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

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RATINGS: 604   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1255) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Pours black with a dark espresso borwn head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark bitter chocolate, wood, vanilla, darker fruits and light notes of tart/bread. Taste add some liquorice, some roasted coffee, light hops and bourbon notes. Very nice carbonated and a nice mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wekker84 (1520) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2011
330 ml bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts caramel dry fruits and spicy flavor roasted malts caramel dry fruits chocolate spicy coffee some oak and hops

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - MAR 29, 2011
Nice full coco and coffee flavor - with the Struise twist. Everything you would expect from this brewery...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11461) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Black beer with a creamy lasting brown head. Cocoa aroma, tar and chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar and a bit oaky. Woody flavor, chocolatem, some vinous notes, alcohol, cocoa, vanilla, a bit dry salty. Long warming alcohol finish with cocoa and vanilla.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
The beer is really black, and doesn’t show much brown at all in the light. The head is about one finger of dark puffy head, but sadly it falls quickly. There is some lacing, but disappointing in general. The aroma is very powerful almost knocking you off your feet. Right away you get the malts with lots of cherries, but that fades to alcohol, with raisins, and you definetly get lots of bourbon at the end. The cherries are almost sour and reminds me of some kind of wild ale, which is really interesting for a RIS. Its so unique, I just love it. The taste is good but not all what you get from the aroma. The beginning is super sweet with cherry then finishes with roasty coffee, where’d that come from? The aftertaste is great as you get some swesome bourbon. What, a great complex beer. This beer is is viscous and crisp and everything you would want. It is is incredibly drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cascade8 (45) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2011
Aroma: spicy. Slightly floral. Taste: sweet, roasty. Fruity notes. Mouthfeel: Soft and full. Overall: Strong and roasted, balanced stout.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4298) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013 2009 Vintage bottle@Bier Central – March. 2011: Black Albert Batch “0” used, poured black with a small dark beige head, minor lacing, thick, creamy, sweet, malt, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, cinnamon, oak,… warming but not alcoholic, very balanced & smooth, outstanding Black Albert was named after the current Belgian King, this one is named after his famous (but of whom no one should speak) illegitimate child Delphine Boël whose artwork graces the bottle, a Belgian flag with the words, “Truth can set you free” written on it, amusing, glad to have gotten this explanation by a friend whilst drinking this // got a couple of bottles of this one, holds up which some RIS don’t with repeated consumption I feel but this remains world-class ///// Tried many more bottles of first batch since. Phenomenal beer. 4.7 –> 4.9 for the first batch. ////////// Tried new batch draft @ brewery. Good but pretty disappointing compared to what I remember it being, was something like +/- 4.1. Hope that that it was just one miser. 4.8 for now, think for the first batch, hope that a bottle of the new one will deliver 4.9 again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ambcompte (47) - SPAIN - MAR 7, 2011
Una negra fantàstica per prendre gairebé de postre, dolceta, amb el gust de bourbon que li dones les barriques on ha estat i les notes a caramel i café. Nyam

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5733) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2011
At Borefts Beer Festival 2010. Dark colou with big brown head. Malt, chocolate, and coffee with a slight sour note

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgiskOlklub (921) - Viby J, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2011
Thick black creamy body and a large brown lasting creamy head. Aroma of black coffee, roasted malt, bitter long lasting warming finish. Heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness. Sticky and oily feel, full body.


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