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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 744   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NordicV (1390) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2012
Smakprov på SBWF12. Ser ut som en espresso när den hälls upp med skummet som en crema. Grundölen Black Albert är fantastiskt god och frågan är om den inte blivit ännu bättre efter lagringen på fat. Dofter av kaffe, choklad, vanilj trä och mörka bär. Allt detta återkommer i en mycket balanserad form i smaken.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (4934) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Sample @ SBWF 12. Black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla. Flavour is dark chocolate, bittersweet, dark fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (5821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Tap @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s deep brown with a massive, thick, oily tan head. The nose is of espresso, some coffee, vanilla cream. The taste is resplendently smooth raspberry fudge. Light vinous notes, some woody dry hop. Rum raisin cookie. Smooth, fat body. Viscous. A gorgeous impy. Nice work!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (2773) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2012
Bomber. 2009 vintage. Smooth refined dark fruit aromas. Dark, near black, translucent at edges. Very smooth, chocolate flavors blend. Medium body. Balanced and matured.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KyotoLefty (7878) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle from 2009. Nose of oak, chocolate, cherry, berries. Dry, classy, mineral flavor. Dirty, with espresso, oak, phenols. Dry, dry, dry, with dust and apples. Tannic. Great, classy, old-world BA stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Thick and chewy,tasting Smokey peat with vanilla and bourbon in the background very dark vicious tan head very nice job Urbain at 13% the alcohol is very well hidden but this one has some age on it and has matured wonderfully CHEERS!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3998) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
Thick cappucino-like head. Aroma of whisky and sweet brown sugars. Flavout is sweet and caramelly with pleasant but not overpowering whisky/bourbon background.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tulle (369) - DENMARK - SEP 29, 2012
brown, black, cloudy, minimal head, tan foam, coffee, nuts, roasty, soy sauce, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly sour, full body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenH (963) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2012
black, clear, brown foam, chocolate, coffee, roasty, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2002) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
Draught @ Borefts ’12. Pitch black color. Dense, brown head. Aroma’s: boozy, berries/red fruit, roasted malts, sweet. Flavor is sweet, roasted, berries. Strong alcohol feel, full, syruppy body. Long finish.


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