nerdboy19 (133) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 13, 2016
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had Cuvee Delphin first and thought the black albert would be pretty standard IS. But it was wrong. This beer is like a Belgian Strong Stout. The dark fruits aroma like resins, plums, black currents is very well harmonized with black malts character. Sweet, fruity, chocolate, roasty, no booze at all. Fantastic.
drpimento (2771) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tar black, small tan head. Roast, anise, malt aroma. Flavor’s like nose, but substitute licorice for anise. Palate is ultra smooth. Long finish.
alkolord (291) - - JAN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tiefschwarz mit leichtem rotstich, fast schon ölig, kein Schaum, malzig süßlich und gedörrte Früchte in der Nase, leichte Kohlensäure, voller Körper, süßlich, röstaromen und deutliche, leicht Saure bittere im Abgang
mariuspoenari (425) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black pour with a dark espresso head that doesn’t linger much. Dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, some dark cherries and a bit of vanilla. Thick and full-bodied, with medium carbonation.
mecafilo (168) - Perugia, ITALY - DEC 31, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle @ Elfo’s Pub, Perugia, Italy. Pours with a pitch black colour, short lasting beige head (ok, it’s short lasting, but I don’t care, it’s 13% ABV!). Aroma is opulent: heavy malty, with notes of roasted malts, milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, some licorice and some woodberries; after some time, there are also hoppy notes, but not at all overwhelming (see, Mikkeller? Stouts need not all that hops to be good!). Taste is medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, slightly sour in the end. Medium to heavy body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Honestly? Best beer I’ve ever had.
__Rb81 (487) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home (shared, vintage 2015). Pours black with a tan head. Sweet aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts, alcohol. Taste is sweet, coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice, alcohol, dry finish. Long full aftertaste of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Very nice, maybe a bit too young with the alcohol being quite dominant still. Nevertheless, still great.
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thuis, fles van Van Alsem. Zoete koffie, dikke brei, kauwgombally zware klappert. Aanbevolen door de tandarts ;-)) !! Backlog from 2015/10/15.
lello4ever (404) - ITALY - DEC 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Splendido colore nero puro, schiuma sottilissima ed evanescente di colore marroncino. Aroma di cioccolato, malto tostato, liquirizia, dark fruits, fichi. Al palato molto liscia e per nulla densa. Si confermano le sensazioni, con un bel cioccolato e una carbonazione media che sostiene alla grande. Alcol ben presente e potente. Una grande bevuta.
SinH4 (1601) - Garching, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black color with big tan head. Aroma is coffee, but not too roasted, figs and prunes. Taste is rich, more dark fruits, a good amount of sweetness, but perfectly balanced, also with a perfectly balanced booziness, some Belgian candied sugar feeling. Bittersweet finish. High but fine-bubbled carbonation, quite a creamy mouthfeel. Hugely complex, this beer lives up to its reputation. The perfect mixture between Belgianness and Imperial Stout.
poolstar (42) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
pours black , no head, malt, port, coffee dark fruits, very strong 13% , candy sugar, chocolate comes in later -quality stout.