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

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RATINGS: 818   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle. Black with tan head. Muted aroma. Nice roast flavor with a bit of acidity. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (9515) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2014 Bottle. Very dark pour with a khaki head. Very sweet, licorice, some whiskey heat. Smooth rich palate and taste. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a tan head..Nose is spice, chocolate, bourbon, oak, sweetness..Taste is oak, bourbon, dry chocolate, whisky, nice burnt wood..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gramoit (397) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2013
Great Pour. Big chocolate, hints of alcohol and coffee on the nose. No alcohol in the taste, just chocolate and coffee beans. Didn’t get much of the typical barrel flavours. Hard to pick between this and Black Albert, both great beers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tstamba (726) - Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2015 On tap at Local Option, in a snifter, pours black with thin tan head that quickly fades. Roast coffee and dark chocolate on the nose and palate ... A potent brew indeed... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2013
On draft (taster) at World of Beer - Tempe. Pours a deep black with a thin, quickly dissipating mocha head. Typical nose of licorice, heavy oak, some phenols, and just a hint of bourbon. Sweet, malty flavor with dark chocolate and vinegary woodiness; the Belgian yeast takes center stage late. Very thin body for a stout, much lighter than Black Albert. Solid, though very little bourbon comes through on the taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2013
On draught at 2013 Portland International Beerfest. Black with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, tobacco, and dark malt. Taste is liquor, chocolate, fig, and sweetness. For 13%, it hides the alcohol well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3906) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, chocolate, coffee, ash, wood, raw sugar, port wine, bubblegum, bread and sweet alcohol. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of chocolate, bread, port wine and dried fruit. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1559) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2013
stable dense coffee-beige head that disappears slowly but without lacing. coffee coloured beer. aroma of wood, vanilla, roasted malts, coffee and a little hint of iron/metal. taste is alcoholwarmth, roasted malt, sweet with and aftertaste of coffee and port sweetness. warm mouthfeel, soft carbonation and quite dense body. bottle 25 cl - batch #0 - best before march 2014

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6614) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle - thanks Gikinji! Pours pitch darkest black of black with a large dark brown head that dissipates very slowly leaving great lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malts, espresso, molasses, fig, cigarettes, not a lot of barrel going on. Flavor is medium sweet, chocolatey, a touch of anise, lightly bitter, perhaps a weak bourbon note, but nothing prominent here. Body is reach, creamy and tongue coating. This is a very nice impy, but the 4 Roses Barrels were not used to good effect here (or else it has faded with time in bottle.) Just a touch of warming on the finish, but nothing that comes close to what might be expected from a 13% ABV.


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