kappldav123 (6163) - 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 (1140) - 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. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Bottle, thanks to Jimbowood. Black pour with caramel brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, roasted malt. dark malt and light alcohol. Flavor is the same, very smooth for a beer this potent. Nice amount of chocolate offsets the alcohol and roast. mar (5458) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2009
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. black pour with a khaki head. nose is chocolate, roasted malts, alcohol and dates. good thickness and a huge roasted chocolate flavor, alcohol is surprisingly not as apparent as i was expecting. elihapa (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 9, 2009
6/1/09 notes: bottle, joyously purchased from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours black with a large, fluffy, creamy tan head. Aroma upfront has molasses and brown sugar, fruits, and then a rich espresso and dark chocolate layer. The flavor is WOW. A ton of raisin, complex-rich chocolate . . . it is tough to describe it all! The finish builds in flavor, not alcohol, a superb accomplishment given the ABV of Black Albert. Yes, as others have mentioned the palate of this beer is thinner than one might expect. But this is missing the point. Black Albert has a palate that builds, tingles, and lingers. I actually came to enjoy how deceptively “light” it starts! Overall, all thumbs up to this absolutely unique and luxurious beer.
jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle. Big thanks to Matt! Poured a nice dark body with an aroma of chocolate, malt and yeast. Flavor was very earthy with light cocoa hops and yeast. Smooth. pj1855 (160) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Extremely good tasitng well balanced beer. Black body with a small light brown head Lots of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, vanillla and licorice. Smooth creamy mouthfeel and the most wonderful combination of coffee, malt and dark chocolate. papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 7, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2009 Botle shared by WeeHeavySD at AleSmiths tasting bar. Thanks Jon: Black color is topped with a medium brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, black cherry and a hint of alcohol. Flavor starts dark chocolate followed by a light sourness, dark fruit, a touch of alcohol with hint of smoke and a lingering coffee/licorice bitter finish with a hint of tobacco. Full body is rich and creamy with moderate carbonation. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2009
bottle. pours an average black with a huge rocky tan head. Deep plums, candy sugar and a touch of hops on the aroma. Medium body, very smooth throughout... sweet up front with dark fruits such as raisins and plums coming forward with some chocolate and coffee on the sides. Nice lingering finish with some bitterness and bigger malts. There is a red wine quality to the body, somewhat tart / sour, but really carrying the grape / dark fruit notes forward. The fruit really smacks you up front on the finish, while the back carries the deeper chocolate / mocha malts. Quite tasty indeed.... but too expensive. A very unique twist on the Imperial Stout... glad I’ve got another bottle aging. MaxxDaddy (419) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle @ Delirium. Pours black with a good amount of tan head. Aroma full of roasted malts and plums, with a bit of alcohol as well. Taste includes more dark fruits and some chocolate. Very smooth on the palate. Even Jess liked this one, and she’s very much not into imperial stouts. Finish is full of coffee and lingers well. I say this one is worthy of the hype. Well done.