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

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RATINGS: 1602   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 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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3.8
BlazerT (1202) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 2, 2017
Troszkę mi się chyba lewa warka trafiła, albo zbyt długo u mnie leżało. No cóż dużo czekolady, kakao, na pewno ciemne owoce w tle. NIestety również metaliczne doznania, które psuja trochę klimat piwa. Smak półsłodki to słodkiego - długi, raczej stabilny. Ciało półpełne, wysycenie niskie, tekstura taka oleista. Naprawdę niezłe czekoladowe piwo, tylko ta metaliczność.... i tak dałem mu fory.

4
oobawa (1589) - 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 isn’t a drinkable beast, the smooth texture and lack of any burn making it scary how quickly my pint is disappearing. Let’s tick this baby up to 4, just for posterity’s sake.

3.7
k92488 (491) - 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
DraftCaptain49 (38) - - APR 6, 2017
One of the most amazing beers I’ve 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 wouldn’t 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
andrei86 (19) - 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
murran (680) - - 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
Piotrek4 (246) - Lublin, POLAND - FEB 28, 2017
Wow. genialne połączenie risa z quadruplem, Bardzo intensywne rodzynki w aromacie. W smaku również 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 które zapamiętam na długo. Lubię takie rzeczy.

4.4
john44 (3202) - 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
BuckeyeBoy (8202) - 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
Aminatchime (169) - 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.


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