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Kabert - De Struise Brouwers

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Reviews: 79
Hads: 216
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 106
Gots: 73 | FT: 5
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De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-03-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 79 | Hads: 216
Photo of warnerry
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at Kulminator

A - Pours pitch black with two fingers of tan head. Head has amazing retention and leaves nice lacing.

S - Starts off with a slightly musty aroma, but quickly, chocolate, dark fruits and a bit of smoke come through.

T - Depp roasted malts and big chocolate taste with dark fruits and a vinous character. Creamy milk chocolate mixes with some bittersweet chocolate. Also some sweet port taste and a bit of smoke. Very nice.

M - Thick and creamy mouthfeel that finishes with roasted bitterness.

O - Nice blending of Black Albert. Maintains some of the quad-like characters of Black Albert. Very tasty. (625 characters)

Photo of jethrodium
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

33 cl bottle. Pours a dark black with a small tan chocolate head the disappears pretty quickly. The aroma is fruity, with some plum and wine apparent. There is also some light chalk, a bit of roastiness, some coffee, and light alcohol. Taste is sweet and also quite chalky. There is plum, wine, light chocolate, and roastiness. The finish has a bit of alcohol and leaves a chalky aftertaste. Medium body. Low carbonation. Pretty disappointing. This could have been a pretty good beer, but it was just way too chalky. (516 characters)

Photo of mothman
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Ryan for sharing this one!

Pours a thick tan head. Good retention. Color is black.

Aroma: A lot of port up front. Raisins, molasses, plums, and other dark fruits. Belgian yeast. Cocoa and chocoalte. Oaky with vanilla.

Taste: Port and oak spiral flavors. Raisins, plums, and molasses again. Vanilla with a lot of barrel flavors. Belgian yeast. Cocoa. Light roast. Pretty malty.

Mouthfeel: Velvety and warming. Full bodied with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry and roasty.

Overall, this was quite the surprise. Lots of great port flavors. A good amount of kate with not an overpowering amount of albert. Solid brew. (644 characters)

Photo of gford217
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle.

Pours pitch black with a big, thick ran head that shows excellent retention and lacing.

The aroma is big and sweet with the port definitely coming through as well as dark chocolate, heavily roasted malts and some Belgian yeast sweetness.

Taste is sweet as well with dark fruits, licorice and cocoa powder. The backbone is heavily roasted malts but the overall character is highly vinous with lots of oak and port sweetness.

Mouthfeel is slick with soft carbonation and heavily influenced by the port barrel.

This is a really good beer but not up there with my favorites in the style. The port barrel is highly evident and lends a sweetness to the beer that seems fairly fruit-heavy. (700 characters)

Photo of dgilks
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black with a thick, creamy head. Good head retention. Great legs.

Big chocolate aroma with plenty of port and oak. A little sweet but rounded and awesome.

Big and chocolatey on the palate with a whole lot of wood coming through. There is definitely some port here and it adds a nice, fruity overlay to the ashy base beer. Well integrated and tasty.

Big, thick and oily with moderate carbonation. Really nice and creamy on the palate.

This is a big stout but it is sufficiently restrained to be thoroughly enjoyable. The big body, restrained but present bitterness and a great malt and barrel character makes this awesome. (631 characters)

Photo of Doodler
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at Bill's Big Stout tasting aside a 2011 KTG and a Struise Double Black. Poured a pitch black with a thin tan head and decent lacing.

Nose is dark chocolate, bread and roasted malts.

Taste starts with coffee and a light oak flavors. Offers up dark fruits along with hints of cocoa nibs, vanilla and sweet, boozy port notes. The side by side was the way to go - as it brought out the Struise and Kate elements to notice.

The mouthfeel was oily and medium bodied. Had a thin, slighlty bitter finish

Overall decent, with bready euro elements taking over the big chocolate flavors that Kate usually holds. (618 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from the webshop. Served in a Struise cervoise.

A - Ample mocha foam with superb retention eventually settles to a thick cap, but lacing is spare. Body is near-black, displaying only the faintest brown tinge to it.

S - Plenty of milk chocolate, light roast, lots of vinous port notes, and some implied coffee - I'm guess from the combination of roast and acidity. There's an undercurrent of Belgian yeast as well. If forced to speculate, I'd guess this is two-thirds Black Albert. In any case, it smells quite delicious.

