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


on tap

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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ambro206 (272) - ITALY - MAY 2, 2015
Assaggio da 100 ml allo Zythos Festival 2015: Una birra da lasciare senza parole. Colore impenetrabile con schiuma compatta e persistente dal colore brunastro. Aromi di cioccolato fondente, affumicato, legno, porto e prugne. La birra è perfettamente bilanciata lungo tutta la bevuta. Il corpo è pienissimo la sensazione è vinosa, alcolica, avvolgente. L’assenza di carbonazione la rende una birra superba.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisSc (395) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2015
11.2oz bottle into snifter. Madison, wi. Pours super dark brown, basically black, opaque, with small rim of tan had. Aroma is nice. Bourbon upfront, followed by coffee, sweet chocolate, charred barrel, and roasted malts. Brown sugar too. Taste is fairly sweet throguhout. Definety a sipper. Body is pretty full, though it’s not as rich as I would have expected. Soft Carbonation. Long finish. Pretty nice treet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (779) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2015
2012 vintage from bottle into a snifter.Pours a thick black with large brown head that stays around for a while. Chocolate, booze, spice, coffee, cinnamon, yeast. Very sweet, oily, full bodied, medium bitterness, very balanced finish, some earthiness. Finish is tonnes of chocolate, very smooth, some anise. Really great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1308) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour...very dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose....dark Swiss chocolate, molasses, vanilla bean and cotton candy. Palate...lightly tangy, sweet, and bitter with bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder, ganache and buttercream frosting. The sweetness lasts through the whole palate and the finish is long, nutty and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (1123) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2015
Vintage 2012. Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle. When poured after maybe 2 seconds you can watch the carbonation release and form a beautiful velvet head. Pours black with a cappachino colored head. Aroma is roasted malt, unsweetened cocoa, bourbon, and vanilla. Amazing velvet smooth mouthfeel. Flavor starts unsweetened cocoa with some roasted malt . Some dried plum fruitiness, bourbon, vanilla, and a bitter chocolate finish. Every aspect of this brew is perfect. Truly a treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermaris (63) - - APR 25, 2015
Tastes like Riga black balsam as of the herbal nuances in the taste. Taste stronger than aroma. Bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (851) - LATVIA - APR 25, 2015
Dark brown with small light head. Herbal aroma. Deep herbal bitterness with some fruity sweet and sour notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cam_Dynamite (86) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2015
Pours black with a thick tan head that quickly settles. Nose is loaded with bourbon, dark fruits and spice. Taste is a sticky bourbon, oak, chocolate, fruits. A really great beer, far exceeded expectations. Hope I get to try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2656) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2015
2012 vintage, pours pitch black with a thick brown head with tons of lacing in the glass, aroma still had a good amount of bourbon and oak that comes through with vanilla as well, flavor has a hit front end with a good amount of roast and chocolate, bourbon shows as well, thick mouthfeel, worth the wait to get to try this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
psilosophy (550) - 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.

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