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

bottled
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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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6072) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks James! Dark black pour with big foamy caramel colored head, aroma brought notes of blackberry, berry, hints of dark fruit, chocolate, roast, nice port, wine notes pretty nice smelling. Taste is a mix of nice dark fruit, dark chocolate, roast, nice berry, dark red berries into some oak, red wine, slight anise in there finishing sweet, slightly roasty. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
On tap at avenue ale house. Not sure if port or bourbon...thinner cola black hue and auburn edges with a thin ring if beige head...charred woody barrel nose, cocoa and light fruit. Not assertive blackberry... Flavors are more of the same. Softer fruit char bitter ash and chocolate. Semisweet but lightly bitter. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnielsen13 (242) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Armin’s. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is raisins, dark fruit, oak, molasses, roasty, slight berry. Flavor is dark fruit, toffee, oak barrel, Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1404) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Armin @ Armin’s - dark black pour with a thick tan head. Nose is malty a touch boozy and a hint of berry. Taste is really nice, huge roasted malt and coffee bitterness. Hint of berry. Fairly boozy finish, but dry and bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirADNielsen (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Armin’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Rich plum / dark grape, vivos, dark chocolate, berry, roasty aroma. Rich cocoa, light coffee, quite herbal roasty, berry, plum, dark grape flavor. Slightly boozy but not bad. Quite tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (2618) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
On tap at t’Bierhuyske. Black body with a light brown rim. Soy sauce, roasted raisins, hints of smoke and overall loads of roasted notes fill the nostrils. Mouth confirms the roasted notes and adds vanilla, sweet mocha and what I can best describe as a black berry reduction. It drinks full bodied, oily and smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbrazell (1586) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Draft at Redlight. Pitch black pour with a creamy mocha head. Nose of thick roast, licorice, dark chocolate, blackberry, figs with hints of ash. Flavor is thick a roasted malt, dark chocolate, figs with an acidic and faintly tart berry balance on the back end. Heavy bodied and smooth carbonation. Nice stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (686) - - DEC 23, 2013
Black pour, tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, some berries, port, roasted grains. Taste is big dark chocolate, some espresso beans, roasted malts, and prominent berries. Really impressive. One of the top 2 or 3 fruited stouts I’ve had. Only issue is the mouthfeel is pretty thin for a big stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
dchmela (2611) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Tap at Redlight. Black thick pour with a thick tan head. Blackberry, port, chocolate aroma. Taste is thick chocolate and roasted grain with port notes. Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2482) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
Bottled. Pours black with a medium sized, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, berries and coffee. Sweet flavor that ends up bitter and with some alcohol. Full bodied, creamy to oily texture and soft carbonation. A great impy.


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