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Black Albert - De Struise Brouwers

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1,405 Ratings
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Ratings: 1405
Reviews: 803
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%


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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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It said dark brown in the managers note but it seemed all black in body. The edges gave a brownish hue and the head was stout, thick and just a little brown.

The scent is absolutely tremendous! I catch strong vanilla tones, whipped cream, chocolate in abundance, caramel, praline an even a little coffee.

The taste runs just as spectacular as the vanilla rushes through. Whipped cream, praline, caramel malt, coconut, light chocolate and touches of coffee make me wonder how this is not barrel aged. True taste complexity comes out in a smooth slightly viscous package. 13 percent ABV? Absolutely lost in a creamy, tasty, wonderful beer!

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2013 01:38:51 | More by KYGunner
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a thick motor oil black color with a ½ inch brown head that bears great retention time before eventually becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and minimal surface foam. Very resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind on the glass.

S- Fumey alcohol in the nose with dark roasted malt beneath. It's hard to derive any other scents beside the overpowering booze. Maybe a bit of vanilla struggles to make itself known.

T- Sweet at first, then things turn to a heavy malt bitterness but it's a neat balance. Much smoother than the aroma as the alcohol is not nearly as strong. Very straightforward in its delivery of dark chocolate, roast and slight char. Lingering bitterness and a bit of oaky astringency.

M- Creamy, silky, very nice. Medium carbonation and the fullest of bodies.

O- While the aroma is incredibly too full of booze, the taste and mouthfeel are just about spot on.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 16:35:32 | More by Immortale25
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mscudder

Georgia

4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter. Lot 25|08|GG (2012).

A - Poured strongly. Opaque hue with an immense mocha head. Excellent retention with fair lacing.

S - Dark Chocolate, roasted coffee, light caramel, dark fruits and faint smoked wood.

T - The term "Royal Stout" is necessary due to this varying strongly from what I would deem a traditional RIS. The Belgian influence is noticeable throughout: dark fruits are infused in the more traditional composition, yielding a sourness which I cannot particularly appreciate. Flavors are balanced well and the hop bitterness aids in weighing down the fruits and subduing the alcohol.

M - Silky smooth and lacking the fullness I desire and except in a stout this large. It resembles more of a fudge-like milk stout at 6-8%. Does not ruin the beer, although it is the weakest aspect.

O - Being a huge fan of Quads and Russian Imperial Stouts, this was not a fusion I adore. That said, I have high standards for Struise. It simply does not compete with the top-notch Quads or Russian Imperials I have sampled. Certainly not a bad beer, for I will keep a few for a cool evening.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 03:59:05 | More by mscudder
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured deep thick black with a big dark brown head. Aroma of roasted grains, some spice, bitter chocolate, and hints of licorice. Big full mouthfeel. Bitter chocolate and roast with some slight spiciness to it. First time I have tasted definite charred tobacco. Lingering bitter chocolate and dark dried fruit mixture left on the palate. A nice impy that reminds me of Pt5.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 02:55:27 | More by BMMillsy
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a near pitch black color with a massive 3-4 fingers of tan head that slowly recedes over the course of about 10 minutes

S: Huge notes of roasted malts, a hint of dark fruits, dark chocolate, and a very light hint of alcohol

T: Starts off with the huge roasty maltiness and slowly goes into a nice dark fruitiness and dark chocolate. These all linger into the finish, with a hint of alcohol which is impressive given the 13%. Quite bitter in the finish as well

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. A little thin

O: Not sure of the age on this bottle, but it's not hot AT ALL. Quite impressive. A very good mix of roasted malts and dark fruits, with a good balance of the two. Definitely a sipper, but it's difficult with the flavors and lack of alcohol heat. Highly recommended

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 01:51:39 | More by BEERMILER12
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wethorseblanket

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On-tap @ Library Alehouse.

A: Pours black as black can be with a thin (1/16") tan head which leaves trace lace.

N: Roast, some coffee, caramel, and toffee.

T: On warming the raisins, dark chocolate, molasses, sherry and oxidized notes become dominant.

M: Full body and fair carbonation. Rich, decadent, brownie frosting, dessert finish.

O: A treat. Let this warm to enjoy the multi-layered complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2013 01:41:16 | More by wethorseblanket
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

4 oz. served into a tasting snifter at ChurchKey. From notes.

A: Pours a pitch black color. The head is about one fingers of tan shading, retaining quite well for 13%.

S: Really evocative. Chocolate fudge, currants, plums, licorice, smoke, and charred malts all come together on the nose. As a whole, it's cohesive yet balanced.

