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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1657   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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 Ebenezer’s 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 brewery’s 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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ochniczek (367) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2018
bottle enjoyed at home. pours dark, opaque with creamy light brown head leaving little lacing. aroma of pralines, liqorice, coffee and dark chocolate. roastiness in taste, bitternesss more perceptible than maltiness with intense dry notes. alcohol is rather well hidden, quite high carbonation, overall very decent stout

Aherbelste (98) - - FEB 16, 2018
Its an excellent and elegant Imperial Stout (or as the label calls it, Royal Stout). It has a pretty good appearance, which consists of the main dark black color shared with other beers of the style, and an excellent, consistent light brown tanned head. Smell is intense, pretty delightful caramel and alcohol notes. Taste is pretty good, really bitter and sweet, which overall grants a perfect balanced flavor. Over<ll a pretty good Imperial Stout.

jacobarts (270) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2018
Bottle from FLASK. Black color with med tan head. Aroma: bourbon vanilla, chocolate, coffee, caramel and some dried fruit. Taste: roasted stuff, dark chocolate, coffee, dried fruits, light sourness and some spice. Very belgian in the taste and in that way very different from many other imperial stouts.

julesxxl (536) - Cholet, FRANCE - FEB 15, 2018
(yeast/nut/cherry (peanut butter, pâte cacao), bouche copy, ~whisky-coco-kamok, nut-oil, polypode, cau-délice)

Mariox (445) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 13, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2018 W aromacie paloność, kwaśna kawa, jakieś wiśnie w czekoladzie. W smaku wytrawne, kwaśna kawa, goryczka od paloności, słodycz niska. Na finiszu paloność, kawa, alkohol. Wysycenie średnie, alkohol bardzo słabo ukryty, sporo ciała, gęste, intensywne, ale jednowymiarowe.

xavras (120) - - FEB 13, 2018
W aromacie lekki zawód - kwaśna kawa, palonośc, troszkę alkoholu, nic wielkiego.Wygląd majestatyczny - czarne, gęste, piękna ciemnobeżowa piana. Bardzo ostry w smaku - wytrawny, mocno kawowy, wysoka goryczka. Niezły zawodnik, ostry, nie jest to jakoś 100% pijalne, bo jest bardzo duża wytrawność, paloność i goryczka. Spore wysycenie jak na RiSa. Alkohol nieźle ukryty.

Estebanik (1389) - Lublin, POLAND - FEB 6, 2018
Próbka na biedapanelu przy okazji LAN party. Piana dość wysoka, trwała, drobna. Aromat mocno palony, aż lekko kwaskowy. Gorzka czekolada, trochę ciemnych owoców. W smaku likierowe, czekoladowe, troszkę kwasku od palonych słodów. Alko fajnie ułożone, jak na 13% to super schowane. Bardzo klasycznie to wyszło.

YantarCoast (1665) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 2, 2018
Half of a 330ml bottle (2016 vintage) at Beer Happens in Moscow. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roasted malt and coffee, warming alcohol, big bitterness. Very nice one, great name too.

vinivini (3248) - Gomel, BELARUS - JAN 31, 2018
Bottle of 2016. Petroleum black. One finger tall tan head. Aroma: roast & coffee, fruit esters, dried fruit. Full body. The taste is just what I expect from an impy. Esters, roast & coffee are blended into a pleasure fist. Excellent.

Derbeth (1168) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 25, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2018 Bottle. Black colour, small brown head, fair lacing. Aroma is intensive dark chocolate, dried cherry, vanilla, coffee. Alcohol is present but does not disturb. Medium bitterness, not sweet. Full body, medium carbonation. Very good!

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