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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7539) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2013
split with travlr. whos appearently * for a day for a full month .. pours black . big bubbled white foam. smell is coffee-ish. bit to high carbo. light mouthfeel. very burnt malts in the taste. almost smokey... ok, but id like it a bit thicker

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours thick and black with a huge brown head. This was a gusher. The nose has a distinct roasted coffee character with some very slight tart esthers from the barrel and some small grassiness. The flavor is somewhat sweet but has a good bitter presence as well. It's not very pronounced, somewhat dull. The mouthfeel is over the top lively. Overcarbonated. The body is light and the finish is somewhat abrupt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 2/17/2013 Total Score: 3.2
Pours dark and black with a thin tan head. The nose is some wood and coffee, but unfortunately a lot of metallic from oxidation. The taste is sweet but has a slight tart profile from oxidation. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The body is light and the finish is long. I think this bottle has gone to long. Sad really because the best before date is August 2013. It's not infected just not what it was. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9912) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle sample, thanks Carlo Brune fonce, col crmeux, caf au lait. Arme prsente un beau bouquet malt, caf, caramel, note de grains et lger houblonnage avec une effluve certaine de caf, sans pour cela me laiss dcouvrir le profil du chne. Palais de malt grill, caf avec un ajout lger rappelant le porto et ici le mrissage en barrique se fait plus prsent. Garde cependant un profil trs belge avec ce ct de Irish moss et une fine amertume en arrire bouche. Reste sec avec une carb moyenne se terminant sur un ct porto-fruit rouge moyen, lger caramel et pointe sucre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (8781) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pours dark brown with a huge frothy tanned head. Aroma of light roasted malts and coffee. Taste is light roasted, moderate sweet malts, smooth palate, chocolate and coffee. NIce enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9880) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2012
Thick beige-greige head over black beer. Coffee, very roasted, alcohol despite the unassuming 7% ABV. Tad of vanilla. Roasted-light bitter, but with a serious sweetish-malty basis. Coffeebeans, but yet not overly coffeeish. Feels rather well-carbonated, very slick to viscous, light alcoholwarming, very dry. Basic, if compared to the Damnation series, but still a very good stout.
Earlier Rating: 10/26/2008 Total Score: 3.8
Small but persistent yellow-brown head over near black beer with reddish reflections. Sweet, alcohol, fusels, fruits preserved in alcohol. Sweet flavours, with liquorice mainly, but followed by curry flavour in the finish, exotic spices, peppery indeed. Well-bodied, grist-slickness, wheat-like slickness, sticky. That’s a nice one, guys! I can agree with strong porter, but Imperial... not really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (15575) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 19, 2012
330ml bottle (Belgobaren, Stockholm) - batch 14
Slight coffee and dark fruit aroma, in particular prune. Almost watery drinkable palate, a little flat. Had no head, no matter how I poured it. However, it was a nice dark black though, glass like obsidian. Sharp dark beery bite from the burnt roast. Maybe a hint of actual acidity too. Quite easy to drink, certainly no sign of 7%. Early finish has more sharp dark berries, then plum, and then softens to the chocolate/cocoa again. A pleasant strong porter, but not worth the 24e (195SEK) that we paid. Anna thinks this is a 3.8, but I refuse to budge above 3.6.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14021) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle at Belgobaren, Stockholm. It pours jet black, with a thin tan head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, toasted coconut and dark fruit (particularly prune and blackcurrant). The taste is rich coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, charcoal, some dark fruit and toasted coconut, with a dry-roasted finish. Some alcohol warmth present. Medium-full body and moderate-high carbonation. Good balance and flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2012
330 ml bottle - bottled August 2008 - pours deep brwon with reddish hints. Faint hrey brownish head. Aroma of coffe, liquorice, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce. Light body, no carbonation, salty taste of coffee and caramel. Special but not entirely my cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (12031) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
shared by ungstrup at ungstrup tasting. roasted malty aroma, notes of licorice, wood, faint malty and syruppy notes. flavor is roasted malty, sourish, dark fruity,slightly tart, i think perhaps slightly infected, still very complex and flavor is great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1245) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle thanks to Jeffo. Tasted 09/08/2011. Pours cola black, thin tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma features ground coffee, heavy roast, chocolate malts, mild vanilla sweetness at the periphery. At this point, however, the beer is somewhat infected, with a taste of tart, sour oak, quite in contrast to the nose, mild bitterness in the finish, but a nice round chocolate aftertaste, some vanilla, perhaps a somewhat redeeming feature. Thin in the mouth, but smooth. I was hoping for better, but this bottle had not held up well. Drink em if you got em, doubt theres room for improvement.

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