T: I love the flavor progression here. It starts with a combination of fudge and mildly tart (not sour) dark fruits, followed by a licorice middle and a charred, roasted finish. The licorice notes don't bother me here nearly as much as they do in other imperial stouts - a testament to this beer's balance. I can taste a bit of booze, but it's still hidden masterfully for 13%.

M: The finish is damn near bone dry, without exposing the alcohol significantly. As a result, it's not very viscous or sticky, rather it's drinkable and almost freakin' refreshing. Seriously. A 13% imperial stout is refreshing. Not to mention devastatingly dangerous. I could use a touch more carbonation, though.

O: Seriously one of the best imperial stouts I've ever had - yet for different reasons than most of the really great ones out there. This aims to be more drinkable, more subtle, and more approachable than others, while retaining its bigness and complexity. One to seek out, plain and simple.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2013 17:36:19 | More by ThisWangsChung
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barczar

Kentucky

4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque jet black with a modest mocha head that dissipates into a ring around the rim.

Coffee, dark chocolate, roast malt, and tar form the initial aroma. Hints of dark fruit and pepper are present.

Flavor echoes the roast notes, slightly charred, adding in soy and smoky phenols. Slightly sweet to open, a tart, cherry note turns the experience smoky, nutty, and a bit burnt at the finish. Tar and chocolate surface in the aftertaste.

Body is syrupy, with minimal carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.

Roast dominant, with enough dark fruit and tar character to keep things interesting. Good balance of sweetness and roast. Fairly complex. Would love to see how this ages. The char was a little much for me.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2013 22:16:05 | More by barczar
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RuudJH

Netherlands

4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best breweries in the beer country of Belgium.
This strong dark beer is excellent.
Coffee, nuts, chocolate, some fresh and dried fruits too. Berries and fig fruit. Very dark brown, with a thin brown head.
Taste and aftertaste are very powerfull. The roasty character and the high abv make this a beer to sip. I had it with some chocolate and strawberries on the side, and I really enjoyed myself.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 11:59:17 | More by RuudJH
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served at Avenue Pub in New Orleans. Served in snifter.

Pours dark brown-black with light tan head that lingers well. Lots of lacing along sides of glass.

Smell is heavy with banana and sweet malts. Other ripe fruits are in the background.

Taste is smokey malt. Chocolate and caramel blend with a mild smokey bitterness late.

Mouthfeel is thick and chewy. Very full bodied. Average carbonation for the style.

Overall this was excellent. Very rich. A little goes a long way with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 16:56:55 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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pants678

California

4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big fluffy Belgian head with a black body.

Sweet and sugary with dark, roasted malts.

Rich chocolate and complimentary, creamy vanilla, possibly from the yeast. Candied sugar, as you'd guess. Not a lot going on here but there doesn't need to be, it's a dessert that doesn't complicate itself. There's an alcohol burn, tobacco-y, and some bitter from the hops or the natural end of cocoa. Just what you'd want from the style and where it's from.

smooth. It's Belgian, of course it's smooth.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 03:01:32 | More by pants678
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BBP

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours somewhat standard for a stout of its calibre, but a little thinner in appearance. Carbonation was as expected.

The aroma is sweet, with subtle booze, and some slight chocolate.

The taste is quite strong, and appealing at first. There's quite a balance to this stout, and the IBUs are quite far from obvious (although not something I'd prefer), and it really comes across perhaps too smooth. For 13%, this is very easy drinking, and the booze is there, yet works with the drink rather than against it. Chocolate, coffee, and vanilla are all here; A bit of sweetness as well. Perhaps raisin and vanilla. Sweeter than most imperials, but not by a long shot.

The body is full, and the carbonation plays its role without bringing attention to itself, which is all I could ask from a stout.

Overall, this was quite a tasty stout, and perhaps one of the best stouts I've tasted outside of North America. It's really nice to see a Belgian brewery strive to branch out beyond the typical styles that they're known for and this was a big success.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 20:00:38 | More by BBP
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AgentMunky

California

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a Koningshoeven chalice. Lot: 250613062012. Bottle Lot: 25|08|GG. I am going to hazard a parsing of 13 June 2012 as a bottling date?

A: Dark brown head is tight and luxurious. Black and opaque.

S: Mmmm. Just what I wanted. Dark chocolate, licorice, alcohol (carrying a strange grapey note), flat-bready malts.

T: Molasses; huge fruits (sticky candy-covered Luxardo maraschino cherries, peaches, honeycrisp apples, raisins); cocoa powder; and perhaps a touch of coffee. The listed 100+ IBU seems a bit high, but the aftertaste *is* quite bitter...and lasting. A minute later and I could almost think I'd been sipping on coffee (except for the strongly sweet fruit).

M: The least impressive part, and it influences the taste, unfortunately. It started out real nice, but became progressively thinner and more lackluster. Still, enough of a body to stand on its own.

