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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: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black Albert with blackberries aged for 1 year on port barrels


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (1335) - Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Tap. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is sweet figs. as a really nice sleek mouthfeel, tobacco, fruit, delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (999) - GREECE - FEB 16, 2014
From tap at Hoppy pub Thessaloniki. Black color with nice creamy beige-brown head. Roasted malty aroma, some chocolate with the sourness of the wine barrel and fruits like berries or cherries. Sweet taste, chocolate and fruits, more bitter with coffee in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1217) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at maxs, pours black with low head. Aroma is dark fruits and low roast. Taste is thick rich with nice sweet berries and a semi sweet finish

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (421) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Taster on draft . Dark pour, very complex with dark roast coffee essence of berry and port well balanced, smooth, hardly notice the 13% ABV!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Dark berry almost wine aroma with a black purple hue color and a tan creamy head. Fruit Chocolaty milky start with a dry metallic finish. Itís a good thing!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3147) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft at Max?s Belgian Beer Festival. Pours black with a fizzy off white head. Tastes sweet, slightly smokey, like raisins, roasted wood, booze, and sweet berries. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, yeast, raisins.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4197) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Tap at Maxís. Pours opaque black with fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, light chocolate, earthy notes, oak, faint vanilla, faint booze, and faint berry notes. Flavor is dry, rich chocolate and roast malts throughout with light ashy bitterness, cocoa, oak, and faint vanilla; dry roast finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10255) - 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 (2334) - 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 (6059) - 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.


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