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


on tap

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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
A blend of Struise Black Albert and Portsmouth Brewing Kate the Great Russian Imperial Stout.

Leighton's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15280) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndrewC (338) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1732) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3097) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (6219) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mutz (749) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bontus (707) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2015
From notes. Tasted on 10/21/12 from a capped 330mL bottle. Pours thick and dark cola brown with a slow forming, but thick brown head that leaves thick, even lace. The nose is dark chocolate syrup with a lightly fruity characteristic, very dark and roasted. The flavor is darkly roasted, tons of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, and just a touch of fruity port sweetness. The body is full with average carbonation and a long bitter coffee and vinous finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
The_Osprey (4165) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 Bottle, 2011 vintage, aged in port barrels. Black, decent foamy tan head lasts a few minutes. Aroma is raspberry chocolate, light port character, background coffee. Body is medium, medium carbonation, initially quite foamy but becomes richer over time. Taste is spicy, chocolate, red wine. Long tannic finish with dark chocolate creaminess. Semisweet. No alcohol presence. Wow. Really lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1811) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle from trade ages ago, I think stakem? Poured black with thinning dark tan head. Aroma is pretty fruity grape dark fruits. Med light carb med bod. Bitter choc raisin, char, barrel fruity taste. interesting, lots going on.

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