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

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RATINGS: 167   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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2013
(Draught at Monk’s Porterhouse, Stockholm) Black colour with lasting, creamy, brown head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee, chocolate, blackberries, port wine and cacao. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate, coffee, cacao, more chocolate, hints of blackberries and port wine, and a generous roasted bitterness in the finish. Full body, with a thick, rounded and velvety mouthfeel. Fairly sweet. Brilliantly balanced with a touch of alcohol shining through (but not really 13%). Sounds strange, but it’s heavy and smooth at the same time. Urbain shows he’s the master of the massive stouts. Fantastic beer!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2968) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2013 goddamned this is a good one ! draft @ t schooltje how can i describe this taste? i don tget berrys in this at all. more like a perfectionet black albert. some extra layer of complexity to it.. more subtile, more sweetness. try to get this one and check it out yourself ! edit : it hurts like hell to downrate a struise beer thats good! but yesterday i’ve had a 33 cl glass- of this ( in stead of the 15 cl i’ve got when i rated this ) and 33cl is just simply to much of this .. its still very good though! or maybe its like ships always sais, almost any imperial stout tastes less when you have it again. still, a VERY nice struise though! just need to place pannepot above this , due to its always-good factor!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (4490) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2012
24/11/12 - on tap @ Struise Schooltje (Oostvleteren) - BB: n/a (2012-1309) Thanks to Carlo for the sample!

Clear black beer, big creamy beige to brown head, very stable, adhesive. Aroma: mocha, coffee, little sourish, caramel, dusty, hint of vanilla. MF: soft carbon, full body, creamy texture. Taste: pretty sweet, caramel, fruity, mocha, dark chocolate, berries, ltitle sugary. Aftertaste: cohcolate, mocha, quite some caramel and a little sour touch. Wow, this is the real deal!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1022) - Linden, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2012
sampled at ’t Schooltje - pours pitch black, dark brown head with purple hints. Aroma is lots of the typical Black Albert stuff but with an edgier crisper character. Make me think of Sachertorte (choclate cake with a tart fruit jam and covered with chocolate). Crispiness comes back in mouthfeel and taste. As always a top Struise beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6624) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2012
Draft @ ‘t Schooltje, merci Carlo. Noire épais visqueux, col crémeux beige-moka, laissant un filament doré au verre. Subtile combinaison de rajouter les mûres. Ici le tout se prête bien au profile de Black Albert, ajout de fruits noirs sur une bière présentant déjà un penchant pour un côté massif malté chocolaté. Le tout est agrémenté de ces mûres qui donne un fini fruits des bois présentant une pointe aigre. Je n’ai pas vraiment noté de différence avec le murissage en fûts de Porto

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - NOV 20, 2012
Aromas are powerful: chocolate, coffee and blackberry. Taste is very interesting: fruity, roasty and rich. Too sweet, a bit heavy for my taste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barbaraxx (5) - SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2012 does not count
Unbelievable beer experience! Nothing to just drink away. Take your time, relax, be in no hurry while you experience the most rich berry beer explosion in your mouth!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20294) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Draught@SBWF2012. Black colour, small brown foamy head. Aroma is liquorice, toffee, some alcohol and dark berries. Flavour is toffee, liquorice, some slight alcohol, spices and mild floral notes. Thick and quite pleasant.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (3030) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Sample at SBWF 2012. Fruity and sweet smell. Very sweet and malty taste with some fruits and berries. Very nice to sip at.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (3074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Sample @ SBWF 12. Black colour with a large beige head. Aroma is fruity malt, port. Flavour is slightly sweet, some hint of berries, malty, fruity.


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