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Black Damnation I - Black Berry Albert - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

24 Reviews
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Reviews: 24
Hads: 213
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 7.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 38 | 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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On tap at When Pigs Fly. In a snifter the beer was black with a dark cocoa-colored head. The head dissipated rather quickly.

Chocolate aroma, some fruit. Booze.

Great taste. Dark mocha chocolate, brown sugar. Berry taste, maybe not as much as I thought would be there, but still a great addition. Boozy taste, but in a positive way.

A very rich beer. A lot of alcohol, sip it slowly. (386 characters)

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Ebony body, creamy mocha head - aroma, much like the base beer, is a hammering of bitter malt. Charred malt, dirt, dark fruit. The blackberry just doesn't play well here because Black Albert is so dense and bitter, making the delicate berry difficult to pinpoint I think all of these black albert variants are a bit overrated. (355 characters)

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Appearance - Almost black. Huge mocha head. Excellent retention.

Smell - Belgiany. Roasty chocolate. A bit of fruitiness. It's a little more fruity than regular Black Albert.

Taste - Great blend of caramel, chocolate, and fruitiness. Chocolate most predominant, coming out as a dark chocolate in the back. Slightly bitter.

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Black Damnation I - Black Berry Albert from De Struise Brouwers
90 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.