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

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RATINGS: 790   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12733) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average to large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, dark fruit and alcohol aroma. Heavy dark fruit, toasted chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (1368) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 5, 2016
2012 vintage in 4 Roses barrels (bottled 9/2014) pours inky black with small thin dark brown head. Nose is rich brownie, baker’s chocolate, dark fruit, old wood, vanilla, soft plum. Taste is creamy, huge brownie batter, old wet wood, bourbon, toast, spice, Belgian chocolate. Finishes bitter and semi sweet, layered boozy bourbon brownie and fudge with toasted oak spice and bourbony vanilla, lingers. Unbelievably good at this point in time. Break ’em out of the cellar!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (4570) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at The Sovereign’s grand opening. 2014 vintage. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, light whiskey. Tastes of dark chocolate, whiskey, roasted coffee, light booze, dark fruit. Full body with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (1228) - Katowice, POLAND - JAN 30, 2016
W aromacie cudowna czekolada deserowa, mniej mlecznej, likier czekoladowy, lekkie drewno, mniej wanilii, super! W smaku jak na mój gust troszeczkę zbyt likierowo, choć czekolada potężna, alkohol dobrze ułożony, a i pełni nie brakowało. Świetne piwo. Thanks @Douberd!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kokkenrolv (212) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle, bottled 09/2014. Aroma is dark chocolate, dark licorice, dark red fruits, coffee, oak, hints of cocoa and vanilla. Black brown, nice brown head with beautiful lacing. Medium to high sweetness, light bitterness, taste is complex, lots of dark sweet well rounded notes with roasted hints, finding licorice, fennel, chocolate of the best and darkest sort, dark french coffee, hints of oak and vanilla, dark fruits, plum, port, etc. Full body, soft carbonation, silky mouthfeel, long tasty finish. Very close to a liquid orgasm.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3896) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle from my Secret Santa. Thanks man! Pours a very dark and oily blackish brown with dark brown head. Aroma of bourbon, dark chocolate, and inky malts. Flavor is mildly bitter with strong bourbon and sweet chocolate notes. Full, rich body with average carbonation. Finishes with lingering bourbon. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju (207) - BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2016
Vintage 2012. Zwart bier met bruin schuim. Geur: vanille, geroosterde mout, iets medicinaal, kalisse. Smaak: zeer zoet, alcoholisch, vanille, koffie, mokka, noterig, chocolade bitters en een toets rode vruchten. Matig kooolzuur. Zoete afdronk.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (3758) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. Inky black with a thick head of dark brown foam. It has a very rich chocolate and coffee flavour with sweet red fruit and liquorice followed by a warming, spicy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
axl (311) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
330ml bottle, purchased fall 2014. Black with two finger dark brown head. Aroma of bourbon, rich chocolate, coffee, wood, dark malts, slight roasted malts and a sting of alcohol. Taste is fantastically rich chocolate, coffee, dark malts, wood, bourbon, some slight roasted notes, dark fruits and alcohol warmth. