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Black Albert - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,533 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,533
Reviews: 817
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 320
Gots: 361 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Our group of 4 Beer Advocate members did a recent small bottle tasting of high alcohol brews.
Among the 12 brews tasted was; Black Albert Belgium Royal Stout from De Struise Brouwers (Belgium) This Black Albert was brewed as a tribute to Chris Lively at Ebenezer's Pub (once rated number 1 pub in the country) located in Lovell Maine (summer home of author Stephen King)
The Black Albert was given to us by Chris himself and it tied for 4th highest average score of the 12 brews tasted at 4.25. This was a beer with some age to it. Date code indicates it was brewed back on Nov 6th 2007. Age didn't seem to hurt this beer one bit.

ricknelson, Jan 27, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Lunch and nyrangerfan for sending a bottle each of this as extras in past trades! Lot B-6-BB per the bottle. Served from bottle into a Delerium Tremens snifter. Poured pitch black with a three finger fluffy tan head that very slowly resided to a one finger. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, molasses, alcohol, and a sublte sour note (infected?). The flavor was of roasted malt, sweet malt, molasses, sugar, alcohol, and a very very sublte sour note. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nice brew. Was it infected or not? Maybe a little bit, but to be honest it didn't really kill any of the flavors in the brew and also helped to cut down on the booziness quite nicely. This brew infected or not is definitely worth trying for sure.

thagr81us, Nov 15, 2010
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Black Albert from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 1,533 ratings.