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Portsmouth Kate The Great - Portsmouth Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

907 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 907
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 2,699
Gots: 169 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bewareOFpenguin on 04-07-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 907 | Reviews: 489
Photo of emtprincess
4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jordy777
4.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TemplofBeer
4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this 2/26/15 it was a 2012 vintage at the Portsmouth brewery. It was fantastic, very do bust flavors of molasses vanilla and some barrel. I just recently opened a 2010 dark lord and this was better by a fair amount. Some sweetness but not overly so. A delicious stout. I can't wait for Tod Motts new Kate the great from Tributary brewing!

Photo of 31Sam13
3.66/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A wonderful experience. When the beer is released it is like a whole different atmosphere; it makes people happy. I agree with the taste analyses by many of you, however, after drinking a fair amount of the stuff (or being lucky enough to) I must say that it has lost it's charm. It's not as otherworldly as some would have you believe. It hits its high notes, but its not the perfect beer, as rated here.

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williamjbauer
4.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zbodnar1
4.81/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Booty
4.48/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on tap in 2009. It was awesome, 99 out of 100.
Had a bottle of the 2009 about a yr ago and it was kinda flat. It had a little CO, but not much. Still tasted great. World Class for sure.

Photo of Seiler22
4.08/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deebo
4.04/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2008. Big ass stout. Lots of big roast. Doesn't drink like a beer that's been aging for 7 years. Still plenty of co2.

Photo of Drift
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of DROIDxJR
4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Brewski
4.3/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of kbuzz
3.5/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Mess
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.7/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Hopalonglong
1.72/5  rDev -62.1%

Photo of kneary13
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of getkrunkhoe
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of far333
3.6/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage. Served in a crystal snifter.

Deep dark brown, nearly black, very opaque. A low soapy head rises up minimally and settles out flat. Low aroma of ripe dark fruits, lots of fig and plum. Rich and intense flavor of sharp espresso, smoke and leather, a bit ashey and acrid. Some cocoa notes lie beneath and emerge occasionally, but get pushed back down by the sharper flavors. Very flavorful, with lots of nuances. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and slick, but there is a tingly flourish in the finish. Excited to finally have a chance to try this much celebrated beer. I expected a little more from it, but it is a very good beer.

Photo of ari32
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Grant35
3/5  rDev -33.9%

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Portsmouth Kate The Great from Portsmouth Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 907 ratings.