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Black Albert - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,458 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,458
Reviews: 806
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 317
Gots: 359 | 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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ehammond1


4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle

Pour It Black
Stone Brew Co.
Escondido, CA

Nearly black but truly a very, very dark brown with a thin brown head. Spots and specks of lacing are left down the glass.

Rich aroma and a lovely combination of roasted malts, rich dark chocolate, a bit of coffee, and plenty of dark fruit characteristics (prunes, black cherry, and currant).

The flavor follows the aroma, though leading with the roasted malts and rich chocolate flavors. The dark fruit flavors are more of an afterthought when compared to the aroma.

The highlight of this beer is its mouthfeel. It's thick, creamy, with relatively low carbonation, but rich and luscious. Velvety. Delightful.

A wonderful, complex, big RIS. A joy to drink, particularly because of the rich mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 00:54:06 | More by ehammond1
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-20-2011 20:34:03 | More by Rempo
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a chalice; enjoyed at the Sugarbowl in Edmonton.

A - deep, deep black and thick; not a single bit of light passes through this ichor! One finger tan head with thin streaky lacing.

S - smoke, caramel, and Islay scotch! Heavenly.

T - interesting complex with only the slightest hint of bitterness that's quickly offset with bittersweet dark fruit, licorice and smoke. Very solid and enduring.

M - smooth and velvety; lightly carbonated and with some substantial alcohol warming.

D - definitely a sipper, but still approachable. Exceptionally complex and full of surprises.

Really delicious beer; absolutely lives up to its reputation. Must try for any beer fan.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 23:17:28 | More by DoktorZee
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-19-2011 12:28:31 | More by bacher468
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-18-2011 18:35:18 | More by FreshmanPour77
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cpinto6

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-18-2011 07:38:56 | More by cpinto6
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oline73

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 0 poured into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours black as midnight with a hint of tan head that goes away almost immediately.

Smell: Quite sweet and slightly roasty. There is some dark chocolate, overly ripe dark fruit, and perhaps a hint of soy sauce here. May be picking up what reminds me of port as well.

Taste: Amazingly smooth and complex. I'm picking up some roast and dark fruit. The soy sauce from the smell doesn't really show up. There is a roasty bitterness in the finish as well.

Mouthfeel: Thick with hardly any carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a very good beer. Quite complex. I would have another, but I don't know how often I'll search it out due to the price and the number of great stouts that are out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 05:29:39 | More by oline73
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BeerArchivist

California

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-18-2011 05:16:12 | More by BeerArchivist
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biniek13

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.9%

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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-16-2011 16:52:25 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-16-2011 03:12:42 | More by bpfrush
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nmann08

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-15-2011 22:40:24 | More by nmann08
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-15-2011 19:37:04 | More by twowheelssoar
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Burt

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +12%

11-15-2011 18:22:44 | More by Burt
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kkrez

Colorado

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-15-2011 18:17:08 | More by kkrez
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-15-2011 15:35:45 | More by richbrew
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eerbayman

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-15-2011 11:26:18 | More by eerbayman
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-15-2011 05:51:01 | More by ithinkimasofa
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Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +12%

11-15-2011 04:19:44 | More by IpeeA
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-15-2011 01:58:41 | More by orangesol
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-15-2011 01:36:41 | More by plumcrazyfx
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-15-2011 00:27:49 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-14-2011 23:18:43 | More by Elfastball7
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Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-14-2011 21:09:47 | More by splax23
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khumbard

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-14-2011 17:29:40 | More by khumbard
Black Albert from De Struise Brouwers
94 out of 100 based on 1,458 ratings.