Portsmouth Kate The Great | Portsmouth Brewery

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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:
165
For Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 927 |  Reviews: 492
Photo of dleiner
4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

'11 bottle opened on 5/20/17. Great beer with unbelievable mouthfeel. Be sure to let this warm up, slightly oxidized. If you have this, you should open it now! Definitely not going to get better...

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Photo of pisano
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2008 vintage - holding up amazingly well. what a treat!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.63/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Comes in super pitch black with a mixture of that beige and cherry cola colored head on top. Aroma was lots of earthy, soy, tobacco like notes.

Plenty of dark fruit notes, more raisin and soy, kind of sweet. Does have a mouthfeel that absorbs the alcohol quite nicely.

I really never understood why this one was so loved. Its pretty basic stuff, just had a low bottle count, special release kind of thing furthering the hype of a decent beer along Dark Lord lines.

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Photo of Resuin
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of my_knew_craft
4.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mschrei
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Trying a 2011 and 2012. The 11 was better due to a much larger presence. Both vintages are Amazing visually. Strong sweet smell. Molasses chocolate malt creamy taste. Damn glad I got to try this.

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Photo of MattMorin
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2011

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Photo of JohnnieNepal
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.36/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beersmuggler
4.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tectactoe
3.92/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertColianni
4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dicers
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.92/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of schmidtmattsays
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PHBoiler
3.52/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This April 2015 review relates to a 2012 bottle. Really thin stout with quad-like flavors. Not much on the nose. Really past its prime. Wet cardboard flavors and papery mouthfeel.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of outoffocus
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gingerfart
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of emtprincess
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jordy777
4.94/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TemplofBeer
4.69/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this 2/26/15 it was a 2012 vintage at the Portsmouth brewery. It was fantastic, very do bust flavors of molasses vanilla and some barrel. I just recently opened a 2010 dark lord and this was better by a fair amount. Some sweetness but not overly so. A delicious stout. I can't wait for Tod Motts new Kate the great from Tributary brewing!

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Photo of 31Sam13
3.66/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A wonderful experience. When the beer is released it is like a whole different atmosphere; it makes people happy. I agree with the taste analyses by many of you, however, after drinking a fair amount of the stuff (or being lucky enough to) I must say that it has lost it's charm. It's not as otherworldly as some would have you believe. It hits its high notes, but its not the perfect beer, as rated here.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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