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


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1107) - Nevada, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Light brown foam rests on the blackness. Berry aromas meld with chocolate and coffee. Dry roasted malts have a touch of fruit tartness. Light carbonation but full mouthful. Finish is dry with hints of berry and birthday cake. Yay!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TET (1761) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Vintage 2012, 0.75 L bottle. A black beer with a small but beautiful and brown head. The nose is great, fresh and intensive. Liquirice, fresh strawberries and raspberries, some black coffee and salt liquirice, touch of vanilla and hint of strenght of alcohol. Taste has strong liquirice, mild roastiness, great strawberries, some herbs, enough of biterness even it’s not taste, aftertaste is warming. Full bodied, low carbonation, pleasant and smooth to drink. The great beer, smooth and intensive with fresh berries.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerconnaiseur (109) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 75cl bottle transported 8500km from Bavikhove city to Thailand and consumed at a swimming pool looking out at the sea on Koh Samui (enough carrying around! ffs). Ofcourse this added to the dramA-roma people... Why not? A narrative created by the taster is as equal as the story invented by the brewer, no? This is a gem beer that never disappoints. It pours tar black with a small foamhead. Sweet berry scent and bold roasty taste combined, this BBA is full bodied and has a beautiful lacing. Taste : malty fruits, slight hints of fruits, berries, framboise and slight soury aftertaste intertwined with the dark stark imperial stout body. Yum!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
On tap at Schouskjelleren, june 28th 2014. Full black body with a thick brown head. Heavily roasted aroma with blackberries and cocoa. Taste is strong sweet blackberries, coffee, dark chocolate, light peppery with a nice roasty bitter palate and finish. Light tartness. An excellent enjoyable beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5927) - Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with Joshi and Steve. Pours a dark cola brown color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, smoked malt, blackberry especially toward the finish, port barrel, wood, molasses, pretty solid drinking beer especially for the abv.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2014 Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, a little fizzy, fruity, chocolate, berries, light vanilla - 3.7. Keg at Schouskjelleren. Pours black, huge fruity berries, sweet, roasted chocolate, dry, rich - 4.1.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours new moon-black with a mid-sized, creamy, cappuccino head. Great retention. The bouquet is a spectacular collection of dark berries and dark chocolate with a splash of vinous, medium-dry sherry. Full-bodied with a fatty mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is a mélange of burnt malts, dark berries, barely-sweetened fudge and a nice SweeTart component. Finishes roasty, bitter and chocolaty with a liberal ration of warm, boozy alcohol. Thanks so much to darkguardian for delivering this intriguing, world class delight!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2014
At Borefts Beer Festival 2013. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice and roasted malt aroma with fruity and ashy notes. Sweet licorice and dried fruit flavour with a touch of white sugar

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (397) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ripley93 (26) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2014
Tap. Intense fruitiness. The aroma bristles with dark fruits and dark chocolate. Strong, slightly acidic and bitter flavour. Extremely long and complex finish. Wow!


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