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Black Damnation I - Black Berry Albert - De Struise Brouwers

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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%


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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Teleweizen2

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-19-2013 17:30:23 | More by Teleweizen2
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2014 01:43:35 | More by cbutova
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Armsby Abbey, Worcester, MA.

Dark black color with some dark brown edges, topped with a small chocolate-hued head that sank to a collar and held there. In the nose, dark roasty malts, some herbal bitterness, tobacco, berry jam. In the taste, bittersweet chocolate, blackberry jam, anise, roasty malts, oak and nutshells. Contrary to some other reviews I've glanced over, I definitely got a more defined sense of the berry addition in this as compared to the original BA. Some boozy heat in the mouthfeel, which was also a bit thin I thought, body was about medium...maybe this was just served too cold, but unfortunately I didn't have the time to let it warm up. Overall pretty good; I'd like to try it again on a fresher palate and closer to room temp.

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Black Damnation I - Black Berry Albert from De Struise Brouwers
91 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.