Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Pours black and a very understated aroma. Aroma of licorice and coffee. Flavor of coffee and a bit sour. Very good.l\ Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours jet black, with very little head. Nose of red fruit and berries, roast, coffee, chocolate, licorice, mint, a very pronounced Belgain character to the nose as well, slightly sour, a hint of smoke as it warms. A really cool floral/perfume character inches over the opening of the glass. Palate is roasted fruite, plums, berries, ashes, tobacco, raisins, chocolate, a touch of brandyish alcohol, and a bit of sourness. Brilliant! Slokop (107) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2009
It was expensive to get. €4,29. Only evident when it was exported from Belgium to the States to the Netherlands. It poured a thick dark liquid with a sturdy murky beige brown head. Sensation starts with sour and wringing bitters. Getting used to these a fine palate of bitters and off-sweetness appears. Coffee, chocolate and liquorice on a fruity scent. Alcohol is present but not on the forefront of tastes. Struise Brouwers made a real good English beer without losing their local preferences. And that is what I like. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle: The aroma contains lots of black licorice, chocolate, light alcohol, and slight musty cherry. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head that leaves behind sporadic lacing. The flavor starts with chocolate and some faint cherry and yeasty notes. There’s a lot of black licorice in the finish along with some faint cherry and piney hops. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a soft mouthfeel. mickmac (488) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a big off-white/light brown head and an almost impermeable black body. Chocolatey/coffee/dried fruit aromas and taste and quite a bit of alcoholic warmth and also yeast derived esters/secondary alcohols lifting the flavour at the end in a way that belgian trappist yeasts do. Really great.
nerdrocker101 (102) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle poured into a snifter. Pours deep, dark black with thick beige head. Chocolate and coffee aromas. It’s malty, sweet and rich to the taste. This stout is delicious but I would have like a little more on the back end. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Wow!! What an amazing stout. It’s aroma and flavor is that of coffee beans and dark chocolate. The coffee and chocolate taste is very evident in the first sip, but the after taste is like dried fruit, much like the description above suggests. A very great stout. Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
"Hey, hey, hey it Black Albert…………….sigh I’m so sad I can’t believe I just wrote that. Hahaha the ingredients list candy as one!!! What kind of candy I wonder. The beer is completely black with a thick brown long lasting crown. Aroma has a yummy smoky alcohol presence. Nat says it smells like brown beer. Aroma also has rich chocolate and I think cinnamon. Yummmmmmmmmmm awesome flavour. Maybe a touch mild for an imp. Stout. Mmmmmm…. That is yummy rich malts, sweet coffee, mild coco and a bitter finish. Don’t notice the 13% at all except in my brain. This is so simple tasting and easy drinking for an imp stout, its causing me to drink it way to fast. Must get more."
kappldav123 (6122) - GERMANY - JUN 11, 2009
The bottle looks really good, the beer in the glass also. Very zippy, black, brown head. Starts dry-malty and firy-alcoholic. Complex finish with notes of coffee and liquorice, also a bit earty-woody. A modest sourish note continues from the beginning to the end and makes that beer very interesting. Really good! DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2009
11.2 oz. bottle. Black with a big, light brow head that leaves rings of clinging lace with each swallow. Espresso, dark chocolate, and peppery spice aromas. Big, full body, smooth and rich on the palate.Black treacle flavor, some dark fruitiness, and a spicy bitter finish. Excellent.