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Black Albert - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,467 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,467
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 317
Gots: 357 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally brewed exclusively for Ebenezer's Pub in Lovell, ME.

(Beer added by: brewandbbq on 08-23-2007)
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CoolJosh

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Shared by Treyrab. Had know idea whether or not I should look forward to this beer after hearing of its comparison to Weyerbacher 13.

This beer was poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a darker brown with no visibility through. A beautiful creamy khaki colored head retains better then most I have seen, but I would have prefered the body to be a little bit darker.

The smell is of darker fruits, raisins, alcohol, rich cocoa. Some plums and light cherries are prevalent and pronounced. There is a scent of Belgian Dark candies.

The taste is magnificently smooth. The mouthfeel is on the lighter end for the style, but nonetheless creamy and soft. The taste is very sweet. All that comes out in the scent is present in the taste. There is a roasted malt taste that starts to show as the beer warms. The alcohol on the end is my only complaint to this otherwise great tasting beer.

After trying this beer, I am now anxious to seek out some more De Struise offerings, and would love for the opportunity to cellar some of this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2009 02:08:36 | More by CoolJosh
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Black Albert from De Struise Brouwers
94 out of 100 based on 1,467 ratings.