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91
style
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 660   ABV: 22%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of Kate The Great (10.79% ABV) and Black Albert (13% ABV), brewed by master brewer Todd Mott of the Portsmouth Brewery in USA and Urbain Coutteau of Struise. This time our beer was fractionally frozen to -15 ° C over a period of 20 days. This method allows the water which is present in beer, slowly but surely to be separated from the alcohol, and allowing the volume % to rise. Another Eisbock process but modified a la Struise, still allows the result to be called beer. "Special K" has previously been aged 10 months in Noval Port barrels before undergoing the Eisbock process.

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4.2
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2012

Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dark dark black colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, light alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, licorice, portwine. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Hidde the alcohol very well ... Nice beer ;O) [20120511]

3.6
yespr (45443) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
From tap. Pours pitch black wit a small tan head. Aroma is dense malty and dark chocolate, roasted. Smooth roasted and liqourice. Dense malty and roasted, liqourice. Smooth and dark malty finish.

4.1
joergen (28108) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012 Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of stearine. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, licorice and dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted finish.

4
anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2012
Draft @ CBC 2012. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma with hints of dark fruit. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice with hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

3.9
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
15th March 2015
Almost opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Palate is viscous and quite silky but still has good fine carbonation. Rich dark malts, soft and thick. A bit of coffee liqueur and dark chocolate liqueur. Trace of marmite. Spice. Very mild wood. A little blackcurrant and surpressed red berry fruits. Malt cream before a smooth and slightly spicy finish. Impressively drinkable for a 22% beer. I remain frustrated with Struise, they appear to have retreated from most of Europe and the few beers that do make their way out are nothing like as good as this.

3.8
Travlr (24745) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Draft at 17th Kerstbierfest at Essen, rated in English. Syrrupy stuff, as black as Urbain’s soul. ;-) variegated brown head with great retention. Aroma of chocolate covered biscuits, licorice, vanilla, burnt espresso. Taste is straightforward alcohol and coffee. Boozy compared to other dark twists from Struise.

4.1
Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
Tap at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours black with a thick, beige cream head. Like topping. Nose holds musty cocoa, earth and roast. Medium sweet with lots of dirt, earth, some dark fruits, some baking cocoa. Very mellow considering the ABV. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Mild warming finish with earth, raisins, cocoa. Nice, and inordinately mellow.

4
Rasmus40 (20643) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
CBC. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 110512

3.5
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pitch black beer with a nice brown head. Chocolate aroma, roasted, malty, some grass. Licorice flavor, fruity, sourish, alcohol, vinous, figs. Fruity finish, vinous, chocolate.

4
chrisv10 (17427) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Black with little brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, medium sweet, dark fruits and warming.


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