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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

889 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 889
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 2,689
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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2.25/5  rDev -50.5%

omegagogetass4, Jun 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

flipdog0, May 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

GonzoHomebrewer, Apr 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

kif, Apr 26, 2014
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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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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

mychalg9, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

nkeckhar, Apr 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

dwagner003, Apr 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Bwagner1122, Apr 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

blabaer, Apr 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

timfc, Mar 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

Shaggy9356, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

threedaggers, Mar 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

dfhhead25, Feb 24, 2014
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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.

4thelvofbeer, Feb 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

mtbdonn, Feb 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

BMart, Feb 10, 2014
Portsmouth Kate The Great from Portsmouth Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 889 ratings.