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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1345   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2008
keg 250ml 6€ at Pikkulintu Helsinki 250808 murky dark brown Scent: roasted malts sour Taste bit cold but from first sip full body strong aroma of roasted malts kicked most me .Chocolate ,bitterness,coffee and hops above. It doesn’t feel 13%. One of the best beer ever tasted

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2008
33 cl bottle - big thanks to brewczar for the trade; jet black with foamy tan head; slight roast and very sweet; tons of cream and smoothness in the texture; no hotness whatsoever as this was a delight to drink; almost lemony flavor to it; sweet spice and dank fruit as well; doesn’t feel 13% at all; texture is very unique

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2008
My Rating # 2000. 33cl bottle @ VinensVerden, Odense. Pours black with a creamy brown lasting head. Nose & taste is filled with chocolate, roasted coffee & dark dried fruits - very balanced, vinous & pleasant. Plenty of hops to be noticed in the end. Palate is smooth & soft like velvet. Rather uncomplicated - just really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 33cl Bottle found at Beer Paradise in Holstebro. Black color with dark brown-reddish huge head. Spicy aroma, flavors of roasted malt, coffee, herbs and alcohol.Dry finsih with some bitterness. Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2008
Keg III Erasmus at Pikkulintu 22.8.2008. Thanks Markku !!!. Pale brown head. Malty and syropy nose. Some hints of prune and dried fruits in the nose. Soft sweet and malty taste with hints of chocolate and coffee also some licorice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - AUG 24, 2008
Traded with Beerbiker for a Casablanca pale lager, thanks for another great deal! Black with an enourmous brown head inviting to be eaten with a spoon. Aroma is a mix between roasted dark chocolate and sweet milk chocolate along with cane suger and some subtly fruity notes. Flavor is plesant and wellbalanced. The suger sticks to your lips and goes well with the complex sweet and roasted bitter malty body. The yeast makes this imp stout very refined and unique so overall it was a great experience!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2008
(Draught, Keg III Erasmus, at Pikkulintu on 2008-08-22. Thank you Markku!) Pitch black. Small brown head. Chocolate, vanilla, alcohol and roastedness in nose. Full-bodied palate with medium carbonation. Chocolate, vanilla, roastedness, little coffee and light bitterness. Vanilla flavours and aromas grow stronger when beer gets warmer. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Rich rum and raison aromas, plums, dried figs. Pours black with a thin tan head. Some smoke in the flavor, rich dark malts, burnt coffee, some molasses and rum like flavors, smooth chocolatey aftertaste. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Sparky27!! Thanks! Pours pitch black with a thick dark tan head. Has little aroma for the style. What I do smell is dark roasted malts. But its very subtle. Has a heavy mouthfeel. When I swallow this its so heavy I have to push it down. I get a sharp alcohol taste just after it goes down, then I taste bitter chocolate, dark malt, dark coffee, subtle caramel, and finishes with a bitter flavor that may come from the chocolate or possibly hops or both. This is a complex brew that I am grateful to have tried. Thanks Eric!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11097) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2008
Bottle @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pours opaque and completely black. A giant, staying, creamy, cappucino-brown head. Great duration. Aroma is a bit underwhelming for a 13 % beer. Roasted tones, some soft plums and a touch of dark Guetamala coffee. Medium carbonation, but only a mild creaminess. But when aroma and mouthfeel was a bit of a let-down, the flavour is stunningly complex. Let tartness at first, some liquorice giving game. Lots of hard roasted malts and a truly wonderful, lingering aftertaste. Soft viniousity and dark, dry, chocolate. There is hops - a lot of hops - in here, but it never does anything but balance out the wonderful flavour. In a few years, the aroma might have settled, and this will be a world-class beer - now it is just behind the best.

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