetness. So happy to have gotten to try all 4 of the beers. Kate black Albert the beer and the other kabert.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndrewC (349) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
KAB no. 42. I believe Harrisoni bought this for me a couple of years ago whilst we were on a stag-do in Bruges. Anyway, pours lovely like. Deep cream coffee red head that settles to a patchy creme brulee. Great in the mouth - nice and soft. Flavours are subtle and powerful at the same time. Lots of blackjack sweets flavours and the big vinous hit of an imperial stout (with the body of a porter). Really good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1895) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours opaque black with thick tan head. Nose mineral, light chocolate, some cherry. Taste initial dark fruit then moderate bitter chocolate. Some mineral and chalky flavors. Moderate roast then cherry, dark fruit on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3647) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. 2011 vintage. Opaque black liquid with huge, foamy tan head. Aroma of port wine, licorice, wood, smoke, light tomato purée, chocolate and light peat. Some light smokey phenols too. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of licorice, wood and port wine. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty nice but probablt too old for it’s own good. Bit phenolic too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (6745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
*Old rating, best before 29.12.2016. Schön tief-malziges, schön intensiv-trockenes dunkel-fruchtiges Bier. Dunkle Früchte, leichte alkoholische Noten. Lecker.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
Soft on the tongue, caramel, raisins, vinous notes, slight roast, oily character like an aged Black Albert but with more depth. Great beer offering powerful flavours and silky mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mutz (802) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
heel donker van kleur en een mooie bruinige kraag. Ruikt naar drop, rozijnen,kruidig, smaakt idem. Dikke structuur, volle smaak. Goed bier,ergens tussen de smaak van pannepot en black albert in. De rijping op portvaten haal ik er niet uit.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bontus (714) - Flanders, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2015
Pours pitch black, like red wine with black ink. Head is creamy brown, very sticky, very smelly, very impressive. Aroma’s: Hazelnuts, almonds, wood, vanilla, kandi sugar, caramel, toffee, banana, licorice, chocolate, coffee, ruby port... Mouth feel is oily thick but not too lively, no alcohol or yeast in it (or at least seemingly). After taste is sticky bitter with roasted malts and eventually some alcohol starts warming my throat and tongue. Finish is very long... After a while my mouth and tongue got saturated and I could really only enjoy a few sips beyond that point. This beer is beyond awesome for tasting, but hard to drink.


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