Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 744   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Previously 13% abv, 11% abv from 2014->. Black Albert was used in a new barrel aging project. More than a year ago, Carlo was able to get his hands on a stock of Four Roses Bourbon barrels, and we happily filled them up with Batch „0". This unique creation was originally to be named 4 Black Roses in honour of its heritage, but our friends in Kentucky strongly advised us not to do so! What to do? As the disowned offspring of Black Albert, the name Cuvée Delphine imposed itself. Savouring the Belgian irony, we are most honoured to have artwork by Delphine Boël shining on this label. You will not find this ale all over the globe. There is no export program, but we will try to provide stock through our web shop and some specialty beer pubs.

NordicV's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NordicV (1390) - Malmö, Sweden, - OCT 16, 2012
Smakprov på SBWF12. Ser ut som en espresso när den hälls upp med skummet som en crema. Grundölen Black Albert är fantastiskt god och frågan är om den inte blivit ännu bättre efter lagringen på fat. Dofter av kaffe, choklad, vanilj trä och mörka bär. Allt detta återkommer i en mycket balanserad form i smaken.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
procraste (200) - FRANCE - SEP 2, 2015
J’avais oublié de la noter celle-ci ! C’est avant tout une très jolie robe de velours avec son ourlet de très jolie mousse ( c’est un peu concon comme formulation mais ça veut bien exprimer ce que je veux dire ... ) En bouche, c’est extra gourmand avec une texture ce qu’il faut de crémeux, de gaz et de sucre. L’alcool bien présent soutient le tout et signe la récompense du travailleur qui, la soirée venue, peut se laisser aller dans le confort du chez soi et d’un fauteuil club ... ( c’est un peu concon ... etc ... ) Jolie complexité des arômes en bouche. On sent bien le vieillissement en fûts sans que ça vienne affadir le breuvage initiale comme certaine fois ou l’on ne goûte plus que les arômes du fût ... Peut-être un peu trop gourmand pour certaines occasions, s’il fallait trouver des défauts. Une sorte de classique donc même si dans la même veine gourmande, je peux préférer certaines choses un peu plus corsées et moins sucrées ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (546) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle - Pours a dark black with a dark brown head. Nose is bourbon, oak, roasty, chocolate. Taste is rich, roasty, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla. Very smooth from front to back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (4757) - Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2015
A clear winner of the stout off, the other three were bad to subpar, this shined. Tons of roasty maltyness, those rich thick danish malts are working very well here. Well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (803) - ESTONIA - AUG 22, 2015
Pours dark brown, bit of foam, yeasty (bottom of the bottle). Aroma is strong, bit boozy, vinous, feelsbarrel-aged. Dark fruits. Taste is intense, vinous. Lot’s of prunes and lot’s of bourbon. Quite long lingering vinous aftertaste. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2365) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle 2nd midlands tasting. Black tan head. aroma is caramel dark malts taste same good dark fruits roasty malts liquorice nice sweetness decent bitter finish. Nice body. Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (250) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Black. Roasty, dark malts, dry fruits, alcohol, coffee. Heavy coffee, dry fruits, strong malty finish. Thick, full taste, complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1322) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 19, 2015
BOTTLE 33 CL. Vintage 2012. Pitch black, espresso head. Bold aroma of chocolate and coffee liqueur with a touch of alcohol, dried fruit, some barrel notes? (possible, but quite weak), The taste is just as intense, but the sweetness is well hidden by some light acidity, as well as charcoal, alcohol heat. Moderate bitterness. Smooth easy drinking body. Not sure where the bourbon notes are... Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (981) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 17, 2015
330ml bottle at home bought at Ammersin5, Vienna. Vintage 2012, Bottled 09/2014, BB 09/2019. ABV 11%. black color, medium big grayish / brownish head. smells of dried fruits, raisins, malty roast, some ash notes, molasses, nice wood notes, coconut, oranges. full body, soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel. tastes rather sweet, citric notes, some wood, oranges, also dried fruits, raisins, bitter chocolate, molasses, also lightly sour notes, spices, some caramel. finishes with wood, coconut, sweet notes and booze. good stuff, quite sweet (almost a bit too much for me). quite fruity too, great full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
The_Niels (62) - DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
On tap. Pitch black creamy body. Starts out with a smooth chocolate flavour, which explodes into one big medley of chocolate, coffee, and bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2881) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Pour to snifter. Dark brown black with foamy brown head. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, licorice, mild soy, toast, and toffee. Taste is medium sweetness a touch of bitterness with good roast. Creamy mouthfeel higher carb for style.

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