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


on tap


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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   EST. CALORIES: 780   ABV: 26%
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Bourbon barrel - aged Black Albert (Cuvée Delphine) Imperial Stout, processed in the Eisbock way.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (766) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Dak! thanks for stopping me before I poured too much. This is the thickest I have ever poured. Their must be a milion flavors going on here. Never have I had anything like this. This is insanely intense. Almost too harsh. This is great, but I couldn’t drink much of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Tasted on 5/2/11 on draft at the B’Urbain Trail event at West Lakeview Liquors, thanks to both Kristina and Urbain for hosting. Pours jet oil black with a thin but sturdy light brown head that slowly recedes to a thin, even collar of lace. The nose is hot, and becomes increasingly more fruity as it warms with prune, raisin, and dried fig, along with tons of coffee, chocolate syrup, vanilla, and sweet marzipan almond. The flavor is full of thick chocolate syrup with tons of fig, prune, and raisin, along with dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and almond milk. The body is heavy whipping cream thick with light carbonation and a super long dried fruit, dark chocolate, and almond milk finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle generously shared by Dak on Memorial Day Weekend. Squid ink pour...truly can’t get any blacker...with a mocha colored razor thin head. Stained the glass. Aroma of fudge, brownie, dark Godiva chocolate, licorice, molasses and fusel alcohol. Flavor shows heavy soy, cocoa, brown sugar, burnt caramel, and some heat. Thick...quite chewy. The ABV is a bit distracting. Glad I had a chance to try!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
The thickest, blackest pour ever. Deep brown head. Aroma is loaded with bitter chocolate, acetone, alcohol, espresso. Flavor is very bitter, lots of chocolate, sweet raisins, crazy. Very crazy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drowland (6671) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Rating #2900! 5/22/11. 750mL bottle courtesy dfclav. Thick, oily black pour with a ring of dark brown head on the edge. Almost overwhelming aroma of alcohol, dark fruits, roast, and deep red wine. AWESOME flavor (seriously) loaded with wood, roast, huge cocoa powder, a touch of sour, and more. This stuff is thick, sticky, and delicious. Holy crap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2011
#1000. Huge thanks to Eric for sharing this at DLD. Wow. What an impressive beer. Pours pitch black with little to no head. Aroma is dense molasses and coffee. Aroma was nice, but I would have thought it would have more punch. Thick or heavy mouthfeel would be an understatement for this brew. I swear this stuff is thicker than the thickest pancake syrup I’ve ever had. I had to chew each sip like I was eating more than drinking. Taste was more molasses and coffee, char, has a subtle sweetness, a touch of anise, and finishes with a touch of alcohol. Not nearly what I would have expected. I would have thought it would have had more alcohol to it. Its really well hidden. A real treat and a standout brew at DLD this year. Thanks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
750ml bottle. Insane for a beer like this to come in that size bottle. Well, what can I say? It’s black. Not surprising. Dark brown one finger head. The aroma is roast, coffee, hops, and slight booze. Not as strong of an aroma as I’d expect. The flavor is like the Energizer bunny though...it just keeps going, as they say in "The Sandlot", FOR-EV-ER. Really. Intense dark chocolate, molasses, roast, coffee, and alcohol. Not boozy for 26%, but you can feel it in the palate. The mouthfeel is like syrup. Intense as all hell, and almost impossible to get down. Like a triple imperial stout almost, totally insane. But I love it. These guys did something ridiculous here, and I really respect them for it. Damn, this is insane, in a good way, or in a bad way. I don’t even know anymore. My drunkenness just doubled on this 4oz pour. Damn. Seems like you could leave this open and drink it over a period of months, like Utopias.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Huge, huge thanks to Eric for opening a bottle of this at Dark Lord Day 2011. Served in a mini snifter. Pour yields a black-bodied brew with a surprisingly large mocha-colored head that persists for a bit of time. Not too long, but what can you expect from a 26% eis-stout? The aroma is intoxicating--strong notes of coffee, roasted malt, molasses, a bit of tar, smoke, and a hint of booze. Some light vanilla and a bit of darker smoked fruits in the background. Really nice and complex. The flavor backs off just a bit from where the nose was, as the alcohol is quite a bit more prevalent here than it was in the nose. Still, there is great complexity with roasted and sweet dark malts plus vanilla, chocolate, coffee, smoke, and, of course, the alcohol. The midpalate is fairly nice and smooth, though the finish allows the alcohol to come through. Still, not many complaints given the ABV and how young this is. A really fantastic beer; thanks again, Eric. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-05-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2011
on tap at west lakeview for a meet and great with the one and only urbain. didn’t think this would have lasted for so long. anyhow, i digress... pours a silky yet viscous deep dark brownish black pour with reddish hues towards the edges and topped with a thin to medium light beige head. legs gently dance along the sides of the glass.. aroma is assertive and enveloping with dark sugary esthers, chocolate, dark fruit, and a light roast. as expected, a fair amount of heat detected in the nose... flavors followed suit to a tee with confectionary dark sugars, chocolate, a fair bit of roast, and dark fruits. all of which mingle together freely and in a harmonious way. big thick, semi-sticky body throughout. alcohol runs a little rampant but nicely held in check given its strength. really enjoyed this as i returned to this on 4-5 occasions throughout the event albeit in small portions. really lovely and desert-like. a smoother more developed and refined black tuesday and i am indeed a supporter of both. thanks urbain for such an awesome surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Huge thanks to Eric for this top 50 tick... pours a dark viscous black with a dark tan head, surprising amount of head and retention... the nose is super deep and complex with dark fruits and molasses some smoke on the back, shockingly light alcohol, hides the 26% amazingly... the taste is equally impressive as the alcohol is hidden perfectly, I would have thought this was around 12%-15%, very chewy, brownies with dark fruits and raisins... really good and worth tracking down

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