Black Albert - De Struise Brouwers
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4.83/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
On tap at Pigs fly. 10oz pour.
A- What beer is blacker than this? The answer is none. None more black. Thin mocha head. Killer lacing.
S- Tons of coffee and chocolate. Slight booze. Malts and hops galore.
T- coffee, chocolate, booze, hops. So well balanced.
M- thick and clean, but too vicous. Slight booze warmth.
O- one of the best RIS I've had.
Serving type: on-tap
02-20-2013 17:07:39 | More by Seanniek91
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4.39/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle purchased June, 2013 into a Stone IRS snifter. The pour is black as pitch with a massive (no, MASSIVE) mass of light brown foam on top that is stubbornly retentive. When it finally does die down, it condenses into a super-fine, whipped-cream-like consistency (wow!). The nose has all the characteristics of the style: rich malt, husky roasty notes, dark fruit, and a hint of booze.
The beer has a full body and a nice, rich, balanced flavor. I get lots of sweet malt, dark chocolate, and a hint of sarsaparilla up front. These flavors gradually give way to a sweet, rummy, roasty flavor and a faint, espresso-like bitterness in the back of the mouth. This beast hides it's alcohol extremely well. The alcohol adds richness to the flavors and enhances the drinkability.
A really excellent RIS with a sweeter flavor than I expected (100 IBUs? No way!). It's very reminiscent of Ten FIDY, with just a shade taken off the feel. It might even be a little sweeter than Ten FIDY. Whatever, I really enjoy a good RIS and this is a darn good one.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 01:19:27 | More by deadonhisfeet
Black Albert from De Struise Brouwers
94 out of 100 based on 1,384 ratings.