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

bottled
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RATINGS: 183   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2014
Draught at Lord Hobo, 4/6/14
This tasted almost exactly alike the Cuvee Delphine. Almost to a t. Would certainly have identified this as the same beer, in a blind tasting. Even looking for the blackberries, I had to convince myself I was tasting them. The blackberry, if there, is just bitter, dry and tart acid. No fruitiness left at this point, which would make sense if this stuff is older, which it certainly tasted to be. That same very prominent note of bitter, dark, vinous roast seems to block any of the blackberry from coming through, really. Other than that, this was in the same exact shape. Low in carbonation, moderately sweet and chocolatey, but with enough bitter, almost tannic astringency to balance. The barrels are obviously quite old, as little of the whiskey flavor came through in the cuvee and little port flavor comes through here, which is fine with me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3224) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours black with a thick mocha head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has some sweet berry notes and bold roastiness. The port and raspberry really come through in the flavor...slightly sweet...Light barrel notes and roasty bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a dry, roasty finish that hints at coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Hides the abv very nicely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3712) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2014
750 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma of chocolate, fruit, and roast. Taste is chocolate, blackberry, dark fruit, roasted malt, and some wood. Wish I had more!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Beautiful solid dark brown color. Rich roasted darkness but the berry appears in the the scent. Dark barrel roasted fig, berry leather, tabbaco. taste. Perfect thickness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3544) - 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 (1200) - 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 (406) - 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 (6785) - 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 (779) - 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.


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