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Kabert - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%


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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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.18/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Black color. Two and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is good, but no lacing is left.

3.5 S: Moderate supple roastiness and nearly as much toastiness. Chocolate comes next, then the port, which is surprisingly not that vinous. Light coffee, light cherry, prune, and raisin. Light Belgian yeast spiciness. Smokiness to round things off.

3.0 T: Much more vinous than the nose suggests and also much more astringent. Roasted barley with notes of char and ash. Strong port vinousity, light vanilla and oak from the barrels, and tannic astringency to follow. Chocolate, cherry, raisin, tobacco, and prune.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good active carbonation. The creaminess of Kate comes out, which I love, but the astringency leaves a harsh aftertaste.

3.0 D: Not quite sure how this is getting the reviews it is. I think this is far from spectacular. There are some good flavors in there, but also plenty of bad ones.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 00:00:24 | More by DavoleBomb
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Holland

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: huge deep khaki head, about 2 inches poured cold. Dark brown to black, very little light comes through if any, even on the edges.

S: roasted notes and berries are the big flavors I get right off the bat. A bit yeasty and fruitier than I figured.

T: very roasted with some smoke and little else while it's cold. Later I get some roasted malt, some burnt sugar, and the barrel and berry flavor.

M: highly carbonated, which just barely cuts the big body. Feels smooth and not grainy like some heavily carbonated beers.

O: really interesting brew, just not quite my style. Seems that it has too much heavily roasted malts, where I tend to prefer stouts without that smokey profile. Probably goes really well with the interesting berry flavor I got if you're into such things. Bottom line: probably not worth what it takes to get this done unless you're interested in a smokey IRS from a port barrel.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 01:35:50 | More by Holland
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle at Saturday’s tasting. Served in a Struise cervoise. Pours near-black with a good tan head and some spots of lacing. Nose brings some dark fruits along with light notes of port and oak. Some roast and a bit of chocolate there s well. Flavor has darker fruits and chocolate (mostly dark), plus some roasty notes and a touch of yeast character. Body is medium and a bit dry. Lightly ashy. Not as interesting as I had hoped it would be.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 18:39:56 | More by Thorpe429
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jethrodium

California

2.7/5  rDev -35.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 06:56:28 | More by jethrodium
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Kabert from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.