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Black Damnation I - Black Berry Albert - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

155 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 27
Gots: 24 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-18-2013)
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Brabander

Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Again a top notch beer from our friends of the Struise. Drank it on tap on the first day of the Borefts beerfestival in Bodegraven, the Netherlands. Poured in a festival tasting glass this beer looks like any other Struise beer....nice and thick. There is some cherry which gets in the nose bot not much. Smooth and soft to drink with the 13 abv hidden like a treasure. Great beer!

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2013 14:11:41 | More by Brabander
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Sampled from a 22oz bottle purchased in a Brussels bottle shop for an outrageous price.

A - Deep black with a moderate tan head. It clings to the glass nicely. But lots of chunks; even in the earlier pours.

S - Blackberry, chocolate and roasted malts. The fruit certainly comes through nicely.

T - Lots of blackberry supported by a cast of chocolate, roasted malts, figs and Belgian spice. It works for the most part but there were moments when the fruit flavors didn't fully blend. The alcohol is very well hidden.

M - Slightly thin for the style, possibly due to an initially high carbonation of aggressive bubbles.

O - A tasty beer but not worth the price. I had a sample at the Bruges Beer Festival. That would have been enough. I didn't need to pay the ridiculous price. And it doesn't seem to be just the central Brussels shop. I've seen the Damnation series overpriced in the De Struise shop in Bruges and in US shops. It's good but not that good.

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On-tap last night at Armsby Abbey for Stoutfest. The fourth time I have had this brew and finally getting around to entering a review.

A- Pitch black body to the brew poured from the tap to a goblet. The motor oil thick body has a dark mocha tan head that builds up to about a half a finger with a frothy texture. Head retention is decent and the ring that results leaves spotty lace.

S- Much, much more blackberry in this batch than I have experienced in the past. Right when received the glass it reminded me of getting a fresh tray of berries out of the fridge for breakfast. Beyond that is the usual massive dark cocoa and burnt roast grains that BA brings to the table. Something slightly funky reminding me of a fruit lambic, maybe some Brett or something.

T- The blackberries are a bit more subdued here but still quite strong, they just blend into the other beer elements and balance out more than the smell. Dark bitter cocoa powder, port/strong wines, blackened roasted grains, Belgian yeast spice and dark fruits, dark grapes and some sweets all come in big time.

MF- Thick bodied with a frothy texture and some chewiness. Carbonation on the lower side but it is pretty similar to Black Albert bottles and other times I have had it on draft. 13% leaves some warmth but overall is very smooth on the palate.

Very happy I decided to order this as my last drink of the night. The blackberry aspect came out much more this time around and resulted in a great stout experience. All of the flavors combine to form a decadent, dessert-wine-esque massive stout.

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Black Damnation I - Black Berry Albert from De Struise Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.