ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2008
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I’ve had the pleasure of tasting this brew during several different occasions from the tap and from the bottle and I must say this is by far one of the best Imperial Stouts brewed; bar none! First, I don’t even know if this should be in the same class with other Imperial Stouts; it has its own distinctive style. The appearance of this brew has to be one of the darkest stouts I have ever seen. The head was so thick and velvety brown head that it looked like a shot of espresso…superb! It had a magnificent scent of sweet chocolate, dark roasted coffee beans and molasses along with roasted malt. The taste is just out of this world. Started off with a blitz of dark chocolate, espresso, and roasted malts; followed by light vanilla hoppy presence and fruit flavors with a touch of bitterness. The mouthfeel wasn’t too thick along with soft carbonation keeping the brew from tasting too syrupy. The complexity of this brew is such that 13% ABV is totally absent until the glass is almost empty and then you begin to say Wow, this is one hell of a beer! For me this was like drinking a fine Port that I could have sipped all night. I can’t say enough about the brews that are being produced at the Struise camp, but I do know that the rating of number one brewer in the world is without doubt; justified! This brew has taken Stouts to a whole new level!!!
pcd1956 (19) - Purmerend, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
coffee, roasty, clove, clove, alcohol, black, cloudy, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, strong coffee beer, Nice.
HugoNeto (8) - BRAZIL - APR 17, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
xlts (9) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 9, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
pours jet-black, majestic brown head. moderately strong aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malts. very sweet, oily, some hits of hop bitterness. VERY drinkable, incredible stuff.
rikstar (565) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fles bij het fust in hoorn vandaan. Zwart als inkt dik als olie met een volle fijne bruine schuimkraag, vol met gistdeeltjes. Goed begin! Aroma met bastognekoeken, kruidig en hoppig, prikkelend in de neus. Het verfijnde aroma maakt mij nieuwsgierig naar de smaak. Mooie volle smaak van cacao en espresso dik plakkerig mondgevoel met een volle bitterzoete afdronk, alcohol is goed verborgen. Erg aangenaam bier.
alobar (2623) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours tar black with a tan head. Aroma of licorice, raisin, and dark fruit. Very sweet flavor with dark fruit, licorice, chocolate, caramel, and some bitterness. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Great beer! Don’t even notice the alochol.
vanelst (33) - AUSTRIA - APR 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh Boy. The infamous Black Albert delivers once again. This pitchblack, creamy beer with a small lightbrown head, may well be one of the best Stouts out there. The taste is sweet, but not sugarsweet, more like caramel/toffee-sweet. The aroma is deep and complex like the deepest levels of the black sea: plums, raisins, coffee and dark chocolate. A longlasting and bitter, roasty aftertaste is the bonus that comes with this dark horse. Marvelous!
mnoud (253) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014.03.21 - Struise Black Albert - 11.2oz bottle at Brewsters in L.A.
Pours totally opaque black as expected. Not much or no carbonation.
Aroma: pretty neutral mild sweetness. 7/10
Appearance: as above, totally dark. 5/5
Taste: very smooth, spicy. Unbelievably smooth for the abv. 8/10
Palate: pretty smooth. Virtually no trace of alcohol or burn. Little to no carbonation. 4/5
Overall: I can't get myself to drink many stouts lately but omg this one is good. 16/20
andriesradu (405) - ROMANIA - MAR 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ Animal Bar. Pours pitch black with creamy, brown head. Aroma is incredible...sweet, alchool, plums, grapes,cherries, chocolate, great balance. Flavor is moderate to heavy bitter, roasted malt, light dark chocolate. Texture is oily. Sticky bitter aftertaste. Great.
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
First thoughts are super smooth with a roasty aftertaste. Alcohol is hardly noticeable. The malted base is really smooth with a mld but complex spice palate. Quality.
angel77 (531) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella de 33 cl en beni casa bar, de zombier en octubre de 2012. --ba. no. 14 brs bew--. Increíble belgian royal stout, gran cuerpo, intenso y con gran densidad y con lo mejor, 13 vol q conjugan perfectamente. Sabores maltosos tostados y quemados bastante intensos. Muy muy buena. Imprescindible repetir una vez mas.