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


on tap

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RATINGS: 754   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (2355) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2015 Pours a tuilé black (brown rim) with a quickly dissipating milk chocolate-like head. Aroma is mostly alcohol with a well-hidden roastiness. Taste is sweet with not much bitterness and a little burn. Flavors are mostly burnt grains and alcohol. Palate is nice and creamy with ample carbonation. This is good beer, bro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ha1ag (787) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2013
Bottled in Frape in Mestreech. In fact black colour with huge brown foamy head. Roasted nose. Aroma is roasted malts, burned caramel and bits of alcohol. Flavour is alcohol, liquorice, toffee, burned caramel. The only negative side is the rather sweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
makromaniak (142) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2013 A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. Aroma is heavy malted, roasted, caramel, chocolate, cinnamonny. The flavour is sweet with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts plus subtle bourbon and vanilla notes. Alcohol is perfectly balanced. Beautiful(l) beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle from Etre Gourmet.Poured a very deep brown with a large tan head.Aromas of coffee and vanilla alongside chocolate and roast malt.Dark chocolate and dark fruit in the taste with rum and raisin featuring too.This is a smooth,balanced and very drinkable beer with subtle bourbon aromas and tastes throughout and a very well hidden alcohol content.Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11863) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent mostly lasting head. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Chocolate notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong bourbon and coffee notes. Long finish. Creamy palate. Not impressed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (2956) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2012
Thick dark brown black colour with creamy golden head. Aroma is booze, whiskey barrel, dark malt, roast, bit of coffee bitterness. Taste is nice, lovely Black Albert taste. Too drinkable for 13%. Smooth and bit thick. Touch of smoke, bit of roast bitterness, some cream but subtle. Hint of booze in the background but more in the smell than the taste. Really like this one. Bit of fruitiness there too. Dark choc, lovely. Subtle but powerful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (4097) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle (330 ml). Pitch black with a small to medium creamy and thick brown head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and very subtle notes of bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet with heavy roasted malt (acidic notes), dark fruits, mild chocolate and, again, subtle notes of bourbon. Mouthfeel is creamy and oily. Alcohol is completely hidden. Very good balance. I recognize that this is a really good beer but it’s not my kind of Imperial Stout... there’s just too much roasted bitterness for my liking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4249) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 17, 2012
Pitch black color, light brown color. Amazingly sweet bourbon nose with dark chocolate, treacles, dark fruit, espresso. That nose is so amazing. Full body, the bourbon is much more subdued in the mouth, tons of dark chocolate, treacles, very full bodied. Creaminess. Very interesting. Alcohol is so well hidden. I just felt it could be one step better and be something really really special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1250) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2012
33cl bottle, received as an extra in trade. Thanks! Pours a jet black color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, vanilla, molasses. Medium on the palate with fizzy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little boozy, some chocolate, coffee, bourbon, with a sweet, roasty finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stouton (9) - - NOV 13, 2012 does not count
Wow wow wow. First tried from the barrel in Bruges at the Struise shop. Oily, viscous mouthfeel. Aromas of dark fruits. Taste of molasses, brown sugar, coffee and dark chocolate. Beautiful to look at with a tan brown head. Alcohol extremely well hidden. Right up my street.

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