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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: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black Albert with blackberries aged for 1 year on port barrels


ChrisSc's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisSc (438) - 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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Valgreen (766) - DENMARK - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle @ Niels. Cheese tasting. Pitch black, big tan head, some lacing. Aroma, roasted malts, port, chocolate, coffee, berries, liquorice, dark fruits, . Taste, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, berries, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, oak. Roasted dry mouth feel, which becomes rather sticky. Aftertaste of dry roasted malts, dark chocolate, berries

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (958) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2015
Gushing bottle, 75cl. Pours a pitch black with a huge, brown head. Aroma is very roasty, dry, blackberries, port wine, dry berries, classic dry black albert characteristics, chocolate. Taste is very roasty, but with a mellow, sweet fruityness and port wine. Full body and a medium-high carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilverfoX (750) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
treacle, leather, dark chocolate aromas, pitch black with a tan head, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits flavours very smooth with no hint of its alcohol, rather good.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stangger (615) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Dark, deep, with a rich purple hue. A touch of sweetness, strong roasted malt, complex fruit flavors that last for what seems like a minute after each sip. Blackberry and chocolate fight for the finish. Spectacular.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (8062) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2015 by dfearnly. Near black, hearty black malts, spicy, with understated berry character. Not sure whether the berry adds much here, but such a great beer anyway!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dfearnley (1290) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle to tulip Blackberry, port, some booziness, and cherry. Dark reddish brown, no head. Balackberry, chocolate, dark chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (899) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Gusher. Thick black pour with light mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, berries, roasted malts, coffee, and oak. Taste is roasted malts, berry, oak, and coffee. Very solid, the black berry really shines.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrol (122) - - JUL 3, 2015
Pours very dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste of blackberry, oak, roast chocolate, roast coffee and vanilla. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (643) - - JUN 7, 2015
Black Albert strong stout inspired by the British Imperial Stout tradition as revived by American microbrewers. Described as a "Belgian Royal Stout" and made with ingredients of only Belgian origin. Bitterness of 100 IBU, deep black color of 160 EBC.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle: Dense black body with a khaki foam that recedes quickly to a collar. Smells like chocolate covered raspberries... Or blackberries, I guess. Lots of berry juicy, chocolate, roast, & burnt caramel. Flavor has a sharp berry skin note to it up front, as it lingers into a softer sweetness from the chocolate malt. Notes of molasses, burnt brown sugar, soy. Finishes like chocolate covered raspberry candy with a touch of roasted malt to offset & balance. Pretty warming & heavy. Good stuff.


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