Portsmouth Kate The Great - Portsmouth Brewery
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4.53/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
'12 11.16oz bottle poured into HF stemmed glass. Thanks Don for sharing this with me.
A- Pours an opaque pretty much jet black with some translucency around the sides. Not really any head with just a few small mocha brown bubbles and fairly minimal carbonation. Nothing in terms of lacing just some oily alcohol legs left along the sides of the glass. Looks fairly standard for a RIS with a nice full body.
S- Dark fruits, molasses, figs, raisins, some light integrated booze. Decently sweet, very well balanced, and fairly aromatic.
T- Molasses, a bit of dark chocolate, dark fruits consisting of a mixture of figs, raisins, and some cherries giving a port-like quality on the finish. Nice lingering aftertaste of cloying molasses/dark fruit sweetness. Overall nicely sweet without being overpowering and very well balanced.
M- Fairly thick and full-bodied, fairly low carbonation, extremely smooth with a hint of alcohol warmth appropriate for the style. Overall extremely nice feel for a RIS and one of the best feels I've experienced for a beer over 10%.
O- This is definitely one of the best examples of a non barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout. There were nice complex flavors, a nice level of cloying sweetness, and an extremely high drinkability. I hope they continue making this in the future and I would love to drink it again. If you love RIS then this is a must try however I wouldn't go absolutely crazy seeking it out.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2012 18:54:50 | More by jaasen64
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