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


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RATINGS: 1628   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours out a dark black color with a tan head on it. Smell is smokey, with chocolate and coffee infused. Really the smell is dominated by a roasted peat type smell that is not unlike scotch. Taste is full of carbonation and smoke, chocolate, coffee, and a little bit of alcohol. An interesting beer which we tasted side by side with Batch 7000 and Darkness. In my eyes this one could not compare with the other two. Still, this beer is good, worth trying, and unique. Major cool points for the smoke flavor.

Bitek (824) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 15, 2017
Rodzynki, śliwki, wiśnie, kawa, czekolada, likierowy alkohol. Średnio słodkie, pełne, rozgrzewające, mocno owocowe - trochę czerwonych, trochę ciemnych :). Średnia goryczka i wysycenie. Bardzo eleganckie.

ardeo (566) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2017
33 cl pour un vintage 2016. Bière très noire (noir, c'est noir !), mousse très brune (brun, c'est parfois très foncé) et grosses bulles ne restant pas longtemps. Nez : malts torréfiés, café, réglisse, vanille puis chocolat. Entrée en bouche sur un liquide épais, visqueux chargé en alcool mais "doux". Ensuite, arrivent les saveurs portées par l'alcool : café bien sûr, fruits secs, du sucre, quelques épices, du chocolat amer, de la réglisse avec une plus que moyenne amertume. Comme souvent chez Struise, c'est du costaud : complexe, équilibré et ... gourmand. Waw !

heman (1227) - Tychy, POLAND - DEC 11, 2017
Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta, piana brązowa.
Aromat średnio-intensywny, popiół, gorzka czekolada, mocno palona kawa, estry owocowe (gruszki, śliwki).
W smaku pełne i bardzo intensywne, silnie popiołowe, dużo gorzkiego kakao, goryczka wysoka, ziemisto-popiołowa. Finisz alkoholowy. Wybitnie degustacyjne piwo.

Icedwarf (1842) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2017
Zwart bier zonder schuim. Smaak is krachtig warm, bitter en rokig met iets van bittere chokolade, pruimen en zwarte bessen. Echt een bier voor de winteravond.

tanel025 (236) - ESTONIA - DEC 9, 2017
Dark brown beer, with dark beige head. Aroma is roasty, some chocolate, malt. Taste is vanilla, milk chocolate, roasted malt and it's all covered with alcohol. Very good beer but needs aging a lot. Medium sweet, if there was any hops, then all of it is covered with bitterness from alcohol.

yoxik75 (292) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 9, 2017
Uzupełnienie profilu notatki.
Piana średnia, szybko znika. Kolor czarny, nieprzejrzysty. Aromat ciemne słody, czekolada, kawa, nuty suszonych owoców, lekko likierowy słodki. Smak oleiste, pełne, słodkie z mocną gorzka czekoladą, suszonymi owocami, delikatnymi wędzonymi nutami, wyraźną chmielowością i goryczą niczym jak w długo leżakowanym Imperatorze z pinty( podobne piwa, tylko tu jest wszystkiego więcej i bardziej z mniejszym akcentem na amerykę). Nagazowanie wysokie ale pasuje ożywia piwo, są akcenty drożdżowe, estry owocowe, dożo nut naszych porterów bałtyckich. Piwo Genialne mega złożone, alkohol mimo ze wysoki nie wyczuwalny, ułożony, jedynie fajno rozgrzewa przełyk. Belgijsko-RISowe WOW.

matbli (492) - Poznan, POLAND - DEC 8, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 Pours dark brow with high beige head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, dried fruits, caramel, brown sugar, some red fruits and a hint of coffee. The aroma isn't very intensive but rich and complex. Unfortunately everything is covered by tons of alcohol. In taste medium chocolaty sweetness with a long and ashy roasty bitter finish. Alcohol is strongly warming.
I belive this can be really great, but it definitely needs some additional aging. For now it's extremely boozy.

evannell (1438) - Kraków, POLAND - DEC 4, 2017
Przemyciło się wiele belgijskich nut - przejrzałe śliwki, delikatne przyprawy. Reszta to wanilia, suszona śliwka, dostojny karmel. Bardzo fajna gładkość. Świetne piwo.

edgallow (4566) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2017
Bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dried fruit, coffee and caramel. Taste is cocoa, coffee, and caramel.

Stultus (179) - ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2017
Pours black with a tan head and medium lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasty, alcohol. coffee, lots of maltyness and a nice milk chocolate creamyness. Taste is creamy roasty with a lot of chocolate, milk chocolate, coffee alcohol warmth (alcohol well hidden), raisins. and ripe plums. Good quality and nice balance.

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