Portsmouth Kate The Great | Portsmouth Brewery

BA SCORE
99
world-class
927 Ratings
Portsmouth Kate The GreatPortsmouth Kate The Great
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
portsmouthbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bewareOFpenguin on 04-07-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
927
Reviews:
492
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
10.42%
 
 
Wants:
2,642
Gots:
164
For Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 927 |  Reviews: 492
Photo of williamjbauer
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zbodnar1
4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Booty
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on tap in 2009. It was awesome, 99 out of 100.
Had a bottle of the 2009 about a yr ago and it was kinda flat. It had a little CO, but not much. Still tasted great. World Class for sure.

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Photo of Seiler22
4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deebo
4.04/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2008. Big ass stout. Lots of big roast. Doesn't drink like a beer that's been aging for 7 years. Still plenty of co2.

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Photo of Drift
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of DROIDxJR
4/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Brewski
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of kbuzz
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Mess
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.7/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Hopalonglong
1.72/5  rDev -61.9%

Photo of kneary13
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of getkrunkhoe
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of far333
3.6/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

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Photo of ari32
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Grant35
3/5  rDev -33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of KCBeerNerd
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Roze
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Portsmouth Kate The Great from Portsmouth Brewery
4.51 out of 5 based on 927 ratings.
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