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Black Albert - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,491 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,491
Reviews: 812
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 318
Gots: 362 | FT: 19
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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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

330ml Bottle received in trade with Phyl21ca - thanks!

Appearance - Dark brown colour with an above average size frothy beige head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits

Taste & Mouth - There is a below amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and light coffee. There is also a dark fruit flavour, a bit of a peppery spice mix, and some burnt/charred flavour.

Overall - Alcohol is very well hidden and the beer has a nice belgian type twist on a RIS flavour. Kind of like a RIS meets a quad if that makes any sense. If you're in the mood for a non cloying high ABV RIS, this is your brew.

09-02-2014 00:59:45 | More by spinrsx
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WesFoxlove

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

09-01-2014 19:53:52 | More by WesFoxlove
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

A - Cola color. Good amount of sediment. Medium to small, fizzy, light, bubbly, cafe au laite color head. Disappears very face leaving no lacing.

S - Strong berry/bramble aroma, as well as dark fruit (particularly prune). Also a some anise/black licorice. Hints of leather and cocoa.

T - Like the nose this is pretty light on any chocolate/coffee/roasted malt flavors. Fair amount of dark fruit and a slight tart bramble berry finish. Anise in the back. A dull leather/wood like flavor comes out subtly in the middle to finish.

M - Medium body. Slick feel with medium to low carbonation.

D - Alcohol is very well hidden. Flavors go together very well and compliment each other. A nice beer to take a sip, let the flavors stick on your tongue for a while and then go back for another sip.

Notes: Bottle June 2007. This has held up very well. Flavors have melded together very well. Make a nice Baltic Porter type stout with the dark fruit. Tasty and somewhat unique in the combo of flavors. Enjoyable beer.

08-31-2014 01:30:22 | More by FreshHawk
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flipper2gv

Quebec (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -2.1%

From notes

A: Pours dark brown with very little head tan head.

S: Somewhat porter-ish it seems with tons of vanilla, coconut, chocolate and maybe leather.

T: Follows the nose with taste of vanilla, coconut, chocolate, leather and maybe a tiny bit of smoke. The alcohol is not noticeable, but this is a beer I suppose it would have helped balanced the flavours. The flavours are usually what you expect in a top tier RIS, but in this case they mix a bit strangely and don't give the best results, although the beer is VERY solid still.

M: Very light and porter-ish, like the taste.

D: Quite drinkable for a beer of this size.

08-29-2014 01:19:15 | More by flipper2gv
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

08-28-2014 03:43:19 | More by NooseJustice
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -2.1%

A-dark brown black color with a decent tan head and some lacing

S-dark malt, coffee, chocolate, light caramel

T-dark chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt, light molasses, light char

F-medium to full body with mild to moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-good imperial stout and nice flavor, but lacks range of flavor of other stouts in its class

08-28-2014 02:07:17 | More by MDDMD
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SUBER

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-27-2014 04:34:21 | More by SUBER
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Hayley_86

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-26-2014 18:53:45 | More by Hayley_86
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crosbyms

Germany

3.92/5  rDev -7.5%

08-25-2014 18:56:55 | More by crosbyms
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whitenads

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-25-2014 13:55:56 | More by whitenads
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n2185

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12%

08-25-2014 03:11:53 | More by n2185
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killcore


4.8/5  rDev +13.2%

08-24-2014 20:05:52 | More by killcore
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-15-2014 18:59:09 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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Konkretek

Belgium

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-15-2014 11:17:48 | More by Konkretek
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ari32

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-14-2014 13:24:24 | More by ari32
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DavidHume

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-09-2014 21:04:35 | More by DavidHume
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neoemerica75

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

08-09-2014 20:40:23 | More by neoemerica75
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kmoen

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-09-2014 03:56:59 | More by kmoen
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-08-2014 20:10:52 | More by sammyg832
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-08-2014 16:35:42 | More by zekeman17
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-08-2014 00:24:44 | More by millerbuffoon
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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-07-2014 03:36:53 | More by SharkNado
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Moc513

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-06-2014 01:04:34 | More by Moc513
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shagens

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-02-2014 21:13:48 | More by shagens
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kmanjohnson

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-29-2014 18:10:39 | More by kmanjohnson
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Black Albert from De Struise Brouwers
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