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

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RATINGS: 809   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle Vintage 2009 BB. 07-2015. Pours black with a good lacing tan frothy/creamy small head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, hard roasted malt, candy sugar, prune, vanilla, alcohol, licorice, earthy hops, wood.Taste is heavy sweet and bitter with a sour wooden note. Body is medium+. texture is oily, carbonation is soft+.Finishes with light astringent malt, a noticeable alcohol and wood.The alcohol is more evident than the Batch 0, but has been rounded nicely by the barrel aging.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (2779) - DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle, vintage 2009. Black with a small beige nicely lacing head. Aroma is figs, prunes, port wine, light dark chocolate, earthy, light vanilla, light alcohol. So pretty much to pick up, but balances all the impressions like a line dancer. Taste is medium+ sweet, and light bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, soft+ carbonation. Downplayed, coherent and hides the abv. incredibly well.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Joelly3d (46) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2013
This is the best beer I've ever had. I am a huge fan of imperial stouts and darker full beers. This is surprisingly easy to drink while having incredibly high ABV. Not too hoppy and the bourbon barrel taste is not overwhelming. Instead it tastes slightly sweeter than other imperial stouts. It is fantastic, a must have. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lukaduke (2937) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Draft at Novare Res. Pours a deep umber with a two finger khaki head. On the nose there is some boozy chocolate, a touch of acetone and some hints of vanilla and dark fruit. The palate is smooth and rich with a complex palate of deep dark boozy stout notes but the acetone comes through a touch as well which keeps me from liking this as much as I hoped I would.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (8314) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodgrblu (725) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lefossoyeur (573) - 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.

4.1
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
suurjuust (2770) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6282) - 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.


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