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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Black Albert with blackberries aged for 1 year on port barrels


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5077) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2015
On tap at La Fine Mousse. Black with almost no head. Tart berries nose, espresso and chocolate nose. Slightly sour and sweet fruitiness, balanced by dry roasted malts. Great as expected.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wekker84 (1850) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts spicy fruits licorice citrus some caramel and hops flavor roasted malts spicy fruits berries citrus oak laurel licorice and hops a dry finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
makromaniak (141) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
big roasted malts, dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, caramel, sugar and a little tang. smooth and well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2677) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap at RIBCO during the black damnation take over, pours pitch black with a thin brown head, aroma is of heavy dark chocolate with a tartness of blackberry coming through and a hint of the red wine notes from the port, the flavor is strong, lots of dark fruit and sweetness with a lot of the oak and port coming through in the finish, quite boozy as well, a little all over the place but still not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (4000) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom C’s place. 2012 bottle. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of berries, chocolate, whiskey, cocoa and some coffee, flavor of chocolate, whiskey, wood, coffee, berries, medium to full bodied. Great

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (509) - HUNGARY - DEC 21, 2014
A méretes palackból zubogva tör elő a kőolajszármazékokat idéző test, a bézs színben pompázó krémes habmező rétegei alól a természet ősi aromái hömpölyögnek; faforgácsos, ódon illatok találkoznak a földre hullott bogyós gyümölcsök erjedésig érett jegyeivel. Bársonyos étcsokoládé, édes vörösbor, datolya és bőr emlékképei versenyeznek intenzitásban; unalomig ismert változatosság. A földcsuszamlás menetrendszerűen érkezik a kompótszerű test ízjegyeinek megjelenésével, kirobbanó természete ontja magából a vaníliás krémesség keretein belül megmutatkozó szedres és cseresznyés, gyógynövénylikőrös, kakaós és forró csokoládés hangulatokat. A műalkotás jelleget azonban épp azok a stílusjegyek kölcsönzik az italnak, amiket egzakt módon meghatározni szinte lehetetlen; csakúgy, mint a sorozat általam ismert többi tagját, rabul ejtő karakter jellemzi.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3979) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2014
22oz bottle from Blackwells, jet black head with brown poured into glass at home. Oil, nuts, cocoa, and malty on the nose. Palate is a thick, rich, creamy. Milky, chocolate, cocoa taste with slight berry taste. A complex and delicous beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Draft at Big Wood 2014 at Brouwer’s. Rich black, creamy alc head. Gorgeous fruity aroma, red wine reduction. Big body, fruit rollup, berries. Black coffee and leather underneath. Balanced, big strong but harmonious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1442) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Draft at brouwers for bigwood. $9/6oz. Thick black pour with mocha head. Lovely lacing. This might get a 5, except it looks so dainty in this tiny glass. Definite berries in the aroma, but taste is full of ash and heavy bitter roast. As it warms there’s more sweet fruit on the front end, as well as alcohol, but roast bitter finish dominates. Palate: full body, average carbonation, thick chalky texture. Overall: shrug.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirLimpsalot (2595) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
@ Basunen 14-11-29: mycket silkeslen och mjuk smak av choklad, kaffe och björnbär. En fin balans och en lång eftersmak. Mycket gott. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!


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