MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, - MAY 28, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy yeasty roasty and vinous smell, some chocolate there too, quite vinous. The bourbon barrel aging is subtle and makes the beer softer. This is quite a bit better than the normal albert, the roasty fruity taste works so much better with the barrel aging, this was a beer that needed some taming. The hops are very present in the end and that is something I really like. Brilliant beer from struise.
ZodiacM (511) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Vintage 2012! I thought the Black Albert was awesome, but then I had the Cuvee Delphine. This is awesome: rich, complex, deep, smooth, very well balanced. Aromas of dried fruit, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, bourbon. The taste follows the nose, where the is a hint of licquorice coming through the other tastes. The texture is oily, which makes the beer wonderfully smooth. Awesome beer from Struise... again!
dnstone (2437) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black in color with strong brown head. Rich chocolate cake aroma with a touch of booze. Complex boozy chocolatey flavor but extremely well balanced and sweet (without overdoing it) with a light lingering charred wood and burnt malt finish.
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JBPortland (1374) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 5, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 vintage in 4 Roses barrels (bottled 9/2014) pours inky black with small thin dark brown head. Nose is rich brownie, baker’s chocolate, dark fruit, old wood, vanilla, soft plum. Taste is creamy, huge brownie batter, old wet wood, bourbon, toast, spice, Belgian chocolate. Finishes bitter and semi sweet, layered boozy bourbon brownie and fudge with toasted oak spice and bourbony vanilla, lingers. Unbelievably good at this point in time. Break ’em out of the cellar!
GenDV138 (4607) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 oz pour on draft at The Sovereign’s grand opening. 2014 vintage. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, light whiskey. Tastes of dark chocolate, whiskey, roasted coffee, light booze, dark fruit. Full body with a dry finish.
mgajdaczewa (1238) - Katowice, POLAND - JAN 30, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
W aromacie cudowna czekolada deserowa, mniej mlecznej, likier czekoladowy, lekkie drewno, mniej wanilii, super! W smaku jak na mój gust troszeczkę zbyt likierowo, choć czekolada potężna, alkohol dobrze ułożony, a i pełni nie brakowało. Świetne piwo. Thanks @Douberd!
kokkenrolv (216) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, bottled 09/2014. Aroma is dark chocolate, dark licorice, dark red fruits, coffee, oak, hints of cocoa and vanilla. Black brown, nice brown head with beautiful lacing. Medium to high sweetness, light bitterness, taste is complex, lots of dark sweet well rounded notes with roasted hints, finding licorice, fennel, chocolate of the best and darkest sort, dark french coffee, hints of oak and vanilla, dark fruits, plum, port, etc. Full body, soft carbonation, silky mouthfeel, long tasty finish. Very close to a liquid orgasm.
HonkeyBra (3906) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my Secret Santa. Thanks man! Pours a very dark and oily blackish brown with dark brown head. Aroma of bourbon, dark chocolate, and inky malts. Flavor is mildly bitter with strong bourbon and sweet chocolate notes. Full, rich body with average carbonation. Finishes with lingering bourbon. Nice.
Hopverdju (214) - BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2012. Zwart bier met bruin schuim. Geur: vanille, geroosterde mout, iets medicinaal, kalisse. Smaak: zeer zoet, alcoholisch, vanille, koffie, mokka, noterig, chocolade bitters en een toets rode vruchten. Matig kooolzuur. Zoete afdronk.
zacgillbanks (3778) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. Inky black with a thick head of dark brown foam. It has a very rich chocolate and coffee flavour with sweet red fruit and liquorice followed by a warming, spicy finish.
axl (313) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle, purchased fall 2014. Black with two finger dark brown head. Aroma of bourbon, rich chocolate, coffee, wood, dark malts, slight roasted malts and a sting of alcohol. Taste is fantastically rich chocolate, coffee, dark malts, wood, bourbon, some slight roasted notes, dark fruits and alcohol warmth. Rich and filling, yet prickly, mouthfeel, light carbonation and a lasting aftertaste with chocolate, dark fruits and alcohol warmth.