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Portsmouth Kate The Great - Portsmouth Brewery

Portsmouth Kate The GreatPortsmouth Kate The Great

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

853 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 853
Reviews: 483
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 10.11%


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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SpottedZombie

Illinois

1.73/5  rDev -62%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Big thanks to Adam for this one!

2011 Vintage

Pours a viscous black, pretty consistent with the style.

Smells like a heavily roasted bag of coffee, earthy, acrid, slight notes of dark fruits. The coffee smell is off-putting, not sure what the big deal is so far...

The beer starts off with a bitter/sour punch on the tip of the tongue, then moves into a chalky mess mid-palate. Coffee is highly present, not much going on here, chalky and acrid. The aftertaste is pretty awful to match, just more bitter burned coffee.

Overall I can't really see what the big deal was over this beer, it doesn't impress. I don't know if my bottle was stored right, but the mouth feel really didn't feel right, I'm going to revisit this soon.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 03:48:34 | More by SpottedZombie
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fewa

Belgium

2.03/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

had this one in a ktg, black albert, kabert and special-k line up.
Pours a deep black color with almost no head. Smell is sweet, chocolate and coffee. The taste is simply a let down. Muddy coffee, sweet molasses, fatty chocolate and dusty oak. This beer lacks complexity, is thin and has low carbonation. Easily the worst in the line up. Happy that only 33 percent of this is added to the kabert, so the true masterpiece black albert can compensate. Overhyped.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 09:16:02 | More by fewa
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MADhombrewer

Oregon

2.1/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

2010 vintage. Shared with Hopsbreath, Tulipsnifter, and witchsbrew. Got this from WkndatBernardus, thanks.

Appearance- Black with little tan head. 4/5

Smell- Weak aroma. Dates? 2/5

Taste - Very fruity. Tangy, fruity Pebbles cereal. 2.5/5

Maouthfeel- Too thin for my taste. I expect an Imperial Stout to be a lot thicker. 2/5

Overall- Wow! I am very unimpressed with this. I thought the 11 was much better and it had smoke flavor that I didn't expect and didn't care for that much. 2/5

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 05:55:48 | More by MADhombrewer
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BgThang

Texas

2.45/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A huge thanks goes out to Johnathan for the opportunity to try this.

Appearance - This poured out very black, like night fall over the ocean with no moon light in site. The head is that of a fairly quick dissipating wave that does not linger around. Swirl after swirl still not a noteworthy head on this. The head that I was able to muster was tan/sand color with some lacing , but mostly small bubbles on the sides of the glass. I was expecting some heavy phat mama legs that lingered and coated the glass but was disappointed. The legs were more of thin, skinny crack hoe looking for her next fix.

Nose - Pure alcohol at first, kinda of like going in to a bar before its opened for the night and all the lingering smells of alcohol enrages the nose hairs and start to make them tingle and not in a good way. The chocolate seeps in for a quick second then roasted coffee comes in with a small role more like a cameo. Wow did I mention alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Well so far I am disappointed with all this hype over a beer I have been seeking for a while now. Maybe this was all in my head, maybe this is what a top 3 beer should act like when the audience is so highly seeking a TOP 3 beer who people are giving their left nut to get a hold of and taste its bliss. SO here goes. The front end of this was thin with a burst of alcohol that warms the gullet up. Then you get a dryness that comes in and overtakes the scene. It leaves you screaming Chocolate oh where art thou chocolate! then it appears through the dryness. All of a sudden here comes coffee to steal the show. WEll lets just say Alcohol trips mr.coffee and stabs chocolate in the back and steals the show. It warms you up all the way down to your belly.

THoughts - Well I hope my ramblings were not too much I really was disappointed by this beer but yet it was inspiring. It showed me that out of all the top ten beers currently on BA of which I have had all but darkness That this beer is truely over hyped and I will say take Deschutes The abyss, Dark lord '08, or saint arnolds DR #5 over this any day of the week. We joked about drain pouring this and taking a picture for our avatar. If I get a chance to try this again I will only take a shot of it to see if the bottle that I had might have been bad. Do not buy in to the hype take a pass on this or drink your buddies .

