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

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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   EST. CALORIES: 780   ABV: 26%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bourbon barrel - aged Black Albert (Cuvée Delphine) Imperial Stout, processed in the Eisbock way.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (196) - - FEB 23, 2014
Drank from tap with Thijs and John at the ’bierlokaal’ in de Struise brewery. For the 26%, its a truly great beer. Alcohol awesomely mixed with mainly coffee taste. You can feel the alcohol even in your nose, bizar. Beer has good thickness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
seth_lfod (322) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Shared by Bryan and James... Thanks! Jet black pour with a giant mocha head that lasted the whole glass. Smell was licorice, chocolate, and roast. Taste was incredibly smooth. Licorice dominates, with rich smooth chocolate. Some dark fruits poke through. Crazy thick and coats the throat going down. No alcohol detected which is insane for a 26% beer. Glad to have had a chance to taste this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (684) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
fresh from draft at bab ’14. finally!! poured pitch black with a smaller creamy mocha head. aroma is just as the cuve but so more intense. strong alcohol in the nose. a ton of bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark coffee, strong deep fruits, chocolate, super thick mouthfeel. really intense alcohol feeling.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2014
Sample at Brugs Bierfestival 2014. Shared with Mathieu87 and other. Could have had this as #1000, chose another one. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: bourbon, sweet, alcohol. TASTE: bourbon, sweet, alcohol, nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
750 ml bottle poured into a mini-snifter. Pours a thick motor oil black with a dark brown head of foam. I get notes of honey, leather, anise, booze. The taste is super sweet and boozy. Really thick mouthfeel. Very low carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Poured from a 750, shared on a camping trip Pours black with a thick tan head, sticky and a very pretty lacing Smell red fruit and roast Taste smooth, roast and coffee, caramel, lots of heat on the tail, leather and earthy tail Strong and big bodied but alcohol is impressively well hidden for 26% Strong, smooth, very good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teddybeer (2097) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 18, 2013
Dark brown colour almost black with a minimal and quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma has notes of toasted malts, light caramel notes, hints of caffee and toffee, ripe fruits and plumbs. Flavor is strong bourbon, notes of wood, slightly sweet with a mild bitterness in the final, red and blue berries are also present. Creamy, dense and smooth mouthfeel on palate, with a high viscousity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 10, 2013
En tirador@CBC2012-Urbain give two pints of this amazing beer and i enjoy very much-Crazy

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (679) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle - Thanks for sharing, Corbett! Pours thick, viscous, chunky motor oil sludge. Aroma is big, chocolate, fudge. Intense. Taste: Alcohol booziness obviously, but covered as well as could be expected for 26% abv. Smoky, rich, intense; chocolate, roasty, just a bit of oxidation. Texture is chunky. Fucking chunky. Thick, viscous, full body. Lingering heat in the finish. I’m smitten, but this is to be sipped only in small quantities. Like a chocolate fudgecicle spirit. Hardcore. Too bad it’s so chunky.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1419) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle @ BBF ’13, poured by Urbain, shared by Dennoman. (Double) Black color. Aroma’s: heavy roast, almost burnt malts, with berries and alcohol retronasal. Flavor is sweet, alcoholic, roasted. Strong alcohol feel (duh). Heavy, thick mouth feel. Finishes roasty and medium bitter.


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