RasmusOtt (1255) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Pours black with a dark espresso borwn head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark bitter chocolate, wood, vanilla, darker fruits and light notes of tart/bread. Taste add some liquorice, some roasted coffee, light hops and bourbon notes. Very nice carbonated and a nice mouthfeel.
wekker84 (1520) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts caramel dry fruits and spicy flavor roasted malts caramel dry fruits chocolate spicy coffee some oak and hops
Holy (833) - GERMANY - MAR 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice full coco and coffee flavor - with the Struise twist. Everything you would expect from this brewery...
rlgk (11461) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black beer with a creamy lasting brown head. Cocoa aroma, tar and chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar and a bit oaky. Woody flavor, chocolatem, some vinous notes, alcohol, cocoa, vanilla, a bit dry salty. Long warming alcohol finish with cocoa and vanilla.
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer is really black, and doesn’t show much brown at all in the light. The head is about one finger of dark puffy head, but sadly it falls quickly. There is some lacing, but disappointing in general.
The aroma is very powerful almost knocking you off your feet. Right away you get the malts with lots of cherries, but that fades to alcohol, with raisins, and you definetly get lots of bourbon at the end. The cherries are almost sour and reminds me of some kind of wild ale, which is really interesting for a RIS. Its so unique, I just love it.
The taste is good but not all what you get from the aroma. The beginning is super sweet with cherry then finishes with roasty coffee, where’d that come from? The aftertaste is great as you get some swesome bourbon. What, a great complex beer.
This beer is is viscous and crisp and everything you would want.
It is is incredibly drinkable.
Cascade8 (45) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: spicy. Slightly floral.
Taste: sweet, roasty. Fruity notes.
Mouthfeel: Soft and full.
Overall: Strong and roasted, balanced stout.
77ships (4298) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013 2009 Vintage bottle@Bier Central – March. 2011: Black Albert Batch “0” used, poured black with a small dark beige head, minor lacing, thick, creamy, sweet, malt, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, cinnamon, oak,… warming but not alcoholic, very balanced & smooth, outstanding
Black Albert was named after the current Belgian King, this one is named after his famous (but of whom no one should speak) illegitimate child Delphine Boël whose artwork graces the bottle, a Belgian flag with the words, “Truth can set you free” written on it, amusing, glad to have gotten this explanation by a friend whilst drinking this // got a couple of bottles of this one, holds up which some RIS don’t with repeated consumption I feel but this remains world-class ///// Tried many more bottles of first batch since. Phenomenal beer. 4.7 –> 4.9 for the first batch. ////////// Tried new batch draft @ brewery. Good but pretty disappointing compared to what I remember it being, was something like +/- 4.1. Hope that that it was just one miser. 4.8 for now, think for the first batch, hope that a bottle of the new one will deliver 4.9 again.
ambcompte (47) - SPAIN - MAR 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Una negra fantàstica per prendre gairebé de postre, dolceta, amb el gust de bourbon que li dones les barriques on ha estat i les notes a caramel i café. Nyam
kermis (5733) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Borefts Beer Festival 2010. Dark colou with big brown head. Malt, chocolate, and coffee with a slight sour note
BelgiskOlklub (921) - Viby J, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick black creamy body and a large brown lasting creamy head. Aroma of black coffee, roasted malt, bitter long lasting warming finish. Heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness. Sticky and oily feel, full body.