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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 690   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattphilips (802) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 1, 2012
Zubatý Pes, Prága. Olajszerű, nagyon sűrű, teljesen fekete színe van, habja hatalmas, sötétebb barnás színű, krémes-laza állagú és meglehetősen kitartó. Illata eléggé alkoholos, erőteljes, leginkább csokoládélikőr, vanília, kevés aszalt szilva, dohány és a whisky-s hordó is érződik. Íze hasonlóan tömény, átjárja az alkohol és a hordó jellegzetes íze meghatározó benne, de szintén érződik a csokilikőr és nem kevés aszalt gyümölcs is. Érdekes, hogy egyáltalán nem keserű, sőt inkább édeskés és még csak nem is száraz. A sűrű, szirupos állaga miatt nehezen iható, de ezen segít valamit lágy szénsavassága. Ízletes, komoly sör, ami közelít a likőrökhöz. Tetszett, de nekem az alkohol íze túl erős volt benne.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (781) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2012
Pour deep opaque blackish, with a big frothy thick brown head. Aroma is packed with chocolate, coffee, vanilla, soacked plums. Slight syrup and leather, with loads of bourbon. Nice balanced. Taste is quite sweet, with a roasted and slight boozy finish. Full and oily body, with a semi-flat carb. Really smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maledictum (699) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - FEB 29, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2013 Negra con giste beige. Aroma a regaliz, malta torrefacta y bourbon. Sabor a madera, bourbon y malta torrefacta.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2525) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Black colored pour. Huge tan head, that looks like kräusen forming in a fermenting beer. Tons of lacing. Big chocolatey, raisin, coffee aromas. Same in the taste with some sourness and a burnt tire-ness. Almost like a smokey band-aid flavor associated with peat. Not sure if there is any in here though. Decent, minus the sourness that shouldn’t be there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2273) - Odense S, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown body wirh a medium light brown head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolare, roasted malt, leather notes. Flavor is bourbon, liquorice, dark fruit, sweet toffee, light alcohol, hops. Beautiful oily lacings.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2797) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Brought home from Europe in August 2010, sat in the cellar for over a year and a half.. The stout pours dark black coffee unclear with a beautiful cocoa head on top. The aroma has sweet roasted malt notes, smooth chocolate notes, and a light bitter ending with smooth sweet bourbon to round it off so well. The flavor starts with sweet roasted malts and chocolatey bourbon comes in to end with some bitter notes on a smooth creamy body. Delicious!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Delphine is a really nice pour. Almost pitch black. Nice frothy mocha two finger head. Great retention. It just screams drink me. The smell on this beer is wonderful. Nice malty backbone, roasty, dark chocolate, plums, raisins, and some notes of cherry. Slightly boozy. Like I said wonderful. I didn’t enjoy the taste as much as I enjoyed the smell but this is still a fantastic stout. Bourbon shines through with the dark fruits. The roasted malt and chocolate take a bit of a back seat but still come through nicely. Slight sourness to it. People might think it’s infected but I don’t think. I believe it’s the way it’s supposed to be. The mouthfeel is wonderful. Full bodied, silky, creamy, and smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Pours black as night with a good brown head. Nose is funky. A little bit of sour fruits. Some high octane coffee and notes of hay and grass. Flavor is bittersweet from start to finish. Perfect balance. Mouthfeel is a bit sharp and oily. Coats well though. Long aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (3332) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2012
330 ml bottle bought @ Etre Gourmet and consumed on January 28. Pours oily black with a huge frothy and fizzy dark brown head that quickly dissipates while leaving some trace on the glass. Smell is rather subtle and sweet with roasted malts, wood, vanilla, chocolate and alcohol. Taste is full-bodied, vinous, sweet, slightly sour and bitter with wood, darkly roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla and alcohol. Finish is dry and bitter with coffee and bitter chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1171) - New York, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle, 09 vintage 01/27/2012. Pours thick, black, thin creamy tan head fading to a foamy haze, decent lacing. In the nose, dark berries and vanilla caramel, cocoa powder, slight coffee overtones, soft bourbon ending. Taste mirrors the nose, sweet dried dark fruits, berries prominent, dark chocolate, strong roast, warming alcohol and bourbon in the finish, some mildly tart sweetness mixing in. Adequately thick in the mouth, smooth yet intense at the same time. Quite excellent, fruity stout.


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