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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1434   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   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 18/20
jahshuwuh (477) - USA - DEC 28, 2014
Pitch black with a finger of dark khaki head. Smells of cherry chocolate, raisin, plum, tobacco, coffee grounds. Taste is bitter sweet coffee, bakers chocolate, espresso, coffee grounds, leather, tobacco, grape, roasty. Full bodied, viscous, slightly creamy. Big stout with warming alcohol and big bold flavors. Great on a winter day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Senka (837) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2014
200€ worth of beer. Two bottles opened side by side. Old one BBE 2013. New one till 2018. Both are exquisite beers. Feel like barrel aged for ages. Thick and oily. Liquorice and ash. Taste develops in your mouth - from sour to sweet and fruity. A surprising combination for and IS. Alcohol is not noticeable at all. Almost a wow beer for me. Thank you.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
javiercrasher (216) - Granada, SPAIN - DEC 26, 2014
Negra, con una buena capa de espuma marrón con buena retención. Cremosa, con buen cuerpo y carbonatación media. Chocolate con leche y caramelo. Madera impregnada en licor y algo de humo. Y por encima de todo equilibrada, ni rastro de los 100 IBUs de amargor, ni de los 13º de alcohol. BRUTAL!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (341) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2014
330ml bottle pours a motor oil back, big foamy brown head that fades into spotty lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolates, dark fruit (plum, raisin, blackberry) and some booze. Taste is full bodied and sticky chocolate chips, bitter coffee and vanilla that moves into oak, earth, dark fruit and anise. A nice bittering finish that lingers as the warming alcohol takes hold. Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1222) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
not found a bottle of this yet whilst in Belgium but had it on tap at the old schoolhouse in Poperinge. very dark black treacly pour with tiny head. aroma is molasses, figs, prunes and coffee. thick mouth feel. tangy at first, alcohol is hidden well. dark fruit and liquorice in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (488) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Really nice strong coffee taste. The alcohol is pretty well-hidden in this one. Slight sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (9138) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2014
Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (243) - Soria, SPAIN - DEC 14, 2014
Vierte color negro intenso con media cabeza de espuma beige que va desapareciendo, intensos aromas a cacao, malta tostada, frutos negros y café; en boca entrada potente y maltosa con notas a chocolate amargo y azúcar moreno; el alcohol aunque bien integrado se acaba sintiendo sus 13º son para beberla con calma, pos gusto algo amargo que se desvanece, buen cuerpo con bajo carbónico.

   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.

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