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Black Albert - De Struise Brouwers

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Black AlbertBlack Albert

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,608 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,608
Reviews: 824
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 328
Gots: 382 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewandbbq on 08-23-2007

Originally brewed exclusively for Ebenezer's Pub in Lovell, ME.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Albert. My son's middle name. My confirmation name. My father's name. My grandfather's name. My great-grandfather's name. My 700th review here on BA. . . .

Bottle purchased on 12/30/10 at Nejaime's in MA. Cellared until 3/10/11, stuck it in the fridge overnight, then consumed on 3/11/11. Label is notched "B" & "6" & "BB. . . .

A: Poured into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is black with a tight-bubbled 1+ finger light brown head. Some "legs" but no real lacing. Some chunks of sediment in the bottom of the glass.

S: First impression: Something's a little odd; tough to put my finger on it. Roasted barley and roasted coffee beans. Some charcoal. Becoming chocolatey as it warms - that initial "oddness" seems to dissipate.

T: Nice - roasty malt. Good dose of milk-chocolatey malt. Touch of char is in there too. Finishes with drying alcohol heat and a lingering bitterness. Alcohol heat is felt down the gulley and in the belly. Lingering bitterness - roasted coffee beans come to mind - but also with nice chocolatey sweetness. Dark fruits make an appearance as it warms up a bit.

M: Smooth, real smooth. Good creaminess. Medium-to-heavy in heft.

D: Very drinkable, especially for a beer of 13%. Personally, I think it could pass for 9%. Glad I have another bottle in the cellar.

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Black Albert from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 1,608 ratings.