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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 716   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emek (95) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Butelka. Ładna piana, ale szybko znikjaąca. W aromacie nuty palone, lekko wyczuwalny alkohol. W smaku bardzo złożone, czekolada, kawa, słodkie owoce, beczkowe nuty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
olliejobbins (1321) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours almost pitch black with a few dark brown bubbles. Sticky and tar like, leaving a brown film on the glass if you tilt it. Aroma is treacle, burnt caramel, figs, prunes and dates. The taste is similar but even better. Alcohol is well coveted. But the texture. Its so smooth. So drinkable. Amazing stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2977) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle shared by the importer at The Common Room. 11% imperial stout. A dark black pour with a ruddy tan head. A nutty coffee & toffee candy aroma. Medium bodied with a zesty mouthfeel. The initial hit is coffee & chocolate, a bit roasty with some maple sweetness in the finish. Great.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2016) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2015
Flaska (tack Nordicv). Svart öl med ett stort och långvarigt beigt skum. Dofter av rostad malt, kaffe, mörk choklad och en släng av vanilj. Det luktar inte dumt. Dessvärre tar alkoholen alltför stor plats i smaken, där det mot slutet blir väl spritigt. I stället för bygga upp de övriga smakerna (se doft och lägg till lakrits) tar den över och plattar till. Oljig munkänsla. Salt och spritig avslutning.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnokk (188) - Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2015
’12 vintage enjoyed in ’15. APPEARANCE - Black beauty in a glass. Deep nougat colored head with real staying power. NOSE - Surprisingly little scent to it right out of the fridge. But give it few minutes to warm up to get the real benefit of this brew. FLAVOR - Super! Deep rich notes of heavily roasted malt. Very complex flavors, with a hint of black licorice. NOTES - excellent. Never would have thought such a rich & complex beer would have such a lively label.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1268) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
330ml bottle, pours black with a small bubbly dark head. Nose is Moreno cherry, silky chocolate, bourbon, molasses. Moreishly sweet with a light medium body and a silky, light oily texture. Dark fruit and a mild hop bitterness rounds off the sweetness, with a fine lasting carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Calisky (1618) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 7, 2015
Couleur noire, très légère mousse beige. Nez malt grillé, de fruits noirs macérés (prunes, cerises), alcool, fruits secs, noisette, note boisée et vanille. Gout cremeux, malt grillé, fruits noirs doux, café, alcool, chocolat, noisette grillée, cerises noires, fruits secs, note reglisse, boisée, vanillée, caramel, figues, Corps onctueux et bien rond en bouche. Fin longue , intense, avec toute ces saveurs... Une bière magnifique a deguster longuement, super complexe mais super buvable, une explosion en bouche, une bombe. Du Struise dans toute sa splendeur!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2015
Flaska från SB. En kärvt hårdrostad, söt och ganska besk IS där lite alkohol lyser igenom. Det är en kombination jag har lite svårt för. Doften gillar jag lite mer, den är lite fruktigare med söt mörk torkad frukt. Maffigt, javisst men jag tycker den är lite för mycket av allt utan att hitta balans.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ambro206 (272) - ITALY - MAY 2, 2015
Assaggio da 100 ml allo Zythos Festival 2015: Una birra da lasciare senza parole. Colore impenetrabile con schiuma compatta e persistente dal colore brunastro. Aromi di cioccolato fondente, affumicato, legno, porto e prugne. La birra è perfettamente bilanciata lungo tutta la bevuta. Il corpo è pienissimo la sensazione è vinosa, alcolica, avvolgente. L’assenza di carbonazione la rende una birra superba.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisSc (408) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2015
11.2oz bottle into snifter. Madison, wi. Pours super dark brown, basically black, opaque, with small rim of tan had. Aroma is nice. Bourbon upfront, followed by coffee, sweet chocolate, charred barrel, and roasted malts. Brown sugar too. Taste is fairly sweet throguhout. Definety a sipper. Body is pretty full, though it’s not as rich as I would have expected. Soft Carbonation. Long finish. Pretty nice treet.


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