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Portsmouth Kate The Great - Portsmouth Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

891 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 891
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 2,693
Gots: 171 | FT: 8
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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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.

ryan1788a5, Apr 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

Mess, Oct 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

MicroBeerMan1980, Sep 22, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -18.7%

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1.72/5  rDev -62.2%

Hopalonglong, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

kneary13, Sep 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

getkrunkhoe, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of far333
3.61/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage. Served in a crystal snifter.

Deep dark brown, nearly black, very opaque. A low soapy head rises up minimally and settles out flat. Low aroma of ripe dark fruits, lots of fig and plum. Rich and intense flavor of sharp espresso, smoke and leather, a bit ashey and acrid. Some cocoa notes lie beneath and emerge occasionally, but get pushed back down by the sharper flavors. Very flavorful, with lots of nuances. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and slick, but there is a tingly flourish in the finish. Excited to finally have a chance to try this much celebrated beer. I expected a little more from it, but it is a very good beer.

far333, Aug 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ari32, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Rado, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

stevec32, Jun 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

BGsWo22, Jun 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

vonnegut21, Jun 09, 2014
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Portsmouth Kate The Great from Portsmouth Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 891 ratings.