Smurf2055 (1052) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, two finger light tan head.
Smell huge belgian yeast and sweet roast. Wow.
Taste is crisp, sweet coco, roasty, sugary, belgian stout
Mid bodied. Smooth
holdan (230) - USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with nice crema. Aroma thin, Roasted malt, chocolate, mocka. Taste bittersweet mokka, roasted malt. Thick an doily. Low carb. Finish bittersweet. Wonderful.
hansvf (75) - - OCT 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruikt zwaar. Is ie ook (13%). Zwart als de nacht. Heel vol van smaak. Lekker, maar je moet er wel zin in hebben!
alassio (67) - USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A trip I took to Belgium a couple years back I brought the Black Albert, some Westy 12, and others to Hamburg and we did a couple tastings. The Westy 12 was grand, but everybody no exception was more and most flummoxed by the Black Albert. I got a few bottles today at Hop Duvel in Ghent, and I thought the Prearis Quad I had just before it was sublime, and hard to top, but the Black Albert (’Batch 0’) is such a no-contest slam down. I think what it does is take densest burnt smoky malts, and sends it all up like fireworks with brilliant yeasts, sugars, and finest carbonation. It is a rich, complex, heavy-body-by-nature thing, that somehow instead manages to explode, into sparklers and stars.
fitwitchik (96) - USA - OCT 23, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from bottle into a snifter a thick blackest of black with a tan head that quickly.
Scent of sweet chocolate slightly smokey heavy coffee dark fruits
Taste is even better than the aroma. Deep chocolate espresso coffee rich toffee cherry raisin prune. My palate is spinning in the richness of this brew.
Ranking this among my top 20 brews ever.
rxeight (786) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks RobertDale! Pour is black with a slight tan ring around the head. Aroma is strong imperial stout with a touch of dark fruit. Taste starts out with rich chocolate balanced by dar fruit sweetness. Finish has a sweet almost tart belgian like taste which im not entirely sure of.
john_henry (56) - - OCT 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Simply beautiful beer. I only hope the next batch is this good. If you can get this do.
wlajwl (3322) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is dark fruit/vinous, dryish malts and a small hint of acidity. The flavor is dark fruit/mildly vinous, malts, fruit/berries, hints of sweetness and roasted notes and a dryish and acidic finish.
RW80 (90) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 bottle 33 cl, bought at Slijterij Hennie Berendsen in Enschede.
The best description in short for this would be chocomel on sterroids based on Belgium Quality chocolate. with a mild carbonation.
But that’s still a bit shhort and giving this beer to little credit.
Appearnace: Big black with a big brown head. That slowly desolves.
Aroma sweet dark dried fruit (PLums,dates,raisins), chocale,dark dried fruits, roast malts and some vanilla and caramel and coffee.
Very complex but very balanced while it’s 13 ABV it doesn’t taste like 13% ABV.
Taste: Sweet,but not too sweet, there is some complexity there adding some bitter tones coming from dark chocolat as well as hopes tones to contrast.
Causing it to nicely balance it out.
Medium body and fine carbonation assist to the good drinkability. creamy texture
andrewturba (729) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black with large light brown head that slowly dissolves leaving moderate lace. Aroma is sweet dark dried fruits(I’m thinking plums and raisins), roasted malts, light alcohol, caramel, and chocolate. Flavour is sweet dark dried fruits(plums, raisins, dates), chocolate, licorice, a touch of alcohol, and Belgian yeast. Tasty and nice to sit back and sip on.