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


on tap

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RATINGS: 805   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (8270) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Draft. Black beer with a big tan head. Toffee and rich malt aroma. Rich malt and chocolate flavor with toffee. Medium bodied. Chocolate and toffee linger with rich malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodgrblu (708) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
On tap at Pangaea at Shelton's Bros night, no head on this pour, boozy at first, but ultimately great. very balanced; some sweet, some coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lefossoyeur (551) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
Black as hell with a thin mocha brown veil. Delicate nose with dried fruits, chocolate and hints of roastiness. Super full body, loads of fruits, mocha and a light bourbon on the palate. Everlasting finale of caramel, vanilla and bourbon. Superb stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2013
March 2009 25cl bottle: pours an oily opaque with a large airy froth of dark beige head. Has a lightly sweet toasted dark caramel malty nose with some vanilla bourbon notes and a hint of fruity tartness. Starts with pretty good fullness and light effervescence with sweet sticky dark malts and some ashy smoke and mild bourbon oak before a drier roasty finish. Has good complexity with some fruity notes throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
suurjuust (2661) - ESTONIA - FEB 24, 2013
Very dark brown, almost black, reddish-brown head. Nose is heavy with caramel, red wine, malts, coffee, licorice, spice, some boozy hints. Taste beings with red wine tinges, then comes the spice, wood, vanilla, roast notes. Finish is bourbon, booze, slight sourness and more licorice. Full body, oily mouthfeel, heavy palate. Big and powerful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6036) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Draught at Beer Trappe. Tart wine taste complemented by cherries. Chocolate over that with some dry roast. Bourbon is slight. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3186) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle 330ml. Pours black with huge dark brown head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, sweetness, alcohol. Taste is of sweet, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, bitter, alcohol, boubon. Palate: Full bodied. Overall: Very good. Nice drinkability. Awesome balance. This is one heavy IS out of not so many that I would gladly drink a couple glasses of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12862) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft, Max’s Belgianfest. Minimal tan head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, some whisky, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light vanilla. Full body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is earthy hops, prune, fig, and raisins with roast and chocolate malt. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (4817) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap. Pours opaque black with thin, fizzy beige head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, plums, raisins, oak, light earthy hops, and light bourbon. Flavor is rich, roasted malt and coffee forward with good supporting dark chocolate, ash, dark fruit esters, earthy hops, and oak; light bourbon undertones throughout. Medium/full body and low carbonation.

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