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Portsmouth Kate The Great - Portsmouth Brewery

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888 Ratings

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Ratings: 888
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 2,688
Gots: 172 | 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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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.

Pdiddey3d, Oct 21, 2011
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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.

trxxpaxxs, Oct 17, 2011
Portsmouth Kate The Great from Portsmouth Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 888 ratings.