fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 Draught @ Erasmus, Brugge, Belgium.
Dark dark black color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, milk and dark chocolate, strong coffee, moderate hoppy grass, grape, plum, raisin, licorice. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long long duration, a very complex flavor and so round and smooth. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft - flat. It is truly the best brewers in the world. ;o)) (280208) 9-5-10-5-20
Bottle 33cl @ home.
Clear dark black color with a large, creamy - frothy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, dusty chocolate malt, moderate to heavy yeasty, raisin - dryed plum, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is soft - flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. All in all the bottle version is a bit more like a belgian IMP, and the it a lot of air and time in the glass to all the good aroma’s and flavor’s that the Black Albert has on draught, so for me it means that to rate this beer properly from a bottle the bottle need to site for some days and you need at good sniffer glas and good time to give the beer time and air ... but then it just gets better and better ;o)) (060708) 8-5-9-4-18
yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cL bottle at Den tatoverede Enke. Pours pitch black with a extremxly slowly collapsing chocolate broan head. Aroma is mild fruity and hard roasted malt. Flavour is mild yeasty and hard roasted malt. Extremely smooth and roasted flavoured. Light acidic and mild citric touch in the finish, hard roasted. Nice one.
Ungstrup (30813) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drunk to celebrate my rating number 10,700. Bottled. A black beer with a deep red shine under a huge dark brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of spices and fruit, as well as lighter notes of phenol, chocolate, herbs, and alcohol - a very complex aroma. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of chocolate, caramel sauce, roasted malt, herb, vanilla, and alcohol - I guess it can be reduce to an ice cream topping of world class. The finish is dry and roasted - and you don’t notice the 100 IBU, they are hidden behind the roasted malt and alcohol. The mouthfeel is very smooth. Lovely.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours completely opaque black with a dense and creamy light brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malt, vanilla and alcohol. Very full-bodied with a soft mouthfeel, sweet hard roasted malts and bitter dark chocolate with a little vanilla. Malt bitter finish. No way of telling that this is 100 IBUs! A sweet and not overly burned Imperial Stout. Listenining to La Brabanconne on YouTube while drinking this didn’t really add all that much to the experience! 030309
joergen (23865) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black coloured with a huge beige head.
Roasted and fruity aroma of liquorice and berries with notes of chocolate and vinous notes.
Sweet and roasted flavour of dried fruits, liquorice, chocolate with vinous notes.
Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.
oh6gdx (22983) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, smoked notes, some slight alcohol as well as yeast, some ryebready notes. Flavour is wellbalanced, roasted malts, chocolate, some dark fruits and quite sweet notes. Also some slight yeastyness is lurking.
omhper (21423) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Struise farm. Opaque black, firm creamy head.Aroma of black currant and licorice. Swet and fryuty with coffee, tobacco, caramel and dextrose. While there are massive amounts of interesting flavour in here it also suffers a little from the Mikkeller Black syndrome - sharp dextrose sweetness. Here it is far from as overpowering, leaving much more room for other flavours. It’s surprisingly slim for a beer of it’s size and remains drinkable. Slight inky finish - sort of orange juice and tooth paste.
anders37 (19552) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008. Pours a black color with a longlasting creamy tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate finish with a slighlty hoppy bitter aftertaste.
cgarvieuk (17647) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 Bottle at home...09/2008 thanks ChristianScheffel for this ... Deep black with a head that foams up vigoursly that settles down into a fuller thicker head ... molasis and deep roast malts ... mmm very odd ... I know why there so keen for it not to be clasified as an IRS ... as its unlike any ive ever had ... ive just started it and im not sure how much i like it yet... definite coffee tones and nice roast malts ... but theres something odd there that i cant place my finger on... a little liqorice ... quite dry ... i think im getting a yeastyness i see in some belgian ales but hidden by the roast malts ... Nice and i DO want to try it again... but i think i prefer most of the other Struise beers. ...
Bottle in Hotel room brugge.... black thin tan head ... huge chocolate nose with a littlr sweet cherry ... little over carbonated ... sweet tofffee roast ... lots of molasis .. some chocolate ... little spirit... very welll rounded...
Bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... big chocolate malts... soft dark fruit nose ... foams a little ... rich dark malts ... hints of balsamic vinegar ... rich treacle fruits ... molasis ... chocolate ... rich malts ... lovely... 4.1
bottle at home .. deep black .. thin tan head ... dark roast malt nose ... chocolate roast ... darek malts ... meaty roast ... molasis ... rich 4.0
bottle at home .. a gusher ... deep black ... colapsing to a small thin tan head .. deep meaty malty chocolate roast ... soft mellow low carbonation (considering it gushed)... hugly meaty ... dark malts .. light salt ... rich and smooth 4.0
fiulijn (16477) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Barley Wine, Copenhagen
Dark brown colors on the glass borders, black heart; very big head, persistent. When poured in the glass, the aroma shows a true Belgian character; it changes later, when warmer, into a crossover between a Barley Wine and an Imperial Stout, sweet caramel, almost woody. Good body, based on a medium sweet caramel flavor with chocolate notes, and only mild roasted malt, possibly disappearing at the end; it doesn’t show the alcohol in the mouth, but with a punch in the stomach. Good, very pleasant to drink even while getting warmer; it gets the average rating for good beers.