yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, - NOV 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2010 Bottle at the European Beer Festival, Copenhagen. Black as can be, with a tan head. Licorice, roasted malt, alcohol, coffee and chocolate on the nose. Sweet in the mouth, full-bodied and almost sticky. Nice alcohol warmth as well. Chocolate, coffee, some licorice and even more sweetness. The finish is of the lasting kind, with alcohol, sugar, chocolate and coffee. Not an easy to drink beer, but wonderful. Rating: 8-4-8-5-17-4.2. 080912
Bottle. Itís a pitch black beer topped by a finger-thick creamy beige head. It tried to escape the bottle on its own. Coffee, dark chocolate and a subtle berry-like sourness in the aroma. Cocoa, dark dried fruits and some caramel too. Quite dry on the palate, full-bodied and faintly warming. The flavor has dried fruits and fresh berries, cocoa, coffee and roasted malts. Lasting burnt finish with the flavors found initially and some alcohol warmth. A really pleasant one, layers and layers of flavors. Yummy. 101208
jbuskirk (925) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yet another great Struise beer courtesy of Travlr. At 8 years, Black Albert was the middle child of our aged Struise session. Unlike most middle children, though, Black Albert wasnít easy to ignore. Thanks to midnight body and a rich, boozy aroma this Imperial Stout grabs your attention right away. With flavors of chocolate and coffee, Black Albert is like many Russian style Imperial Stouts. However, the dark fruit notes add an unmistakable Belgian flair. The latter elements give Black Albert a character similar to Port. While its complexity didnít match that of Pannepot (older and less boozy, impressively), Black Albert was my 2nd favorite Struise. Damn, 2 out 3? Itís in the middle, again...
kapusil (885) - HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
0.33l bottle thanks to Cristobal37. Black body, thin and lacing light brown head. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, dark rum, reisins and some caramel. Taste of chocolate, figs, caramel, floral hops, woody and dark rum again. Smooth and delicious.
Cristobal37 (458) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2015 Cognac figs and fruits aroma. Super dark thick brew. Very tasty slight bitterness at the end. Sweet dry earthy fruitiness. Delicious. Heavy brew a great nightcap. Rummy sweetness heavy brew very balanced. Unreal considering 13% alc a fantastic beer.
HuskerTan (1160) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Thanks, Gene! "Travlr")
A- Dark fruits, red wine, booze, oak.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Red wine, chocolate cake, dark fruits, booze, subtle sourness.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, strong finish.
O- While I would say that this certainly doesnít live up to expectations, it was still good. And it did have like 8 years of age on it. According to the Lot B/06/BB, it was from 2008 so hey, age effects things. Not a lot of coffee or cocoa that I expect in an Imperial Stout but it was a good beer.
CapFlu (4910) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a near headless brownish head atop an opaque coloured body. Nose of soya sauce. Very soya flavour, deep prune, fig malt, and red wine. Pretty nice. Says the Best Before is April 2013 so Iím drinking this 2.5 years later.
mstrcrwly (781) - New York, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle poured into a snifter..jet black with a thin light brown head..aroma of coffee,chocolate,licorice,molasses,bread..tastes of coffee,molasses,bread,
chocolate,dark fruits..thick and chewy..good stuff.
Luengus (37) - - NOV 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Average creamy dark diminishing head with muddy dark body. Molasses, licorice an pepper. Full oily body with soft carbonation. Long duration flavor lightly acidic and harshly bitter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Humlehode (366) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with brown lace. Sweet smoked roasted aroma, coffee, dark chocolate. Full bodied, intense, very flavorful and well balanced.
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borre_m (814) - NORWAY - NOV 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours Pitch black, very little head. Aroma is raosted, malty licorice. Taste is complex, very Nice Balance. creamy.
Inbreak (3324) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Old rating rerated 14.11.2015, tap @ Mikkeller Bar:
Small light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry boozy, weeds, oak, dark fruits, dark malts, dark sugar, grass, minerals, unripe banana, caramel, chocolate. Taste is slightly harsh boozy, weeds, minerals, oak, grass, dark malts, dark sugar, fruit stones, unripe banana, caramel, chocolate. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry harsh mouthfeel. As fresh, not my cup of tea. Will be rerated at some point, with a well aged bottle...