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Formerly brewed at De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of Struise Black Albert and Portsmouth Brewing Kate the Great Russian Imperial Stout.

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4.2
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 13, 2012
(From notes 8 Oct, 2012) Bottle. The beer is black with a thick brown head. Interesting aroma that I can’t really describe, but I suspect the Port barrel is the culprit. I detected some cardamom for some reason. Flavor is a bitter coffee, but also some sourness. Interesting. Ultimately an enjoyable imperial stout.

3.7
Boutip (6486) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light sweet notes is subtler then I would have expected. Taste is a good mix between some roasted malt notes with light dry bitterness notes mix in with some light oak and black chocolate notes. Port barrel is not that discernable and probably would not have noticed if it wasn’t for the mention on the bottle. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad though I think I would stick to with the regular Black Albert.

3.8
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle from deftim13, thanks again. Pours black with a creamy head. Aroma of chocolate, port wine, oak alcohol and musty yeast. Flavor is rich dark chocolate, bitter roasted malt, coffee and light tart yeast taste. Full body with a thick, creamy mouth feel. Really nice beer, the yeast adds a nice complexity.

3.9
Marheb (6037) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Merci à Boutip! Liquide huileux qui génère une énorme tête qui se maintient étonnamment bien. Le nez est bien empreint du vieillissement en fût de porto, tannins et raisins dominent. Des notes d’espresso et de chocolat noir frayent également dans le courant. En bouche c’est moyen, confortable avec une effervescence adéquate mais le caractère du porto prend un peu trop le dessus pour moi.

3.5
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2012
smell of dark fruit and yeast, black pour with thin espresso head. dark roast coffee flavor mixed with blueberry skin , abv is hidden well

3.9
bhensonb (15624) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle from Struise Bruges Beershop. Pours very black with a huge creamy dark tan head. I’d swear it’s got blueberry in the aroma. It’s certainly berry, and not very reddish. Full bodied. Flavor is very dark berry with strongly burnt malt. It’s smooth. Heat is definitely present. But it’s a very different beer, and that doesn’t matter. It’s a beer that makes one think and think and think. Good stuff.

4.1
TimE (6076) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2012
very dark brown color, blueberry chocolate pie, moderately sweet, very intense, slightly tart nose. Wow. Full bodied, slightly tart, prunes, blueberry, chocolate. Lingering blueberry finish.

3.9
KyotoLefty (10611) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle, thanks to Baggio. Blueberry, chocolate nose, some phenols. High carbonation, but it is fine and light. Woody finish, big berry flavor, tons of berries, like a framboise with chocolate added. Not very stout-like, but tasty as hell.

3.9
Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle at home in Skövde. Black beer with a big tanned head. Vanilla, tar, coffee, chocolate, malty and licorice aroma. Licorice, vanilla, chocolate, figa, spicy and some woody notes flavour.

3.7
jonno (2886) - JAPAN - SEP 15, 2012
A soft chocolate farmhouse inspired nose greets on opening this. Flavour really springs on to the palate initially - lots of wild berries, some cchocolate and roast. Doesn’t seem overly cohesive, but the soft round body holds it together, even if it is slightly unattenuated. Nice little beer, especially considering it is 11%!.


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