tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2014 [Bottle] This is a bottle from the first batch of Black Albert to be bottled... Thanks, Jeff! Rustic, deep brown edges with a center that’s closer to black, topped with a small, burnt khaki head that foams down to a swamp skin. Aroma has some deep prune, Candi sugar, fruity esters, plum, mild anise, & a light kiss of soy sauce hidden deep in the background. A very mild sherry induction, likely from some oxidation. The taste surpasses the aroma, here... Much sweeter than expected, but still controlled. Brown sugar, cocoa dust with a charred, roasty malt balance. A touch of milky sweetness floats in & out with more hints of molasses syrup, toasted caramel, & mild coffee bean. The dark fruit aspect is toned down on the palate, but the other flavors fill the void nicely. Slick, smooth, wet mouth feel. Very nice beer - I wish the nose was as great as the flavor, but all in all, it balances out to a very enjoyable brew.
Anatole (86) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bière incroyablement riche et complexe. Une explosion de gout et d’aromes de café, chocolat, fruits rouges, anis, sucre, houblon...
Beerkeholic (2) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pitch black with an excellent heavy taste. Drinks very easily with a great aftertaste. Excellent beer from an excellent brewery !!
hotstuff (3923) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated on 02-18-2010 (Bottle) This beer forms a huge fizzy head that mostly diminishes, opaque black body, fizzy carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, hops, alcohol and fruity. The Taste is semi-sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, and hops. The ABV is very well masked. The Palate is tingly and thin and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this is a great winter time beer! It has a very enjoyable and tasty flavor, worth trying and it is a beer that I recommend and would drink again. This is a BIG BEER and the ABV is well masked in the flavor.
Muggus69 (1108) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle Bb 31/12/2017
This means business; deep dense tan head persists atop a pitch black body.
Wow! Never experienced a beer with an aroma this intense! Hard to know where to begin; deep roast coffee grinds, vinous red fr, uits, cocoa, burnt toffee, raisins and a vast array of dried fruits,.oaky vanilla and butter, soy sauce, vegemite...
Dense body, very long on the palate, leaner than perhaps expected, reasonably low carbonation.
Palate continues with plenty of chocolate, port-like fruits and sweetness and barrel undertones; yet never sweet/cloying. Spicy on a dry moderately bitter, slightly warming finish.
Tremendous! Don’t get much better than this
rejtable (1138) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome! Pours pitch black with an initial foamy dark tan head that sticks around as a layer for a long time. Nose is intense roasted malt and molasses. Notes of molasses, candy, bitter chocolate, maybe a hint of licorice, espresso. Taste is heavy/med sweet and heavy bitter that lasts a long time. Full creamy mouthfeel with pretty aggressive carbonation. Big beer!
ABT_S54 (89) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
33cl bottle in a Delirium Tremens glass. Pours a thick black (and I mean really black) liquid with a dark brown froth. The blackest beer I have ever tried and one of the best. The stout that turned me into a fan of the style. Wonderfully rich and almost too complex. Truly wonderful in every way and if it wasn’t for the almost unbelievable strength you could drink this all night. Exemplary
SnakeTown (487) - SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Kolsvart med ljusbrunt skum och massor med kaffe, choklad och lite lakrits i både doft och smak! Ingen alkoholsmak trots 13% Väldigt fyllig och len! Grym öl! DS2015
JustDrinkIt (241) - Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with lasting light toffee head. Aroma is some bitter mocha, toffee, vanilla. Flavor is more of the same, alcohol presence, bitter malt.
Panzuriel (1257) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black Albert is a dark black brown beer with a firm head of tiny cafe latte colored bubbles. The nose is sweet and creamy with hints of dark chocolate. The taste is initially sweet with a dark chocolate and black coffee elements to it but also sweet from the alcohol content. the body is lively. The finish is good amount of dark chocolate bitters with a nice bit of alcohol warming. A very good beer.