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

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RATINGS: 1375   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


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (561) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Pours dark black tan head. Aroma is leather, chocolate, licorice, roast, and wood. Taste is thick, dense chocolate, smoke, licorice, and black strap molasses. Medium body with medium carbonation. Great beer.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (714) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 18, 2014
Intense roasted malts, lovely dark choco kick, coffee, same time pleasant fruitiness walks side by side with qualities of roastiness and dark characteristics, noticeable hop presence, dried fruits, candy sugar Moderate to heavy sweet with long bittersweet pleasantly warming finish. Smooth. Feels full bodied. Awesomly well balanced, intense and highly enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Melnis (185) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: Raspberry in tin can, sour alcohol- very interesting, brings out raisin and bourbon notes.Taste- sweet, intense, viscose, raspberry but could have more "dark"’ish imp stout taste

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (1682) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
Fat på Bishop Arms Gustav Malmö. Smak och doft av mörk choklad, kaffebönor, torkad frukt som plommon och russin, körsbär, karamell, brunt socker, trä, rostade toner med aningar av vanilj och laktris. Fruktig, sträv, rund och len med fin bitterchokladbeska. Alkoholen väl dold, välbalanserad och komplex. Fantastiskt gott.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a chalice A: Pours a beautiful deep dark color. Opaque. The head is very small, bubbled and beige. practically no lacings left S: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee. A bit fruity. Belgian yeasts T: Strong on roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee. Belgian yeasts. Quite bitter M: Heavy body. Low carbonation. High ABV. Roasted bitter end O: Simply excellent [ BA Review @ 10/7/2011 ]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (1033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
At my place with Jacob and Matt and the girls. Pours lack with layer of light bubbles. Aroma is yeasty, roast. Taste is overpowering yeast.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5853) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"black as night pour with a dense thick chocolate head. complex malted chocolate, roasted grain, candy aroma. thick smooth body - hides the 13% dangerousy well. a little more bitterness in the flavor, dark fruits, chocolate, hint of molasses. a very good beer falling just short of blow your socks off status."

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1025) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (920) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4480) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Xebbe (55) - - OCT 1, 2014
Som att ha siden i munnen. Mjuk, fyller munnen. Riktigt god. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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