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

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RATINGS: 1441   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   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 Ebenezers 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 brewerys 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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
john_henry (121) - - OCT 16, 2013
Simply beautiful beer. I only hope the next batch is this good. If you can get this do.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
racedom (23) - Guadalajara, SPAIN - MAY 13, 2015
Pours dark brown-black with light brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, licorice, fruity notes. Flavor is sweet, dark chocolate, licorice, malt.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (856) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
33cl flesje via Firma Bier Alcoholpercentage van 13% Uitgeschonken in La Trappe glas Uiterlijk: zwart, amper schuim zoals vaker bij een stout Aroma en smaak: melk chocolade, gebrande koffie, caramel, bitterzoet Conclusie: lang op verheugd, inderdaad een stout met een rijke volle smaak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (929) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2015
Draft at Schooltje. Some chocolate, low carbonation, little coffee, caramel, quite bitter.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hoppy_Luke (552) - Poznań, POLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Nie mam pytań, nie mam słw - po prostu REWELACJA!! Czarny Albert jest... czarny i ma subtelną, beżową pianę. W aromacie wszystko, czego od takiego piwa oczekujemy - kawa, czekolada, rodzynki, przekrj woni ciemnych owocw. W smaku uwydatniają się czekolada, śliwki. Oleiste, gęste piwo przechodzi przez przełyk z niewyobrażalną łatwością! Alkohol delikatnie gryzie w przełyk, ale zupełnie nie czuć, że jest go w tym piwie aż 13% Świetne, rewelacyjne piwo!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ambro206 (268) - ITALY - MAY 3, 2015
Assaggio da 100ml allo Zythos Beer Festival 2015: Una barley wine dautore. Si presenta nel suo colore nero impenetrabile con una bella schiuma pannosa dal color caffelatte. Al naso risaltano il cioccolato fondente, il caff ed il porto. La birra perfettamente equilibrata per tutta la bevuta ed il finale lunghissimo. Il corpo mediamente pieno, la sensazione in bocca sciropposa, densa. Forse pecca un po di mancanza di sensazione alcoolica.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerdedDave (731) - - APR 28, 2015
on tap at LaTrappe in San Francisco; an imperial stout; black color; complex aroma - bourbon, vanilla, and dark, roasted malt; fantastic dark roasted malt flavor with bourbon and oak notes; warm bourbon finish; very smooth

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
axl (137) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
Draught. Pitch black with one finger tan/beige head. Aroma of coffe, wort and figs/dates/raisins. Taste is sweet with sweet black bread (vrtbrd), raisins/dark dried fruits and maybe some cranberry. Mouthfeel is smooth and the carbonation is light, a tad too sweet for my taste but still very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (830) - LATVIA - APR 25, 2015
Almost black with minimal beige head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet and bit bitter taste with herbal notes.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermaris (40) - - APR 25, 2015
Tastes like Riga black balsam. Aroma rather weak. Very dark. Palete rather rich. Overall fine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mircoas (184) - ITALY - APR 21, 2015
33cl @ bottle. Imperial stout by De Struise. Davvero ottima, se si fa scaldare rende ancora meglio. 13% di alcol e si sentono dopo, ma nel mentre il dolce sovrasta tutto e va gi benone. Un po cara.


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