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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: 1601   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alteregoo (1081) - POLAND - AUG 6, 2016
Piana brązowa, sycząca, szybko opada do postrzępionej firanki. Barwa czarna jak smoła, oczywiście nieprzejrzysta. Aromat intensywny, sporo tu trufli, kakao, wiśni i śliwek w czekoladzie, świeżo palonej kawy, karmelu, rodzynek, daktyli, porto, w tle nawet jakaś wanilia, tytoń, lukrecja i sos sojowy. W odczuciu przede wszystkim gęste, aksamitne, pełne - jest przyjemna słodycz, likier kawowy, kakao do tego powtrka z zapachu - suszone owoce, jeżyny, jagody... Goryczka średnia, palono tytoniowa. Wysycenie średnie, drobniuteńkie, w tej treściwej, oleistej cieczy sprawiające wrażenie, jak byśmy mieli na języku coś o konsystencji bitej śmietany...
No i to jest RIS! Tu nawet nie potrzeba leżakować w beczce, bo tylko zmieni się profil z owocowo-czekoladowego z nutą tytoniu (jak tu) na może nieco bardziej szlachetny, waniliowo-czekoladowy z nutą drewna (jak w Cuvee Delphine).
Ps.
13% ABV? Wydaje się, że bliżej ośmiu w odczuciu :)

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dinkle50 (1384) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Jet black with an espresso head, lace present. Aroma is sweet with a little fruit as well. Chocolate, fudge and a little smoke. Huge mouth, chewy as hell. Taste is full of roasted malt, just tons of roasted malt. Bitter finish. Lots of sweetness to counter balance that bitter roast. Chocolate specifically, like milk chocolate. Slight dry fruity yeast finish. Man is this good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are lots of dark fruits, licorice, and chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (606) - SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2016
Vintage 2015. The beer pours black with a two finger high, beige-brown creamy head that leaves thick lacing on these glass. Nose: Sweet caramel, raisin, prune, orange, roasted malt, light smell of coffee, chocolate and licorice. Taste: Brown sugar, molasses, chocolate nibs, cocoa, caramel, raisin, oak, toffee, red berries and burned sugar. This beer has such a complex and rich taste! Mouth: Full body. Smooth and tasty. Oily texture. Medium carbonation. Wow! De Struise Brouwers had once again made me fall in love!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2814) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle shared. Big, dark cacao nib and plum notes with brown sugar and light coffee coming out as it warms. Cakey on the palate with sweet dark fruit and roasty cacao nib notes. Finish is a tad boozy, but all the flavors meld together really well. Solid stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vighals (3357) - Srumsand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2016
Svart med fingerhyt lys brunt kaffeskum. Lukter lakris, kakao, espresso, mrk sjokolade alt jeg forventer av en imp stout. Noe vingummi solbr, gidder ikke drikke opp denne, bare sitte lukte. Fyldig. St, svisker, trket frukt, salt lakris kaffe. St start, med bittersalt avsluttning.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (1449) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
DWF; Bottle 330 ml, drunk at Cardinal. Pours moderate, black with creamy, lacing and lasting tan head. Nose is heavy, roasted malt, chocolate, coffe, moderate dark berries, dried fruit, vanilla and light ash. Taste is heavy sweet and bitter with lasting chocolate warming finish. Body is full, texture is silk, carbonation soft. Big, heavy stuff.. Wow..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1704) - Bod, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle at home. Three year old bottle. The colour is pitch black and a very small light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, lactose, oak, coffee, black currants and dried fruit. The flavour explodes in coffee beans, BBQ-sauce caramel, dark chocolate, ash and licorice. Has a silky and soft mouth feel, full-bodied and a balanced bitterness. A rich and roasted ale. Nice and heavy.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (1496) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
From an aged bottle, it pours a super dark, thick black, with a thining tan head. The aroma is sweet dark fruits, with a coffee background . The mouthfeel is very creamy, with a chocolate influenc. Some cherry on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1917) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head and aroma of dark fruits and chocolate. Taste is sweet, of dark fruits, vanilla, mocha, chocolate, liquorice, and warming alcohol notes into the finish. Great stout


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