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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1538   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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

bkurtz's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bkurtz (1018) - - FEB 2, 2013
Pours almost black with a big, fluffy, tan head, and nice lacing. Aroma of toffee, coffee, and dried fruits. Very complex with an incredible toffee finish, Wow, a great balance and mouth-feel. My new BFF.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (4565) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at The Sovereign’s grand opening. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, dark chocolate, licorice. Tastes of dark chocolate, licorice, roasted coffee, caramel, dark fruit, light booze. Full body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meyers1023 (21) - - FEB 1, 2016
This is a very complex RIS. It poured jet black with a brown head that dissipates quickly to the edge of the glass. The smell is chocolate, coffee, raisins, and a little booze at the end. The taste follows suit but there is an element of flavor that lets you know it's Belgian. The feel is thick and chewy the way you'd want for this style. This is an outstanding stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Serapac (294) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Black, small beige head. Aroma coffee, brandy. Full body, oily texture. Taste anis, chocolate, plums, long coffee& brandy finish. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Karstenborg (574) - DENMARK - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle bbf 2013. Black with a small white head. Aroma is pruin, raisin and roasted malt. Taste is chocolate, raisin and malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (12162) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottled, 330ml at Nuetnigenough, Brussels. Black with tan head. This was super intense with bitter chocolate flavours to the fore, heavy on the palate, drying, burnt malt hints. Lasting forever. Big and beastly, a beer to savour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (647) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2016
Tap @ Basement Beer Bar at Blackout Days, Aalborg. Aroma of roasted malts, soy sauce, brown sugar, spicy and vinous. Black with tan head, mostly diminishing. Taste is moderate sweet and moderate malt bitterness, some alc. sweetness too. Full body, creamy velvety texture, soft carb., alc. and malt bitterness in finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christpuncher (2388) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Too boozy here. Aroma of booze and some chocolate. My least favorite of a stout tasting. Had at kasers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nerdboy19 (129) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 13, 2016
I had Cuvee Delphin first and thought the black albert would be pretty standard IS. But it was wrong. This beer is like a Belgian Strong Stout. The dark fruits aroma like resins, plums, black currents is very well harmonized with black malts character. Sweet, fruity, chocolate, roasty, no booze at all. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2769) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Tar black, small tan head. Roast, anise, malt aroma. Flavor’s like nose, but substitute licorice for anise. Palate is ultra smooth. Long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolord (289) - - JAN 2, 2016
Tiefschwarz mit leichtem rotstich, fast schon ölig, kein Schaum, malzig süßlich und gedörrte Früchte in der Nase, leichte Kohlensäure, voller Körper, süßlich, röstaromen und deutliche, leicht Saure bittere im Abgang

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