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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 728   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dashimus (226) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
Pours thick and black with a short lasting red-auburn, bubbly head. Subtle hints of life in the beer. Aroma is complex but not overpowering with a hint of smoke. Taste is complex with an initial caramel flavour which builds slowly replaced by a long whiskey, roasted coffee and a hint of chocolate. Sticky in the mouth and leaves an alcoholic warmth in the chest.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
pours deep black with tanned head. aroma is caramel, coffee, bourbon and chocolate. taste is layered with sweet/bitter chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, dark fruits, caramel and red wine. there is a good coffee bitterness, warmth of alcohol, and an earthiness from the barrels. its amazing stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7510) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2012
33 cl bottle @ ISKTR.
Rated on 20110320.
Pours black color with small head. Aroma of roasted malts, tar, chocolate and caramel. Flavor of roasted malts, caramel, tar, soy and ashy chocolate notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (6284) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle split with Pat, Vin and Tom. Pours a black body with tan lacing. Aroma is light cocoa, sharp roast, bitter malts, and booze. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with booze, charcoal, light roast, light molasses, burnt oak.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (3020) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
From bottle. Black as they come with a nice brown head. Aroma has chocolate, vanilla, cola, fruity licorice, tar. Taste is rich, chocolate, vanilla, slight smokiness, oak, tobacco, licorice. Thick and sweet with a clean finish. Excellent

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1288) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 11, 2012
16/12/2011 Bir&Fud Bottega (330ml bottle). Bruna, quasi nera, densa e impenetrabile, schiuma abbondante marroncina e abbastanza persistente. Aroma intenso di malti tostati, cioccolato, con note di vaniglia, legnose e di buccia di noce. In bocca si percepiscono malti tostati, vaniglia, cioccolata, nel complesso forse un po’ troppo dolce per i miei gusti. Corpo medio, consistenza vellutata, carbonazione corretta. Una ottima imperial stout, complessa e di buon equilibrio.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
11.2 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany!), pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of bourbon barrels, chocolate malts, vanilla, wood and slight smoked malt, maybe a few metallic notes in there. Flavour is huge with wood, smoked / peaty malt, vanilla and lots of barrel character - the barrels totally dominate the base beer, boozifying the whole thing. Very warm, woody, alcoholic palate dominated by the barrels. Great, but it kills a lot of depth and complexity in Black Albert.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4273) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle. Big head and very lively upon pouring.Liquorice and matliness merges in a complexity of flavours. Amazingly easy to drink considering its strength. Wonderful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattphilips (802) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 1, 2012
Zubatý Pes, Prága. Olajszerű, nagyon sűrű, teljesen fekete színe van, habja hatalmas, sötétebb barnás színű, krémes-laza állagú és meglehetősen kitartó. Illata eléggé alkoholos, erőteljes, leginkább csokoládélikőr, vanília, kevés aszalt szilva, dohány és a whisky-s hordó is érződik. Íze hasonlóan tömény, átjárja az alkohol és a hordó jellegzetes íze meghatározó benne, de szintén érződik a csokilikőr és nem kevés aszalt gyümölcs is. Érdekes, hogy egyáltalán nem keserű, sőt inkább édeskés és még csak nem is száraz. A sűrű, szirupos állaga miatt nehezen iható, de ezen segít valamit lágy szénsavassága. Ízletes, komoly sör, ami közelít a likőrökhöz. Tetszett, de nekem az alkohol íze túl erős volt benne.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (812) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2012
Pour deep opaque blackish, with a big frothy thick brown head. Aroma is packed with chocolate, coffee, vanilla, soacked plums. Slight syrup and leather, with loads of bourbon. Nice balanced. Taste is quite sweet, with a roasted and slight boozy finish. Full and oily body, with a semi-flat carb. Really smooth.


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