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Struise Black Damnation I - Black Berry Albert

overall
100
97
style
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black Albert with blackberries aged for 1 year on port barrels


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niller (994) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle@řlmesse, Voldby (29-08-15). Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, berries. Full body. Oily texture. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1605) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2015
Rating #1600 Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of liquorice, chocolate, port, weak vanilla, smoke, coffee, cocoa, dark fruits and some roast. nice and smooth aroma. The taste is sweet with notes of port, dark berries, cocoa, chocolate, roasted malts and liquorice. The blackberries are subtle but you get some kind of dark berries both in the smell and taste. Nice and well done!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (618) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle, a nice one! Pours thick pitch black with huge tan head. Did gush. Aroma is sweet, port, blackberries, chocolate, rich and dense, caramel, roast barley, brownie, nutte and some vanilla. Some liquor and sweet grapes. Aroma is packed with roasted malts among burnt oak, char, vanilla, fruity blackberries, dark fruits, puddersukker, sweet port. Dark bitter chocolate and dry cocoa. Very well rounded. Fudge and roast barley finish. No sight of abv. Light light acidity from the berries or oak. Very smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Valgreen (766) - DENMARK - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle @ Niels. Cheese tasting. Pitch black, big tan head, some lacing. Aroma, roasted malts, port, chocolate, coffee, berries, liquorice, dark fruits, . Taste, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, berries, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, oak. Roasted dry mouth feel, which becomes rather sticky. Aftertaste of dry roasted malts, dark chocolate, berries

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (958) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2015
Gushing bottle, 75cl. Pours a pitch black with a huge, brown head. Aroma is very roasty, dry, blackberries, port wine, dry berries, classic dry black albert characteristics, chocolate. Taste is very roasty, but with a mellow, sweet fruityness and port wine. Full body and a medium-high carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilverfoX (751) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
treacle, leather, dark chocolate aromas, pitch black with a tan head, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits flavours very smooth with no hint of its alcohol, rather good.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Dark, deep, with a rich purple hue. A touch of sweetness, strong roasted malt, complex fruit flavors that last for what seems like a minute after each sip. Blackberry and chocolate fight for the finish. Spectacular.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (8069) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2015 by dfearnly. Near black, hearty black malts, spicy, with understated berry character. Not sure whether the berry adds much here, but such a great beer anyway!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dfearnley (1306) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle to tulip Blackberry, port, some booziness, and cherry. Dark reddish brown, no head. Balackberry, chocolate, dark chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (899) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Gusher. Thick black pour with light mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, berries, roasted malts, coffee, and oak. Taste is roasted malts, berry, oak, and coffee. Very solid, the black berry really shines.


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