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Portsmouth Kate The Great - Portsmouth Brewery

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Portsmouth Kate The GreatPortsmouth Kate The Great

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

881 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 881
Reviews: 484
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 2,683
Gots: 171 | FT: 6
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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tewaris

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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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Portsmouth Kate The Great from Portsmouth Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 881 ratings.