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2008 19:35:54 | More by BgThang
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

2.68/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Look: the beer pours a deep black color with almost no head.
Smell: Coffee, sweet molasses, tobacco, chocolate and roasted malts
Taste: follows the nose. Very nice and sweet beer, with a bitter coffee finish
Mouthfeel: medium body and very low carbonation
Overall: I had the 2008, 2009 and 2010 version of this beer now. Al of them were completely different, ranging from sour, to flat dull and boring. The carbonation of the 2010 was way too low for my liking. Brew with consistency please. A world class beer should be world class year after year. This is average at best.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 20:03:28 | More by rvdoorn
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pepsican

Iowa

2.7/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pitch black with a finger sized tan head. Coffee and licorice dominate the nose. Flavor had strong black licorice, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malts. Overall the flavor comes out too burnt, and the coffee is very dull. Nice and creamy mouth feel but has an intense alcoholic burn that takes away from the overall enjoyment of this one. This is for a growler of 07. Bottles of 07 and 08 weren't as enjoyable, so this one is what I'm going to enter.

Serving type: growler

07-16-2009 23:23:28 | More by pepsican
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spdyfire83

Ireland

2.83/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

102nd Review
Bottle to snifter
Vintage 2008

From notes. I was looking for the "right time" to crack this mini-whale and that was just before I departed the States to move to Ireland. Enjoyed with bspringer and mtep13.

A: Deep mahogany. A few light mocha bubbles on medium pour.

S: Cocoa, roasted malt, figs, and molasses. Hint of oak and caramel. Not as inviting as I had hoped.

T: Faint dark chocolate raisins with hints of oak, coffee, and brown sugar. Almost boring. A bit too sweet for my liking and almost no defined balance. Muddled mess here - I'm guessing that has to do with the age of it which is quite a bummer.

M: Full bodied with almost no carbonation. I wish it were thicker - especially considering the style.

O: A disappointment for sure, but I can only blame myself (I think). I sat on this too long and made the mistake of acquiring a vintage beer that seems to not age well over time. I'd be willing to give this one another shot, but I would caution anyone out there from cellaring this beer.

I will re-review it when this one comes across my glass again.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 13:48:44 | More by spdyfire83
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craytonic

District of Columbia

2.98/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2008 vintage

Appearance: Pours a solid black, with a nice head and good lacing.

Smell: Yesterday's burnt espresso, heavy roast malt, mocha, dark chocolate, blackberries, black currants, prunes, raisins. Alcohol is noticeable.

Taste: I get a burnt plastic element, not very pleasant. It is highly astrigent. Yesterday's espresso, heavy, heavy roasted malt, mocha, dark chocolate, blackberries, black currants, prunes, raisins. It is hot, the alcohol is much more noticeable than on Darkness or dark lord. Todd's review nailed the tootsie rolls and malt.

Mouthfeel: Very disappointed, not nearly as full as Dark Lord or even darkness. The alcohol overshadows everything.

Drinkability: Low

Sampled as part of a Dark Lord, Darkness, Kate the Great, Founders RIS, Sexual Chocolate, Stone IRS, etc tasting. I felt this particular beer was at the bottom of the list and is mostly hype. This was also at the low end of ABV but was the hottest, very noticeable alcohol. A middling regional offering at best - albeit one that is very hard to acquire. Perhaps it is much better on tap.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 16:54:29 | More by craytonic
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gregc

New York

3.05/5  rDev -33%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

09 Bottled shared at tasting, with 4 other BA's who all had similair opinions.

Poured a deep dark ruby like black with a small tan head.
Aroma was blah...stale chocolate, coffee grounds, dark fruit and some musty vanilla. The smell was not very pleasant or inviting.
Taste was also a big dissapointment. Very bland for a big RIS. Some bitter chocolate, rasins very thin in the mouth...Its taste was almost non existant.
This is Kate the Great ? replied on of the other guys at the tasting. Really a big let down, im not sure what went on here, it was early in the night so in no way were we hammered yet or had palate fatigue. I would like to re visit this down the road, but im not sure i would be too excited. Overall it sucked.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 22:02:58 | More by gregc
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camil1mj

Michigan

3.15/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was finally able to secure a date with this elusive mistress. Unfortunately she did not deliver as others had promised. She was fun to chase once, but I would not waste my time or effort on her again. She just doesn't stand up against other great stouts I can buy off the shelf in Michigan.

