Ysok02 (1564) - Mons, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2016
Robe brune dense, fine mousse crémeuse beige, peu persistante. Nez sur le malt torréfié, le chocolat noir, la réglisse, les levures, la café au lait, le caramel, touche de single malt. Bouche à l’attaque onctueuse, superbe note lactée et cacaotée, bulle onctueuse et crémeuse, longueur impressionnante et finale parfaitement équilibrée. Un très grand Stout à boire au coin du feu... thepatrickman (1358) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
2014 vintage, on draft at a super-secret pub in Maine. This is an incredible combination of New World, full-flavored, high ABV imperial stout and Old Work Belgian craft. The barrel flavor is strong, with a sharp whiskey flavor, but the silky mouthfeel and smooth chocolate flavor of Black Albert are very prominent as well. Phenomenal. 90 (462) - BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Flesje van 2012 eind 2016 gedronken: Mijn favoriete stout. Dit bier heeft alles, balans, kracht, subtiliteit, soepelheid, zuur, zoet, droog, olie, voldoende chocolade, koffie, noot en caramel. Héérlijk.
Flesje van 2009 begin 2017 gedronken: Wow. Met verouderen nog subtieler en complexer met een soort toevoeging van porto. Mooi. Ratman197 (14842) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle 2009 vintage poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, dried fruit, oak and light bourbon. Palate was medium to full bosied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, dried fruit, oak and light bourbon with a smooth lingering fruity chocolate finish. Hansk (12) - Fakse Ladeplads, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2016
One of the best Stouts I’ve tasted so far. Parate, taste, smell and all going up in a big explosion of impressionis.
aleigator (945) - GERMANY - OCT 17, 2016
Pours a motor oil color with a bigger, bubbly beige head. A beautiful lacing coats the surface of the glass entirely after a few minutes, regaining its fluffiness after swirling.
Smells of milk chocolate, dried orange peel and a flowery barrel quality. The barrel consists of old oak, peppers and cinnamon, amped up by the fruity orange peel.
Offers a lower carbonation with tiny bubbles to it, producing a nice refreshing aspect to the otherwise creamy malt foundation. Maintains a pleasant balance, with a lighter mouthfeel and only a note of Bourbon becoming recognizable.
Tastes of dark chocolate with lots of cream, fudge and a pleasant warmth, bringing the barrel to the palate. It consists of dried lemon peel, black pepper hull, a flowery hop note and cinnamon, leading to a soft milk chocolate and toffee sweetness. Finishes with a warming bite, more peppers and toasted malts among caramel and a faint fizziness underneath the cream, topped off by rock sugar.
Sweet and warming with just a peppery, spicy note of Bourbon amongst a nice chocolate creaminess. This too brings the De Struise typical sweetness to the palate, while the body of this is huge enough to process it playfully. elihapa (1553) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 15, 2016
12/4/14 (Bottle, from The Festival poured by Urbain himself! Black Albert’s fruitiness matched with new mocha and char. Body remains lighter and peppy with bright carbonation, as with the base beer. Not in the same category as the big bad bourbon stouts of American ilk, this is much more delicate with a lot of dried fruit notes, even licorice that wouldn’t show up in the former. Really glad I got to try this.) 4.1. raufsouza (11) - Brasília, BRAZIL - OCT 6, 2016
Bela imperial stout envelhecida em barris. Bem macia, saborosa, álcool bem inserido. Infelizmente não se encontra tão fácil, mas felizmente salvei uma garrafa. Imaena (2327) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle. This is a thick and rich stout. I loved black albert but this has raised the bar. daigoon (199) - - SEP 25, 2016
330 ml bottle of 11% version.
Nearly black with small brown head. Sweet taste with some alcohol, chocolate and roasted taste.