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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1410   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john-hansen (24) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2014
Pours cloudy nearly black with airy but very stable tan head. Dark aroma of coffee, caramel malt and liquorice. Sweet flavour of coffee, chocolate, and caramel malt, with notes of roast and touches of liquorice. Lingering, sweetish and slightly roasty aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (1554) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Draft->snifter at Churchkey. Deep brown with minimal beige head. Chocolate and roasted malts, coffee, dark fruit and booze. Big and bold.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NateH10s (22) - - OCT 25, 2014
33cl bottle in glass A: Dark brown black, opaque. Small beige head A: Roast malt, chocolate, coffee, sweet scent T: Like a strong Belgian ale with chocolate and slightly thicker P: Full body, small carbonation, Finishes less like a stout O: Imagine westveleteren XII in stout version

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ragnampiza (545) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - OCT 24, 2014
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Pitch black, impossibile to see through, with a huge, creamy and persistent dark brown head. Impressive for 13% ABV, it looks great. Mesmerizing aroma, extremely rich and intense. Cocoa powder, espresso coffee, vanilla beans, some light meaty notes, perhaps some soy sauce as well. Big time roasted malts as well, obviously. Damn, I could smell it for hours. Starts relatively sweet, way too easy drinking, but then you realize why you shouldn’t chug it. Pleasent warming alchool, louscious and velvety mouthfeel, spot on dark bitterness in the end. Still, it drinks great for the ABV. Lingering aftertaste, lots of dark fruits, again coffee and chocolate, some burnt caramel/toffee presence and surprisingly a well noticeable earthy/leafy and peppery hop presence. Soft to average carbonation, medium to full body, oily texture. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1788) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
Spetember 24, 2014. Bottle. Pours black with a large dense brown, lasting, head. Aroma is chocolate, light fruity (cherries), dried fruits, dark sugars. Taste is sweet chocolate, fruity, light roasted bitterness. Finish is very light fruity tartness, light bitter and medium sweet dried and dark fruits. Smooth oily texture, medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (773) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 18, 2014
Intense roasted malts, lovely dark choco kick, coffee, same time pleasant fruitiness walks side by side with qualities of roastiness and dark characteristics, noticeable hop presence, dried fruits, candy sugar Moderate to heavy sweet with long bittersweet pleasantly warming finish. Smooth. Feels full bodied. Awesomly well balanced, intense and highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Melnis (220) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: Raspberry in tin can, sour alcohol- very interesting, brings out raisin and bourbon notes.Taste- sweet, intense, viscose, raspberry but could have more "dark"’ish imp stout taste

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (1808) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
Fat på Bishop Arms Gustav Malmö. Smak och doft av mörk choklad, kaffebönor, torkad frukt som plommon och russin, körsbär, karamell, brunt socker, trä, rostade toner med aningar av vanilj och laktris. Fruktig, sträv, rund och len med fin bitterchokladbeska. Alkoholen väl dold, välbalanserad och komplex. Fantastiskt gott.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a chalice A: Pours a beautiful deep dark color. Opaque. The head is very small, bubbled and beige. practically no lacings left S: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee. A bit fruity. Belgian yeasts T: Strong on roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee. Belgian yeasts. Quite bitter M: Heavy body. Low carbonation. High ABV. Roasted bitter end O: Simply excellent [ BA Review @ 10/7/2011 ]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (1052) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
At my place with Jacob and Matt and the girls. Pours lack with layer of light bubbles. Aroma is yeasty, roast. Taste is overpowering yeast.

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