Portsmouth Kate The Great - Portsmouth Brewery
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4.63/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Big thanks to Blaine for the share; the beer is hype-worthy, in my estimation. The brew has an average look for an RIS; if anything stands out, its that it is more brown than black, and it has a more airy head than usual. Dark chocolate, smores, graham crackers, light nutty caramel, candied dark fruit, fudge and a plethora of other specialities of a chocolatier come to mind, and all of these elements are expressed with the utmost sophistication. The nose is the very definition of decadence; the flavor is lesser in intensity, partially owing to a thinner body, but this lends itself to a more vinous-tinged character than the aroma suggests, and it works out in the favor of added complexity. Lots of lingering oak and booze are noted on the finish, as well as lots of raisin. The beer is too hard to get, obviously, but it is a hell of a brew if you get a crack at it.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2011 22:23:33 | More by ktrillionaire
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