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

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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 780   ABV: 26%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bourbon barrel - aged Black Albert (Cuvée Delphine) Imperial Stout, processed in the Eisbock way.


Sledutah's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (6547) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2013
750ml bottle generously shared by Doug, thanks!
Appearance: Thick black (oil) with a small dark tan head, good lacing and a black coating left on the insides of the glass
Aroma: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, molasses and dark coffee
Taste: Thick mouth feel of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, leather and some hot alcohols
Holy shit this was awesome. Grabbed me an extra glass and just sipped this all night while drinking other beers.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3698) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2016
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee notes, vanilla and licorice. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with an alcohol bite. Full bodied, oily texture and soft to flat carbonation. A great, massive Impy. 🌟🌟🌟😈

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mesjasz (708) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 18, 2016
Kieliszek w browarze De Struise. Czarny kolor, mala piana, piwo bardzo oleiste, płyn zostaje na ścianach szkła. Aromat bardzo intensywny, czekoladowy, palony, kawowy, czerwone owoce. Smak podobny, bardzo złożony i cudownie intensywny. Tekstura tego piwa jest cudowna, gęsta, gładka, wypełnia całe usta smakiem. Alkoholu praktycznie nie czuć. Prawdziwe dzieło sztuki piwnej!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (1370) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 18, 2016
Przeklejka wyjazdowa, pity lany w de Struise Brouwers: Black Damnation V - Double Black De Struise Brouwers - o dziwo dosc delikatne, czekoladowe, glebokie, mega cialo, mega w uscie :* mrau!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alteregoo (671) - POLAND - APR 16, 2016
Czarne z delikatna pianka. Intensywne ciemne slody w aromacie, palony karmel, czekolada, trufle, wanilia. Analogicznie tylko bardziej intensywnie w smaku. Niska goryczka. Pi?knie ukryty alkohol (zadziwiajace). Cudowny trunek.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rask0lnikov (434) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 17, 2016
On tap at the brewery Oostvleteren. Dark brown, almost black colour. No head. Aroma of toffee, bourbon, dark fruits, vanilla and raisins. Hints of wood. Toffee and caramel at first. Raisins and vanilla in the middle. Hints of oakiness, bit of smoke and bourbon. So creamy and tender. Reminds barley wine. Would not belive the abv. However, still heavy bodied, extremely low carbonated, really well balanced. Beer for very special moments with very special people.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (3163) - NORWAY - FEB 16, 2016
4cl glass at Grünerløkka Brygghus, july 28th 2015. Black and thick body with no head. Aroma is strong roasty with licorice, coffee, tar and alcohol. Taste of strong chocolate and vanilla, of course with a notable alcohol presence. Though to be at this strength I think the alcohol is hidden pretty well. Heavy malt and choco finish with a delicios bitterness. An impressive piece of madness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2323) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2016
750ml painted label. Aroma is very roasty. Obviously European imperial stout. Taste is Super dark malt. Lots of char. Dark fruit. Fig and raisin. Doesn’t smell or taste anywhere near 26%, but you can feel the heat afterward. Body is super thick and oily.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - DEC 20, 2015
750ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Pitch black color with no head. Malty aroma, dark dried fruits, light chocolate, cocoa, caramel, alcohol, wood. Sweet and heavy bitter, alcoholic taste like aroma with more chocolate and some coffee notes. Full silky sticky thick body with flat carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Pour is pitch black with no head at all. Aroma and flavor of bourbon, coffee grounds, charcoal, and oak chips. Finish is boozy dark chocolate. Good, but hard to drink more than a few oz of it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Draft at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, PA. Pitch black and opaque with a half finger mocha head that quickly settles into thin, lasting ring. Spotty lace left behind. Smells like a boozy artisan chocolate bar. Strong ethanol with chocolate malt, subtle roasted coffee and oatmeal. Alcohol overpowers everything until it warms up considerably. Viscous medium body with a blast of intense spicy bourbon heat. Huge alcohol presence although there is a decent barrel character. Dry oak, vanilla and tons of bourbon. It’s just insanely hot and rough to drink. 5oz is almost too much. As it warms, the malt character starts to show with a nice balance of sweetness and roast. Sweet vinous fruit, burnt coffee, ash, charcoal, dark chocolate and toffee but the bourbon and booze are really intense. Lots of heat and warmth in the chest.


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