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Black Albert - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,464 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,464
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 317
Gots: 360 | FT: 18
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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2GOOFY

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-01-2014 00:28:12 | More by 2GOOFY
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-30-2014 12:57:49 | More by cnbrown313
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T_Hass

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-27-2014 19:41:08 | More by T_Hass
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-24-2014 02:34:58 | More by CGMLS3
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-24-2014 02:33:13 | More by polishkaz
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pisano

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-21-2014 14:08:56 | More by pisano
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

04-19-2014 12:46:11 | More by Brewski
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-19-2014 04:38:52 | More by DCgolfpro
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-19-2014 03:14:15 | More by kbuzz
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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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TheDDO

Wisconsin

3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Apperance- Dark, dark, dark beer. Pours black with a half finger head that quickly dissipates into a thin patchy coating. This thing is a beauty as it creeps down your glass.

Smell- First thing that comes to mind is black cherry, and dark fruits. A bitter chocolate smell is also present. A bit of alcohol tingles the nose.

Taste- Very smooth, this beer does not taste like a 13% beer, alcohol is well hidden. The dark fruit comes through, there is a slight bitterness in the finish perhaps from the chocolate.

Mouthfeel- Slick, rich and lightly carbonated. Coats your mouth nicely to enjoy the flavor.

Overall- I enjoyed the Black Albert, I'm glad my local store owner recommended it. Would I seek this beer out again? Probably not, but I would pick up another if our paths happen to cross again.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 01:43:36 | More by TheDDO
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-16-2014 12:35:34 | More by Dactrius
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brittanylicious

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-13-2014 13:29:20 | More by brittanylicious
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heysuz

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-13-2014 12:47:07 | More by heysuz
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sammy806

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-09-2014 14:50:26 | More by sammy806
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smccann

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-06-2014 20:35:17 | More by smccann
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Johncnh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-06-2014 13:06:27 | More by Johncnh
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goochpunch

Texas

4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a ruby black body with a humongous, rocky mocha head that recedes to a bubbly thin cap like a freshly served espresso. Smells strongly of chocolate and lightly of roasted malts. I get a lot of Belgian quad-like yeast qualities, bringing forth dried fruits, plums, and leather. Flavor is of raisins, chocolate, earthy bitterness, coffee/chocolate ice cream, light acidity in the finish. Alcohol is noted, but very well hidden. Bitterness is not as pronounced as the 100+ IBUs insinuate. Mouthfeel is creamy, full, and rich. One of the greats. I wish more US breweries made bigger stouts of this caliber and finesse.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 01:31:01 | More by goochpunch
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-25-2014 05:10:45 | More by gillagorilla
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice dark head and nice lacing. Smells like a somewhat sweet, dark berry black coffee. Fair amount of sweetness in the taste. Dark fruit, cacao, and black coffee pretty early on, but not too bitter A hint of alc., but super well hidden consisdering. Can't really put my finger on everything else I'm getting; I just keep thinking berries and fruit or something. Hint of bitterness shows up on the end, and a very slight ashy roasted aftertaste pop in for a second, but disappears quickly. Awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 02:40:51 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-24-2014 13:16:53 | More by Snellgg5
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-22-2014 00:02:46 | More by tommyguz
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-20-2014 16:33:14 | More by BuckTuckian
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-19-2014 18:34:16 | More by bleedsblu
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dunix

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-19-2014 18:28:40 | More by dunix
Black Albert from De Struise Brouwers
94 out of 100 based on 1,464 ratings.