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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1617   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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Marduk's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Marduk (6996) - Reval, - OCT 11, 2012
Tap @ SBWF 2012. I dont know where to start. This beer makes me feel like Im in Valhalla. Absolutely deep thick black color. Big (ice)creamy brown head sits perfectly on top. Even when I take last sip head is there, alone but proud. Chocolate, plums, coffee, dark fruits, roasted malts in aroma. Rich, very well balanced juicy flavors. Coffee, plums, dark fruits, raisins, mild licorice, nice roast in flavor. I would drink it for a breakfast, lunch and dinner. What a wonderful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Piotrek4 (89) - Lublin, POLAND - FEB 28, 2017
Wow. genialne połączenie risa z quadruplem, Bardzo intensywne rodzynki w aromacie. W smaku rwnież rodzynki i kandyzowane owoce. Alkohol genialnie ukryty. Smak długo pozostaje w ustach. Bardzo dużo doznań oferuje to piwo i niewątpliwie zasługuje mu na poświęcenie dużej uwagi. Piwne doświadczenie ktre zapamiętam na długo. Lubię takie rzeczy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
john44 (2897) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2017
Draft. Pitch black. Very fruity & spicy (lots of fruit, berries, dark fruits, spices). Very malty (lots of dark bitter-sweet chocolate, espresso coffee, roast/burnt malts, toffee, candy sugar). Floral hops. Vinous port-like quality. Very rich. Silky. Very smooth. Sweet roast malty. Very complex. Awesome! Stunning beer! (2008)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6969) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 4, 2017
330ml bottle a few times. The most memorable was with Kate the great and a kabbert. Pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is big roast malts smoke coffee and ashtray coal note. Taste is more of the rich roast malts coffee dark chocolate and ash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aminatchime (91) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2017
Diepzwarte kleur. Geur is zoet en heeft iets weg van een of andere sterke drank. De smaak is koffie, met een zoete toets en op het einde de geroosterde smaak van koffiebonen. Lekker maar iets te alcoholisch in de smaak voor mij.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (485) - Ioannina, GREECE - FEB 2, 2017
Pitch black, good thick creamy expresso head. Toasted coffee beans, smoke and tar in the nose. Full-bodied. Flavor is very roasted with molasses, dark malts, dark coffee, chocolate and tobacco. Somewhat crisp egde - quite high carbonation for this kind of beer. Not feeling like 13 %, but then aftertaste is very warming. Complex and interesting

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pastymc (43) - Niscemi, ITALY - FEB 1, 2017
Bottiglia da 33 cl presso il Cambrinus di Bruges. Nero impenetrabile con schiuma color nocciola poco persistente. Al naso caff e tostature, frutta secca (nocciola, castagna), leggera frutta scura selvatica sotto spirito, leggero etilico. In bocca entra morbida con ancora note di caff e nocciola, leggermente speziata e un tocco erbaceo. Al palato un po troppo dolce e leggermente lapposa ma le note tostate ritornano sempre in soccorso. Splendida birra, quasi perfetta

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopverdju (1000) - BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2017
Zwart bier met een dunne bruine schuimkraag. Geur: geroosterde mout, aards, koffie, zoet, donker fruit. Smaak: zoet, donker fruit, alcoholisch, noten. Volmondig, stroperig. Weinig koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: zoet, alcoholisch, plakkerig. Man, man, man, ik herinner me niet dat dit zo zoet was?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korcz (2409) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Kremowy, mega czekoladowy, dużo sosu sojowego i kawy. Klasyk, kawał znakomitego piwa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (500) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2017
Thick, black, sticky beer. Rich malty flavors. Sweet and bitter and very complex. Well balanced. Very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (2150) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2017
One of my favorites. Aromas and flavors are powerful with a big roasted malt base. Coffee with a dry bitterness. Belgian yeast hints.

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