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

bottled
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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black Albert with blackberries aged for 1 year on port barrels


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6166) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Draft at uber. Pours jet black with a loose and creamy tan head. Big rich roasty nose with sweet juicy dark berry notes woven in. Dense creamy heavy body with soft carb. Roasty chocolatey coffee mid palate with juicy berry notes dominating. Tannins to the berry, almost a vinous quality. Lobg sweet dark roasty finish. Luscious and delectable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Had this on tap at GBD (Golden Brown Delicious) in DC. Poured a dark, black color with a small tan head. Aroma was notes of bitter coffee and malts, fruit notes. Flavor was pretty fruity, with plenty of bitter malts. Pretty nice, port wine character comes out in this one. Alcohol is masked so well, you may as well think you’re drinking a sessionable beer - scary. Quite nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2013
Black colour, tan head. Fruity aroma, malts, roasted malts, forest fruits, mocha, caramel, light fruity port note. Sweet malty flavour, quite bitter, caramel, dark chocolate, quite fruity. Bitter finish, roasted malts, fruity, brambles. Nice!!
(From 75cL bottle @ Gents Bier Festival (backstage). Thanks for sharing, Klaas!)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2356) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Pours an opaque black on tap with bubbly brown ring of lacy head. Aroma is strong roasted malt and dark fruits, with hints of chocolate and Belgian yeast. Taste follows with a definite fresh fruit quality that adds to more sweet chocolate notes. A little thin, but the booze is so well hidden it drinks like a sweet stout. This is amazing!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (1301) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013
Mooie donkerbruine kleur met een volle bruine kraag. Ruikt een volle koffie en vanille geur. Smaakt erg goed. Heeft iets fruitigs en kers. Volle koffie smaak en een goede brandende alchol nasmaak.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (1498) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013
Pours a beautiful black beer with a big brown head. Smells butter, coffee and bit alcoholic. Tastes vanilla coffee and roasty, also bit burning like the black albert. Thick body good low carbo and a sticky texture.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hansvf (169) - - SEP 14, 2013
Erg sterke smaak, koffie, branderig maar toch fruitig. Super zwart, mooi bruin schuim. Perfect mondgevoel

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1276) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
On tap. Beautiful pour black as night, tan head & lace. Deeply roasted, dried fruit, boozy, berries tickle the taste buds at the end. Just enough berries to make a splash. Silky body. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lupulucid (189) - - SEP 13, 2013
This is rich and very interesting but also rather odd. It is jammy and sweet but also fairly bitter. Initially these don’t integrate but after some time in the glass, some palate adjustment or a bit of temperature rise, more so.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3324) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
On draft at Trappist Provisions. It pours a very dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is lightly jammy with cocoa and nice subtle notes of port and wood. The flavor is pretty much the same. Light blackberry jam balanced nicely with roasted malt. Not as complex as some others (like the regular black albert) but well executed and not over-fruited.


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