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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 1399   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zinneke (78) - Brussels, - JUN 13, 2013
King of dark beers. Such an intense taste.. I’ve been into bitter beers lately so this one comes quite as a sugar rush. But I reckon i could keep this one for min 10 years before all the sugar has been transformed into a delicious taste. There’s so much going on in this beer, every sip brings up different more pronounced tastes.. ridiculousely genius.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (263) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Really nice strong coffee taste. The alcohol is pretty well-hidden in this one. Slight sour aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (8467) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2014
Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice, caramel and hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (188) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Karyots (8) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lopisar (219) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Bought april 2011. Soft aroma of vanilla and raisins. Dark black color. Smooth feeling.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (346) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 12, 2014
330 ml from beercity.be, Belgium. Black color with a thin brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate with plums and raspberries. Taste is rally sweet, with chocolate, alcohol, raspberries, dark fruits, liquor notes. Aftertaste is long and sweet. Full body with low to medium carbonation. Very nice!!!!!!!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3304) - Radom, POLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Barrel Aged No 14. Vintage 2012. Imperial Stout ze spora dawka slodow i alkoholu. Wyglad czarne oleiste i ciemno brazowa piana spora ale niezbyt trwala. Aromat cudowny to najmocniejszy punkt tego piwa, przypominal mi wedzony dym, palone i zweglone drewno, palaca sie opona samochodu. W smaku dominuje niestety slodowosc, dla mnie za slodkie lekki wytrawny gozkawy finisz dopiero w koncowce ale podczas picia slodycz dominuje, kawa slodzona i kandyzowany cukier na deserze czekoladowym. Momentami lekko kwaskowate. Alkohol starannie ukryty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jandd1983 (2750) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2014
It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark berries, roast, raisins and spices. The taste was fruity and dry roasted with dark chocolates, raisins and a touch of vanilla in the finish. The aftertaste was of cocoa with a rich body and a great balance. Very tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crispy34 (415) - Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is sweet Belgian and boozy with some char and oak. Appearance is black with a fast dissolving tan head. Taste starts Belgian yeast then rolls into dark fruit that rolls into roasted malt. Palate is roasty with some Belgian yeast. Overall, a fantastic beer. Has some qualities of a quad. A very good stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (898) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Matured for 4 years. Pitch black with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, raisins, figs, roasted coffee and liquorice. Well balanced taste of licorice, dried fruit, coffee and caramel together with a smooth roasted coffe flavor.


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