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

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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   EST. CALORIES: 780   ABV: 26%
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Bourbon barrel - aged Black Albert (Cuvée Delphine) Imperial Stout, processed in the Eisbock way.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
Black with a big and lasting tan head. Aroma of fruit, chocolate and boozy alcohol. Sweet roasted flavour with fruit and berries. Strong roasted to burned finish. For what it is, excellent balance and drinkability - wins the "extreme eisbocking" race when it comes to drinking pleasure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2010
Black with a large beige head. Sweet aroma with burned malt, dark chocolate, liquerice, hops, coffee liquor. Sweet flavor with burned malt, dark chocolate, espresso, liquerice, hops and burning alcohol towards the end. In a good way though. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
On tap. Black and completely opaque with a small light brown head. The nose is rich in intense dried dark fruits, vanilla and alcohol. Very full-bodied, low carbonation (but it’s there!), somewhat sticky hard roasted malts and again vanilla and dried fruit. Plenty of chocolate notes with a salty mineral edge. Has a light malt bitterness with a warming but not overly alcoholic finish. Interesting indeed. 141210

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2010
Tap @ Ølbaren, Cph.
Pours utterly, completely black with an amazing, staying, creamy, light-brown head. And the head just stays throughout this amazing 10cl sample. Aroma has liqourice. Sure it’s vinious, but not overpowering at all. Mild sweetness, dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. A hint of carbonation that nicely prickles my tongue. Wonderful fat, creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is just out of this world. Blackberries at first, lending a mild astringency to the brew. Probably derived from the intense power of the roasted malts. There is elegant use of coffee, dark chocolate and liqourice. The vinoiusness is there again, but just adds positively to this amazing experience. There is also a bit of hops bitterness in there, resiny, piney and light grassy and quite dry. Notes of plums, port, oak. Lingering chocolate finish that feels like eating 70 % cocoa chocolate. This is truly a masterpiece and beyond any of the other high-alcohol beers out there. This maintains elegance and composure and does not neglect the fact that you need balance in malts and hops to tame the high alcohol content. The aroma is all that drags it down (to an 8!) because it simply isn’t as powerful as I’d hoped - probably due to the low carbonation. Otherwise a simply stunning masterpiece.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010
Draught @ ølbaren. Pitch black coloured. No head to talk about. Sweetness, cocoa, roast, liqourice, alcohol and light coffee in the aroma. Flavour of coffee, roast, light alcohol, some herbs and Brown sugar. Medium to full bodied . Roasty bitter end Warming ón lips and palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
Nose is cream, coffee, sweet malt, weak alcohol, feel is elegantly broad and fat, carb is medium, taste is heavy sweet malt, some rotten fruit, alcohol, late milk chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (6790) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2010
Draught. Creamy brown and lasting head. Pitch black body. Alcohol dominated cocoa creamy plum raisin aroma and flavor with low carbonation and a short afrtertaste. Too much taste of the alcohol for my liking.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
digreg (3) - lille, FRANCE - NOV 29, 2010 does not count
On tap at La Capsule in Lille - France.29.6%vol version, served in a cognac glass Dark color with a huge brown head. Roasted malty aroma and smell of chocolate. Flavour is chocolate with blackberries and liquorice. Oily texture with a dry afterstate. Well balanced

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29168) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2010
Draft. A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has strong notes of alcohol and chocolate combined with medium notes of roasted malt. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of roasted malt and chocolate, leading to a dry roasted and alcoholic finish. The body is oily thick.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2010
Cuvée delphine on steroids. Immense flavour; all of the flavours of the base beer are there, but multiplied by ten. Would’t have guessed this was even close to 26% if I hadn’t known.


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