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Black Albert - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,485 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,485
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 318
Gots: 363 | 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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Pinche_Oso

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-10-2013 05:27:16 | More by Pinche_Oso
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kirbmeist

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-08-2013 21:04:58 | More by kirbmeist
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-12-2013 00:35:38 | More by AlexFields
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-29-2014 01:29:57 | More by facesnorth
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-05-2014 02:24:36 | More by macrosmatic
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HopsintheSack

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-07-2012 04:16:32 | More by HopsintheSack
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JKV96

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

10-27-2013 23:54:00 | More by JKV96
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cbros

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Serving type- 11.3 ounce bottled poured into a Duck Rabbit snifter. Got this in a trade with djrn.

This beer pours a jet black like motor oil. There is a nice two finger tan head that is present after the pour that eventually fades into a small nonexistent head. There is a good cling in the glass that stays around till the end. The only smell notes I am getting from this is alcohol. The taste is remanisent of a mainstay RIS. There is a subtle coffee undertone which has a mellow undertone followed by an strong alcohol finish. The strength of this beer is nowhere near present as you drink it. The mellow flavor of the beer masks the very high ABV and this could make the beer very dangerous if you were to drink more than one or two. As far as taste goes this is seems to me to be a run of the mill RIS but the strength of the beer is where it seperates itself from other Russian Imperial Stouts. I am happy I was able to have this beer finally but it is probably not something I would trade for again.

08-28-2009 02:10:15 | More by cbros
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paytoplay

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Carbonation was high. Aroma was quite outstanding. Acidity and mouthfeel was so clean and fresh / refreshing. Heightened state of flavors lifted them, maybe too much. Small 330cl i guess bottle shared at toronado sd. Could see how this can age for years and years. Great aroma and femenin and lite is what I really felt. Pretty good. Wish it was on shelves and something I could try more often and age.

03-05-2009 04:04:43 | More by paytoplay
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

09-04-2013 14:42:46 | More by MSandahl23
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

10-26-2013 11:44:57 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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moarmare

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-21-2014 01:50:18 | More by moarmare
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-18-2014 00:12:22 | More by BeersAndBears
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-16-2014 06:07:59 | More by Lare453
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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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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-09-2013 01:55:57 | More by splendidsplinter
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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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madtrixter787

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured into my DFH tulip from a bottle I picked up in maine a year or two ago (can't remember, I have two bottles from two different trips!). After deciding it's about time to drink down my cellar I figured I'd start with this. Pours a jet back with little to no head (though I poured slow because of the sludge at the bottom of the bottle). Smells like belgian candied sugars with a hint of booze, very nice. Very good taste, quite bitter from the 100 IBUs and not as much of an overpowering booze aftertaste as I anticipated, just a very well balanced imperial stout. Another great beer from de struise, just wish I could get them here in VA!

10-07-2012 01:57:51 | More by madtrixter787
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-22-2013 16:19:01 | More by Benesi88
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ShawnMH

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-19-2013 15:44:49 | More by ShawnMH
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jplopez21

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-28-2013 21:21:43 | More by jplopez21
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bauermj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-09-2013 12:34:58 | More by bauermj
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-22-2013 18:03:53 | More by bootdown21
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BigB415

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

A: Pours jet black into my Stone RIS snifter. Little head with little retention.

S: Tons of chocolate and coffee. Faint hops too.

T: More coffee and chocolate. Very little heat which is surprising for a 13% beer.

MF: A little thin which I'm disappointed by but the chocolate and coffee notes make up for it.

O: A flavorful stout with surprising drinkability for such high ABV. If you love chocolate and coffee in your stouts than you'll love this.

09-26-2011 05:52:05 | More by BigB415
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AlexM

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

10-04-2012 02:13:39 | More by AlexM
Black Albert from De Struise Brouwers
94 out of 100 based on 1,485 ratings.