T - The taste reveals more barrel influence, with some dry wood mid-palate before yielding to vinous, sweet port in the finish. Plenty of milk chocolate, honey cake, dark and red fruits, tobacco, and licorice, and only modest roast characteristics. Mild char and oak bitterness in the finish.

M - Silky smooth, full body, with a mouth-coating liquid chocolate character to it. Carbonation is low but present, and alcohol is present but never exceeds the listed 11.5%.

D - I crushed the entire 33cl bottle on my own and wanted more. A really excellent beer, with nice elements from both blend components working in harmony. Not the beer you'd drink all night, but something I'd gladly purchase again in the future. I liked this significantly more than the version brewed at Portsmouth. (1,317 characters)

Photo of metalgdog
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, now this is a man's beer! Pour is near black with a nice heady foam that lingers for a bit and leaves some lacing on the glass.

Has a delightful aroma of sweet chocolate and roasted malts. The port is noticeable as you get a slight but pleasant alcohol tinge on the nostrils as you take a whiff of this bad boy.

The port provides an exceptional backbone as you are sipping this. Pronounced chocolate flavor with some sweet maltiness makes this divine.

Decent body to this with good carbonation. Overall it is an exceptional beer - unique in many ways and a must try. Agree with the others in drinking this one near room temp. Just wish it wasn't so hard to obtain. (672 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle with No. 42 on the label.

It pours black with a 2 finger head of tan foam and does well with the lacing.

The aromas I get are Port, chocolate of the very sweet kind, and roasted malt.

The taste brings big chocolate sweet, a near domination flavour of Port, roasted malt, a hint or 2 of some bitter notes that's dark chocolate and coffee like, and more Port with a nice snap of vanilla. It's VERY warming but comforting.

Full bodied with sometimes medium, sometimes lightish levels of carbonation, this is a brew to relax and enjoy but I dare not drink back to back. This sucker is potent! (606 characters)

Photo of Mar02x
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A very black beer, poors like old engine oil. The head is bark brown and looks powerful.

S - Dark chocolate, wood, wine & coffee

T - This I have never tasted before! If one would tell me that there is plastic inside, I would say that is possible! This taste is so complex and interesting it is hard to find good words for it. Wood, oak, port, candy sugar, peat, chocolate, coffee, vanilla etc.

M - A medium carbonation and no bitterness. In the end there is some alcohol warmth. The body could have thicker to my opinion.

O - A good RIS, but slightly over the top, but now I am nagging. (594 characters)

Photo of claspada
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours nearly black and appears to be fairly thick based on a quick swirl, with a small mocha head that sticks around for a short while before falling into a thin collar.

The aromas begin more Black Albert forward with some light berry fruity notes from the Kate the Great. Chocolate, oak and light roast come through after that. You can definitely pick out each of the beers, though I think Black Albert makes a stronger showing in the nose mainly because of the Belgian yeast esters.

The tastes follow the nose, unfortunately, and the flavor profile doesn't quite meld as well as I had hoped. Light roast and oak, but only mild fruity port and chocolate notes from the Kate element. More dark fruit and Belgian yeast flavors emerge as it warms.

The mouthfeel is fairly full bodied with lighter levels of carbonation, which brings through a nice smooth and smooth finish.

Overall this was a nice beer, but I like each of the original base beers better on their own than in this blend. The blend removes the top characteristics of each beer, port-like fruit and chocolate with the Kate and big roast and Belgian dark fruity yeast esters. (1,143 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.36/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks for sharing this Rich (and shared again by Richard).

The beer is almost black in color with a surprising amount of tan foam. A really rough nose to this. Intense alcohol and roasted malt aromas are almost overwhelming. There is some dark fruit, maybe a bit of a port like sweetness and licorice. The flavor does not feature the alcohol quite so prominently, but it is certainly there. Roasted malt, licorice, raisins, and prunes are quite prevalent, too. Wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. (501 characters)

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 330mL bottle to snifter on 2/4/12
*From notes

-- Thanks for swappin', normyk --

A: More of a rich brown leather, with the center of it being dark and black. A standard pour yieelds a .5 finger head that's creamy in presentation. Both the collar and lacing are top shelf.

S: My God. It's like my nose landed right square in the middle of Wonka's factory. Chocolate dipped cherries overwhelm the bouquet. This is easily the highlight of a spectacular RIS.

T: Red vine fruit, as the port is all over this young BA RIS from the start. Kate makes her star appearance on the mid. The back to finish highlights all that is Black Albert. Delicious. The lasting quality that remains in my mouth is cherry and cocoa, and it lasts for a long damn time.

