Black Damnation I - Black Berry Albert | De Struise Brouwers

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Black Damnation I - Black Berry AlbertBlack Damnation I - Black Berry Albert
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MasterSki on 06-18-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
224
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
37
For Trade:
6
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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 224
Reviews by KYGunner:
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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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?

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Black Damnation I - Black Berry Albert from De Struise Brouwers
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