GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Benzai! Pours opaque black with a slight brown head which soon recedes to a brown lacing. Aroma is coffee, roast malts and dried fruits. Taste is dried fruits - red grape and prunes, molasses, hint of coffee, caramel, moderate hop bitterness. Mellow sweetness throughout. Full bodied with an oily mouthfeel.
VDuquerroux (644) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 9, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 33cL. @bar Oud Postje, Oostvleteren. Stunning look : black sparkling beer with a small beige oily head ; medium retention. On the top of the beer, the small head turns into an artistic nebula. Toasty and roasty aroma, light fruity, coffee (intense), alcohol well balanced. Medium sweet, medium bitter ; no "sugary" ; a little warming ; cradling like a baby. Full body, oily thick texture, average to soft carbonation, lasting toasty finish, coffee. Overall, WOW! Magnificent ! What an elegance. Great texture and palate. Story goes on a long time after I left this bar.
TorbenJensen (792) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This Stout has nice creamy nougat colored foam and an aroma that reveals little fruit and distinct dark bitter chocolate on a background of toasted malt. The taste is almost artistically composed of little fruit (plum), dark bitter chocolate, mocha and a little bit of English liquorice. It all kept nice together of roasted malt and the bitterness has also a little touch of citrus. The alcohol, which after all amounts to 13%, marking a slight warming sensation at the back of the throat, but not dominate though my bottle of Black Albert is still young compared to the bottling date. It’s a perfect beer for the cold autumn and winter evenings, and with the taste notes it already offers I do not think I would recommend long-term storage. It would hardly not be worth the effort because it is already complete.
PauloAG (243) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330cc bottle. Pours black with almost brown tricô creamy head. On the nose is just like entering a forest, that was burned down by a fire, after the rain. Also cacau, ristretto, red fruit compote, wine and wood. The taste is more of the bitter chocolate notes, bitter berries, wine. Great mouthfeel.
s_hartshorne (2364) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle sarkynorthner3kyorkshiredaytasting. Black tan head. Aroma is fruity choc dark malts taste same good roasty notes lots of citrus bitters very roasty bitter finish. Nice oily mouthfeel. V good.
SarkyNorthener (3079) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sarkynorthener 3k yorkshire day. I have been looking for this beer for three years. Thanks to richthevillan, cheers Rich for finding it. Black beer with small oily rim around rim of glass. Aroma of licorice, roasted malts and treacle. Taste is licorice, sticky toffee, dark fruits and tar. Palate is very sticky and full bodied. Excellent.
jamestulloch (2212) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Black body with a thick tan head. Light lacing. Aroma of vanilla, creamy coffee and dark chocolate. Flavour of affogato, fruit cake, chocolate, plum pudding and yeast. Thick body with a powdery texture. Soft fizz. Is this really 13% ABV? It goes down as easily as a 6.0% beer. Well balanced and flavoursome.
dnicolaescu (1320) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Destul de dulce cu note de fructe uscate, mai puțin roast, puțin alcool.
witthatsbier (402) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet Black like a beautiful Malaysian womens hair with a coffee coloures thick head
Aroma is full on roast coffee with dark belgian chocolate,and a big alcoholic
Taste Wow this is something else sour dry bitter coffee with mocha bit of sourness and a big alcoholic kick ,long dry coffee finish
overall world class beer,when Struise get it right they blow your tastebud,s brilliant beer
fombe89 (702) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella @II cata Ratebeer Asturias. 19/07/2015 Color negro, epuma beige, aromas malta, sabor dulce, tostado.