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Kabert - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

199 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 107
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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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-10-2012 01:25:43 | More by Hophead717
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

03-07-2012 16:51:59 | More by phingdong
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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raveskdr

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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surlytheduff

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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monitorpop

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-30-2012 03:01:09 | More by monitorpop
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seeswo

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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.

01-18-2012 00:43:54 | More by seeswo
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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.

01-20-2012 17:30:53 | More by Slatetank
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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California

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Wisconsin

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United Kingdom (Wales)

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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Ohio

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Kabert from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.