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

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RATINGS: 600   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nadia_Vincent (11) - BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2010
Black with large creamy head. Complex and delicate aromas of wood, coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, and a touch of alcohol. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4488) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle thx to ekstedt cons 2010-11-17 Göteborg AP: pitch black high head dark beige in color AR. fudgy, bitter chocolate, roasted coffey, a bit vionos fading F: creamy chocolate (chocolate pudding), sprity, ok, popcorn

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5774) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle, vintage 2009. Black with dark brown stable foam. Coffee, vanilla, cigar aroma. Hard roasted espresso flavour, dry caramel, berries, dark chocolate. Very dry mouthfeel, a bit too much for my taste. Bourbon notes layered onto the rest retronasal. I enjoy that the barrel notes arent overdone here.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10457) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2010
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, molasses, roast and some herbs. Flavour of chocolate, loads of roast, brown sugar, cocoa, light coffee and then some. Medium to full bodied. Dry roasty sweet bitterness in the end.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
19-NOV-2010, bottle @home, from "Ølbutikken". Black! Black with a dark brown huge head. Fantastic complex brew. Espresso, dark chocolate, burning hot bourbon. Alcohol is noticeable but just fine. I do prefer bourbon barrels to whiskey. The smokey note is just right here and not overdone. This is mostly just a very complex very roasted brew. I drank this over a very long time enjoying every sip.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5626) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2010
Bottle (33 cl) from Etre Gourmet. Black with large creamy beige/brown head. Complex and delicate aromas of chocolate, wood, coffee, dried fruits, and a touch of alcohol. Full bodied with creamy mouthfeel. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2010
33 cl bottle thanks to ekstedt! On November 17, 2010
BB 15-07-2015
Vintage 2009
Pitch black color, lasting dark brown head. Fruity, roasted, malty, some smoke and also alochol scent. Salty, malty, grainy, dry, chocolate taste. Dry, wood, alcohol aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium dry bitterness.
Rather nice, but could be so much better with less alcohol so you could enjoy the beer without feeling this alcohol around every corner.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Inky black pour with a tall, loose, brown head. The aroma is deep dark espresso with a soft note of dark Belgian chocolate, dark fruit, lots of charred oak and a wonderful, rich, sweet, smoky bourbon overtone. The flavor has loads more mocha and espresso with a chalky, very dark chocolate body, lots of dark fruit, tobacco, and more of that sweet, smoky bourbon. I love how the 4 Roses barrels really stand out. It doesn’t taste like another barrel aged stout. The distinct character of the barrels that were used stands out. The body is creamy and full with a fair amount of carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 16, 2010
Botella. Pitch black colour, nice creamy fairly large light brown head. with a large light brown head. Aroma has lots of roasted malt, pretty sweet, with chocolate and alcohol. >Good filling mouthfeel indeed. Flavour has lots of sweet roasted malt with chocolate, alcohol, liqourice and some spice. Average bitterness. Long lasting roasty malty chocolate alco finish. Very tasty brew indeed!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2010
Nose of coffee, cane sugar, port and yeast, feel is wine-like and broad, carb is mediumweak, taste is alcohol, dry malts, some rotten fruit, late wood


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