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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1610   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep black, very attractive tan head. Sweet touches of chocolate, malt and roast notes dominate the aroma. Flavor profile is bakers chocolate, roasted malt, very subtle touches of vanilla and anise in the background. Finish is smooth and enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Anker (723) - Hillerd, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
On tap at Den Tatoverede Enke. Pours pitch black with a foamy long lasting light brown head. The aroma is quite vague but with notes of sweet malt, raisins, figs and very weak notes of roasted malt and liquorice. Flavour is more intense and mellow with a nice sweetness to it and notes of roasted malt, chocolate and liquorice. It has a strong dark and bitter aftertaste. Makes me think of a blend between an abt. and and impy stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours deep brown almost black with a 2 finger thick chocolate head, some spotty lacing was left on the glass. Nice chocolate and toffee nose with a light hop presence up front. Flavors of mostly dark roasted malts, cocoa and a little boozy on the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle from Premier. Black body with a tan head. Nose is plastic, cocoa krispies, figs, tobacco, grain alcohol. Flavor is alcohol, roasty malt, fruits - apple, unripe strawberry. The same astringent burnt malt comes out in the finish w. some cocoa. Overly dry as a result of the alcohol. As it warms some vanilla comes out in the nose with a LOT more booze. The flavor reveals more booze/grain alcohol, cocoa. Like Black Hole, wayyyyy overdone.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle and served in my Expedition snifter: Jet black with a fading but lasting frothy tan head which left spotty lace upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of anise, fig, prune, chocolate, candi sugar, coffee and cream, Cavendish pipe tobacco and some peat, lovely! The taste is a tour de force of sweet black malts and dark fruits with a kick of coffee and hop bitterness. Well rounded spicy and smoky notes finish off the experience. The mouth feel is lush and oily, a tad warming and boozy. Does get a tad chalky towards the end. Now this is what I want in my Impys... big and bold malt assault without becoming cloy. Well done De Struise.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
bottle thanks to emacgee. poured black with a dark tan head, great lacing and legs. aroma at first reminded me of some catfish punch bait. once it warmed up a bit it had caramel malt, grains, dark roast, alcohol. very well balanced in the aroma. flavor was the same. had a nice full body with a slick mouthfeel and low carbonation. thanks ethan.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a motor oil black with copper head. Aroma ofdark roast and chocolate. Flavor of dark roast, chocolate, some hop, and alcohol. Mouth feel is heavy body, silky, low carbonation. Overall, a very good beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Pours from 11.2 oz bottle pitch black, forming huge light brown head of foam. Aroma of smoky alcohol, roasted malts, hops, coffee and darkened figs. The flavour was bitter chocolate, dark malt, dark coffee, subtle caramel, and finishes with a bitter flavor that may come from the chocolate or possibly hops or both. The palate is dry, medium-full bodied, sweet on the back end. Complex roasted Belgian stout. Makes me think this is Struise Pannepot with tons of black malts. Lovely beer. Bottle compliments of DrBayern (thanks Matt!!)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit. Taste is really nice. Lots of roasted alt, plenty of coffee, bitter malt notes, chocolate, and more fruit. Mouth is creamy, finish is also pretty smooth, with a little bitter as well. Overall, a very smooth and really drinkable imperial stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbill (3615) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2009
11.2 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with BeerExchange. Pours black with a very large brown head that lasted just about to the end and left plenty of lace all the way down the glass. Very pleasant aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and plums. The flavor is rich with chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, plums and candi sugar. A soft but long-lasting bitterness arises that is more akin to bitter chocolate than the hoppy grapefruit pith Ive become accustomed to. The bitterness lingers for about thirty seconds beyond the swallow and then fades almost as it arose. Full bodied with a smooth, silky mouthfeel. No sign of the 13% abv. Very well done and quite enjoyable.


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