ken1 (1311) - DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very roasted flavor with taste of coffee and nice bitterness and some sweetness. A funny undetermined aroma and flavor almost flowery. Pitch-black in color with a creamy head.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured very black, roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, little alcohol, little molasses.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
head: normal , moka
smell: shitload of coffee, burned malts, candy sirup, orange blossom , subtle alcohol sent
taste: coffee, bitterness, malts, alcohol with background of instant coffee , saltyness
prawlie (1284) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle shared at De Kulminator in Antwerp. Chocolate head, smooth and coffee like flavour. Strong mocha taste, smokey and good.
fletchfighters (1275) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A-- Poured reddish black and settled totally black. No light penetrating at all. Moderate pour resulted in a 3 finger high mocha colored head. Once it receded to just above film, it left thick bands of lacing. Excellent head retention upon swirling.
S-- Coffee and mocha. Pretty simple and straightforward. No hint of alcohol with this and would think I got a pretty strong mocha from a good barista.
T-- Vanilla, coffee, mocha, molasses and touches of bourbon. Fantastic.
M-- Much more dynamic than the first. At times on the thin side in the mouth and once swirled it becomes heavy and thick. A whole lot of coffee in this. Feels more like a huge coffee than a beer. Does have some coffee acidity to this.
D-- Evil drinkability. Very well hidden ABV and really get no alcohol taste with this. Just keep thinking that this is a really well made coffee that has a whole lot going on. Impressive.
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - JUN 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by daknole -- many thanks! Live rate. Pours a ruddy brown color with a caramel tint around the edges and a thin mocha head. The aroma is brimming with green chiles, espresso, and dark cocoa. Tastes of ASH. Damn, it’s like someone put a cigarette out in some chocolate pudding and doused it out with dark fruit cough syrup. This is pretty bomb. Peanut oil and soy become apparent as this one warms.
tdtm82 (1260) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2010 Wow this hits me like a bull. An intense hit of black coffee. Just a bomb of mocha! This is mesmerising. Poured at home from bottle into ESB glass. Lovely thick dark head. Jet black tar texture of the beer. Aroma is bloody awesome. As a coffee man this just has to be an ideal wake up call.
Tastes of rich dark chocolate; coffee, roasted malts, old dried fruits and oak. This is stunning. I’m loving every sip. Carlo and Urbain are master craftsmen and this is a monet on my pallet. Awesome. Stunning. Bought from Alvinne beer shop at PRE-ZBF. Thanks for sharing the wealth! WOW. This is just insane.
sherm1016 (1247) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle from the Struise Yeastshop. Pours a jet black color with a nice tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee. A little heavy on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet up front, with chocolate and coffee, with a nice bitter coffee finish. Very nice.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mL bottle tasted alongside the first four in the series, served in a snifter. Pours dense black with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there is an incredible amount of coffee, along with dark chocolate, roasted malts and molasses. The flavour is moderately sweet with big coffee, dark chocolate and dark roasted malts. On the palate, it is full in body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a beautiful imperial stout that does big coffee incredibly well. 2012-08-01
jbeatty (1211) - New York, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
01/17/2012. Recent batch. Pours thick black, dense dark tan head that recedes to hazy slick on the surface. On the nose, smoky espresso roast, dark fruits, vanilla, chocolate. Taste is fruity, dark roast, chocolate liqueur, smooth finish with whiskey aftertaste. As with others in the series, smooth and creamy in the mouth. Not as roast forward as BD #1, more fruit-dominated. Black Albert prevails in this blend, which I suppose is not a bad thing at all. Quite nice.