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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (652) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Fles bij het fust in hoorn vandaan. Zwart als inkt dik als olie met een volle fijne bruine schuimkraag, vol met gistdeeltjes. Goed begin! Aroma met bastognekoeken, kruidig en hoppig, prikkelend in de neus. Het verfijnde aroma maakt mij nieuwsgierig naar de smaak. Mooie volle smaak van cacao en espresso dik plakkerig mondgevoel met een volle bitterzoete afdronk, alcohol is goed verborgen. Erg aangenaam bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
xlts (20) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 9, 2014
pours jet-black, majestic brown head. moderately strong aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malts. very sweet, oily, some hits of hop bitterness. VERY drinkable, incredible stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vanelst (92) - AUSTRIA - APR 7, 2014
Oh Boy. The infamous Black Albert delivers once again. This pitchblack, creamy beer with a small lightbrown head, may well be one of the best Stouts out there. The taste is sweet, but not sugarsweet, more like caramel/toffee-sweet. The aroma is deep and complex like the deepest levels of the black sea: plums, raisins, coffee and dark chocolate. A longlasting and bitter, roasty aftertaste is the bonus that comes with this dark horse. Marvelous!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2715) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours tar black with a tan head. Aroma of licorice, raisin, and dark fruit. Very sweet flavor with dark fruit, licorice, chocolate, caramel, and some bitterness. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Great beer! Don’t even notice the alochol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnoud (271) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
2014.03.21 - Struise Black Albert - 11.2oz bottle at Brewsters in L.A. Pours totally opaque black as expected. Not much or no carbonation. Aroma: pretty neutral mild sweetness. 7/10 Appearance: as above, totally dark. 5/5 Taste: very smooth, spicy. Unbelievably smooth for the abv. 8/10 Palate: pretty smooth. Virtually no trace of alcohol or burn. Little to no carbonation. 4/5 Overall: I can't get myself to drink many stouts lately but omg this one is good. 16/20

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andriesradu (452) - ROMANIA - MAR 18, 2014
Draught @ Animal Bar. Pours pitch black with creamy, brown head. Aroma is incredible...sweet, alchool, plums, grapes,cherries, chocolate, great balance. Flavor is moderate to heavy bitter, roasted malt, light dark chocolate. Texture is oily. Sticky bitter aftertaste. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (2948) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle - 330ml. Pours an opaque black body with low carbonation and a fair brown foamy/creamy head. Rich malty/hoppy aroma with licorice, cocoa, and yeasty hints. Alcohol is not agressive at all. Its complex, robust taste carries roasty, cocoa, and wild berries notes. Texture is soft, oily. Ends with a long, warming bittersweet finish. Wow!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (1282) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
330ml bottle from Les Crepes de Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours like thick motor oil with a beautiful tanned head. Dark, sumptuous and alluring with raisins, chewy toffee and maybe even a faint hint of bitter dark chocolate. Coats the back of the palette in a potent, viciously delicious paint-like liquid that sends the tastebuds into a frenzy. Incredible.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1240) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
Overall: Very smooth, fruity, rewarding.
Note: On-tap at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2014-03-12.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrianWillum (189) - København S., DENMARK - MAR 11, 2014
Gammel Note: Udseende: 5 ud af 5 (Sort øl, tykt skum). Duft: 4 ud af 5 (Man kan fornemme grape eller melon). Smag 4,5 ud af 5 (Røg, Mørk karamel, perfekt balance mellem sød og bitter). Eftersmag 4 ud af 5. Overall: 16,5.

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