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

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common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   EST. CALORIES: 780   ABV: 26%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bourbon barrel - aged Black Albert (Cuvée Delphine) Imperial Stout, processed in the Eisbock way.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2096) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Pours dirty syrupy motor oil black with a faint head that is red brown and the bubbles struggle to make it to the top. Aroma is belgian yeast soy chocolate and molasses. Taste is roasted malt chocolate belgian yeast and soy with vanilla alcohol and wood. Palate is full thick syrup like and warming and dry. Really glad this happened!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2012
[Bottle] shared by Jeff. Thanks a ton! Pours unbelievably thick black with a dark brown head. The head looks like a milkshake. Watching the bubbles rise to the top is like watching bubbles in a syrup bottle. Aroma is really mild. Probably suppressed by the persistent head. But there is some chocolate, roast, coffee, but hardly any alcohol. The alcohol is definitely on the flavor, though. Ridiculously viscous. Extremely sweet on the front, but super bitter and roasty on the finish. Midpalate is a bit fruity, odd quinine-like astringency, some smokiness. Nice in small doses, but fuck, this beer packs a punch.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (2011) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle thanks to grownfool! Super thick oily black pour, syrupy carbonation and an aroma of a little bourbon and dark roasty malt. Flavor is super rich and thick chocolate, strong bourbon, peat/smoke, vanilla and a little alcohol heat (but not anywhere near the 26% noted on the bottle.) Glad I got to try this one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2011
This beer is insanity. It is far and away the most viscous beer I have ever had. It is like drinking syrup; tasty, diabetes inducing syrup. Makes Dark Lord drink like Michelob Ultra by comparison. Like a cocktail of Hershey’s, bourbon, espresso, and Madeira. Virtually no burn from the 26%: extremely dangerous.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5025) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2011
big thanks to cavie for sharing this one. poured black with a deep brown head that was almost red. nose is alcohol, coffee, syrup, chocolate, and roasted malts. huge on the palate, crazy thickness, flavor is alcohol, rich malts, and syrup. delicious

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle from BelgBeerGeek. Thanks Vincent!! Aroma of dark dried fruits, bourbon, caramel, espesso, cherries, molasses and wonderful port tones. Very dark brown that sits black in the glass. No head and no lace. Flavor is very sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily sicky soft. Alcohol is very well hidden. Overall a very well brewed super impy stout. Loved the aged barely wine like port tones and sticky sweetness. Loved it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle 33cl. Pours a murky dark brown colour with a small head. Great beer, brilliant flavour and aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
Oily black pour with no head. Reddish brwn highlights. Bitter that gets worse as you drink it. It becomes not such a great bitterness. OK smell. Unbalanced. Thanks Liam.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2011
25cl Bottle shared at a small RB/BA tasting (thanks to hannont for sharing)... Poured black as night with no head. Little to no carbonation if any. Dark, burnt, toasty sugars with strong fortified fruits qualities. Surprisingly drinkable and balanced and not over bearing on the alcohol heat. I wouldn’t be surprised if the actually abv was lower that 26%. Mild roast and ash with a hint of smokey phenols, and dark, dark chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6049) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle. The beer pours an inky black color with a dark brown head. The aroma is very strong with a lot of chocolate and roasted malt notes. There is also a lot of oak and some bourbon notes in the aroma. Alcohol is also a big player in the smell of the beer, as can be expected from a beer this strong. The flavor is similar. The two most prominent flavors are heavily roasted malt and chocolate. I also get some strong bourbon notes and some oak. The alcohol is also very present. I also can’t quite put my finger on it, but there is something in the flavor that doesn’t quite sit right with me. The mouthfeel is about as thick as I have ever come across in a beer and the carbonation is low.


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