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style
Formerly brewed at De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 270   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.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14622) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle from Struise Bruges Beershop. Pours very black with a huge creamy dark tan head. Id swear its got blueberry in the aroma. Its certainly berry, and not very reddish. Full bodied. Flavor is very dark berry with strongly burnt malt. Its smooth. Heat is definitely present. But its a very different beer, and that doesnt matter. Its a beer that makes one think and think and think. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (5451) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2012
very dark brown color, blueberry chocolate pie, moderately sweet, very intense, slightly tart nose. Wow. Full bodied, slightly tart, prunes, blueberry, chocolate. Lingering blueberry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (9767) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle, thanks to Baggio. Blueberry, chocolate nose, some phenols. High carbonation, but it is fine and light. Woody finish, big berry flavor, tons of berries, like a framboise with chocolate added. Not very stout-like, but tasty as hell.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4216) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle at home in Skvde. Black beer with a big tanned head. Vanilla, tar, coffee, chocolate, malty and licorice aroma. Licorice, vanilla, chocolate, figa, spicy and some woody notes flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2628) - JAPAN - SEP 15, 2012
A soft chocolate farmhouse inspired nose greets on opening this. Flavour really springs on to the palate initially - lots of wild berries, some cchocolate and roast. Doesnt seem overly cohesive, but the soft round body holds it together, even if it is slightly unattenuated. Nice little beer, especially considering it is 11%!.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18837) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Black beer with a beautiful rich brownish head that is very lasting. Malty dark chocolate aroma, quite roasted, vanilla, roasted, licorice, figs, cocoa, some tar. Dark chocolate flavor, roasted, peat, cocoa, woody notes, berries, some alcohol, figs, cream notes, licorice and spicy chilli notes. Long bitter chocolate finish with figs, peat and licorice. Rather interesting beer. Heavy but still drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (7481) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
33cl bottle. It pours a super dark brown / almost black colour with a big beige head. Lasting foam. Aroma is roasted malts, booze, smoky wood, raisin, figs and plums. Taste is sweet up front with a good amount of bitternes to cut through it. Malty, caramely but woody and roasty at the same time. Notes of dried dark fruits and hints of booze. Mouthfeel is quite thick qith good carbonation. Overall, very very good RIS, but not the best for sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (8582) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle from Etre Gourmet webshop. Pours black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of dark fruits, port and raisins. Taste is super smooth, light roasted,coffee and liquorice, lovely company this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6138) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
(330cl bottle during RBWG) deep borwn pour, tan wispy bubbles. Nose of raisin, medium chocolate, a bit herbal. Taste of dark chocolate, raisin, berry, a bit burnt, really just ok for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2012
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours black with a big, foamy tan head that leaves thick lacing. The aroma has an interesting blend of sweet fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, cherry, raisins, and candi sugar. The flavor has medium roasted malts, chocolate, cherry and berries, caramel, candi sugar and alcohol. This is on the thinner side for the style.


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