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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

885 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 885
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 2,679
Gots: 170 | FT: 7
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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mikecharley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -12.1%

11-14-2011 16:55:17 | More by mikecharley
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afksports

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-14-2011 15:40:51 | More by afksports
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BZero007

Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 15:37:36 | More by BZero007
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SummitVA

Maryland

5/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 15:27:53 | More by SummitVA
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 15:12:22 | More by cbeer88
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cadaugherty

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 15:08:41 | More by cadaugherty
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -12.1%

11-14-2011 15:01:30 | More by JAHMUR
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kirbsicles

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 14:54:45 | More by kirbsicles
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MarkIntihar

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-14-2011 14:53:57 | More by MarkIntihar
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RBCORCORAN

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 14:30:33 | More by RBCORCORAN
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hu5om

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 14:30:30 | More by hu5om
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-14-2011 14:22:42 | More by sideshowe
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shuajw

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

11-14-2011 13:29:45 | More by shuajw
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inflatablechair

Idaho

4/5  rDev -12.1%

11-14-2011 13:05:44 | More by inflatablechair
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Jpwv

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 12:54:06 | More by Jpwv
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jh1982

Nevada

5/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 12:53:04 | More by jh1982
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

5/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 12:25:03 | More by nathanjohnson
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bombadil

California

5/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 07:46:57 | More by bombadil
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BrianTheBrewer30

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 07:08:31 | More by BrianTheBrewer30
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hopsbreath

Oregon

4/5  rDev -12.1%

11-14-2011 06:41:22 | More by hopsbreath
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Pdiddey3d

New York

4.6/5  rDev +1.1%

2011 vintage shared with "The Core"
Big thanks to Tom for making this happen

A: Pours pitch black with a faint ring of mocha head. Decent amount of alcohol feet when swirled. Looks great.

S: Dark chocolate and espresso dominate. Faint hints of vanilla and dark fruit,cherries to be specific. A bit of alcohol but not much. Very complex aroma.

T: Much like the nose but with some molasses in there as well. The fruitiness comes through a bit more than I expected and it is almost a port like flavor. One of the more complex RIS I've ever encountered.

M: Creamy Swiss chocolate comes to mind. Very light carbonation. Slight alcohol sting but not unpleasant at all. Emphasis goes to the smoothness of this beer. It is above average.

O: This beer lived up to some hefty expectations. The hype is justified in my opinion. Very complex and delicious.

10-21-2011 02:30:32 | More by Pdiddey3d
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.72/5  rDev +3.7%

Kate the Great '11

A: Pours thick and syrupy, with only a tiny mocha head that lines the edge of the glass. There is very little lacing as it drinks.

S: Smells mainly of brown sugar, molasses, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. There is a slight alcohol presence in this beer, but it's very subtle.

T: Tastes exactly like it smells. Roasted malt, molasses, and brown sugar. I also get hits of raisin, plum, cherry, and vanilla. This is a really complex beer. I'm amazed at how much is going on here. It's absolutely delicious.

M: Full bodied beer, that coats the palate and hangs on for dear life. Slightly sticky and chewy, but that fades.

O: This beer is wonderful. It totally lives up to the hype.

10-17-2011 16:11:16 | More by trxxpaxxs
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dogfishandi

New York

4.47/5  rDev -1.8%

2011 Vintage. 22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. split with fellow BA's.

pours out with pretty much no head, but a nice thick syrupy looking opaque black that left some really thick brown legs on the glass. a little lacing as well.

the aroma was a dark chocolate cake batter like molasses syrupy smell. roasted malt, it becomes a little hot as it warms. not far off from many other good examples of the style.

a very thick syrupy molasses, sweet burnt sugar taste. just some wonderful roasted malt flavors, a hint of some dark fruits. a very nice tasting finish, chocolate cake batter comes to mind. slightly bitter.

wonderful thick syrupy mouthfeel, you can tell the FG of this was very high. minimal carbonation.

overall, this lives up to the hype for me, but theres still a very small part of me that maybe expected a bit more. im super excited i got a chance to try this, defiantly the perfect example of the RIS style for sure.

10-17-2011 01:29:25 | More by dogfishandi
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aasher

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -22.4%

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.

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

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.58/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured pitch black, not much head other than a brown ring around the edge.
Smell burnt malt, brown sugar, molasses.
Taste takes the nose and amps it up ten fold. A bit boozy but holds up to the hype. Dark fruit notes at the end, burnt brown sugar.
Mouthfeel smooth chewy perfectly fitting.
Overall excellent beer do I need to murder people for it no but its pretty darn good.

10-16-2011 22:49:51 | More by sliverX
Portsmouth Kate The Great from Portsmouth Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 885 ratings.