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Kabert - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 108
Gots: 67 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-03-2012)
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Photo of RWNay
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

RWNay, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

According to the bottle this is a RIS that was blended out of Kate the Great and Black Albert then aged in port barrels…. woa! Not sure exactly but based on several other reviews of bottles mentioned a 330 ML bottle, so I'll go with that, poured into a Duvel stemmed Tulip Glass. Pours out of the glass brown but makes it's way closer to black as it rises up in the glass. Coffee with a touch of cream colored head that basically sticks around the whole time various sized bubbles. Great lacing from both the head and the liquid itself that, sort of a nice syrupy effect.

Smell is outstanding. Nice and roasty, sweet, rich, fairly robust, and finishes fruity. Starts with a sweeter style of very dark chocolate with tones. A little bit of fresh cut grass and then some strong fruits (various grapes, cherries), maybe some tobacco, and finishes with a hint of brown sugar.

Taste is unbelievable, here's were you can tell it's a port barrel aged beer, I'm not always a fan of that, but they nailed this one. Plenty of sweet and bitter chocolate, not as strong of a coffee tone, but still some mild roasted tones and some over toasted dark crunchy grains. Plenty of both dark dehydrated and red fruits (figs, cherries, raisons, grapes…). Some nice wood oaky and vanilla earthy and leathery tones that don't get too bitter either. Possibly a little bit of licorice as well towards the end.

Mouthfeel is perfect. Full bodied, great carbonation level. Starts smooth and works its way to a niiice dry bitter earthy finish, like a high class dry red wine that gets you right at the ends of your jaw. Woody at the end with some natural vanilla feeling sweetness. Bold without feeling like you have to chew it, not too heavy. Great slow sipper, but this is by choice and sheer determination, you can easily drink this way faster if you're not careful. Alcohol is well hidden. Very upset this is my only beer here. I don't know why this beer isn't talked boat more, it's wonderful. Thanks Ron for an absolutely KILLER extra!

AndyAvalanche, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Gonzoillini, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of ajcormier
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

ajcormier, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of 77black_ships
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 Rating. Rated shortly after the release of this beer.

33 cl. bottle @ home / purchased @ Sruise store in Bruges: black with a real mocha, coffee head, that is one lovely head / smells like chocolate, mocha, barrel, porto, touch berries / taste is very creamy, plenty of vanilla mocha, chocolate, ice-cream, dark fruits, followed by barrel, porto, touch porto, hint sour berries / excellent basebeer or just “beer” because this is close to BD XI in terms of deliciousness, this is a lovely beer, could use more love.

77black_ships, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of ThreeFishes
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

ThreeFishes, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of kif
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

kif, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Ciocanelu, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of tommyguz
4/5  rDev -4.3%

tommyguz, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with some edge transparency. Huge khaki head. Lasts a long time. Thick collar.

Smell - Very porty. Chocolate and red wine. Very nice.

Taste - The wine flavor is strong here too. Chocolate and dark coffee. Chalky finish. A little sweet.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Not as heavy as I thought it might be.

Overall - Delicious port wine flavor. Another winning stout from Struise.

Alieniloquium, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

largadeer, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of simoen
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

simoen, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of unclekeith
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

unclekeith, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of MikeReserva
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330 ml Bottle into Struise Glass

A. Deep black, smooth, with a nice beige head that hangs around and drops slowly.

S. Malts, coffee, small hint of vanilla, dark fruits, licorice. Boozy.

T. Roasted malts, coffee, a hint of port although very subtle, and there's some oak as well. Some dark fruits. Nice long & bitter ending. I never had Kate The Great but there is definitely Black Albert in this bad boy. Very tasty.

M. Smooth mouthfeel, not too thick. Only a very little carbonation.

O. A brilliant collaborated stout with a rich, complex yet balanced character. The barrel ageing adds a nice extra, this time no bourbon, which results in a surprising, unique beer. Grab it when you see it.

MikeReserva, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml Bottle: BBD 30 Aug 2017, poured carefully into my Westvleteren chalice on 5 Aug 2013 during a Belgian Beer Tasting Evening I hope with myself.

Looked impressive in the chalice: dark moody and rich, the tan head sitting there like the raised portion of your mum's best ever rice pudding.

The malts give of intense coffee and chocolate notes into the nose: these carry on with extra strength into the taste. tries to be sweet, but the yeast and hops just about control the malts and keep the flavours in check, sweetness wise at least. The Port Barrel aging does come through a little, with a mild wine hint within the overall flavour, but you have to really search for it, or at least I had too.

Good mouth feel to this brew: thank's to Ian Harrison for this bottle.

BlackHaddock, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of CypherEnigma
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

CypherEnigma, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Daniellobo
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Daniellobo, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of davey101
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

davey101, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of cpetrone84
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour is jet black with tons of creamy dense caramel colored head. Nose is light, roast and dark chocolate with berry sweetness behind. Taste is more bright, soft roast, maybe a touch of sweetness from the port but a lot of Kate mid palate on. A decent milk chocolate runs through mid palate as well. Sweetness dominates with virtually no barrel and a tinge of alcohol in the finish. Fair amount carbonation on a creamy full body. The balance is done pretty well, nothing overly special and lack of barrel.

cpetrone84, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of quetzal013
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

quetzal013, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Bonko_the_sane
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Bonko_the_sane, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of jwat
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

jwat, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of jlisuk
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

jlisuk, Jun 27, 2013
Kabert from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.