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

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

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 71
Avg: 4.26
pDev: 24.18%
Wants: 19
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
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Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: treyrab on 07-21-2013

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:

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.
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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!

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3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Black with a big khaki head. Smells strongly of caramel. Lots of booze. I guess it's rum barrel. Some sort of bright aroma behind all of it. Taste is very sweet. Caramel and a fruity brightness that almost tastes acidic. After a while, as it warms up, it begins to taste like peaches. Heavy and boozy. Well carbonated. Intense. Strange fruit addition, but it kinda works.

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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!

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4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

75 cl bottle poured into my de molen tastingglass

A :very dark black with a nice 1 finger brown head
S : nouse is very much oak , rum , coffee and chocolate , realy nice !
T : this is very good ,the first sip you can stil taste the base beer black albert and also a soft bitter / coffee taste what is so typical for black albert , then the oak and rum come's to live and short after the sweetnes of the peaches with a light vanila taste , very good , very wel balanced !
M : nice carbonation , thick body And a very creamy mouthfeel , i like it .
O : this is a very well balanced beer , i never had the feeling that i was drinking a 13 % abv beer , very wel hidden , perfect balance between the base beer the barrel and the peaches
Nice job Urbain !

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