M: Very dense. Very rich. This drinks like liquid dessert. Just marvelous.

O: What a splendid beer. I really fell in love with Kabert, and sincerely hope that more folks get a chance to try this thing of beauty. Every component here shines, as do each of the two beers in their own right. Knowing how Kate ages, and how intense the port character is on this beer already, I'd recommend drinking this young, as I don't suspect this will age gracefully.

Two big thumbs held very high. Seek this out, and with haste.

*Please serve at or near room temperature for peak drinking conditions. (1,340 characters)

Photo of Sean9689
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into Narke tulip.

A - Pours black, tan-colored head, pretty frothy, thick collar, thin cap with some wisps here and there.

S - The dark fruity port notes are right up front which is followed by some milk chocolate sweetness and light roast. The booze is pretty smooth, really overtaken by the port and chocolate...impressive.

T - The port and milk chocolate work wonderfully together, and the light booze compliments the sweetness. A good amount of dark fruits, burnt sugars, light caramel, and the perfect dose of oak. The finish is light boozy sweetness, light char, and oak'd dark chocolate.

M - Full, rich and smooth, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - Well, color me very impressed! I'm truly surprised by this one, and it's definitely not the hype that allows me to praise this beer. I might say Struise has a lot of "misses", but I think this beer is a "home run". The port and chocolate sweetness are so good, while the booze is really well-hidden. Good stuff, guys! (996 characters)

Photo of cbeer88
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Three fingers of big chunky mocha head has nice staying power. Body is a very dark brown bordering onto true black . Thick lacing clings to the sides. Knockout appearance.

Smell: Dark chocolate dominates the nose, but we get some coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of nebulous fruity aroma. The fruits and port come out more as the beer gets nearer to room temp.

Taste: There's a lot going on, as it's a very complex beer with many layers that unravel over time. Chocolate, dark malts, and coffee are all there as would be expected from the stout. There's some dark fruit, raisins, plums, and Belgian yeast flavors that give a bit of quad angle to the beer. The sweet fruit from the port is very subtle, but there. The alcohol is well hidden but does let its presence be known from time to time. Then all of that gets wrapped into what is ultimately a bitter/roasted flavor with a twinge of fruity essence.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy. Medium to high carb, particularly for the style.

Drinkability: Nice - It's strong and a small bottle is a perfect serving. You really want to experience this beer over a range of temperatures as it changes drastically. Don't share unless you have to!

Overall: It was mostly a foregone conclusion that sticking Kate and Black Albert together in a port barrel would taste great, and it does. So here's what you need to know… it's more Black Albert than Kate, but the blend is definitely something unique enough that you should seek it out even if you've had both. Also, this beer is a MUST drink closer to room temp. It's extraordinarily muted and boring when drank on the colder side. (1,642 characters)

Photo of billab914
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Rhettroactive. Poured from a 330ml bottle into a tasting glass. It poured pitch black in color with a thin tan head clinging to the edges of the glass.

The aroma has a great chocolate covered cherry presence to it. The dark chocolate and sweet, fruity flavors compliment each other very well. The port is a lot more forward compared to regular Kate which gives it a bit more of the fruity characteristics. The roasty, dark chocolate flavors handle it pretty well though.

The taste shows more of the dark chocolate and sweeter fruits to it up front. In the finish I get a little more roasty, coffee, bitter chocolate flavors to it. A little of the chocolate covered cherry flavors are there, which I love.

The mouthfeel is thick with carbonation being moderate. Overall I thought it was a great beer, I loved the way the chocolaty flavors mixed with the fruity port flavors. The port was a lot more forward in it compared to regular Kate, but it worked well for it. Everything really comes together in it well, excellent beer overall. (1,056 characters)

Photo of Brabander
4.73/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, what an entrance this beer makes when you pour this beer into the glass. Looks just like the Black Albert. Pitch black with a super big head. Nice lacing, a bit oily.

Notes of coffee and dark chocolate, barrels. Perfect. The taste is as good as can be expected. Very very drinkable.

A pleasant boozyness comes into the mouth when you are starting to drink this beer. The carbonation sizzles in the mouth.

Overall one of the best brews Urbain had made for us beerlovers. Buy this one, you will not regret it! (515 characters)

Photo of spdyfire83
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

142nd Review
330ml bottle to Westvletren 12 (small) chalice
Best before: 29/12/2016

A: Opaque deep, dark brown. 1.5 (medium, bubbly mocha) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Very complex and a lot going on here - fig, vanilla, coffee, rum raisin, white chocolate, oak, hint of booziness, and dark roasted malt.