O: I really, really liked this beer. Maybe not $10 a lot, but I'm glad I tried it. Recommended, and confirms my good experiences with Belgian imperial stouts.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 05:45:12 | More by AgentMunky
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch '0'. Jet black, with a nice dark espresso tan like foam that holds nicely. It definitely looks tasty. Lots of dark fruit in the aroma, especially cherry. There's a very dry, dark chocolate character too, and a fine note of alcohol, but otherwise the smell could stand to be a bit more robust.

The taste has a nice boozy mix of ripe cherries and bitter chocolate. There is a subtle roasted bitterness at the back end, and it actually doesn't finish very hot. I like the flavor mostly, but somehow the dark fruit character gets a bit tangy and is the more dominant taste vs. the chocolate/burnt malt. I do appreciate that it is not too sweet, but there is still the proper balance missing a bit. The mouthfeel is silky smooth, not overly chewy, well done.

A fine beer but a bit too pricey for what you get. This is something I would enjoy once in awhile perhaps.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 06:22:58 | More by bennetj17
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Samuel906

California

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a big ol beer in a little tiny bottle. Gigantic fluffy khaki head despite me pouring it as slow as possible, and it stays for many minutes. Absolutely black beer. Very sweet aroma, molasses and vanilla, some malts, and you can smell a hint of the booze. A little less smell than you'd expect. Strong roasted flavor with lots of cocoa, but surprisingly not super sweet. Some fruits and cloves too. Flavor starts relatively benign and explodes at the end. The roasted malts really linger and rise up into your nose. Very rich, and not super boozy but you get some nice warmth. Thick, rich and creamy, a touch sticky. Overall a great example of a RIS and one of the best overall I've had. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 08:27:31 | More by Samuel906
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle into tulip. lot: 250613062012.bottle lot: 25/08/GG.

A: pours pitch black. might be one of the darkest beers ive had, ever. head is not super dark, but certainly not white. retention is decent. spotted lacing left behind.

S: super sweet. the definition of unfermented sugars. a little bit of vanilla. roast and chocolate. smells strong, but not overwhelming.

T: a strong roast starts the drink off. the Belgian yeast imparts sweet, candy-like flavors. cotton candy in particular. similar to the nose, a bit of vanilla. coffee. it brings a bitterness out. battling with the sweet flavor makes the bulk of the body bittersweet. mild alcohol burn, but

M: smooth carb. full bodied.

D: drinks fantastically rich right now and I do not think this is too old. just a big bodied stout with an interested complexity from the Belgian yeast? smooth and delicious. recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 03:56:08 | More by Jimmys
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 0. Lot A4BB.
$13 for the 11.2oz bottle. Poured to tulip.
Sampled 24MAR13

[A] A smooth yet swift pour produces a half finger high head of medium dark brown-caramel color. Slow to rise and slow to disappear, leaving a thick foamy collar comprised of large bubbles. The body is pitch black and visibly thick. Minimal lacing. There is a thick layer of yeast caked to the bottom of the bottle.

[S] Dark chocolate with a surprising berry-like fruitiness immediately noticeable. I suppose the fruity notes could be derived from the Belgian yeast - but it isn't wholly unlike the onset of infection either. Background notes of earth, hay, and wet tobacco leaf. Some sharp, but very clean alcohol are present.

[T] Semisweet dark chocolate, almost no bitterness at all and no roasted character. (How in the world is this 100 IBUs?) The fruity quality is confounding. Not entirely unwelcomed. but I don't think that it was intentional either. The flavor is very soft and refined...and is way more subtle than any other 13% RIS that I've ever had before. The alcohol is BARELY noticeable

[M] This is my favorite aspect of Black Albert. The smoothness cannot be overstated. Carbonation is low. The texture is suppleness defined. Full bodied on the front end and thinner on the back, which again makes me wonder if there is any type of infection going on.

[O] Good beer. Not great. But this beer has been aged for awhile - and time may not have been too kind. My next Black Albert will most definitely be consumed fresh.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 13:23:49 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 330 ml/11.2 oz. bottle into a De Struise Brouwers branded cervoise glass

Pours a thick, viscious pitch black. A fluffy two finger light brown head rises above the brew. Fantastic retention; a fair amount of lacing. Big, bold aroma dominated by dark fruit especially prunes and raisins, roasted malt and grain, a hint of bakers chocolate and boozy alcohol. Again a ton of dark fruit, black cherries joined by chewy prunes and raisins. Robust roasted malt joins in; finishes with slightly bitter dark chocolate and plenty of warming alcohol. Huge, thick full body, chewy finishes with some creaminess, gentle carbonation. This complex and satisfying brew delivers everything one can expect from an RIS. Exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 02:54:06 | More by chanokokoro
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deebo

Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 330 ml bottle of Batch 0 BA No. 14, lot A with a BB date of Dec.31, 2017 picked up in December at De Struise shop in Bruges for a hefty $4.70 Euro.

