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De Struise Black Albert

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De Struise Black Albert

Brand
De Struise
Expression
Black Albert
Category
Stout & Porter
Style
Stout – Strong
Abv
13.00%
Country
Belgium
Website
www.struise.noordhoek.com

By Jeff Evans

89
Nose
Creamy, biscuity, smooth dark malt laced with juicy berries, leather and a little chocolate.
Palate
Astonishingly light and airy, but hugely complex at the same time, with sweet spices, leather, citrus and orchard fruits, liquorice and tangy hops all in the smoky mix. Bittersweet and drying.
Finish
Dry, thick, bitter and rather hoppy, with fruit cake, sweet spices and chocolate notes from the malt.
Comment
A bittersweet, remarkable beer, an imperial stout with a Belgian twist – in fact they call it a ‘Belgian Royal Stout'.

By Robert Millichamp

90
Nose
Sharp but controlled esters present tart fruity notes. Floral marzipan and cinnamon hints with chocolate, liquorice and coffee.
Palate
Rounded, medium bodied and warming. Bold alcoholic notes are controlled to perfectly balance tart fruits over a soft mouth feel.
Finish
More red fruits intertwined with lingering dark chocolate, espresso coffee and bitter hop resins that help bring a firm but balanced bitterness to the finish.
Comment
Uniquely Belgian in character with a very complex palate that hides the 13% alcohol.
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