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


on tap

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RATINGS: 805   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fugitive (1835) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 24, 2011
Bottle. Color almost black with medium brown head. Aroma roasted, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, chocolate. Taste sweet, chocolate, coffee, vanillam, bourbon.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (5123) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 Had this at the RB Pgh tasting at lithy’s place 5/21/11. Big thanks to Justin for providing this beer; beer which I am not qualified to rate. Big black stout poured from a 12 oz bottle. Thick tan head. that does not fade. Volatile imp stout aroma that tells me this stuff is gonna be way on style. And it is - big fat imp stout impressions of charcoal and old burned charred & wet campfire wood with a big alky background. It rototills across my tongue turning the soil as it travels to the back of my throat, wew. It says 13% here but I would have guessed more like 10%; so I guess it kinda hides some of the alky? Nice lacing on the glass. Flat brutal mouthcoating oily bitter finish. If you like imp stout, forget about my humanistic rating. ON STYLE, TREMENDOUSLY. Thanks justin for allowing this lager loven beer tsting novice a chance to taste this gem. Yes, thetruthh can set you free, free to taste a finely made on style imp stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Dark brown-basically black. Thick dark tan foam. Aroma is hot alcohol, some whiskey, very faint roast. Taste is a bit nicer, roasty, some bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (14283) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle. Black with big brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, liquirice, little sweet, burned and warming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CamdenD (1169) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 2, 2011
Some alcohol on the nose -- taste is full with dry chocolate and coffee filling your mouth. Smoke and dust finish this incredibly classy beer. Oak aging has not over mellowed this one. 2009 vintage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (8023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2011 Bottle shared by footbalm. Pours a totally black color with soft medium brown head. A great nose of vanilla, tannic woody sour cherries, cocoa. The flavor is a massive bourbon barrel treatment, vanilla and wood, lots of slightly sour cherries, roast, alcohol warmth, some hops. A creamy palate. Loads of bourbon. Metallic. Dry and smoky in the finish. Re-rate: what an amazing brew. A deep black hue with a thick dark brown head. Sour woody notes, some cherries. Rich sweet cocoa and vanilla along with sour mash and bourbon. Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6479) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2011
Bottled. Thx rlgk Pitch black with a medium, beige head. Cocoa and vanilla. Pretty high carbonation. Woody chocolate in the flavour. Vinous with notes of sweet fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (7742) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 27, 2011
bought in Amsterdam @ the Cracked Kettle .. . Pours a dark brown/black, good foam, light lacing .. . roast cocoa, tar, light bourbon, burnt wood, and ash .. . thick and chewy, with an intense flavour and complexity .. buy this if see it, seriously .. Struise!! .. . . All right, later dudes. S you in your A’s, don’t wear a C, and J all over your B’s....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
A-pours a dark black liquid with a dark creamy brown head. S-the nose is a bit chalky, oak, chocolate, roasted malts with some juicy sweetness of plums and cherries. T-the flavors follow the nose, hints of wood, roasted malts, a touch of chocolate, the sweetness is in the back with plums and cherries. there is a touch of coffee bitterness and hints of bourbon in the finish. M-decent brew, light barrel notes with a well balanaced roasted malt and sweetness. very respectable beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfb (5297) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 21, 2011
(bottle, rating #1000) pours a pitch black colour with a creamy dark brown head. aroma of milk chocolate, cinnamon and strawberries, with lots of espresso, vanilla, brown sugar and a light grassy woodiness. flavour is mostly the same, beautifully robust and spicy, with notes of ash and wild honey in the foreground, followed by dark chocolate and espresso, no alcohol detectable. medium to strong-bodied with a medium sweetness and average carbonation.

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