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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1426   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 17/20
Karyots (23) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
From the tap at Kulminator. Came with a massive 2 inch head and very dark in color. Coffee, Caramel, fruits and the taste of hops somewhere at the back. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lopisar (240) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Bought april 2011. Soft aroma of vanilla and raisins. Dark black color. Smooth feeling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (443) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 12, 2014
330 ml from beercity.be, Belgium. Black color with a thin brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate with plums and raspberries. Taste is rally sweet, with chocolate, alcohol, raspberries, dark fruits, liquor notes. Aftertaste is long and sweet. Full body with low to medium carbonation. Very nice!!!!!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3373) - Radom, POLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Barrel Aged No 14. Vintage 2012. Imperial Stout ze spora dawka slodow i alkoholu. Wyglad czarne oleiste i ciemno brazowa piana spora ale niezbyt trwala. Aromat cudowny to najmocniejszy punkt tego piwa, przypominal mi wedzony dym, palone i zweglone drewno, palaca sie opona samochodu. W smaku dominuje niestety slodowosc, dla mnie za slodkie lekki wytrawny gozkawy finisz dopiero w koncowce ale podczas picia slodycz dominuje, kawa slodzona i kandyzowany cukier na deserze czekoladowym. Momentami lekko kwaskowate. Alkohol starannie ukryty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jandd1983 (2922) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2014
It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark berries, roast, raisins and spices. The taste was fruity and dry roasted with dark chocolates, raisins and a touch of vanilla in the finish. The aftertaste was of cocoa with a rich body and a great balance. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crispy34 (430) - Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is sweet Belgian and boozy with some char and oak. Appearance is black with a fast dissolving tan head. Taste starts Belgian yeast then rolls into dark fruit that rolls into roasted malt. Palate is roasty with some Belgian yeast. Overall, a fantastic beer. Has some qualities of a quad. A very good stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (986) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Matured for 4 years. Pitch black with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, raisins, figs, roasted coffee and liquorice. Well balanced taste of licorice, dried fruit, coffee and caramel together with a smooth roasted coffe flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1238) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2014
The beer pours an opaque black color with a very small brown head. The aroma is quite boozy with notes of raisins, currant, roasted malts, and hints of dark chocolate. The taste is mildly boozy, slightly bitter, mildly umami, and a touch sweet, and the aftertaste combines booze, roasted malts, and raisins with the booze being heaviest. The palate fuses an oily texture, medium body, and a flat carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dalfaro86 (306) - Mexico City, MEXICO - NOV 16, 2014
Pours a black brew with a small brown head with poor retention, aroma is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with roasted malt, dark fruits, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak, smoke, robust bodied, well balanced, smooth, somewhere between an imperial stout and a belgian strong ale, flavor is moderate to heavy bitter and moderate to heavy sweet with a bittersweet finish and a long aftertaste, complex, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andysando (46) - SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
Pours thick and pitch black. Nice tanned head. Aroma of dried fruits, some liquorice and a little booze. Taste is fantastic clean, roasted malts, liquorice, raisins, some chocolate. Really nice stout!

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