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Black Damnation I - Black Berry Albert - De Struise Brouwers

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Black Damnation I - Black Berry AlbertBlack Damnation I - Black Berry Albert

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

160 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 27
Gots: 25 | 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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DersOne

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-19-2014 05:15:41 | More by DersOne
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-24-2013 04:47:43 | More by tbryan5
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briang01

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-17-2014 01:53:02 | More by briang01
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.34/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

09-25-2013 22:17:03 | More by lordofthewiens
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-24-2014 22:34:49 | More by JakerLou
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-13-2013 00:44:16 | More by Janeinma
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +15%

11-19-2013 04:17:06 | More by bpfrush
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-25-2013 00:23:50 | More by jtladner
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RobertH50

Texas

5/5  rDev +21.1%

07-16-2014 22:02:55 | More by RobertH50
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weonfire

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

03-21-2014 14:20:05 | More by weonfire
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-16-2013 22:39:36 | More by mdaschaf
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dirtylou

Washington

3.66/5  rDev -11.4%

on-tap, brouwers

VARIANTS!

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.

12-08-2013 23:11:45 | More by dirtylou
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cjgator3

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-13-2014 00:21:03 | More by cjgator3
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-20-2013 22:24:57 | More by huskermike12
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

09-04-2013 21:21:17 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

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.

Mouthfeel - Heavy, but not boozy. High carbonation.

Overall - It's less subtle than regular, but still very good. Where is the port?

08-20-2013 02:00:02 | More by Alieniloquium
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-06-2014 03:11:41 | More by Kevincredible
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GBallHead

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-16-2013 01:24:36 | More by GBallHead
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HereforBeer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-04-2014 18:48:54 | More by GRG1313
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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-20-2013 22:30:13 | More by crosenkrantz
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%

The color was deeply hued black but it had layers of creamy froth swirling about the body. This was poured with little to no head as the beertender felt obligated to fill the small snifter to the top.

The aroma is mostly a vinous BlackBerry wine with an underlay of chocolate. There are hints of coffee with touches of dried fruit.

The flavor is very sweet from the blackberries and vinous. The wine like qualities become more apparent mid palate. I catch chocolate covered cherries and roasted coffee near the end.

The feel is velvety smooth, very full with a nice creaminess about it. The blackberry fruitiness does leave a tangy feel about the tongue.

I really enjoyed this as Black Albert is amongst my favorite beers. This is not as good as BA but the blackberry does create a new overall experience.

01-19-2014 15:20:00 | More by KYGunner
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.8/5  rDev -8%

Had at Max's (from notes)

A: Pitch black

S: Sweet with blackberry and malt.

T: Nice smooth sweetness. Not too strong. Whiskey on finish/aftertaste. Good/mild stout flavor. A bit minty with chocolate and a tiny burnt coffee taste.

M: Slightly coarse.

O: Delicious. Another great stout from De Struise.

10-27-2013 19:34:37 | More by gillagorilla
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Sconi_tom

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-29-2014 02:10:14 | More by Sconi_tom
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-02-2014 01:18:17 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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Black Damnation I - Black Berry Albert from De Struise Brouwers
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