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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1514   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MonsterMagnet (750) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle, pours black and tan. Aroma is initially a bit muted but opens up with roast, bourbon, just a touch of iodine, cocao. Taste follows and amplifies it, with dark fruits, juniper berries, bit of syrup, hint of citrus. Sweet, fairly bitter, slick, full body. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (5043) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
Tap@Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen - black pour with no head. Aroma and taste is a mix of sweet and roasty malts, some solid chocolate bitterness, oily mouthfeel, dark roasty finish. Great stuff. ---Sent via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElDesmadre (2507) - Mikołów, POLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Draught. Very chocolatey imperial stout, light pumpernikel, high sweetness balanced by notes of roast. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bierridder_S (407) - BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2015
23/10/2013 @home - 33cl bottle form Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte. Black without very nice dark brown head. Nose is roasted malt and massive alcohol. Taste however is amazing. Roasted, mocha, chocolate, karamel, toffee, licorice, soft, silky, oily in the mouth. Simply amazing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (597) - ITALY - OCT 31, 2015
33cl bottle at Cambrinus, Bruges. Pitch black, beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, some milky sweetness some alcohol. Taste is similar, nice sweetness, good coffee flavor, almost no alcohol detectable, almost no bitterness. Full body, thick mouthfeel, low carbonation. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
rami_pl (784) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 29, 2015
kran w chmielarni. Piana nie zaimponowala, sam czarny wyglad w sumie jakby nie ma tu duzego znaczenia, zwazywszy, ze juz w momencie zerkniecia aromaty czekolady, kawy, ciemnych suszonych owocow (zwlaszcza sliwek) dobiegaja... po chwili czuc tez kawe, przyprawy, melase... fajnie zlozony, fajnie troszke w strone quadrupla przesuniety, chociaz to ewidentnie ris. Bardzo delikatny, gladki w piciu, tresciwosc moglaby byc ciut wieksza, wysycenie niskie. w smaku slodki raczej niz wytrawny, bardzo dlugie posmaki, dopiero przy przelykaniu i w posmakach czuc alkohol w formie likieru. Goryczka jest w tle, niezawysoka w odczuciu, rzeklbym analogiczna do goryczki czekolady z wysoka zawartoscia kakao. Swego rodzaju urokiem bylo to, ze smak zmienial sie nie tylko zgodnie z wzrostem temperatury (akcenty roznie rozlozone) ale rowniez w zwiazku z jedzeniem (np po dosc slodkim i pikantnej potrawie z chmielarni - alkohol byl bez porownania bardziej odczuwalny - zaskakujacy efekt). Ewidentnie swiatowa czolowka piw. PS: to jedno z tych piw, ze jak sie czlowiekowi odbije kilkanascie minut pozniej, to az sie usmiecha ;)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdiBeer (2397) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2015
Aroma: dark fruits, caramel, dark, lightly toasted malts. Appearance: black, small, creamy, dark beige head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: caramel, toasted, heavy, dark malts, sweets continue, cacao, some fizziness, cacao, getting a bit dry in the finish. Overall: outstanding Imperial Stout, rich and full bodied. Bottle from beermerchants.com, Larkfield.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coldbrewky (1532) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle of "0" lovingly supplied by the Sloth. Initial boozy nose wafts free from bottle with distinct carbonation. Pours slick black. Heavy pour results in low quarter inch head that thins quickly and clings thickest at ring of glass. Nose settles to plums backed up with subdued booziness. Body is pretty quick. some off shaped legs that drip slowly back into glass. Dark malts are pretty well consumed and zip about the main stone fruit and light cold coffee body. Better as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (186) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 15, 2015
Très belle "Royal" (?) Stout ! L’alcool titre haut mais n’agresse absolument pas ! Le nez est même timide finalement, on part sur une légère torréfaction soutenue par des notes amandes, fruits noirs confis voire vanille. En bouche, attaque amère franche, les fruits rouges sont de retour. Mention très spéciale pour la longueur café impressionante en puissance, en subtilité aromatique !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
likeatrainwreck (258) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
Lovely. Fruit cake, treacle, caramelised brown sugar, sweet roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Heavy and sweet, yet very drinkable. Hides the 13% well. Delicious beer.

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