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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: 178   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


hansvf's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hansvf (174) - - SEP 14, 2013
Erg sterke smaak, koffie, branderig maar toch fruitig. Super zwart, mooi bruin schuim. Perfect mondgevoel


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3799) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head. Thhe aroma is strong booze, wood, roast. Slick mouthfeel with nice roast, vanilla, wood, dark chocolate, boozy finish, very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2945) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Tap, black pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, dark fruit, blackberry

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (1935) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with moderate dark tan head. Aromas of chicory, roasted malls, light coconut, and alcohol. Flavors of rich black chocolate, dark berries and roasted malts. Oily and warm. Great.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsjerno (23) - BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2014
Black with brown head. Aroma of blueberries, chocolate, roasted malts, wine? Taste: coffee, roasted malts, porto, wood, chocolate, warm alcoholic finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11364) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Capped 750 from Berkeley Bowl West. Pop the cap, smell the berry. Pours black with a small dark tan head. Aromas of berries, chocolate and port. Love port. Bottle oozes a bit of foam after the pour. Full bodied. Lots of berry. Noticeable heat, but not objectionable. Think I’m getting some wood, pretty sure I’m getting port. No question that berry is ever present. It’s not dry, but there’s enough bitterness to work that out. It’s strongly flavored and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom C’s place. 2012 bottle. Black with a big brown head. Slightly sourish aroma with a bit of roast, kinda vinous, with berries and some chocolate. Sweet flavor with a light sourish note, chocolate, berry notes, some coffee, a vinous touch and an alcoholic touch. Full-bodied and rounded. Great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_est_deus (727) - örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2014
Mörkt i lokalen men verkar vara svart med ett brunt skum. Doft: Choklad, russin, malt, trä, skogs jord, madeira, hårdkokt hallon sylt. Svag 8 Smak: Pralin, kaffe, kola, avslagen cola, russin, ek, alkohol, hårt rågbröd, kanderat socker. Härligt trögflytande i munnen.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11607) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Draft at the Old School in March 2013 - Oostvleteren, Belgium. Pours thick black with a dense, brown foam head. Burnt dark sugars on the nose with moderate roast, dark fruits and candi sugar. Hugely sweet flavor with notes of roasted malts, char, fruity-berry sweetness, alcohol, bitter earth. Full bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Warming finish with lots of chocolate, roasted malts, ash, burnt candi sugar, burnt toast. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (221) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2014
750ml bottle @ MBT. Thanks Senior!

Straight pungent aroma. Flavour of chocolate, sweetness and some berries. Not so good as expected but still good. Maybe too "fresh".

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (1040) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle share thanks to GothGargoyle! Pours extremely dark brown, with gritty lacing. Aroma of smoke/roasted malt, cocoa powder, black berry, salt, potent vanilla, wood. Taste is upfront cocoa bitter, with a subtle berry sweetness. Long dry finish.


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