2012 vintage poured at cellar temp.
A: The apperrance of this beer is the best thing it has going. Nice dark stout with brown head.

S: Roasty with some dark fruit notes.

T: Your typical stouts flavors. Roasted malt with some chocolate and coffee notes. I really don't pick up the port.

M: A little thin for my tastes. Well carbonated.

O: More hype than she is worth. Kate is a beer I could care less to try again. Give me a 4 pk of Pt5 over this any day.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 12:40:46 | More by camil1mj
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Gyle41386

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I want chicken, I want liver, Meow Mix, Meow Mix, please deliver.

More on that in a moment. '09 bottle.

Pour looked more dark brown than black. Decent head, didn't retain well, and left behind little lacing.

Ok, so this beer smells like cat food. I was struggling to come up with a way to describe the aroma, when someone in the room said cat food, and he was absolutely right. Chocolate-covered cat food.

Luckily, this beer tastes much, much better than it smells. Rich, smooth flavor makes me think maybe this beer could be worth the hype after all. Little bit of boozy heat in the finish.

Body feels much thinner than most of the heavy hitting imperial stouts. It would have been a much more pleasant drinking experience had I been holding my nose.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2009 04:06:12 | More by Gyle41386
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to ROBORB who recently sent me a 2009 bottle of Kate. I've been hoarding a 2008 bottle in the cellar rec'd from tprokop7 a long, long time ago, but it's one bottle I've just never been able to bring myself to open. We were actually going to bust it on my wife's birthday in December & I came down with the plague. Some things were just never meant to be.

So, popped open & poured into a pair of tulips for my wife & I. Jet black. Even the edges hold out the light better than a velvet blindfold. The smell...oh, the smell. A chocolate factory, malts from deep in the dark mines. It even smells thick.

And Kate...well, after that heavenly smell, it's a big letdown. Taste doesn't follow the smell at all, rather, it's dominated by tart blackbeerry. The malts, & chocolate, & depthless malts are present, but forming only a backdrop, setting the stage. Infection, or intentional? I've read both sides, but I hope this wasn't intentional. Really too bad, because if it should taste anything like it smelled, it would well deserve its lofty rating.

M&T both suffer. It seems very thin given the smell & heft. And I'm still having trouble getting over the disconnect between the nose & the taste.

I'm a little weepy. If I ever decide to crack open the 2008, I'll revisit this review. I'd love to try this fresh, but based on this bottle, I wouldn't pay a trading ransom for a 2010. <sigh>

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2010 02:23:11 | More by maximum12
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khiasmus

South Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle shared at a tasting 8/26, courtesy of Kkipple. This was by far the most underwhelming beer of the night, and led all of us to question how it could possibly be as highly rated as it is.

A brash jettison into the chalice, the gents all peer languidly at the tincture which has been so little maligned of late. Dark brown, to be sure, but she does not even border on black, this Kate. Little atop save a couple of froth-bubbles, even after such a gleeful glug-glug. A bit of a stain on the snifter, but no real lace to speak of, she's not that kind of girl.
Kate may be great on the battlefield, but her bed-chamber has many a feline, not to mention her inordinate love for cocoa beans. The finest cream set on the bed-side table for the cat, the odours mingling with one another... the cat-food, the sweet cream, the stashes of chocolate under the bed. Not a bed-chamber in which I'd like to find myself regularly.
The flavour, though, doubtless the best part. Chocolate, to be sure, the morning's coffee with cream (put down the ink-pen and take another sip... there's a fellow)... Some burnt grain coming along to the tastebud-party, fresh cane sugar, perhaps browned in a frying-pan, melted to a syrup.
Not nearly as thickish in the mouth as one might expect from something that is reputedly word-class. The Dark Lord destroys this Kate with nary a glance, nary a glancing blow, simply a dagger to the heart in her bed-chamber. A very dry finish, light-syrupy at first, transitioning to thin-warming at long last.

