Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Black Albert with blackberries aged for 1 year on port barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9005) - Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with Joshi and Steve. Pours a dark cola brown color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, smoked malt, blackberry especially toward the finish, port barrel, wood, molasses, pretty solid drinking beer especially for the abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2014 Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, a little fizzy, fruity, chocolate, berries, light vanilla - 3.7. Keg at Schouskjelleren. Pours black, huge fruity berries, sweet, roasted chocolate, dry, rich - 4.1.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours new moon-black with a mid-sized, creamy, cappuccino head. Great retention. The bouquet is a spectacular collection of dark berries and dark chocolate with a splash of vinous, medium-dry sherry. Full-bodied with a fatty mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is a mélange of burnt malts, dark berries, barely-sweetened fudge and a nice SweeTart component. Finishes roasty, bitter and chocolaty with a liberal ration of warm, boozy alcohol. Thanks so much to darkguardian for delivering this intriguing, world class delight!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12884) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2014
At Borefts Beer Festival 2013. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice and roasted malt aroma with fruity and ashy notes. Sweet licorice and dried fruit flavour with a touch of white sugar

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (511) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ripley93 (26) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2014
Tap. Intense fruitiness. The aroma bristles with dark fruits and dark chocolate. Strong, slightly acidic and bitter flavour. Extremely long and complex finish. Wow!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4140) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Tasty imperial stout, with sweet notes of dark fruits, especially dark berries. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5787) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2014
Draught at Lord Hobo, 4/6/14
This tasted almost exactly alike the Cuvee Delphine. Almost to a t. Would certainly have identified this as the same beer, in a blind tasting. Even looking for the blackberries, I had to convince myself I was tasting them. The blackberry, if there, is just bitter, dry and tart acid. No fruitiness left at this point, which would make sense if this stuff is older, which it certainly tasted to be. That same very prominent note of bitter, dark, vinous roast seems to block any of the blackberry from coming through, really. Other than that, this was in the same exact shape. Low in carbonation, moderately sweet and chocolatey, but with enough bitter, almost tannic astringency to balance. The barrels are obviously quite old, as little of the whiskey flavor came through in the cuvee and little port flavor comes through here, which is fine with me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3657) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours black with a thick mocha head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has some sweet berry notes and bold roastiness. The port and raspberry really come through in the flavor...slightly sweet...Light barrel notes and roasty bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a dry, roasty finish that hints at coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Hides the abv very nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5435) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2014
750 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma of chocolate, fruit, and roast. Taste is chocolate, blackberry, dark fruit, roasted malt, and some wood. Wish I had more!

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