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

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RATINGS: 803   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
axl (423) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
330ml bottle, purchased fall 2014. Black with two finger dark brown head. Aroma of bourbon, rich chocolate, coffee, wood, dark malts, slight roasted malts and a sting of alcohol. Taste is fantastically rich chocolate, coffee, dark malts, wood, bourbon, some slight roasted notes, dark fruits and alcohol warmth. Rich and filling, yet prickly, mouthfeel, light carbonation and a lasting aftertaste with chocolate, dark fruits and alcohol warmth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPVMJPVM (55) - - JAN 22, 2016
Disparado a melhor imperial stout. Melhor q as petroleum. Muito equilibrada. Muito boa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7740) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2016
9/11/15. Bottle thanks to cbfobes! Black pour with a nice tan head. Rich aroma of bourbon aging, whiskey, vanilla, oak, caramel, cream, coffee, dark roasted malts. Good flavor as well, whiskey, vanilla, oak, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, ashy roasted malts. Good stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (451) - ITALY - JAN 13, 2016
Vintage 2012, imbottigliata a Settembre 2014, Lotto 90100142012, aperta il 13 Gennaio 2016. Rossa scurissima, praticamente nera, con riflessi rubino, schiuma nocciola che, data l'alta gradazione, risulta di buona persistenza. Aroma di cacao amaro, toffee, frutti rossi, note di bourbon e albicocca secca, liquirizia. Al palato frutti rossi, toffe e bourbon, successivamente liquirizia, a seguire cacao amaro, note legnose e leggero caffè tostato. Corpo pieno, carbonazione medio-bassa, texture oleosa.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cagou007 (821) - FRANCE - JAN 13, 2016
Pours deep dark with medium brown head. Nose is chocolate, with creamy notes. Aromas are roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, milky notes. Average/low carbonation, full body, creamy mouthfeel. Long sweet finish with roasty notes. Excellent imperial stout!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ds47uk (11) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Drinking this at New Year 2016 and what a treat!! This beer can not be scored at less than 100%. I’ve just read the "Beer Rating Panel" to my right as I’m typing. Barnyard?, cough drop?, butterscotch?, rotten eggs?/ What a load of rubbish. This is liquid Christmas Pudding. Fruity yes - Chocolate yes (I know there’s no chocolate in Christmas Pudding!!). An excellent beer - worth a trip to Belgium to find some more!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vidmidia (244) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - DEC 30, 2015
Safra 2012. Marrom escura, opaca. Espuma bege abundante e de longa duração. Aroma adocicado de ameixas e chocolate. Sabor de ameixas secas, café, chocolate, alcaçuz e melado, um pouco alcoólico e amadeirado. Retrogosto adocicado, um pouco ácido e alcoólico.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rafaelagp (27) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle reads "Vintage 2012" as well as "Bottled 09/2014". Drunk in a side by side comparison to To Ol Goliat Imperial Stout Bourbon BA. Pours a brown head, extremely thick and very, very lasting. Some lacing. Body is pitch black color, with a heavy creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Aroma has high notes of plums, some bourbon and a hint of alcohol. Taste of plums, with a hint of bourbon, sweet notes of warming alcohol, dark chocolate and an espresso coffee finish. Beatiful RIS.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (703) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
Review from memory - pours thick, creamy and pitch black, with a fine espresso head. Smells of dark fruits and chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of caramel. Taste follows the same notes, with chocolate, a bit of coffee and roasted malts and faint vanilla notes from the barrel ageing. Smooth mouthfeel.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
javiercrasher (256) - Granada, SPAIN - DEC 13, 2015
Negra, con una buena capa de espuma beige de retención moderada. En nariz muy sutil y equilibrada: barrica, bourbon, vainilla, algo de humo, maltas torrefactas y ciruelas pasas. Mucho cuerpo, densa y carbonatación moderada. En boca compleja, entra dulce a fruta madura, pasando luego torrefacto de chocholate negro y de nuevo madera humedecida en bourbon. Compleja y equilibrada, sin rastro de los 11 grados. Brutal.


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