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


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Well known card play throughout the globe, famous black Swedish condom on the other hand, and now a Porter brewed for Jack Pano at Belgobaren. ""MOTVERKAR TRISTESS"" is Swedish for ""Prevent boredom"". After a lot of development trials, some even with the whole Monks crew next to the kettles, we finally launched this Porter aged on oak. Jack will happily propose this ale to friends, relatives, family & clients...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (9211) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2017
12/III/17 - 75cl bottle @ ElManana+1s place - BB: 30/XI/17 (2017-382)

Clear dark brown beer, aery irregular beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, vanilla notes, dried fruits, some chocolate. MF: lively carbon, medium body. Taste: malty, grains, sweet, caramel, bit sourish, watery. Aftertaste: bit oxidized, sourish, bit sweet, caramel, sugary, malty, chocolate, not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2017
Can at home, brought by tderoeck/Erwin, thanks! Very thin, some chocolate, light alcohol/(port?), not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Batavi (382) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2016 Geproefd tijdens proeverij, 75 cl. fles, uitgeschonken in Struise BD glaasje. Zwartbruin bier met met nog steeds een redelijk goede carbonatie met een bescheiden beige schuimkraag. Rijk aroma van koffie, chocolade en donker gedroogd fruit als rozijnen, pruimen en vijgen. Heeft ook florale geuren, tabak en houtige tonen. De smaak is heel mild met een zacht mondgevoel, heel makkelijk drinkbaar, de alcohol is vrijwel volledig verborgen. Interessant smaakpallet heeft deze porter van Struise. Iets droog en houtig, maar goed gebalanceerd door de zoete kandijsuiker en de fruitige smaken van zwarte bessen. Zit ook een zuurtje in door de rijping op eiken vaten. Verder chocolade, rozijnen en wijnachtige, portachtige elementen door de lagering op portvaten en het bewaren en verder rijpen op de fles, houdbaarheidsdatum was tot 30-11-2017. Bijzonder om deze behoorlijk zeldzame porter die bestemd was voor de Zweedse markt van Struise te kunnen proeven. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12532) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle at kulminator. Pours black, nose is musty toffee, light chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, light roast, little sour, hasnt aged too well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (1612) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
light beige head leaves some lacing. cola coloured. aroma of nuts, some anise, boozy, sweetish, bit of leather. taste is roasted malts, little taste really with a slight bitter finish. thin body and aggressive carbonation. porto? where? bottle 75cl / bbf oct-2017

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (5116) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2015 Imperial porter brewed for a Swedish customer since 2008. Thinnish, creamy, beige head, very deep and dark ruby red colour, practically black. Coffee and whisky notes in the nose and especially a very strong (and in the end somewhat bothersome) suggestion of baco (cocktail of white rhum with coke), along with caramel, tobacco, dried leaves, blue cheese, dates, peat, dried leaves, raisins. Dark taste of candied dates and raisins with a full, oily mouthfeel, malty and smooth, caramel, hazelnuts, in the finish lightly alcohol and lightly roasted but not very bitter, rather that baco sweetness lingering. Interesting but I like their imperial stouts better and I hate rhum with coke, so this weird resemblance to it did put me off a bit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
martin00sr (3437) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Bottle: Motverka Tristesse. Murky, very dark brown. Roasted, sourish aroma. Taste the same, dusty. Low carb. Strange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (5274) - Snderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Bottle as Struise Black Jack Motverkar Tristess. Pours murky very dark brown with airy light tan head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel and fruit. Sourish flavour of off-grain, with notes of malt and coffee, with a dusty finish. Off? Needs re-rating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Inbreak (5358) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2014
18.03.2014, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Soft gusger. Big slightly fizzy longlasting head. Aroma is mild, almost a little neutral, dark malts, roasted coffee, hay, caramel, roasted grain, chocolate, hints of unripe banana. Taste is neutral and harsh metallic, dark malts, burnt coffee, hay, oak, paper, burnt caramel, roasted grain. Medium bitterness, wery thin metallic mouthfeel, very high carbonation. Meh!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (5653) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle from trade with 77ships. Pours an near-black, ultra-deep brown body with a huge rocky off-white head. Nose is caramel, chocolate, dark malts, bread dough and hints of herbs and black currants. Taste is dark chocolate, lightly roasted bread, herbs, wood and hints of black currants, cocoa and faint vanilla. Medium body and a slightly too high carbonation/head development. Pretty smooth as always from Struise, but not quite "up there" with some of their best stuff. Still a rather nice beer, all in all.

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