T: Medium candied dark fruit, vanilla, leathery oak chips, and raisins. Charred espresso beans and bitter chocolate come thru on the tail end, but it dies quickly leaving you wanting more. Very robust, but I feel like the flavors are muddled together a bit at this point.

M: Full bodied with just the right (medium) amount of carbonation.

O: Definitely a big beer that will not disappoint. It is thick and coating, but not too chewy. It smells absolutely amazing, but that taste isn't there quite yet. Will it get there? I think/hope so, but all in good time (it is still quite young). I will definitely lay this one down for a bit and enjoy in the future. (972 characters)

Photo of baggio
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle@Home

Apperance: Black brownish with a beige head and some lacing.

Smell: Ripe fruit, Chocolate and roasted malt. Not a very impressive aroma. Kind of weak.

Taste: Coffee, Roasted Malts, Ripe fruit, Vanilla and some chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Smoth and creamy with low carbonation and a dry ending.

A very nice stout but Struise has better offerings than this in the stout-department. Very drinkable but no complexity kind of ruins the experience. (456 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. MAJOR, MASSIVE, HUGE thanks go to Stakem for gifting me with a bottle of this rarity.

Pours black as night in the glass, topped with a finger width cap of rich dark mocha foam. This retains with a thin creamy layer that skims the surface, eventually maintaining some frothy bunching around the edges, and then leaving back a cascade of brown gooey looking oils and light spotty lace. The aroma just DRENCHES the nose with a mélange of chocolate, vanilla, vinous smelling dark fruit, zippy coffee, and ight spicy notes. Going deeper reveals some woody edges and a moderate underpinning of alcohol but it’s not coming off as too intrusive.

The taste is just so smooth and silky and well blended, with notes of bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, candied sugar, roasted espresso, and dark fruit, which has a big time presence here from that combination of Port barrel and Belgian yeast. Wood is felt on the edges of the profile and pulls into the finish, where tannins linger with leftover tart vinous fruit, roasted malt, and a light spiciness. The mouthfeel is full bodied and lower carbonated, with a strong creamy slickness to the feel that keeps this very easy feeling considering the higher ABV. This leaves back just a bit of lingering warmth after each sip but is otherwise exceptionally well hid.

While this marriage of two great beers didn’t exactly blow me out of the water, this was still VERY good; with dense and fairly complex profiles that kept me engaged and and were overall really accessible for the strength of this. Thanks again Adam for the bottle. It was indeed a real treat! (1,635 characters)

Photo of dfclav
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter...

A - Beautiful dark brown pour, with hints of crimson when held to the light. This took all the good aspects from Albert as far as appearances go. The head keeps building even after the pour, and takes eons to recede. Lacing is excellent!

S - Huge on dark chocolate, with identifiable, slightly boozy port notes. Darker fruits as well as brown sugar and vanilla beans make themselves well known the more the beer warms. Very light notes of smoke as well.

T - Much like black Albert, this is definitely not on the sweet side as far as stouts go. Just don't go imagining an American stout if you've never tried this one (or Albert, for that matter). The port doesn't help this fact either as it lends a more wine-like flavor to the character of this beer. That's not to say it isn't good though. The port and bakers chocolate in Kate are without a doubt here. This is like an 80 or 90% cacao dark chocolate bar. Rich rich rich RICH dark chocolate is more like it. Finishes dry with a good amount of hop bitterness and roasted malts.

M - Medium mouthfeel with very strong, prickly carbonation. Quite dry as well. The carbonation hurts this beer moreso then any beer in recent memory. Once I shook this around in my glass for minutes the flavors blew up and this beer got wonderfully complex. Alcohol is well integrated, but it's very much there.

O - I can't stress this enough for anyone wanting to try this beer - please serve this above 55 degrees or higher. You don't want to lose the flavors that this beer has to offer and you don't want the flavors this beer has under that temperature. This is the best example of needing to drink a beer properly that I can think of out of anything on the market, as the variation is insane! All things considered however, this one leans more toward Albert. A good effort, a good beer, and a great experiment; Struise remains one of my favorite breweries in the world - but this isn't that world class beer we'd all hoped for upon hearing this was going to be released.  (2,039 characters)

Photo of crnipeter
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A blend of Black Albert and Kate the Great. So, what do we get when the king gives his balls to the queen?

