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Black Damnation I - Black Berry Albert - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
92
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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 29
Gots: 28 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-18-2013

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3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by me last night.

Pours a dark, deep black, with a little bit of lacing, and a half inch head.

Smells really wonderful, like blackberry jam, blackberry seeds, chocolate, bourbon, other dark fruits, and roasted coffee.

I believe this is the '12 vintage, and it's really cool how still strongly berry-forward this one is. Adding blackberries to the already so dark fruity Black Albert seems like overkill, but it really works here. It's really reminiscent of blackberry pie- there's a doughiness, along with a really fresh blackberry puree feel to it. There are typical stout characteristics here as well- dark malt/chocolate/etc, but like regular Black Albert, it's not that important compared to the sweet dark fruit flavors.

This is medium bodied, could be slightly thicker, I suppose, but it's still moderately viscous anyways. There's a creamy, slightly sugary mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation.

Another good entry in this series. Not sure if I like this better than Mocha Bomb- they're both great, though.

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Black Damnation I - Black Berry Albert from De Struise Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.