Poured into a snifter this brew is black as a bowling ball with a little head that is mocha in color-no lacing present as the head quickly recedes. Smells like a big RIS, heavy boozy malts with notes of molasses. bourbon vanilla. Initial taste is big smoky, heavily roasted malt with an alcohol kick. As it warms I get a hint of that estery Belgian yeast but it is dominated by the wealth of malts. Dark fruity character as it warms, lower in bitterness than most. A rich heavy body but not sticky or oily. Low carbonation. This high alcohol content volatilizes the beer through your nose very noticeably. This is a big fucking beer. A beer to sip and contemplate. A must for fans of big rich RIS.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 02:40:20 | More by deebo
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

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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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

HUGE thank you to alpineclimber for this '07 bottle. Lot A, BB April 2013.

Appearance. Pours a very deep brown from the bottle, black in the glass with almost half a finger of tan head that fades to a skim.

Smell. Woody tobacco, dark fruits and dark malts with a small amount of black licorice and a little dark chocolate.

Taste. Baker's chocolate and Red Man tobacco, some molasses and raisins, and a little fresh cut wood.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body with smooth low carbonation.

Overall. A somewhat lighter bodied, but fantastic ris. Lots of nice tasting tobacco, fruit and roasty malts combining in a very smooth and tasty way. Adam, you fucking kill it with the extras. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 19:57:12 | More by Rutager
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weonfire

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black Albert 'Batch zero' served in a 6oz sample glass at Holy Grale in Louisville, KY.

A - Black. That used oil look. Small rim of mocha colored head, very thin.

S - Originally served very cold- way too cold. After some warming...the flavor sprouted. Chocolate increases with warmth. Cocoa & Coffee with the slightest hint of smoke and alcohol. Sweetness is coming thru.

T - Roasted coffe, chocolate, and wow- the floral notes! can almost taste the flower pedals. frothy, alcohol gives ever so slight burn on the tongue initially. 13 ABUs? goodness where? hidden by a coffee/candy.

M - Frothy, think and malty. very nice.

O- Starts sweet and ends bitter. very pleasant. and that coming from someone who doesn't like coffee! It is very, very easy to drink. Truly hard to believe this was 13ABUs.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2013 04:16:58 | More by weonfire
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at Churchkey into a snifter. From notes.

A real dark mocha head is presented, with a walnut brown body and very thin bubbles in the head. Manages a real long lasting puck while drinking. Real nice looking brew.

On the nose there is a sense of mild brown sugar, and molasses. An interesting light syrup/floral stick angle? It's quite unique hard to describe. Long lasting roasty char, with a hint that something silky might be coming on the palate.

Palate hits with a good roast body and depth. Almost silky, but just relatively solid. Finishes with a warm malt charring feel, some tight little carbonation bounces a bit, and a crackling finish strangely. There's some depth to this which is kind of interesting, and an interesting take on the flavor profile.

Overall it's pretty solid and enjoyable. And the finish and aftertaste is very long and lasting. Quite impressed.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2013 01:29:04 | More by smakawhat
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap in a 12oz snifter

This beer pours beautiful pitch black with a small tan color head. The Beer is a straight up roasted malt bomb which is what to expect from the stye. The stout is also quite sugary and caramel forward. It has both a caramel feel and flavor borderline burnt sugar. This beer is roasty to the point where I can almost taste a bit of oak or even wood and that carries a bit of dryness with it. There is a bit of this beer that I cant quite put my finger on that tastes like my homebrew, not an offensive flavor but not a very appealing one. This stout has a good bit of dark fruit to it as well and a slight fruity ester from the yeast. The beer disguises the 13% very well, I would never guess it was such a big brew. The feel is smooth and surprisingly drinkable and non offensive for the size.

Overall, it is a solid RIS. Well made and balanced, very drinkable. However there is nothing too mind blowing in the taste that will blow you away.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2013 02:39:31 | More by TwelveOunces
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish snifter. Bottled April 2007.

A- pours jet black with a half finger tan head that quickly fades. There was a nice pop when I opened it, and there's clearly carbonation...just not a lot. Disappointing

S- not a whole lot going on here. A little bit of chocolate, and a little bit of Belgian funk

T- lots of sweet chocolate, and a little bit of sweetness from the yeast as well. Very decadent

M- extremely thick-bodied. You can cut this sucker with a knife

O- I think this one sat for a little too long in the cellar...still a solid beer, but not overwhelming like I expected

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 00:04:24 | More by bigfnjoe
Black Albert from De Struise Brouwers
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