Portsmouth Kate The Great - Portsmouth Brewery
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4.08/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
2009 poured into a snifter. Thanks drDogBeer.
Some people say that this was an infected batch; others say that it's merely a strong wine character. Either way, it is more tart than most beers of its kind.
Very dark but not black, with a dark brown head that eventually gives away to a nice and consistent ring. It's amazing that the roast survives in the aroma and taste, even though there are a plenty of other things going on --- dry fruit, specifically prunes and dates, and lot of wine. Tastes tart and sweet, bright with some coffee, but very very heavy on fruit. Liqueur-ish. Boozy but never interfering, and finishes with massive roast. Very layered with hints of chocolate at times.
There's a strange aftertaste that I don't quite like.
Mouthfeel is spot on; carbonation keeps the finish clean although I would prefer a longer finish. Overall very good, but a little too tart.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2011 16:34:57 | More by tewaris
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