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


on tap

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RATINGS: 817   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kokkenrolv (277) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle, bottled 09/2014. Aroma is dark chocolate, dark licorice, dark red fruits, coffee, oak, hints of cocoa and vanilla. Black brown, nice brown head with beautiful lacing. Medium to high sweetness, light bitterness, taste is complex, lots of dark sweet well rounded notes with roasted hints, finding licorice, fennel, chocolate of the best and darkest sort, dark french coffee, hints of oak and vanilla, dark fruits, plum, port, etc. Full body, soft carbonation, silky mouthfeel, long tasty finish. Very close to a liquid orgasm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (4033) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle from my Secret Santa. Thanks man! Pours a very dark and oily blackish brown with dark brown head. Aroma of bourbon, dark chocolate, and inky malts. Flavor is mildly bitter with strong bourbon and sweet chocolate notes. Full, rich body with average carbonation. Finishes with lingering bourbon. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju (606) - BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2016
Vintage 2012. Zwart bier met bruin schuim. Geur: vanille, geroosterde mout, iets medicinaal, kalisse. Smaak: zeer zoet, alcoholisch, vanille, koffie, mokka, noterig, chocolade bitters en een toets rode vruchten. Matig kooolzuur. Zoete afdronk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (4376) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. Inky black with a thick head of dark brown foam. It has a very rich chocolate and coffee flavour with sweet red fruit and liquorice followed by a warming, spicy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
axl (530) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
330ml bottle, purchased fall 2014. Black with two finger dark brown head. Aroma of bourbon, rich chocolate, coffee, wood, dark malts, slight roasted malts and a sting of alcohol. Taste is fantastically rich chocolate, coffee, dark malts, wood, bourbon, some slight roasted notes, dark fruits and alcohol warmth. Rich and filling, yet prickly, mouthfeel, light carbonation and a lasting aftertaste with chocolate, dark fruits and alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPVMJPVM (55) - - JAN 22, 2016
Disparado a melhor imperial stout. Melhor q as petroleum. Muito equilibrada. Muito boa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7876) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2016
9/11/15. Bottle thanks to cbfobes! Black pour with a nice tan head. Rich aroma of bourbon aging, whiskey, vanilla, oak, caramel, cream, coffee, dark roasted malts. Good flavor as well, whiskey, vanilla, oak, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, ashy roasted malts. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (521) - ITALY - JAN 13, 2016
Vintage 2012, imbottigliata a Settembre 2014, Lotto 90100142012, aperta il 13 Gennaio 2016. Rossa scurissima, praticamente nera, con riflessi rubino, schiuma nocciola che, data l'alta gradazione, risulta di buona persistenza. Aroma di cacao amaro, toffee, frutti rossi, note di bourbon e albicocca secca, liquirizia. Al palato frutti rossi, toffe e bourbon, successivamente liquirizia, a seguire cacao amaro, note legnose e leggero caffè tostato. Corpo pieno, carbonazione medio-bassa, texture oleosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cagou007 (1000) - FRANCE - JAN 13, 2016
Pours deep dark with medium brown head. Nose is chocolate, with creamy notes. Aromas are roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, milky notes. Average/low carbonation, full body, creamy mouthfeel. Long sweet finish with roasty notes. Excellent imperial stout!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ds47uk (14) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Drinking this at New Year 2016 and what a treat!! This beer can not be scored at less than 100%. I’ve just read the "Beer Rating Panel" to my right as I’m typing. Barnyard?, cough drop?, butterscotch?, rotten eggs?/ What a load of rubbish. This is liquid Christmas Pudding. Fruity yes - Chocolate yes (I know there’s no chocolate in Christmas Pudding!!). An excellent beer - worth a trip to Belgium to find some more!

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