This was quite possibly the most overhyped beer of my reviewing career. I'm glad I got to try it, as now I needn't trade for it. I'll keep it on the ol' wants on the off chance that this was a bad bottle... But I can see how one could consider this an excellent beer if the idea of "cat food" wasn't introduced into the equation... but that's simply one of our inexperienced friends being honest about the way something really is... and we realize he's spot on. Shameful.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2009 14:09:51 | More by khiasmus
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JonathanL7890

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber from 08 Release. Shared with another BA.
Poured into my DFH snifter. A small head dissipated quickly. At most I could only roust 1/2 finger of head from this thing.
Aroma is chocolate, alcohol , hops.
Taste is a bit dry in the back of the mouth with a dominant chocolate component. Slight alcohol burn down to the tummy.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin for an RIS.
Drinkability is not very good. I contemplated a drain pour but I finished it eventually.
Anyhow, I am very disappointed in this beer. I have had porters that are way more complex. If it was on special at my local pub I would not order it.
I hope that when I have a chance to try this beer again, I will be able to edit my review to be more favorable.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2008 02:26:33 | More by JonathanL7890
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

*** 2009 Vintage ***

Big thanks to TheRowan for this one. Split with my wife last night.

Poured from a 22oz. bomber.

Appearance: Gorgeous black body with a thick mocha cream head that cascades upward It has at least 3-4 fingers thick in my wife's pint glass and about 2 in my snifter. Reduces to a thin ring that is quite persistant.

Smell: Cocoa powder and coffee. Creamy & sweet smelling with not that much alcohol. A little fruit aroma in there also.

Taste: Good coffee presence (not bitter) with a hint of chocolate. The taste is dominated by dark fruits bordering a little on the sour side. Very reminiscent of port or sherry. Unfortunately i don't particularly like my RISs with these overtones. I prefer them with stronger flavors of chocolate and malt which this unfortunately did not have.

Mouthfeel: Wow, quite smooth and velvet-like. It literally melts in my mouth.

Drinkability: We almost finished the bottle but left a few ounces because we really didn't care for the sourness that was in the flavor. I would love to try again but not the '09 vintage. I would have scored it lower but it wasn't really a chore to drink but it wasn't a pleasure either, hence the average score.

Overall: Well, i did some research and found that the '09 batch really had intentional sourness and port-like qualities which is not what i look for in an RIS. Still grateful to have tried it and hope to try another vintage one day.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2010 13:49:15 | More by papat444
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Crosling

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not black, a dark brown with a small, quickly diminishing head of light tan foam. Very simple nose, don't detect much describable character or depth besides a hint of chocolate. Flavors is a bit off balance, extremely sweet, with out much balancing hop character or bitterness. Still has some dark fruit, dark roast and chocolate character that I like. Even a decent finish. Mouth feel was a bit disappointing and could be improved with natural carbonation. A nice beer, but I was hoping for much more.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2008 15:36:56 | More by Crosling
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4thelvofbeer

Virginia

3.44/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle of 2012 KTG opened 2-17-14. This is a good stout, no doubt, but nothing spectacular. Rather quite average. Thanks to mtbdonn for sharing this beer...it was definitely on my list of "must try" beers and I'm glad to say that I got the chance to try it. It was good, but nothing remarkable. I guess a lot of the hype is because of the limited-ness of the beer and potential for it to not be made anymore, but overall an average good stout. I would not go out of my way at all to get this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 18:12:27 | More by 4thelvofbeer
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youradhere

Arkansas

3.48/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle of 2010 graciously shared at a tasting by a generous BA.

Smells of malt extract, marshmallows, burnt sugar. Initial impressions are that it is really sweet, almost chocolaty, slight background oakiness, vanilla, carmelized sugar; the flavor lingers on the palate. Thick bodied with lots of hop bitterness on the back, almost some coffee-like tannic qualities. Most certainly not dry, like a desert beer; not high in alcohol esters, coats the mouth well. Tasty beer definately, worth the hype and baby trading- no. I did thoroughly enjoy it and would like to try it again some day, but not in a desperate way. I think Avery Czar was better performing during the tasting, if that says anything about it.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2010 16:26:01 | More by youradhere
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Steamhead

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2009 and 2010 side by side, 12-25-10.

