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


on tap


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 4.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Black Albert first aged on a sherry barrel and then a Lagavulin whisky barrel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Had on draft at the Struise schoolhouse. The pour is dark and black with a thick brown head. The nose is vanilla, banana, wood, chocolate, light smoke and big booze. The taste is very sweet with a wonderful bitterness still in tact. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, the body is huge and the finish is very long. I have to say that I like the regular version a bit more, the flavor has changed to much with the wood. None the less it’s very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (7930) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2013
(Draught at Monk’s Porterhouse, Stockholm) Black colour with dense, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with coffee, dark chocolate and aromas of Islay whisky. Malty, roasted taste with notes of chocolate, black coffee, cacao, hints of oak wood and Islay whisky. Fairly dry finish with a roasty bitterness and a warming touch of alcohol. Full body, rounded mouthfeel. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2013
Head: large/foamy/espresso
Colour: black
Smell: a bit of peat, chocolate, coffee, some sweet, slightly cherry
Taste: start is malts, some choclate and deffinitly the sherry sweetness, bit of cocktil cherrys, and when warmed slight notes of fine peated whiskey, super easy to drink, amazing !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (2448) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2013
Draught at Monks Porterhouse, Stockholm. Solid dark brown head that lasts til the glas is empty. Black color. Fine complex chocolate aroma with some red berries. Big chocolate taste and much sweetness that balance a equally big bitterness. Big body. A more balanced than the normal Black Albert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6367) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
draft @ schooltje dont get much ’aged’ factor in this. i get some minor diffrences between this and the base-)beer, but i dont have a waaw-feeling to this one... maybe a little more subtile?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2012
24/11/12 - on tap @ Struise Schooltje (Oostvleteren) - BB: n/a (2012-1310) Thanks to Carlo for the sample!

Black beer, big brown head, very creamy and stable. Aroma: yeasty, hint of swimming pool, bit dusty, caramel, mocha, little smoky. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: caramel, mocha, vanilla, bit sweet, yeast, slightly smoky, bitter, fruity hint. Aftertaste: caramel, sweet, mocha, alcohol noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2012
Draft @ ‘t Schooltje, merci Carlo. Noire, col beige moka épais et onctueux. Arôme est boisé avec une petite pointe de tourbe qui domine allègrement sans pour cela faire de l’ombre à la base de Black Albert qui elle reste centrée sur une dominance des malts. Palais dégage de suite la présence des 13%, léger note tourbe qui reste ans la lignée des single malt Islay. Pointe boisée, qcq épices venant peut être du bois. Malt caramel, chocolaté avec un fini caramel. Le tout reste un stout solide avec une présence épique de malt chocolaté, ici en accord parfait avec l’usage de Lagavulin. Le complément de Sherry donne une balance de fruité noire-vin rouge Porto qui pour moi reste un peu à l’ombre du profil tourbe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - NOV 20, 2012
Pours black with a dark brownish foam. Smokey malty flavours, rich , porto-like and pity notes, fruitiness length and depth. Huge beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25455) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Draught@SBWF2012. Pitch black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is wood, toffee, liquorice, smoke and some wooden notes. Flavour is fruity, liquorice, toffee, mild spicyness. Also some mild soapy and alcoholic notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (14054) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2012
Tap (SBWF2012)
Nice smoky aroma, quite mellow. Slightly sour, but a good roast. A dry bitter bite, some burnt bit too. Not as good as the base beer (this so often happens - stop dicking with it!). Sour dark fruit kernels. Finish is nice and burnt, quite soft and sweet, and nice smokey bite too. Sticks to the tongue, but I like it that way. Good, but no Black Albert.

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