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Black Albert - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,517 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,517
Reviews: 817
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 321
Gots: 358 | FT: 20
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Thishops4u, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

spinrsx, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

WesFoxlove, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of FreshHawk
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

FreshHawk, Aug 31, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

flipper2gv, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

NooseJustice, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%

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

MDDMD, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Hayley_86, Aug 26, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -7.8%

crosbyms, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

whitenads, Aug 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

n2185, Aug 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

killcore, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Konkretek, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

ari32, Aug 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

DavidHume, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

neoemerica75, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

kmoen, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

sammyg832, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

zekeman17, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

millerbuffoon, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

SharkNado, Aug 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Moc513, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

shagens, Aug 02, 2014
Black Albert from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 1,517 ratings.