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


on tap

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RATINGS: 818   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (2400) - CROATIA - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoljub. Shared with JFK10000. Pours black, oily, thick brown head. Sweet, dark chocolate, malty, spicy, some vanilla. Complex. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
profXpat (30) - ITALY - MAR 18, 2016
Barrel aged imperial stout- belgian style. Raisins, chocolate, sweet but not too sweet, treacle and toffee, old ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zlotta (1917) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2016
0.33 l bottle from ’De Bierkoning’, vintage 2012, bottled in September 2014. Pitch black with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, brown head. Sweetish-malty, a little fruity and slightly roasty aroma of dark chocolate, red fruits, vanilla and oak. Sweet-malty, moderately roasty and slightly fruity taste of dark chocolate, some coffee, vanilla, oak and red fruits, followed by a long, slightly roasty-bitter, warming and slightly boozy finish. Medium to full body, creamy, slightly oily and a little sticky mouthfeel, flat. Well-balanced, quite complex, rather intense and very tasty, maybe a tad too sweet. Lovely stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2421) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Draft at the Stone Pour it Black Event. Delicious aromas and flavors. Lots of dark fruit and more roasted fantasticness

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
alteregoo (867) - POLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Piana brązowa, szybko opada do firanki. Barwa czarna nieprzejrzysta. W aromacie króluje wanilia, stare drewno, dębina, whisky, czekolada i palona kawa, w tle jeżyny. Fantastyczny, intensywny i złożony zapach. Smak również powala - początkowo dość słodkie, czekoladowe, lepkie, szybko kontrowane palonością, taninami i chmielowo-tytoniową goryczką. Wysycenie średnie, szorstkie, popiołowe na języku, dość gęste. Świetnie wkomponowany alkohol o rumowo bourbonowym posmaku.
Wybitnie degustacyjny trunek, wzór jak świetnego RISa można wzbogacić leżakowaniem w beczce po szlachetnym destylacie.

Maleńki minus za odrobinę za wysokie wysycenie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rask0lnikov (661) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 17, 2016
Black colour. Modest brownish head. Hints of dark fruits, smoke, bourbon, dark chocolate, burnt caramel in the aroma. Dark fruits, roasted dark bread, raisins and caramel at first. Oak and leather in the middle. Vanilla, plums, bourbon again in the end. Oily, heavy bodied, rather low carbonated, definitely well balanced, wonderful brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ZodiacM (797) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2016
Vintage 2012! I thought the Black Albert was awesome, but then I had the Cuvee Delphine. This is awesome: rich, complex, deep, smooth, very well balanced. Aromas of dried fruit, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, bourbon. The taste follows the nose, where the is a hint of licquorice coming through the other tastes. The texture is oily, which makes the beer wonderfully smooth. Awesome beer from Struise... again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2632) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Black in color with strong brown head. Rich chocolate cake aroma with a touch of booze. Complex boozy chocolatey flavor but extremely well balanced and sweet (without overdoing it) with a light lingering charred wood and burnt malt finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (1480) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2016
2012 vintage in 4 Roses barrels (bottled 9/2014) pours inky black with small thin dark brown head. Nose is rich brownie, baker’s chocolate, dark fruit, old wood, vanilla, soft plum. Taste is creamy, huge brownie batter, old wet wood, bourbon, toast, spice, Belgian chocolate. Finishes bitter and semi sweet, layered boozy bourbon brownie and fudge with toasted oak spice and bourbony vanilla, lingers. Unbelievably good at this point in time. Break ’em out of the cellar!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (5749) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at The Sovereign’s grand opening. 2014 vintage. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, light whiskey. Tastes of dark chocolate, whiskey, roasted coffee, light booze, dark fruit. Full body with a dry finish.

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