overall
100
99
style
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1628   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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4.3
kevinator (2176) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2017
One of my favorites. Aromas and flavors are powerful with a big roasted malt base. Coffee with a dry bitterness. Belgian yeast hints.

4.6
Ysok02 (1519) - Mons, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2016
Robe brune presque noire, fine mousse crémeuse beige. Nez plus élégant que Delphine, cacao, chocolat noire, houblon, malt torréfié, pointe de caramel, note lactée. Bouche à l’attaque crémeuse, lactée, chocolatée, fine bulle oncteuse et crémeuse, longueur kilométrique, finale harmonieuse et équilibrée. Une bière sublime d’élégance et d’équilibre

3.9
nybol (1765) - DENMARK - DEC 24, 2016
En rigtig god øl med meget smag, ristet smag med lidtsmag af chokolade og let bitter. Helt mørk med helt hvidt skum. Flot og god smag!

4
gegwilson (3676) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle in Cafe Rose Red, Bruges. Pours inky black with a big frothy beige head. Fruity aroma of black fruits. The taste is quite sweet and fruity. More black fruitswith liquorice, chocolate, coffee, light spice and a slightly more bitter finish. No sign of the alcohol. Sticky and full bodied. A bit too sweet for me, though still a fine beer.

3.8
Adamsville (325) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2016
Apparence : Noire, col brun, rétention moyenne-faible, présence d’une fine dentelle, carbonatation moyenne.
Nez : Sucre grillé, effluves de bois, malt torréfié, léger piquant aux narines : alcool ou levure épicée?
Goût : Sucrée dès l’entrée sous forme surtout de chocolat, présence de cacao et d’une amertume que j’associe autant à ce dernier qu’aux houblons, fruits mûrs, léger boisé. Aucune présence des 13% d’alcool.
Sensation : Corps moyennement, effervescence plutôt faible, plutôt chaleureuse, bonne longueur de l’amertume. Pas trop collante malgré les saveurs sucrées bien présentes.
Bref : Perplexe, je suis. Déçu? Peut-être pas. Enchanté? Certainement pas. Sucrée, beaucoup de sucre résiduel en fait. C’est à croire que le sucre utilisé n’était pas du sucre candi ayant pour but de complètement être fermenté, mais plutôt du lactose pour qu’il reste bien présent dans le liquide. Au niveau des arômes, le chocolat est dominant. On a bien une présence de fruits murs, de bois et surtout d’amertume en finale, mais rien pour me détourner du fait que cette bière est sucrée (oui, oui, c’est bon tout de même). Un gros dessert à ne pas boire en apéritif.

5
nazbion (302) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 15, 2016
Pours pitch black, thick, with persistent creamy brown head.Aroma of sweet molasses, milk and dark chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg. Taste is sweet caramel/chocolate with medium bitter toasted malts and coffee, slight adstringency. FULL bodied, thick, soft carbonation. Super complex, lots of flavors and aromas, alcohol very well inserted. Certainly one of the best beers i’ve had.

4.1
gingertipple (34) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2016
A top quality example of a Belgian stout, officially a Imperial Russian Stout. Great hoppy flavor. The head disappeared a bit quickly. Had a full body which cleverly masked the high alcohol content. Add a shot of Cassis and it is a winning cocktail.

5
Alex7x3 (13) - Калуга, RUSSIA - DEC 6, 2016
The best imperial stout i ever drink. Rich aroma, amazing taste, buitifull balance.

4.4
Flanfl (801) - Lyon, FRANCE - DEC 5, 2016
Black body, small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dried fig and plum, alcohol fusel, port like flavours. Flavours of chocolate, dried fruits, coffee, alcohol fusel. Finish of warm dried fruits, chocolate, coffee, bitter finish. Full body, medium-low carbo. A bit too alcoholic, maybe some aging would improve this great beer.

4.5
androman (2291) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2016
2015 edition, 33cl bottle at home from Craft & Draft, Amsterdam, during De Struise Brouwers tap takeover. Nose is dried fruits, roasted malt, whiskey. Body is pitch black, head is small, brown, frothy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Aroma is dried fruits, dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, roasted malt, herbs, honey, licorice, old wood. Medium sweet, heavy bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting roasty heavy bitter. Full body, thick oily texture, nearly flat carbonation. Bit heavy, rich aroma, very tasty, great balance, excellent dessert beer, great one.


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