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Struise Black Albert

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style
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1573   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Belgian Royal Stout was brewed as a tribute to one of America’s best pubs. Jennifer and Chris Lively who run the place may be proud of Ebenezer’s Pub. Not only do they have 35 beers on draught, most of these are hard to find Supreme Belgian Ales. Above that, they have one of the most extensive bottle-conditioned beer lists through different bottling dates we have ever seen. Not only can you drink almost any Belgian beer, the worlds best brewery’s are represented. A lot of the guests talk about the American Kulminator, yet with that difference that the Belgian inspired food, is simply great. Black Albert was brewed and crafted with a 100% Belgian ingredients. Pours a blacker than black beer with an inch of dark tan head that lingers as it cascades into itself. Nice aroma of bitter-sweet chocolate, fresh torrified coffee beans, barley, candy sugar, complex fruits, and floral hops. At the front, there is spiced baker’s chocolate, fresh mocha, caramel like barley touches, and underlying hints of dried fruits which marries the back of your palate and features a Top, and well integrated but not overbearing hop flavour. The after-taste is well balanced and shows a panorama of extreme sensations like chocolate and coffee bitters, a plum cake richness that covers the palate, and a crisp impression of hop bitters that brings elegance and freshness into this massive brew. Artwork done by www.beautifulfreaktattoo.com


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (1269) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
From an aged bottle, it pours a super dark, thick black, with a thining tan head. The aroma is sweet dark fruits, with a coffee background . The mouthfeel is very creamy, with a chocolate influenc. Some cherry on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1858) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head and aroma of dark fruits and chocolate. Taste is sweet, of dark fruits, vanilla, mocha, chocolate, liquorice, and warming alcohol notes into the finish. Great stout

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1925) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2016
With Z, pours a pitch black pour with a mocha head. Nose is dark fruits, malt with mild black licorice . Taste is sweet dark fruits, alcohol subdued despite the ABV, with a nice confluence of malt and hops . Finishes on the same dark tasting notes with a moderately long finish. A nice sipper ! Quaff Score 7 /10

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (2477) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
@ Hotel Mirabeau, Brussels 20160507. Bottle from Délices & Caprices. Roasted malty with dried fruits and chocolate, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is roasted with dried fruits and alcoholic notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
karpik (466) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 4, 2016
Big chocolate punch to the nose followed by coffee, liquorice and some alcohol. Pours pitch black with tan head, oily texture, full body. Taste is medium sweet with chocolate, coffee, cherries and roasty notes. Finish is medium bitter. Alcohol is covered very well. Overall amazing stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (599) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle in London. A deceptive beast of a big beer -- the 13% ABV is so well hidden that I thought it was 9% until the next morning. There’s a lot of chocolate up-front, but the complexity comes after that when there’s a surprising mix of stone fruits and toffee. Quite a tasty, complex stout and it reminded me a lot of Kate the Great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZombieDuster (11) - Hebron, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2016
Wow, this is a big beer. 11.2'ounce bottle. Reminds me of 3F Dark Lord. Just tons going on and plenty to discover. Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
guzgorog (638) - FRANCE - APR 27, 2016
Vintage 2015. Robe noire profonde et opaque, fine mousse brune. Nez de fruits noirs macérés , réglisse, caramel, chocolat, gâteau. La bouche est encore plus complexe : en attaque, on retrouve des notes de gâteau : caramel, sucre candy, biscuit, ensuite viennent des notes fruitées (cerise griotte, pruneau) et pour finir des notes torréfiées de café et de chocolat. La longueur est interminable, la bière tapisse la bouche pendant très longtemps, l’amertume est importante mais est superbement balancée par l’alcool et le sucre, le corps est dense et liquoreux. Une bière incroyable, un vrai régal !

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (693) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast dried fruit, liquorice, chocolate and roasted malts.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium dark brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, dried fruit, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter with roasted malts.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
Bottle shared with Marc, thanks buddy. Pours an almost opaque black topped by a 3-finger high coarse and creamy chesnut head. Retenteion and lacing properties are both pretty good. The nose is bittersweet chocolate, burnt toast, roasted malts, serious earthy hops and alcohol. The taste is similar, but the bitterness is a bit subtle. Roasted malts are upfront with hints of dark chocolate. Not too sweet. Alcohol is present and gives it a liquorish facet, almost like a digestive spirit. Earthy hops come through very well and pair with the alcohol also very well. Full-bodied with a subtle bitter finish. I enjoyed it. Cheers!


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