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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 162   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skullgeorge (37) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 18, 2014
On tap at the Hoppy Pub Thessaloniki 15/02/2014 - Pours deep black with a creamy beige , brown head. Looks delicious... Aromas of black berries and roasted malts. Some nice sourness from the aging in the port barrels and a great taste of c coffee and dark bitter chocolate, dark fruits are also here ! So good , so balanced between imperial stout and fruit, wine taste by aging... D E L I C I O U S !!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Growler at home. Pours opaque jet black with a medium, bubbly brown head, medium retention with the head hanging out at the glass edge, and a light, lined lacing. Aroma is moderate roast and chocolate malt, soft blackberries, faint vinous and oak character, prunes, raisins, figs, and dates, wet oak, woody and earthy hops with a light, peppery alcohol nose. Flavor is dark malt dominant, light malt bitterness, light hops and bitterness, blackberries and candied dark fruits, port notes and a sweet finish. Full body, medium carbonation, lightly creamy and moderate alcohol warmth.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (4612) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3oz pour at Max’s Belgian Fest 2014. Pours a cola brown with thin white head. Nose is mostly boozy, some rotting berry, malt, caramel, grain alcohol. Flavor is similar, very heavy, dried fruit, caramel, mild berry, booze booze booze. Sticky finish. Too much.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (590) - Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Tap. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is sweet figs. as a really nice sleek mouthfeel, tobacco, fruit, delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (78) - GREECE - FEB 16, 2014
From tap at Hoppy pub Thessaloniki. Black color with nice creamy beige-brown head. Roasted malty aroma, some chocolate with the sourness of the wine barrel and fruits like berries or cherries. Sweet taste, chocolate and fruits, more bitter with coffee in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (906) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at maxs, pours black with low head. Aroma is dark fruits and low roast. Taste is thick rich with nice sweet berries and a semi sweet finish

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (294) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Taster on draft . Dark pour, very complex with dark roast coffee essence of berry and port well balanced, smooth, hardly notice the 13% ABV!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Dark berry almost wine aroma with a black purple hue color and a tan creamy head. Fruit Chocolaty milky start with a dry metallic finish. It’s a good thing!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (1931) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft at Max?s Belgian Beer Festival. Pours black with a fizzy off white head. Tastes sweet, slightly smokey, like raisins, roasted wood, booze, and sweet berries. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, yeast, raisins.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3362) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Tap at Max’s. Pours opaque black with fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, light chocolate, earthy notes, oak, faint vanilla, faint booze, and faint berry notes. Flavor is dry, rich chocolate and roast malts throughout with light ashy bitterness, cocoa, oak, and faint vanilla; dry roast finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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