Portsmouth Kate The Great

Many thanks to Lance for sharing the Growler. Shared at The Brick Store with a few of the usual suspects.
Poured into the tulip, the body is jet black with a nice mocha head. At first the aroma and taste are both simply solvent like – very strong alcohol, almost varnish like. The alcohol was all I got initially, and I described the finish as basically vodka-like. It was not a good start for me.
However, this beer changed just about more than any other I have tasted as it warmed. And I don’t mean gradually over a 45 or 60 minute period, I mean dramatically within 5-10 minutes.
It quickly became smooth, full in the mouth a classic, alcohol laden RIS.
I enjoyed it, but to me this is not as huge a stand-out as the reviews suggest, rather a simple but good RIS.

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01/11/2008
Format:
growler
ABV: 12.0 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4.03
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