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

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RATINGS: 570   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6516) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2010
Bottle at Borefts Festival. The beer pours pitch black witha big tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, bourbon, coffee and chocolate. The flavour isbourbon, sweet caramel, coffee and chocolate. Long bourbon like finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
atxdelivery (30) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Holly Molly what a beautiful tasting beer. If your into a strong coffee, chocolate, sweet fruit with a splash of bourbon flavor you have found your beer. Ill have to try this with a lobster tail.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (1864) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Thanks to Brian for this. Strong coffee aroma. Burnt but pleasant taste. Very black color. A flavor I couldn’t put my finger on. Bottle from 2009. Slightly sourness, but in a good way. Very good beer. Serving: Bottle

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Bottle. Aroma has notes of sweet cacao, espresso, roasted malts, bourbon, wood, molasses, Belgian yeast and dark dried fruits. Black as sin with a nice large foamy brown head that mostly diminished and left good lace. Flavor is very sweet and bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily soft. Overall a monster brew! Just decadent and delightful. Very sweet with a nice alcohol burn. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3393) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2010
I was thrilled to find this one at bierhandel Willems en zoon in Grobbendonk on my way to France. Now that I’m settled for the night next to a cornfield this was definitely one I was eager to open. Pitch black pour, thick tan head. Promising. Bottle says vintage 2009. Should be ready to drink then. Quite roasted aroma. The bourbon shines through as well, but it’s less leathery than most bourbon barrel ages brews. Amazing full bodied brew this is. Chocolate and coffee up front, followed by the bourbon aging extras. Still a bit ashy like the original black Albert and resembles the first black damnation a bit. Very nice brew. I do think it’s the last one I’ll have tonight with its 13% knocking me down already.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4115) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle from the brewery/shop in Oostvleteren. Pours a pitch black oily body with a big, creamy tan colored head. Absolutely lovely. Aroma is licorice, leather, booze and hints of coffee. Taste is very dry, with lots of roasted tones. Finish is much more pronounced dark chocolate and wooden notes. Trademark silky smooth palate from De Struise, as always. A very solidly and smoothly blended stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jaksmart (425) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle. Black pour, small tan head. Aroma is nice and roasty with a lot of bourbon-oak-ish characteristics. A little smoke and peat as well. Taste is highly roasted with some alcohol. Very bitter with a slight port sweetness. Quite rough in general, with the combination of heavy roast and Belgian yeast. High carbonation, long duration, big body.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Parket (569) - Bruges, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2010
bottle @ Brugs beertje. As a big fan of the ’struise brouwers’ -beers, this was a ’must drink’ for me. And the first moment the waiter was coming there with my beer I felt this would be a big moment. Nice black coloured beer with an impressive beige head exploring in some seconds. Smell: just like the black albert very intense: roasted malts, candy sugar, alcohol, toffee, fruity notes, plums, raisins. Taste: also very intenste, roasted malts, plums, raisins, alcohol, heavy hard stuff! Very nice and impressive beer but it can’t tip the black albert.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3470) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of sweets, liqurice, vanilla, alcohol and dark fruits. A flavor of roasted malt, liqurice, alcohol, bitter notes and spice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Opaque black pour with a nice small brown head. Aroma has nice amounts of bourbon, oak and vanilla, thick rich chocolate, coffee, dark dried fruits. Taste is rather roasted with coffee, chocolate, belgian yeast characteristic, delicious bourbon, oak and vanilla notes. Slightly hoppy and liquorice. Velvety smooth mouthfeel and a delicious port and bourbon like after taste. Brilliant.


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