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Black Albert - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,487 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,487
Reviews: 809
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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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
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-04-2013 19:36:03 | More by AOShabaz
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-08-2013 15:10:30 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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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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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-08-2014 02:36:17 | More by kingmaker
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

A - Solid black with ruby highlights when held to the light, 2 finger mocha head that dissipates immediately to a thin ring.

S - Light aroma except for dark chocolate. Spicy Belgian yeast, burnt malts and a slight touch of dark fruits.

T - Mixture of dark and milk chocolate, intense roast and burnt coffee, figs and plums, some bitter hops with some lingering alcohol.

M - Rich with lower carbonation and warming from the alcohol. Slightly slick.

D - Nice Belgian twist on the style. A very nice beer but not sure it is worth the price/hype.

12-20-2008 00:39:24 | More by brewcrew76
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unclekeith

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-30-2013 17:12:28 | More by unclekeith
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-22-2013 03:11:47 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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Casedogg43

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-24-2013 01:33:07 | More by Casedogg43
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dunix

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-19-2014 18:28:40 | More by dunix
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-06-2011 01:18:56 | More by xnicknj
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mdfb79

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a tulip. Batch #14.

a - Pours a dark black color with one finger of brown head and light carbonation.

s - Smells of dark fruits, primarily grapes and cherries. Also hints of chocolate, roasted malts, and vanilla.

t - Tastes of chocolate, dark fruits, and alcohol.

m - Full body and low carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink for 13% ABV.

d - I thought this was a great RIS. I thought it had a great dark fruits smell and the alcohol was very well hidden for 13% ABV. Would love to try it again.

07-08-2010 01:59:43 | More by mdfb79
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dookiebrown

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-22-2013 16:17:28 | More by dookiebrown
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-11-2013 03:15:13 | More by BillRoth
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MrDave

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-21-2013 14:57:26 | More by MrDave
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jpaltan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

From 2.9.09. Black - deep, deep black, almost purple. cappuccino colored head that is big and pillowy that sticks and stays for quite some time. Lacing is plentiful. Hints of booze and figs and cherries in the nose. A bit of coffee and espresso. Taste is burnt coffee. Rich, bitter with hops. Cherries are up front. The booze is so well hidden it is ridiculous. Plenty of carbonation, but was missing a bit creaminess. Deceptively easy to go down despite 13%.

03-01-2009 19:44:12 | More by jpaltan
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TallSaint

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-25-2013 01:57:46 | More by TallSaint
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groovy24

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-03-2013 02:53:06 | More by groovy24
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shelby415

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-02-2014 06:31:00 | More by shelby415
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Rogorama

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-09-2013 00:45:18 | More by Rogorama
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-25-2013 02:34:22 | More by rolltide8425
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-14-2011 16:57:01 | More by JAHMUR
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-08-2014 00:24:44 | More by millerbuffoon
Black Albert from De Struise Brouwers
94 out of 100 based on 1,487 ratings.