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


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RATINGS: 1399   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1075) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle to tulip Oil, brown sugar, caramel, molasses...a whole lotta sweetness. Pours an amberish brown with no head. Caramel, mocha, some coffee, and red wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (992) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle at home, 3rd October 14. It is very Black! The aroma is sweet, syrup, booze and chocolate. Taste is very sweet, berries and chocolate come through. Body is thick. This is a good beer, slightly too sweet for my palate, but still delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4988) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2008 - Molasses, loco rice, roasted malts and soy sauce. Jet black with a decent brown head. Soy sauce, booze, dark fruit, port, big roast malts and a long sweet bitter finish. Nice and strong with all the age.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Xebbe (90) - - OCT 1, 2014
Som att ha siden i munnen. Mjuk, fyller munnen. Riktigt god. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerathon (1278) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2014
A very unique stout. Silky black pour with cocoa head. Chocolate and coffee are in the nose and flavor profile along with some interesting fruitiness (dark fruits). Belgian yeast is evident. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darrennelson12 (429) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
In bottle from Brussels; this one was very, very thick and syrupy. Aroma was of oak and smoke, with some sweetness and roast. Flavor was almost too much .. very thick, crazy tongue feel and flavours. This was a good beer, though one I would not be able to drink quite often

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ronaldtheriot (1332) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Black Albert has a thin, tan head, an extremely dark-brown (essentially black), opaque appearance, with brown highlights at the edges, under strong, direct light, and minor lacing left behind. The aroma is of super-sweet, dark-roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, molasses, fruit cake, and nougat. Taste is of all those elements, plus high bitterness, astringency, black cherries, licorice, raisins, and other things indescribable. Mouthfeel is thick, oily, and syrupy, and Black Albert finishes semi-wet, strong, rich, and surprisingly drinkable. RJT

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goodleuven (7) - - SEP 11, 2014 does not count
The taste of this beer is almost too big. It reminds me of Laphroig whisky- the flavor is so big and distinctive that you don’t want to drink it all of the time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (2770) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2014
Flaske delt på Mandag i Annen, Cardinal sep-14: kveldens siste, og for en avslutning! Brunt skum og kølsvart øl. Kaffe, solbær, bjørnebær, sviskeplommer, ristet brød, alkohol. Velidg søt og vinøs. Bærsødmen blir enda mer fremtredende ettersom temperaturen stiger (i glasset). En syntese av alt som er godt og kan helles i et ølglass,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (878) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2014
Thick, black. Creamy tan head. Aroma has prunes, licorice, coffe. Flavour is similar plus dark fruit with perfectly balanced bitterness and espresso finish. Not as sweet and cloying as you would perhaps expect from the aroma. Alcohol perfectly controlled. Very, very nice.

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