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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: 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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kogymo (6) - BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2013 does not count
Had this beer on draft @ Antwaerps Bierhuyske; Appearance: well , itís black damnation, of course itís cloudy black with a minimal head. Coffee scent with a touch of caramel. Heavy sweet taste with hints of caramel. Sticky as usual. Overall I like this beer a lot, Thx to Kraddel for my second glas :) Too bad you canít get it everywhere :D

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 10, 2013
En tirador @BierCab-Gana bastante en tirador.Siempre me ha gustado aunque a veces cansa.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Black with huge tan head. Fruited and roast aroma. Really great chocolate and tart berry flavors. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
750mL shared at Woodshop 8. Pours a murky deep brown with red highlights. Nose is rich blackberry, chocolate cake. Taste is ashy, soil, bitter earth, mild blackberry tanginess. Palate is a bit too ashy.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisSc (249) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
On tap at brewery into snifter. Oostvleteren. Appearance: black liquid tan head. very long retention Aroma: Berry is most present. Chocolate. coffee spicy. Taste: sweet and bitter. Palate thick and velvety. Coats your whole mouth. OverAll: delicious beer. Intensely strong. A little bit heavy on the berry. I wonder if it would become more balanced over time.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1981) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle shared at the Steasy66 tasting at Craft Islington. Opaque black with an off white head. Nose has lots going on, as one would epxect. Rich chocolate, black coffee, musky cereal grain, little bit of roasted malt. Taste is very very rich. Sweet chocolate, cocoa, cocoa nibs, and then blackberry fruit. Very rich and sweet and insanely rich with some earthy blackberry and pure dark chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mortlach (1005) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 21, 2013
19/10/2013 Eurhop (tap). Nera, impenetrabile, schiuma quasi assente. Al naso sentori di malti tostati, ossidazione, frutta matura, curiosa. In bocca Ť un poí pasticciata, cioccolata, frutta rossa, leggero acidulo, liquoroso, alcol. Corpo pieno, carbonazione soft. Apprezzabile il tentativo, ma il risultato non Ť proprio ottimale. Mi aspettavo molto di piý.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (511) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
Probably the most beautiful beer Iíve ever seen, what a brilliant head.Aromas are powerful: chocolate, coffee and blackberry. Taste is very interesting: fruity, roasty and rich. Excellent brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (2779) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
75cl bottle shared at Strasy66 tasting, CBC Islington. What a great beer for my 1500th rating! It pours a pitch black body with a large mocha head. Aroma is big and bold on roasted notes. Lots of wood, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Some tart notes from the berries too. Taste is beautiful and balanced, with big bold roasted and chocolatey notes sort ounces by a smooth vanilla and port wine silkiness. Berry tartness in the finish to help the drinkability of this beast. Thick and creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
28th September 2013
Borefts Beer Festival 5. Day 2. Opaque black beer with a big pale tan head. Palate is soft and slightly airy and semi dry. Rich and dry dark malt with a touch of roast. Little dark malt cream. Mild lactose. Just a whisper of blackberry. Dry finish with some alcohol spice. Good but I was expecting so much more.


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