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

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common

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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Cuve Delphine imposed itself. Savouring the Belgian irony, we are most honoured to have artwork by Delphine Bol 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2234) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle poured black with a nice brown head. Aromas of bourbon and roasted malt. A smooth stout, that might be a little too hoppy for my taste. Roasted malt, cedar, and medicinal flavors...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaboon (1558) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2010
Pours a very dark beer with a rich head. Looks lovely. Coffee, dark chocolate and caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kbutler1 (1351) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours a really nice opaque dark brown color with a nice 2 finger tan head that looks really pillowy. The aroma isnt as pronounced as I thought it would be with only really slight notes of leather, dark chocolate, and bourbon. The head laces rather nicely as it settles. Medium mouthfeel with a bit of carbonation. This has a really roasty, bitter underlying flavor that I am not that keen on. Starts with a sublte sweetness and transition to the aforementioned bitterness. Some booze notes. The bourbon makes itself slightly known towards the end. This one sort of has me baffled on how it is rated so high. It has a lighter mouthfeel than I would like and the roast is a little too overdown to me which I think leads to the bitterness of it. Yeah, not a big fan of this Imperial Stout.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2010
Bottle at home. Pours an opaque black with a beige head and some lacings. Sweet with aromas of roasted malts and bourbon. Also tiny hints of honey. Nicely balanced between sweetness and roasted malts. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish with some residual sugars and more roasted malts. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
charlotte (4210) - rdovre, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2010
Bottle.Pitch black colour with small biege head.Aroma is sweet and warming of alc and berries some flavor of portwine and wet wood,smooth and well balanced really good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle. High creamy and long lasting brown head. Body is indeed black. Aroma of coffee choccolate wood and just a hint of liquorice. To my surprise the first thing I am met with in the flavor is bitterness. Coffee choccolate whisky and liquorice later add on in combination with just a bit of vanilla. Pretty complex though. Low carbonation and a long dry and bitter aftertaste. Would never have guessed on such a high alcohol percentage.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (3800) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2010 Bottle @ BBF. Solic black pour, brown head. Aroma is smoke, bourbon, peat, liquorice, faint hint of yeast and spice. Flavour is deep, quite bitter yet sweet liquorice, chocolate and roasted malt. Some spicy notes. Lots of bourbon. Awesome!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - OCT 4, 2010
Botte. Pours a pitch black beer with a chocolatebrown head. The aroma is malt, roasted, chocolate, licorice and alcohol. The flavor is close to the nose. The palate is smooth with some alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer with a high level of alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2602) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2010
Flaske: Sortbrun l med et flot skumhoved. Klassisk belgisk stout hvor fadlagringen ikke kan anes andet end et meget svagt whiff. Ellers en dejlig balanceret l hvor alkoholen er potent og mrkbar men ikke dominerende. Flot flot l.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Amazingly excellent! Dark coloured with a somewhat medium big dark tan head. Fruity dark chocolate, reminds me of Nka chocolates, nose with a hint of coffee some dry bourbon. Very full of flavour, lots of chocolate, some great malts, bourbon barrel....just...wow.


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