danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Served from a 33 cL bottle from the Struise Yeast Store. The appearance is a beautiful chocolaty brown black with a huge foamy brown head. The aromas are amazing roasty mocha, and coffee, heavy roast malts. Great nose. The flavors follow up perfectly to the nose. A great heavy roasted coffee, great darker chocolate, oak barrels, the rum is present but a more subtle note they a usual BA beer. There is such a great full roasted whole coffee bean in the brew that itís hard to believe there isnít major coffee additions, or maybe the Black Albert is more coffee forward then I remember. Iím also loving the tone on the rum, it is very molasses and mildly spiced. The mouth is full bodied, slightly chalky, with a heavy carbonation. Wow a beautifully done beer! Iím even more sad my 2nd bottle broke in shipment. Maybe theyíll have more come my next order.
Anker (723) - HillerÝd, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by plovmand, thanks! :)
Pours pitch black with a light brown head and beautiful lacings.
Aroma is dominated by fresh non-roasted coffee beans mixed with roasted coffee, dirt and somewhat rum like notes.
Flavour has a lot of the same notes, but it way more smooth than expected, the coffee notes appears even stronger along with tobacco, caramel and vanilla.
Plovmand (7812) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Wow! Pitch black with a steady creamy tan head leaving nice curtains in the glass. The aroma is loads of bitter coffee, liquorice, hard roasted malt and some earthy thing. Quite roasted flavoru with lots of coffee bean notes, vanilla, dusty hops, light chocolate and sweet caramel.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, biiiig thanks to Mes. Soil the bed what a little beauty; poured as black as the abyss with a good looking tan head.The coffee was there from the off, tussling for position with rum, barrel, roasted malt and alcohol notes. Stunning body and balance.... you vixen you. Flavour was all that and then some, dark choc, wood, dark fruits. Every sip revealed something different. As a rum lover this was just a real treat and one I didnít want to end.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - NOV 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tiny brown head. Lots of coffee in the aroma with some roasted malt. Burnd, espresso, roasted malt and a hint of alcohol. Medium-bodied. Too much coffee and it also should have had a bit more body.
daniele (7970) - ITALY - NOV 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
scura schiuma media dscreta persistenza naso caffe inteso su tutto anche in bocca
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer, but not as good as the black albert. A bit more alcohol in the nose and lots of coffee. The added barrel flavours are really subtle, perhaps because the base beer is so strong tasting to begin with. Additional coffee flavour noticeable as well.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[3333-20100810] 330mL bottle. Wine barrels and fruity alcohol aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy dark brown head and thick lacing. Roasted alcoholic malt flavour waits several seconds before the coffee malt kicks in. Full boozy body is not as smooth as I would prefer. Interesting, though builds up more booze finishing the glass.
(@ Delirium Cafe, Brussels, Belgium; w/ jerc)
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2011 Bottle, thx tarheels. Pours black with almost no head. Flavor is chocolate, molasses, blackstrap rum, vanilla, and yes, lots of of coffee. Some hot booze but still very good.
EDIT: Tried again on draft with carbonation. Much better, less boozy, coffee flavor really shines through.
BeerBaboon (1955) - FINLAND - NOV 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark beer, very dark head. Aroma of wood, peppers, dark roasted coffee and vanilla. Kind of reminds me of a cigar. Lots of coffee flavour. Brown sugar and vanilla too. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Not much alcohol presence in the flavour. Soft carbonation. Dry and just a little sweet.