MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, - MAY 28, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy yeasty roasty and vinous smell, some chocolate there too, quite vinous. The bourbon barrel aging is subtle and makes the beer softer. This is quite a bit better than the normal albert, the roasty fruity taste works so much better with the barrel aging, this was a beer that needed some taming. The hops are very present in the end and that is something I really like. Brilliant beer from struise.
Drake (8300) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey, 7/12/14. Pours a dark brown color with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, wood, vanilla, raisin, dark chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, mild heat.
Alengrin (1049) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bourbon-matured version of Black Albert since 2008, with label designed by Delphine Boël, a name familiar enough to anyone living in Belgium. Thick, beige, creamy, cappuccino-like head, black colour without any transparency. Complex and tempting aroma of coffee, bitter chocolate, peat, whisky, oak, figues, tobacco, nutmeg, sweet sherry, raisins... Profound dark maltiness in the mouth with a fluffy mouthfeel, very full and rich, bit earthy, bit of iron but not in a disturbing way, from the middle onwards a broad, rich roasted bitterishness unfolds, woodiness too, even some smokiness, ending in a grand finale of vinous, warming, bourbon-like alcohol and spicy hops. A beautiful beer, every sip reveals new things, a true delight to savour this.
minutemat (1502) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, 2009 vintage, at mini-tasting with Redkipper @ Les Crepes de Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours black with beige head. Very subtle sweet bourbon aroma. Taste is familiar Albert, thick and delicious, but I really expected more oaky, barrel characteristics.. whisky notes are fleeting and whispery and searching for them almost distracted from our enjoyment. It is a great beer, but much prefer a standard Black Albert any day.
olsvammel (3030) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bishops Arms in Örebro. Smell of chocolate, dark malts and roasted aromas. Similar taste. Strong and musty flavour. Long after taste. Very tasty.
POLK (2195) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
DØE-Århus Syd: Black Imperial Stout with a nice creamy skum.Virker raw and edgy with flavor from the yeast. A nice beer that do not appear as strong as it is. Very complex relax beer.
DrewFace (771) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to beechner bros. Deep dark, mostly black pour. Sweet, grainy, lightly boozy, chocolately roasty. Sweet, roasty, grainy. More booze but smooth. Still lightly underattenuated tasting.
beechner224 (662) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to little bro and UDBeernut. Pours black, small head. Aroma is super rich. Malty, chocolate, booze. Taste is sweet, diabetes sweet. Don’t know if I get much bourbon, but it’s so sweet, could be in there. Toffee and raisins. Real sticky.
zimbo (553) - SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Full chocolate mocha nose. A smooth start leading to some furry fuzzy mouth impact before hitting some sourness and returning to a lengthy luxurious smoothness. Decent length totally resolved and fully integrated.
Pretty good stuff.
Wim (2734) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
taster at the school of struise black colored body with an off white head and a slightly spicy hop malt aroma a spicy malt hops caramel sweet fruity taste with a alcholic bitter finish nice one
Mad_Ferret (645) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fat 30 bishopfolk 16/2-14.
U: svart kort brunt grädd skum lite fläckar
D: kraftigt rostad kaffebönor kakao träig kaffedoft kaffelikör.
S: söt kaffekaramell, mörk chokladpralin, träig beska lite barr, russin fikon, alkohol som värmer. Lite lakritsrot. Lite bitter.
M: stor oljig kladdig mjuk.
T: stort och klibbigt. Snygg doft. Rough men välgjort.