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


on tap

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Black Albert with blackberries aged for 1 year on port barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1069) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle, 06/18/2013. Pours thick black with a massive, rocky mocha tan head, sticky lacing left behind as it slowly dies down. Aroma is rich dark chocolate and coffee, thick roast malts, blackberries coming through more and more as the beer warms, moderately sweet and jammy, but not considerably sweeter than Black Albert, smooth chocolaty wood finish. Taste is sweet dark chocolate and coffee, light berry and port notes offset by thick cacao, roast bitterness, licorice. Full, thick body, typical for the series, everything well balanced, the berries are not too sweet here. Wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (21334) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2013
Draught at Bryggens Ølbar. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of licorice with notes of roasted bread and dark chocolate. Roasted flavour of licorice and dried fruits with notes of blackberries (without any tartness from the berries). Sweet and roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13761) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
Draught at Bryggens Ølbar. Pitch black - brown head. Sweet malty. Light wooden tartness. Peppery. Spicy. Smokey. Light ashtray. Ok bitterness. High burned malts. Nice fruity. Ashtray. Dark berries/grapes. Blackberries. Cocoa. Dark chocolate. Licorice. Lovely smooth body and finish with a light hop bite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (2645) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2013
Fad: Kulsort let øl med et flot mokkabrunt skumhoved. Elegant, dejlig duft af impy stout med en smule brændt malt men også med en meget frugtagtig profil der viser hen til solbærrene. Disse kan tydeligt smages i selve øllen hvor portvinsfaddene også er tydelige. I det hele taget en overraskende let og drikbar stout for så mange procenter men med en fantastisk smag og balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2013
Tap at Fermentoren. Pitch black with a huge, dense brownishhead. Roasted nose with notes of sweet berries, prunes and oak. Full bodied and alcoholic. Roasted and toasted with a smooth sweetish cocoa-like finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MOLA_DK (285) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2013
Tap at Fermentoren. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Roasted, sweet berry aroma. Full bodied, roasted. Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5609) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2013
Draft at the Old School. Pours black with a thick beige head. Aroma of rich roast, chocolate, intense red berries, caramel, coffee. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Thick and oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
Sample at ’het Schooltje’ Oostvleteren. I always imagine that the quality of the beer deteriorates a little because it’s kept for a longer time in the ’tap trailer’. Though amazing idea! Appearance: black beer, little to no head. Nose: quite a heavy nose, lots of wood and coffee, little fruit maybe. Taste: wood and caramel. Molasses, lots of the regular Black Albert noticeable in it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (9729) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
Tap at Het Oude Schooltje, Oostvleteren - 23/03/13. Mid black with a big old dirty coffee head that retains well - this looks the bollocks! Nose is rich roast malt, dark chocolate, molasses, hint of booze, light blackberries, touch woody. Taste comprises roast malt, molasses, dark sugars, light berry fruit intertwined with dark chocolate, dark treacle toffee, dark dark dark and delicious! Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet in the execution. Excellent imperial stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4216) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2013
# 60 Struise. 33 cl. draft @ ‘t Antwaerps bierhuiske. Thx for the tip nbutler11 – been wanting to try this one. Pours black with a huge, very creamy mocha head towering over the glass. Nose is incredible, real blackberries, not additives or fake or anything but real pure of blackberries, like smelling the fruit itself with some mocha, chocolate, sweetish jam and some booze. Smell beats taste here, taste is clearly different and influenced by the berries but less defined taste of the actual berries, bit boozy, chocolate fudge with some blackberry jam, thick malts and caramel, sweet, boozy, very thick coffee, liquorice,… Very thick body – lovely although I preferred the whisky BA version honestly. Still doesn’t top my fond memories of the base beer which doesn’t make this a great beer in it own right, a bit too harsh almost for me. Is this a future reverse society beer, one of their many recent one-off or is this aging for a future release I wonder?

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