Effervescent pour gives birth to thick medium-tan head with great retention that hangs to the walls atop of opaque black body.

Nose is very vinous, almost tart berries-like - not surprisingly knowing that the beer was matured on port barrels - imitating a well aged example of the style. Red wine element is a wee too heavy, overshadowing the cocoaish and coffee qualities of roasted malt. As the beer warms I pick up tanninic and vanilla notes, as well as some brown sugar.

Starts smooth chocolaty-sweet but the initial sweetness passes on to vinous flavors and finally melds into mildly roasted, coffeeish finish with subtle alcohol warmth in the aftertaste.

Softly carbonated smooth body is quite thin (almost quad-like) for a descendant of such highly acclaimed royal predecessors.

I had BA on numerous occasions while I've never been fortunate enough to taste Kate so I can only assume which organoleptics have been inherited from the empress.
Noble blood weddings often produce offspring with genetic disorders. Nonetheless, heir to the throne is a healthy child and not an anaemic hermaphrodite I feared the blend of both royalties would result in. (330 ml, BB date 12-29-2016, into tulip.) (1,314 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Extreme gratitude to Stakem for sharing this bottle, poured into two tulips shared w/ tenderbranson69.

This stout is a beautiful black color almost totally opaque with a rusty hue and thick tan cream with ultra-fine bead and lace that clings in spots. A really beautiful stout. I love the way the Port is so expressive from first whiff with dark brown sugar and roasted chocolate notes coming along for the ride. The dark berry and cherry-like accent to the aroma brings a slight prune note w/ mild floral aspect and light alcohol ester. The nose is full of spice and lots of vanilla w/ some cocoa notes, but lightly woody with a mostly port dominated odor.

The feel is slightly sweet at first with some mild roasted and lightly bitter tinges with subtle warming and lots of residual sugar in the middle giving a nice amount of body. There is strong vinous tinge with light tannin and mild wood influence with a lot of dry and smooth roasted grain and slightly creamy aspect with a sweet texture that emerges with moderate carbonation and full viscous body that brings along a mildly toasted and sugary dryness in the finish with a very limited alcohol impact.

The stout is delicious I should mention that from the start. The malt is not overtaken by the port in any way, rather the two flavor components work in tandem with a sligtht dark sugar and vanilla with light molasses tinges. The vinous elements are very rewarding to pick out as the light spice and slight alcohol accent brings a mild tannic quality which is very well integrated. The flavor hasa lot of cocoa notes with slight bitter herbal and dark cocoa astringency which seems controlled into the finish with light biscuit and caramel.

Overall I could not have enjoyed this more, a perfect beer for a cold winter night with great port wine contribution to the taste and the stout itself is just great, the way it is sublte yet it still feels full and sturdy as a 12% stout should. You sense the strength but don't taste it, so drinkable. This is not cloying or aggressive and I could not fault it in this category, the only problem I had was trying to keep from drinking it too fast since I was enjoying savoring every drop. The best part is the balance you get in such a complex Imperial stout. (2,271 characters)

Photo of seeswo
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into my Lost Abbey stem. Pours black with a nice large cocoa head. Looks really enticing. My goodness, this beer smells delicious. Vinous grape flavors - like a dry version of grape soda, mixed with the dy roasted flavors of a European imperial stout. Blends together very nicely - vibrant. Flavor of cocoa powder and that same grape soda from the port. Blends together fantastically. A slight bump of hops in the finish. Yum. The mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, this beer is really, really nice. It's Cherry Adam for the drier European Imperial Stout, meaning not as sweet. Serve it at a warm cellar temp, as its not quite as smooth straight out of the cellar. (705 characters)

Photo of lanbewardin
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared a bottle with my wife. The label looks amazing , very regal. Total blackness with a good amount of tan head.

Preface this by saying I have never tried KtG, and I'm not sure if I have ever had port. I've had black albert several times though.

Smells like sweet chocolate, some fruits like kinda an apple cider spice kind of thing, some quad fruits, smells pretty sweet, sweeter than black albert

The taste took me on an arc of black albert -> wine -> bitterness. I can definitly taste the black albert at the beginning, but then the winelike mouthfeel takes over, then at the end I'm back to some stout bitterness. Really awesome taste. Lots of stuff going on. Quite a bit of alcohol warmth too but not in an overpowering way.

Lowish carbonation which is what I prefer on these, very drinkable & smooth.

Really a great beer. Wish I had bought more. (865 characters)

Kabert from De Struise Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.