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

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RATINGS: 715   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (2827) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2012
5oz pour at Eb’s Comes to the table a solid black color with a decent tan head that shows moderate retention. Smells of roast, burnt sugar, smoke, caramel. light toasted oak, a hint of booze and a bit of vanilla. Its definitely got that burnt and smokey aroma flavor that I remember from the Albert. Sweet thick roasty oaky smokey burnt flavor just like the nose promised. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet burnt sugary mouthfeel. I’m surprised I got to try this, but thankful for the opportunity its a really nice beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (2055) - FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2014 Vintage 2009. A black beer with a beautiful, dense and brown head. Aroma is great, roastiness, salt liquirice, refreshning strawberries and vanilla, some coffee. Taste is powerfull, liquirice, roastiness, black coffee, some strawberries, herbal hops. Aftertaste is long, quite sweet with lots of coffee. Full bodied, not sticky, easy to drink. The great beer, very tastefull.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4535) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2012
wanted to taste this for a very long time ! had it from a 33 cl bottrle at gollem ( antwerp) i was the first one to drink this fresh-from-today-beer ! its the 2011 version, just released ( heard it as a rumour today, guess this proves it right huh ! ) black as black can get black not much scent taste much like the black albert, onley less sweet, and maybe thats kinda what i liked about it... i still prefer black albert over this but its worth the taste ( maybe you have a different taste ) thanx to the gollem staff for bringing this in for me ! cheers dudes !

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheCametron (2087) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle. Black with a handsome tan head. Aroma is wondeful. Quite heavy on the bourbon. Flavour has notes of chocolate and coffee and vanilla from the bourbon oak. There’s a heavenly warmth from the booze and a lovely seetness to boot. This was bloody delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davey101 (744) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2012
11.2 oz bottle into a snifter. Best Before: 15-07-2015. Making this a 7/15/2009 vintage. Comparing this side by side with a Black Albert Batch 0. A - Pitch black body. One finger high lasting mocha head. Excellent lacing and retention with some alcoholic legs. S - Very similar to Batch 0 BA. Red wine integrated into stout like notes of charred malts, coffee, and chocolate. The finish comes off with a warming alcohol presence and some light oak and vanilla. The bourbon presence is very faint though. T - An improvement overt B0BA. Light cherries and raisins, bittersweet chocolate, coffee beans, vanilla beans, and a sharp and acrid sweetness that I also found in darklord. Mouth feel is sticky and syrupy and medium bodied. Still plenty of carbonation. Alcohol is more noticeable than the base beer but still in check. O - This is quite the beer. The base beer is...just a very interesting and unique RIS that has some quad like tendencies. This beer smoothes out the edges with a subtle and pleasing bourbon presence. Very tasty stuff!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Black pour with a medium light brown head. Aroma of smooth bourbon, chocolate, raisin and mild tartness. Chocolate flavor with bourbon and raisin with slight tartness before a boozy finish. Fantastic!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2012
33cl Bottle @ Kulminator. 27072012. Black coloured beer with a huge brown head and practically no carbonation. Complex coffee malty aroma with some far fruity notes. FUll palate. Finish is fruity roasted, chocolat malty with some light bitter sweet balanced hints and short roasted alcoholic touches. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepeter (325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
Pours thick, black, oily and heavy. Finger head and spotty, thick lacing. Smells mostly of Oak, Vanilla and alcohol. . .very bourbonesque! Taste is similar to the smell with a bit more dark chocolate and coffee in there along with the Belgian yeasts, a nice woody dryness. Aftertaste is a bit clingy. A heavy beer that is almost soft on the palate. . .or at least Smooth! Carbonation is perfect and feels like a dream in your mouth, but not that kind of dream! Get your mind out of the gutter!! Overall a Fantastic beer, my favorite from Struise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevnic2008 (9571) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2012
Very dark brown. Like black with a nice beige head above. Nice sweet roasted coffee and chocolate, wood, raisins.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Foffern (1405) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours a pretty black colour with a medium sparkly brown head which fades fast. Heavy sweet aroma of port, black currants, oak, leather, liqueur, licorice and dark chocolate. Nice coffee in the flavour and in addition roasted malt, dark wood, leather, oak and dark berries. Slict but sparkly mouthfeel. Bitterness = light+. A round, well-balanced and nice beer. Beautiful!


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