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Black Damnation XII - Nuptiale A2 (Ashley & Trey Wedding Ale) - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
90
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 16
Gots: 9 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Numbers, couples, and Stout are at the heart of this nuptial ale, in this case known as NUPTIALE. Ashley and Trey received the blessing from family and friends to be married on 8.17.13. The sum of their wedding date is two, however it’s added together:

8+17+13=38…3+8=11…1+1=2
or 8+(1+7)+(1+3)=20…2+0=2

Struise is mindful of numbers and math, especially considering the above scenario. As 2 = a couple, we decided to make two versions of the NUPTIALE.

Alias A2 is our Black Albert, secondly fermented on peaches and aged in Anguilla Rum barrels. Alias T2 is the same ale, but secondly fermented with black currants and aged in Port barrels. Of course A stands for Ashley, T for Trey, and 2 being their lucky number.

Whenever you have such a bottle in your possession, it will be your lucky day upon opening this marvelous barrel-aged stout. Just like any couple though, one is not complete without the other.

(Beer added by: treyrab on 07-21-2013)
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4/5  rDev -2%

SStein, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

WillCarrera, Nov 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

redfox405, Nov 11, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, cherry, and dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with interesting fruity qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 10, 2014
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SocalKicks, Nov 10, 2014
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CTJman, Oct 29, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

OCT 3, 2014
Cheers, Ash and Trey! Bottled May 30 2013. It's been a while since I?ve had a Black Albert variant and I?d forgotten how awesome they look. Jet black, sense, dark brown head, creamy and long lasting, this looks amazing. The nose opens with creamy and fruity milk chocolate with the peaches surprisingly potent and the brown sugar and vanilla from the rum quite noticeable. This pairs well with the spicy, yeasty base beer, making me think of grilled peaches with rosemary. Mild mineral, mild herbal, moderate roast character are present. Grainy bitterness us low but an acidity is perceived. Moderately minty. Nice. The palate opens with a big, chewy Black Albert base, milk chocolate, roast, malted milk and brown sugar along with a mild peach flavor. Vanilla and brown sugar in a very rum like ratio are present on the mid palate. Spicy on the finish with green peppers , mint, chocolate and vanilla, this is great. Full in body,mildly and creamily carbonated, this feels awesome on the palate. Excellent stuff.

DefenCorps, Oct 26, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

To Ashley and Trey...

750ml capped bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a big, thick 2 finger dark mocha colored head with excellent retention. Beer is viscous and pitch black. Lacing is spotty with decent cling and huge legs. Certainly carries the Black Albert pedigree.

Nose is mild booze, lactose, chocolate, fudge, cocoa and the slightest bit of fruit sweetness. Peach flavor is nearly indistinguishable. Nice but a bit muddled.

Opens sweet chocolate, booze, lactose and liquorice. Dark fruit mixed with more alcohol bite and cocoa powder in the middle. Brownie and fudge towards the end with a helping of boozy molasses and sweet dark fruit at the finish. Lingering, sweet aftertaste. Really desert-y!

Full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and silky in the mouth and warm and viscous going down. Finishes messy with a sticky, long, lingering aftertaste. Exactly what I want.

This is one heck of a beer and certainly worthy of a toast. I couldn't think of a better way to say cheers to the happy couple!

SpeedwayJim, Jul 08, 2014
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kingjohnh, Jun 15, 2014
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taospowder, Jun 14, 2014
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bsuedekum, Jun 08, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Pitch black pour with a gorgeous two finger caramel-colored head with great retention and crazy lacing. The nose is a unique combination of fruity and roasty with a lot of vinous notes as well. Hints of mocha, espresso, subtle peaches, oak, dark chocolate, and booze. The taste follows suit with tons of roasty mocha and fruity peaches along with hints of espresso, oak, apricot, dark chocolate, subtle vanilla, vinous notes, and booze. The mouthfeel is a little on the light side for such a big stout, with fizzy carbonation and a subtly sour, vinous finish. And even though the booze is evident in both the nose and taste, the 13% ABV doesn't hurt the drinkability at all. Overall, this is yet another unique and flavorful offering from Struise!

beerdrifter, May 24, 2014
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Black Damnation XII - Nuptiale A2 (Ashley & Trey Wedding Ale) from De Struise Brouwers
90 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.