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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 169   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 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3351) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
On tap at O?Connors. Midnight black with brown head. Aroma massive and sweet: coffee, berries, blackberry and blueberry. Taste is sweet and heavy, syrupy mouthfeel, notes of fruit, berries, sugar but not overly sweet

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1110) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with brown head. Taste is berry with roasted malts and oak.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ST247 (378) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
On tap @ 't Antwaerps Bierhuyske. Pours black with light brown foam. Aroma is black berry. Taste also clearly black berry, bit alcoholic taste, some chocolate especially in the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle @tasting. Pours black, light tan head. Big fruity nose with some chocolate coming through as well. Huge cherries on the palate, huge fruit cake as well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. Pours black with an attractive light brown head and a chocolate and blackberry aroma. There is a rich chocolate flavor enhanced with more than a hint of blackberry. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2014
On tap. Black pour with minimal head. Aroma is a bit sweet. Taste is much if the same. Not sure about the fruit flavor, but it’s tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1885) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Draft. Moderate berry aroma but quite subtle. Thick viscous and boozey otherwise. Barrel character is kind of light and balanced. Semi sweet finish. Well done but the fruit could be a little more prevalent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skullgeorge (41) - 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 (9681) - 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 (4869) - 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.


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