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


on tap

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RATINGS: 771   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
suurjuust (2039) - ESTONIA - FEB 24, 2013
Very dark brown, almost black, reddish-brown head. Nose is heavy with caramel, red wine, malts, coffee, licorice, spice, some boozy hints. Taste beings with red wine tinges, then comes the spice, wood, vanilla, roast notes. Finish is bourbon, booze, slight sourness and more licorice. Full body, oily mouthfeel, heavy palate. Big and powerful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (5226) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Draught at Beer Trappe. Tart wine taste complemented by cherries. Chocolate over that with some dry roast. Bourbon is slight. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2793) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle 330ml. Pours black with huge dark brown head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, sweetness, alcohol. Taste is of sweet, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, bitter, alcohol, boubon. Palate: Full bodied. Overall: Very good. Nice drinkability. Awesome balance. This is one heavy IS out of not so many that I would gladly drink a couple glasses of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12501) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft, Max’s Belgianfest. Minimal tan head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, some whisky, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light vanilla. Full body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is earthy hops, prune, fig, and raisins with roast and chocolate malt. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (4512) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap. Pours opaque black with thin, fizzy beige head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, plums, raisins, oak, light earthy hops, and light bourbon. Flavor is rich, roasted malt and coffee forward with good supporting dark chocolate, ash, dark fruit esters, earthy hops, and oak; light bourbon undertones throughout. Medium/full body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (4994) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
On draft at Churchkey in DC. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Quoted muted whisky notes with some chocolate, coffee and toast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (6211) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 pours very dark brown with a very nice beige head, good retention and lacing. chocolate, vanilla, roastiness, dry and dark candied fruits, molasses and caramel, some burnt malts, maple candi sweetness, belgium spicyness - also peppermint, warming alcohol. bold sweetness backed by bold spicy-resinous medium hopping for a medium long finish. soft carbonation, full body - excellent mouthfeel. much enjoyed it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4145) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
Delphine est une cuvée impériale bien noire. Sa tête mousseuse brune est abondante et cherche à s’imposer. Au nez, elle dégage des parfums ravissants de réglisse et de fruits foncés qui se lovent autour d’un bourbon suave et doucement épicé. Au goût, ses saveurs sont à la fois intenses et délicates. Cette dichotomie s’explique par la présence de malts tentaculaires et complexes et par la présence d’un fût qui n’offre que le spectacle de son intelligence. Son corps est souple, profond et enveloppant. Sa finale est une longue et douce tirade sur les désirs que tissent la noirceur et ses éclats. Une grande dangereuse (Batch 14. Vintage 2011. BB 31.12.2017)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3683) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
Bouteille de 330ml. Vintage 2011. Merci Pat. Bière brune foncée avec une mousse brune épaisse collante et durable. Le nez est frais, de chocolat, fruits, de bourbon et tabac. La bouche est décadente, épaisse, visqueuse, collante. Les saveurs sont marquées tout comme l’alcool. Très buvable, digeste, mais faut faire attention à l’alcool. Il y a du chocolat, des grains rôtis, l’amertume est parfaite. Le boisé est bien intégré, il augmente les saveurs sans jamais les masquer.

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