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Black Albert - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,510 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,510
Reviews: 816
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 321
Gots: 362 | FT: 21
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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%.

jpaltan, Mar 01, 2009
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle purchased from liquidsolutions

Appearance: Ebony body with corners that bare the slightest hint of red/brown. Nice mocha 2 finger foam head that shows some retention and plenty of lacing.

Smell: Much more bitter hop presence than I was expecting from a RIS. Easy to find notes of coffee and roast malt with a touch of chocolate as well. I think the bitterness takes away from the nose.

Taste: Here is a brew that seems a touch disjointed fresh but also screams to me that it will be sensational with some cellaring time under its belt. Potent bitterness from the hops and coffee couple with chocolate and roast malt. Also the brew hits you over the head with a brick of molasses. A touch of sourness that can be mistaken to be astringency. All in all this is tasty!

Mouthfeel: A touch thin

Drinkability: Excellent for 13% ABV but considering its that strong I really can't score it higher than a 4.0

NOTE: This brew got much more tasty for me as it got warmer. I'm finishing the last 6oz at room temperature and find it to be a much better experience.

The beer isn't worth the price but is a delicious must try IMHO.

koopa, Apr 10, 2009
Black Albert from De Struise Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 1,510 ratings.