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

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RATINGS: 1622   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesie1857 (2016) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - NOV 13, 2012
33cl bottle from brewery shop in Brugge - a black body, almost oil-like, with a dirty looking thick brown head which last some time. The nose is chocolate, liquorice, blackcurrants, coffee, very complex as new notes hit the nostrils. The taste is the same, a bit of vanilla, cherry and some spices come through as well. Oily in the mouth, a boozy warmth at the end. I like this a lot. Shame I didnt buy more than one!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oobawa (1078) - Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2017
2015 bottle. Such an enormous sweet stout, full of chocolate and molasses and dark, overripe fruits, an absolute monster of a brew. Nose almost comes across like a boozy Mudslide, thick with chocolate and coffee and a noticeable liquor back. Appearance is black as oil and almost as viscous, with a heavy brown head leaving no lace. Taste starts big and only grows bigger, massive Hershey syrup meeting Kahlua and anise, dried fig and black cherry meshing with a touch of black pepper and mild hop bitterness on the finish. Mocha fade gives up no heat despite the 13% ABV. A touch too sweet for me to be in love, but damned if it isnt a drinkable beast, the smooth texture and lack of any burn making it scary how quickly my pint is disappearing. Lets tick this baby up to 4, just for posteritys sake.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k92488 (451) - KVERNALAND, NORWAY - APR 12, 2017
DWF kull svart med flott skum men det forsvant. Aroma og smak fantastisk kaffe malt karamell vanilje litt alkohol. Utrolig godt men ble litt flat etter 10 15 minutter.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DraftCaptain49 (14) - - APR 6, 2017
One of the most amazing beers Ive had in a long time. Has that great, dank, dark sour taste that makes the most amazing beers, and it is a Belgian take on a stout. I was in Boston once and they serve fresh Belgians with this awesome sour taste there, it is the perfect beer, for myself. I honestly wish most beer was like this Black Albert beer. I like the craft brew stout, they can be quite good, but this one takes takes me back to the roots of why I became a beer fan in the first place a couple years ago. If I could get a six pack of this in the store and wouldnt hesitate to regularly pick it up. I paid thirteen dollars for this and it was worth every drop. Belgians make great beer. I wish I could visit the pub mentioned in the description, wow.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrei86 (15) - Iasi, ROMANIA - APR 4, 2017
Black with a beige head. Superb aroma, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, sweet. Flavor is dominated by roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, coffee. Complex, thick. Superb

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (614) - - MAR 31, 2017
Pours a very dark body with a medium brown head. Rich aroma with tones of dried fruits. Taste is rich of malty flavours like dried fruit, bread and spices. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Piotrek4 (118) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
john44 (2986) - 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)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (7142) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aminatchime (127) - 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.

4
   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


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