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


on tap

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RATINGS: 742   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2757) - NORWAY - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle picked up at Vika, enjoyed on christmas eve 2011. Pitch blackc color, creamy tanned head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, whisky. Roasty taste too, with chcocolate, dark fruit, berries, licorice and wood. Nie complexity throughout the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ej (997) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2012
vintage 2009. Pours a pitch black body with a dense inch of tan head. Subsides slowly while clinging to my glass. A little boozy in the aroma, not sure if it’s the oak aging that’s amplifying the booze aroma or the other way around cause there is a subdued sourness to it witch i usually attribute to the oak. Faint vanilla and bourbon in the back, a little caramel and roastyness also. Taste is of light bourbon and vanilla, blended nicely with oaky notes and caramel. Some roastyness and chocolaty tones, and a rather well subdued bitterness, witch only comes through late in the taste and lasting in the aftertaste. Well balanced off by the sweet malts. Oily and slick mouthfeel with a soft level of carbonation. Very good, but I must confess I like the original better..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels, batch BR26.230.610, bb 15-07-2015
Black color, with an extremely compact brown head. The aroma is below expectations, with dark chocolate, roasted malt, dry cardboard, although later it develops an interesting touch of roasted nuts. The base beer is spectacular, with dry but extremely rich chocolate flavor, perfect body structure, round mouthfeel, moderate sweetness that can’t compete with the delicious roastiness and the vigorous alcohol punch; a shade of vanilla from the Bourbon; in the final there is some expected liquorice, all well blended together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidmg (49) - SPAIN - JUN 14, 2012
Color negro con una espuma marron clara poco densa aunque aguanta hasta el final. Aroma a roasted malts, levaduras. Sabor ahumado, regaliz, cafe. Carbonatacion baja y gran cuerpo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
30th September 2009
On tap at Borefts I. Opaque black beer. Short lived milk chocolate coloured head. Rich chocolatey malt. The oaking is quite subtle. A little sweet brandy comes in just before the dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle 330ml vintage 2009 @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt,chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate roasted finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6386) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle kindly shared by abemorsten, Amundsen, Oslo. Dark beer, milk chocolate head. Malty nose, a hint of smoke. Bittersweet, menthol cigarettes. Burned sugar. Smooth, silky, a little warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (3263) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
Shared bottle at Amundsen, Oslo. Vintage 2009. Black body with a small creamy brown head. Boozy, dark fruits, roasted malts and burnt sugar on the nose. Dark fruits, roasted notes, burnt sugar, light acidic flavors. Rich. Full body. Overcarbonated and grows islightly in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3468) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
pours black with a medium dark mocha head. aroma is slightly soury...sour cherry with underlying bourbon and faint coffee. flavor is less soury...lots of dark fruit...fig, plum that finish a bit tart. mouthfeel is medium and the finiah is roasty with lt coffee and dark chocolate turning briefly to tart dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (7525) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2014
33 cl bottle @ ISKTR. Rated on 20.03.2011
Aroma is roasted with dark chocolate, some coffee and hints of cocoa. Flavour is rich on roasted malt, dark chocolate and some coffee. Pretty similar to Black Albert, but this is more sharp. 8+4+8+4+18=4.2

33 cl bottle vintage 2009 @ home, BBE 15.07.2015
Aroma has cocoa, some vanilla and distant whisky notes. Flavour has rubbery notes, semi‐dark chocolate and hints of soy sauce. Finishes with salty licorice. Nice!

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