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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1595   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

john_henry's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
john_henry (124) - - OCT 16, 2013
Simply beautiful beer. I only hope the next batch is this good. If you can get this do.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1368) - - OCT 21, 2016
Pitch black pour, thin head. Roasted malt, wood, cacao, dark chocolate, light soy in aroma and taste. Thick body, low carb. 2012 bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (606) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2016
Provsmak, fat på Belgobaren, Stockholm. Svart med beiget skum. Söt doft av toffee, körsbär, lakrits, kaffe. Stor, kraftig kropp. Len och något oljig. Härligt söt och stor i smaken med toffee, kola, choklad, kaffe, lite chark. Grym!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (4318) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Draft at Zwanze day. Nose is dark fudges d dark chocolate. Lots of dark coffee but not burnt. Moleasses. Light tobacco. Taste is a decadent dark chocolate cake with light tobacco. Dry with a light acidity and tartness. Pretty tasty. Alcohol comes through after a couple sips. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (2604) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours black with a fizzy brown foam head that quickly dissipates away. Nose of roast malt, molasses, chocolate & coffee, dried fruits, raisins. Taste is sweet malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, nutty, marzipan, with liquorice and earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, full to medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter nutty finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (899) - SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2016
A: Pitch black with a huge brown head N: Chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, almond, marzipan T: Coffee, milk chocolate, hint of marzipan O: Very nice sweetness with some nuttyness to it. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemike (2924) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2016
On tap Pours dark brown with a thin light brown ring. Smells of alcohol, dark fruit, nutty, some hints of bananas. Tastes of warming alcohol with a nice bitterness. Some nuttiness on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (846) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Thanks Huhzubendah for sharing the bottle! Poured into a snifter showing thin coffee rims, dark brown center, and no head. The nose shows notes of caramel, raisin, burnt sugar and a light milk chocolate. The palate is medium bodied and oily slick yet full carbonated. Flavors of malty caramel with burnt sugar and light raisins. A very light sweetness without being cloying. Very surprised.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nutjes (301) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2016 33cl-fles bij Kaffee Bazaar te Ieper. U: Zwart met donkerbruine schuimkraag. G: Pure chocolade, mokka en koffie. S: Geroosterde moutbitterheid, cacao, koffie, donker fruit, ook een zoete "touch" die ik niet beschrijven kan en drop. M: Medium carbonatie, Volmondig en sticky. Wow!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alethol (131) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2016
Batch ’0’ 29/11/2012. Pours a thick black with a good brown head that dissipates rather quickly. Chocolate, coffee, molasses - perfectly balanced. Smooth mouthfeel. Full body. The alcohol very well integrated. This is a great stout and arguably one of the best in the world. The ABV is a bit much for me though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1230) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 31, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4, 2015 vintage, BB 21/05/2020. A pitch black and highly viscous draught. Intense ripe dark fruit, some coffee and chocolate. Heavy, yet not overwhelming, fine smooth carbonation, a bit boozy. Almost like eating a cake, sweet and sticky. Good balance though. A very nice beer.

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