2009- typical dark brown stout color, nothing out of the ordinary with good carbonation. The taste was creamy, medium-bodied but finished extremely wine-like. Sourness and tannin mingling in a strange and unpleasing way. I justified this in my mind and to others as not being infected, but the influence of the supposed port-soaked oak spirals used in this beer. However, upon tasting the 2010, which was completely absent of this sour note it seemed considerably less complex. It was a smooth, slightly sweet in its malt profile, well-balanced, better than average, but certainly nothing remarkable. One must wonder what is the real profile of this beer, but the consistency of such a lauded beer must come into question. I would like to believe that this beer is living on the glory of the 06-08 period. I am certainly not intrigued enough by this beer to ever seek out any other vintages. Now, I just wish I had that 20% barrel-aged, bourbon bomb back that I traded for it. Oh well, trade and learn.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2011 15:54:21 | More by Steamhead
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aasher

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oh sweet Katherine. This bottle is the infamous 09 vintage. It pours a medium bodied midnight black in color with a slight beige lacing around the glass. It smells of roasted malts with smooth chocolates with a slight buttery component. Uh oh. It's not bad but I feel this MIGHT be infected or on its way. The flavor too is slightly tainted butter. You get smooth and light chocolate with moderate sweetness and an interesting roasty finish. The butter though is something that's hard to stop thinking about. Overall its ok but this was from a questionable batch. Interesting beer and I was glad to try it. I'd love to try another vintage.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 23:40:00 | More by aasher
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MrVonzipper

California

3.55/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

09 bottle. Infection check.

Pours a fairly viscous dark brown. Just a bit of fizz for head for a sec.

Nose is fantastic. Big sweet fruit, maple syrup, brown sugar. Big nice sweetness.

Flavor follows the nose for a sec and then turns just a bit tart. Not fully sour, but I think there is a small infection. Hard to tell cuz this is my first Kate and it's not a major infection.

Mouth is medium bodied, a touch dry and low carb.

Seems infected. Not major but it must be. Still drinkable. Not terrible.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 18:41:09 | More by MrVonzipper
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Goliath

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours pure black and completely opaque with a thin dark brown head that quickly disappears.

The aroma is decent. There's a nice bitter dark chocolate with a dying hop aroma. There's a bit of vanilla and caramel as well.

The taste is ok. There's a big malt showing with some bitter dark chocolate and some bitter coffee grounds. There seems like there's almost a light smokiness, though I could be imagining that. Again, there is a bit of a dying hop presence as well. I'm actually pretty under whelmed.

The mouthfeel is a gigantic disappointment. The carbonation is quite low which is what I look for in a good RIS. However, the beer is entirely too thin. It seems slightly viscous when it first enters the mouth but then quickly feels a bit watery as I swallow.

The drinkability is moderate. The ABV is high, but well incorporated which is a plus. I personally feel the nose, taste, and mouthfeel fail to live up to its reputation. I'm pretty disappointed, but still happy for the chance at it.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 20:27:23 | More by Goliath
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puzzzl

New York

3.63/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle from BrianK. Finally a chance to try the #3 beer! A bit of a disappointment it is. Warm, caramelly aroma is very one-dimensional. Pretty plain but clean and refined stout flavor. Buttery. Lacking in complexity. It sits in that perilous place between being too big and not being big enough.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 03:01:58 | More by puzzzl
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badbeer

Iowa

3.68/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black with a beige head, decent retention and lacing. Some milk chocolate, cream, roast, sweet caramel, and a little coffee in the aroma. Sweet caramel, cream, milk chocolate and dark chocolate, some vanilla, and a touch of roastiness. Heavier than medium bodied with low carbonation, very smooth. An amazing beer, I need more of this. Thanks to Adam and Cole for the sample.

Update: Had this multiple times now. Smell has had some burnt plastic in every subsequent bottle. Taste has that as well, but not as much. A pretty smooth beer, but just not that big of a fan. Give me a Smuttynose IRS, please. More detailed notes to come eventually.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 00:55:19 | More by badbeer
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.68/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a jet black with ok carbonation and a dirty white head

S: Some funk, wood, dark fruits, tobacco

T: Has aome light funk, dark fruits like fig and raisins, wood, tobacco, vanilla

M: Has sordove a diminsihng feel on the mouth like the beer just feel flat on its face after initial taste

D: Very good

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2010 04:31:40 | More by barleywinefiend
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Portsmouth Kate The Great from Portsmouth Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 853 ratings.