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


on tap


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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 780   ABV: 26%
Bourbon barrel - aged Black Albert (Cuvée Delphine) Imperial Stout, processed in the Eisbock way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbeatty (1228) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle, New Year’s Eve 2011. Pours thick, like a black hole. Tan head color of coffee crema, no lacing but actual legs of alcohol visible. Nose has rich milk chocolate, toffee, soft roast coffee, surprisingly gentle. Alcohol more apparent as the beer warms, bourbon notes. Taste is huge with bourbon, dark coffee, sweet chocolates, vanilla. Cuvée Delphine on steroids. ABV well hidden, hard to believe this is 26% until you’re already super buzzed. Mouthfeel on this is unreal- unbelievably thick, slick and creamy, like a silky syrup, liqueur-like in consistency. Overall, yes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JAN 14, 2012
Rating no. 700, shared with the fucking bad boys of Oelkonsortiet. You know what they about small 15% imperial stouts "this pours like motor oil blah blah meh ..." - but this beer literally pours like soy sauce that been boiled for 7 hours and then used as fuel for a 1,000 mile drive. Insane. Aroma is like soy sauce, Kaluha, bourbon, some alcohol, burned wood, coffee, hard roast, a hint of vanilla and toasted cocoa beans. Be not fooled - there is a massive alcohol burn in the nostrils here. Taste is so very intense, soy sauce, a big load of alcohol burn, hard roast and coffee, toasted/burned wood, a good deal if residual sweetness, just all over da place with roast, alcohol, sweetness, umami and wood. Massive body and low carbonation. The drunkness vs. alcohol taste rate is pretty high in the favour of drunkness. Nuff said.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3669) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2012
Black of color with a very small brown head. And aroma of liqurice, roasted, sweets and alcohol. A flavor of liqurice, sweets, roasted and a oily texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rustyham (1811) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
So thick it coats the glass like a syrup, flavor is very strong, deep dark roasted malt, caramel, toffee, dark brown sugar, bourbon. Very little alcohol flavor. What really stands out is the way this thick material coats the inside of your mouth like motor oil. May be the thickest beer I’ve ever tasted. Shared at Curtis’s (Nashville’s Sweetwarer Representative) tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2243) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (2012) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5064) - 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

   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.

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