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

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (448) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle - pour dark black w/brown head. Smells of chocolate and blackberries, nicely balanced. A nice stout with chocolate and blackberries, a little sweetness but very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
On tap. Black with a creamy light brown head. Beautiful rich floralchocolate bread, black berry, and alcohol aroma. Thick silky velvety palate. Tastes of chocolate, raisin, cherry, black berry, port, and oak with a rich dark chocolate finish. Outstanding.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2013
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Draft at ’t Bierhuyske

Head: thick, dense and medium brown
Colour : black
Smell: blackberries or at least dark natural sweet fruits, dark roasted coffee, mocha, dark chocolat, medium roasted malts aroma
Taste: alcohol with mild blackberrie flavour, but huge roasted and coffee flavour, end is dry and bitter with chocolate aftertaste, really nice !

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (8232) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2013
Towering brown head; jet-black beer with beautiful lace. Indeed, berries, but I’d guess blue- or billberries - put on coffee and dissolved black chocolate. Sweet-bitterish roasted, alcohol, flavourexplosions. Pure coffee with black chocolate (or vice-versa, I suppose). Very well-balanced. Coffeesweets, lactose. Extremely well-bodied, viscous and alcoholheat. Superb Black Damnation, one of the best. Difficult to describe because of its surprising balance. Many thanks to Klaas D and the Gentse Bierverening, the perfect conclusion for a great festival!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2224) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller Bar SF. Pours black with a persistent cocoa head. Aroma has notes of tart berries, berry seeds, mousse, and paint. Tastes like the frosting they use in between layers of a raspberry chocolate cake. needs more heft on the back end. Comes out very thin on the palate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1325) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
At Mikkeller grand opening in SF. A- thick black pour with a 1/4 finger medium tan heady that quickly dissipates. S- notes of coffee, toffee, roasted chocolate malts and black berry. Musty oak from the barrels, sweet port, tannins and Earthy as well. Some lighter hop notes in the back. M- lighter than expected with an initially smooth body and mild, creamy palate. Carbonation is refined. T- Relatively mellow with roasted malts, oak, oats, black berry, licorice, molasses, resin and a subdued port. The ending is an odd astringent bitter and hop, with fizzy mineral water and berry notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8107) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Consumed at home in the company of Loz, Craig, Stella & Kids plus Jackie & Simon 02.08.13 Pours black as yer ’at with tan head. Very thick and full in the mouth, sticky black treackle and molasses, with some bonfire toffee, velvety and smooth. Very easy drinking, like it but clearly not as much as Craig. A7 A5 T8 P4 Ov15 3.9

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 Bottle at fins.... Deep black... Bubbly tan head... Soft dark chocolate roast malt... Soft fruit nose... Heavy sublime fruity malts... Dark malts... Dark roast... Big big berryfruits... Juicy roast.... Sweet malts... Massive berry... Wow Tap at de molen 2013... Deep black... Big tan head... Deep dark lactic berry nise... Sift fruits... Rich chocolate mslts... Deep malts 4.3 Bottle at home 4.5

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Extremely black color, dark brown head. Aroma of fruity coffee, like a brightly roasted Ethiopian coffee bean. Taste is smooth, with a nice combination of fruitiness and roastiness. Not as complex as others in the series, but still tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teddybeer (2514) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle @ Cervezorama. Black colour with a beige/tan head with good lasting and nice lacework. Aroma is strong coffee, black chocolate, roasty, red fruits notes. Flavor is complex and fruity dominated by red fruit, raisins and ripe plums, roasted and toasted malts, blackberries and berries are present, black coffee and licorice. The final is strong coffee with a very good balanced with the alcohol.


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