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Portsmouth Kate The Great - Portsmouth Brewery

Portsmouth Kate The GreatPortsmouth Kate The Great

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

854 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 854
Reviews: 484
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 10.11%


Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bewareOFpenguin on 04-07-2005)
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.3/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Small Snifter
TEMP: Chilled to approx 45 degrees, allowed to warm about 10 degrees, or so
VINTAGE: 2010
Huge thanks goes to brdc for sharing this one on the eve of DLD 2010!

This pours up a deep, dense, black color. It has a small head of cappuccino colored foam that dissipates to a surface ring rather quickly. Lacing is minimal and oily slick.

A good amount of dark fruit notes are detected, quite easily. They are joined by lighter notes of sweet chocolates, coffee and some light oak notes. Some mild presence of roasted malts (not nearly as much as anticipated) and a hint of caramel sweetness.

Follows the nose but rearranges things abit. Roasted malts combine with notes of coffee with heavy cream. Milk chocolates and bakers chocolates swirl with a thin caramel presence. There is a nice port presence here that is most evident in the guise of dark fruits.
Very intriguing and delicious.

This one has a medium-to-almost-full body to it. It has a nice low level of carbonation. It is luxuriously smooth and has an appreciated, medium level, amount of creaminess to it.
Slightly shy of perfect.

Man, would I love to have regular access to a stout like this one. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 03:07:19 | More by coldmeat23
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter. 2012 vintage.

A: Beautiful black pour, it sheens like an opal. Coffee colored head settles after a moment, but this is no surprise given the strength. Spotty lacing.

S: Chocolate chews, fudge sauce, chocolate cake. Waft of leather and smoke. Various stone fruits (mostly plum and currant) and red berry scents. Port wine. Perhaps the faintest pull of oak.

T: Fudge sauce, chocolate chews, German chocolate cake, cocoa, brownie batter. These flavors are pervasive and provide a solid anchor. Hints of smoke and espresso. Sherry. Plum and a burst of vinous red berries. Brush of alcohol. Spicy herbal/tobacco hops were not perceptible until the beer warmed to near room temperature. Sherry and lingering fudgey flavors on the finish.

M: Slick in texture, but not weighty or sludgey. It glides effortlessly over the tongue. Little to no carbonation. Mild astringency seems vinous in nature. Slight tingle of alcohol is all that alludes to its potency. Delightfully silky and smooth.

O: A marvelous interplay of vinous fruity flavors and fudgey malt tastes. Perfect in body and texture. Complex, refined, and an absolute pleasure to sip. Wine-lovers will appreciate it, as the vinous nature of it pulls through significantly. If Todd Mott brews anything like this when Tributary gets off the ground, the world will be a much better place for it.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 22:40:22 | More by ryan1788a5
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Bottle of 2012 KTG opened 2-17-14. This is a good stout, no doubt, but nothing spectacular. Rather quite average. Thanks to mtbdonn for sharing this beer...it was definitely on my list of "must try" beers and I'm glad to say that I got the chance to try it. It was good, but nothing remarkable. I guess a lot of the hype is because of the limited-ness of the beer and potential for it to not be made anymore, but overall an average good stout. I would not go out of my way at all to get this beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Portsmouth Kate The Great from Portsmouth Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.