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

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RATINGS: 819   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OminouSC2 (447) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Black color, minimal head. Roasted malt aromas, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon hints. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, some coffee, mild bourbon barrel flavors. Slight alcohlic finish. Great Imperial Stout!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
milsem (10) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Easily the best beer from all the great offerings from Struise. I love Black Albert, but this trumps it in every way. The Bourbon barrels adds everything I love from a stout, chocolate, vanilla, coconut and some amazing vineous notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (3387) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2016
33cl 2012 Vintage (bb2019), merci calisky! - Bref: thins out Black Albert’s thick spiced molasses and espresso into a harmonious chocolate malt wallop of a Bourbon bourgogne. - Marimite yeasts announce a complexity of chocolate, royale Mon Chérie sugars and berry-like esters in aroma. 4 Roses cask tannins harmonise pleasantly with the subcutaneous wild Struise "house tartness". Hefty, dessert-like, screaming to be paired with blue cheese or beef steak, well done in its league but not my favourite tipple.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FMP (19) - SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2016
Fantastic! Vintage 2012. Insanely sweet but balances elegantly. A must for anybody who wishes to understand really dark beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (431) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Vintage 14. Love the date, star anise, clove and raisin. Almost no head on this and the age has really mellowed it out. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Humlehode (593) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2016
Pours black with tan lace. Complex sweet aroma of oak, bourbon, coffee, chocolate, toffee. Full bodied. Very smooth and nicely balanced where all ingredients go really well together with no overpowering elements. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vincentvega72 (382) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2016
UPDATED: APR 30, 2016 Puur zwart met mokkakleurige schuimkraag. Stroperig van structuur als je dit bier uitgiet, lijkt wel motorolie. Aroma van hout, kandijsuiker, stroop. Donkere diepe en volle smaak. Hoe langer je dit bier in de mond houdt des te intenser de smaak wordt. Zóveel smaken : Pure chocolade, peperkoek, kruiden, rook, hout, tabak, koffie, caramel. En wat een krachtige afdronk. Véél beter dan dit wordt het niet snel....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a deep dark brown color. Small tan head head that lasted throughout. Aromas of bourbon and wood. Flavor was a lot of bourbon, hints of smoke, chocolate. Full bodied and creamy. Tasted more bourbon than beer. WOW, this is a flavorful beer!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (5053) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2016
Backlog. 11.2 oz single bottle shared, purchased at the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. Black appearance. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, oak, vanilla and hints of coffee, caramel/toffee and dark fruit. Similar flavor, rich, dark, malty and complex with a medium to full body. An excellent sipper overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (1421) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 9, 2016
DWF; Bottle 330 ml, drunk at Melkebaren. Pours moderate, black with creamy, lacing and lasting tan head. Nose is heavy, roasted malt, coffee, dark dried fruit, chocolate, bourbon, wood, light liqorice and spice. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with lasting coffee, chocolatet warming finish. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation soft.


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