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

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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Deep dark black pour, brown head. Roasted malt, bittersweet cocoa, cherries, blueberries, lightly jammy and lightly ashy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
evergreen0199 (1942) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
On tap at Brugge beer festival 2014, Belgium. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, boozy, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, dark fruit, rich and rather boozy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at Craigs. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of berries, wood, liquorice. Taste has a vegetal note and is strangely thin on the finish. Good, but expected a lot more.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1122) - SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Soft rich dark maltness. Berry action is a dripping tobbacco and a faded malt. Sticky. Tart. Tea bitterness. Softess smoke. Enriched berry. Clean on, weird juicy vibe. Rich, not terribly tangy on the finish but wholesome and unsweet.

Bottle, February Tasting, Cheers CAGarvie

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma is slightly vegetive with locorice and chocolate, berries. Taste of berries , vanilla chocolate, slightly vegetal again. Sweet and bitter. Bit weird.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1538) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Draft at Monks. Thick opaque pour that started with a frothy brown foam. Rich dark fruit. Chocolate nibs. Cola. Tobacco. Molasses. Unfiltered aged blackberries. Full body. Bittersweet. Not as good as the standard Black Albert (which is one of the best beers of all time) but a pleasant variation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3143) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
On tap, pours pitch black with light to medium brown head that didn’t stick around long, light lacing. Aromas of rich blackberry guts, barrel roast, dark chocolate, plums, and more sweet berries. Flavor is a nice blackberry, chocolate, and earthy tobacco. Medium bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Really complex and rich. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1734) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Armin, thanks man. Pours dark with no head. Roasted malts, berries, solid but not spectacular.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to armin for sharing. Pours a black color with brown head. Chocolate, berry, roasty flavors. Fun beer to try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1965) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Dark black pour, small ring of brown carbonation and an aroma of dark fruit and sweet roasty malt. Flavor is rich meld of high end dark chocolate and dark berries finished very smooth for being 13%


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