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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: 600   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RW80 (775) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours black with a dense beige head which reasonably lasts leaving light lacing. Aroma: is black fruits, roasted malts, and a hint of wood. Taste: Sweet Roasted Malts,Vanilla, chocolate, dried cherries and liquorice with a warming bourbon finish. Sweeter and less bitter as what I recall from Black Albert. Also more fruity light bourbon tones which replaces the dark chocomell sensation. Medium body, moderatly sparkling carbonation, Which is nice to see on a stout when it works., velvet smooth texture. Well the expectations were high with Black Albert being my favourite beer so far. And I have to say this one is different. Allthough I personally think that Black Albert is the better one, I can understand people favouring one over the other. Still this is a excellent brew. and one of the Best Belgian beers i’ve had.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ABT_S54 (197) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours black with a dense beige head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is black fruits, malts and sweet stickiness. Mouthfeel is supremely smooth with little carbonation. Taste is sweet malt and complex Black Albert flavours with a smoother execution and a tad more complexity. No bourbon presence so the barrel aging appears to be to impart a more refined smoothness to the standard Black Albert rather than overpower with bourbon flavours. A classy imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
panacea (90) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
Pitch black and three finger brown head. Nose is dark dried fruit, burnt sugar and bourbon. Taste is smooth dark sugar, dried cherries and liquorice with a warming bourbon finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Very nice indeed!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Karyots (7) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
Had this immediately after Black Albert. A step above Black Albert with the aftertaste of Bourbon and much more complex. Caramel,coffee,nuts. Thoroughly enjoyed this one.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rototo64 (20) - Mouguerre, FRANCE - DEC 12, 2014
T’as à peine entrouvert la capsule, que déja ton nez se fait attaquer..Au service, on est pas surpris de retrouver une noirceure qui fait penser à un nuage de cendre volcanique qui s’abattrait d’un coup au dessus de ta tete, tu vois plus rien et tu te dit "Oulahh, c’est l’apocalypse, ça y est, mon heure est venue".La mousse est un plaisir pour les yeux.Le nez, donc...à regretter de n’avoir que deux narines..c’est sur, la, tu sais que tu es dans le trés haut de gamme de la bière,pour etre sur, fait un peu tourner le liquide dans le verre: ouh putain,c’est quoi ça, y zont mis quoi dans cte bouteille, une brasserie, une distillerie de bourbon, une foret, du chocolat, de la vanille, du sucre, wowwwww!!!! la tu es déja en train de prendre ton pied c’est pffffff.aprés dix minutes à renifler le chef d’oeuvre, je me prend une goulée et là, bon, ben, viens l’apocalypse, juste, laisse moi le temps de terminer ce verre, aprés de toute façon, je peux claquer, je serai heureux..pas la peine d’en dire trop, à un moment, ya plus de mots, juste du plaisir..et dire que je ne connais que la Black Berry Albert, dans la série des Black Damnation, et puis ya la serie des Zombination qui vient juste d’etre brassée... la aussi j’espère avoir la chance de mettre mon nez la dedans, tant de bonnes bouteilles en perspective..En fait, l’apocalypse attendra...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is toffee, vanilla, chocolate, sugary, bourbon, taste is similar, rich, coconut, huge bourbon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leini (906) - SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2014
330ml bottle. Pitch black body with a medium tan head. Roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, dried fruit and spices. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (4220) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2014
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours jet black, one inch tan head. Aromas of liquorice, vanilla, light coffee, dark chocolate. Bourbon comes through on the taste, warming booziness. Oily texture, coffee on the finish. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobhund (423) - - NOV 29, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2420) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2014
.33l bottle at Pozarevac Grand Tasting 2014. Deep black pour with big black-brown head. Big dark malt, gorgeous lacing black body. So rich, balanced sweet dense imperial stout. Milky alcohol. Tasty, nice beer. Honor to try it with you boys!


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