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

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Black Albert with blackberries aged for 1 year on port barrels


hansvf's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hansvf (268) - - SEP 14, 2013
Erg sterke smaak, koffie, branderig maar toch fruitig. Super zwart, mooi bruin schuim. Perfect mondgevoel


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Acid303 (408) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAY 26, 2015
75cl bottle, served in Tulip. What an amazing brew, only the aroma seems "average" for a beer of this class. Blackberries are so well integrated, just a slight fruity touch enough to make it special. Wood, coffee, hops, long and pleasant dry aftertaste...and the rest is magic till the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (282) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks AdamJackson. Dark chocolate color with lacey tan head. Aromas of oak berry port and roasted malt. Taste is sweet with a nice mouth feel and a warm lingering burn. Awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (8762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Draft at Sergioís. Blackberry, wood, light chocolate malt, and alcohol aroma. Black with moderate tan head. Sweet blackberry, chocolate-caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal alcohol flavor. Great blending and body. Great.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2799) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2015
Pours thick dark black with a small beige head that is gone quickly. Aroma and flavor bring such pleasant, sweet, and delicious fruity berry notes so perfectly blended with the imperial stout roasted malts. The berry is dominant, but exactly as it should be. This is as delicious and perfectly blended for a fruit stout as it gets!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1220) - AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2015
750 ML bottle Black with a large, 3 finger, dark tan head. Lots of AVB legs. Nose is oak, raspberry, port, charred malts, charred grains. Tart and sweet up front, lots of raspberries and port. SlightlySweet and roasty. Full bodied and very drinkable. Hides the 13% extremely well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6722) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 18, 2015
a bit o a gusher which gave me pause as this is an expensive ass beer. I was using what seemed like the most interesting of the damnations to see if any others are worth the $45 price tag. This was enjoyed, and if it was $10-12, Iíd go back, but itís ridiculously overpriced for a beer that was quite good but nowhere near mind-blowing. Not sure if the sour/tart aspects were on purpose or not as I have no basis to compare. was expecting more sweet and decadent. may have been infected...who knows? But for $45 I ainít trying again. almost like a sour stout, the blackberries and to a far lesser extent the port comes through nice. Iíd have liked it better more decadent and less astringent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (6200) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 2, 2015
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pours pitch black with a big creamy tanned head. Lovely berry aroma, roasted malts, tar and liquorice, but the blackberries is the most distinct here. Smooth super creamy mouthfeel. Taste is well balanced, smooth black berries all the way, and all the liquorice I could ask for in a beer. Rating # 6000

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fugitive (1550) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 23, 2015
Tap at Hobby Pub, Thessaloniki. Color dark brown with a small head. Aroma malt, caramel, choclate, fruits. Taste sweet, malt, chocolate, bitter, roasted, fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (957) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Dark cola. Blackberry jam aroma and initial taste. Something odd in the middle. A little too much carb or just an off feeling from the carb - hard to tell. Very good, but I expected more from this one.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1935) - - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Dark purplish cola. Aroma is awesome blackberry jam. Taste adds some chocolate and chalky earthiness. Honestly, something seems a little off. Not sure if this inflected or something. Mouthfeel is a little more carbonated than I expected. Slightly disappointed, not because itís bad but because I really expected something world class.


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