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Struise Cuvée Delphine

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

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RATINGS: 669   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Previously 13% abv, 11% abv from 2014->. Black Albert was used in a new barrel aging project. More than a year ago, Carlo was able to get his hands on a stock of Four Roses Bourbon barrels, and we happily filled them up with Batch „0". This unique creation was originally to be named 4 Black Roses in honour of its heritage, but our friends in Kentucky strongly advised us not to do so! What to do? As the disowned offspring of Black Albert, the name Cuvée Delphine imposed itself. Savouring the Belgian irony, we are most honoured to have artwork by Delphine Boël shining on this label. You will not find this ale all over the globe. There is no export program, but we will try to provide stock through our web shop and some specialty beer pubs.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
psilosophy (540) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - APR 18, 2015
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur noire, mousse foncée de tenue moyenne. Des arômes chocolatés, de caramel; pruneaux, de la chicorée, alcool bien présent, on retrouve des notes de whisky. Un peu trop sucrée, carbonnation moyenne. Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hogfather (69) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - APR 17, 2015
Tasted at home and "The Hoppy Pub". What can I say about this beer! Full of chocolate, vanilla, wood and of course bourbon! Black colour with nice brown head. Excellent aftertaste of chocolate and coffee. Definitely one of my favourites!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (466) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to rasmusott. Pours pitch black with a medium dark brown head. Aromas of licorice, coffee, vanilla, dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, malt. Taste is malty, sweet, licorice, roast, savory, subtle port wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (669) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to RasmusOtt. Many years ago i had this! Pours a nice, pitch black with a small, brown head. Aroma is nice and roasty, some yeasty vinous stuff, coffee, dark cocoa powder. Taste is very smooth. Pretty sweet up front. Gets more roasty bitter and with some licorice. Slight red vinous tartness, organic, malty sweetness. Full body, but well hidden alcohol, medium carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jc18 (5) - - APR 9, 2015 does not count
Bottle vintage 2012. Aroma is strong chocolate, caramel and slight tobacco. Very pleasant. Head formation is ok regarding the high ABV, probably help by the high carbonation level (for the style). The beer appears totally black with a nice brown head. Taste is reflects the aroma and sweetness, dark fruits, raisin. The alcohol content could be better hidden to me. This would be the only " " " issue " " " with this beer. Overall, fits pretty well what I’m expecting from an Imperial Stout. You can find it at very decent price (less than 4€ if I’m right) and it blasts other very hype and expensive stouts (from Brewdog, Mikkeller etc) so if you’ve a chance, go for it, chances are you won’t be disappointed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
John25 (913) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle. An absolute highlight. Chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, cherry. Rich and smooth texture. Complete balance. Excellent

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1872) - - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Dark cola with a mocha head. Aroma is floral Belgian yeast, chocolate and cherry. Taste follows and adds cherry cordial. Soft mouthfeel. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackisle (1013) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 Bottle 33cl. vintage 2012 (bottled 09/2014). Pitch black, big creamy brown head, good retention, light lacing; aroma sweet malt, roasted, coffee, bitter chocolate, cinnamon, whisky notes, wood; smooth and rich taste, medium to heavy sweet and bitter, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla; full bodied, thick texture, smooth and mousse-like mouthfeel, soft carbonation, aftertaste sweetbitter, chocolate, earthy, spicy, very complex; overall just excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (341) - - APR 5, 2015
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 black head. Aroma has lots of roasty malts, dark fruits among figs and bourbon 4 roses. Taste is rather sweet and turns roasty with a presence of alcohol. aftertaste of 4 Roses - Very well balanced. Very good stuff - almost masterpiece.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (560) - GREECE - APR 1, 2015
330ml bottle at home, bought from the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with big brown head. Aroma is fruity, dried dark fruits, raisins, berries, light wineous, light roasted malty. Sweet and bitter taste, fruity like the aroma, roasted malty, chocolate, light spicy, light coffee. Full creamy sticky body with soft carbonation and long bittersweet chocolate-coffee-fruity aftertaste.


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