danielyabu (987) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - NOV 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
large frothy fizzy brown mahogany (darkest I’ve ever seen) head. excellent lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick black body. aroma: heavy malt, cookie, toasted, dark chocolate, strong coffee, raisin, wood, candy sugar. if: moderate sweet. ff: moderate bitter sweet; long duration. palate: medium body, watery txture, lively carbonation, metallic heavy alcoholic finish. Amargor amadeirado e posteriormente lupulado, forte presença alcoólica, baixa drinkability, stout muito bem feita, no começo tem sabor meio padrão, dulçor maltado 160 s
spacecube (519) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle, pours black with bubbly tan head which leaves a small lacing, aroma is big on chocolate, coffee, with fruitiness, cherries, berries, plum coming through, sweet with a vinous feel. Finish is rich, sweet, complex chocolatey and fruity, carbonation low, alcohol very much there but not obvious. Very much like a chocolate quadrupel, or an imperial stout with lots of belgian cherry fruitiness coming through. Really good, and better with some warmth.
fiammanghilla (335) - Genova, ITALY - NOV 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottiglia 33cl, ordinata su birraland è bevuta a casa.
Nera con abbondante schiuma marroncina eterna.
Vellutata, buona tostatura che evolve in un amaro molto sofisticato.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold
Smurf2055 (1055) - 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 (98) - 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 (789) - 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.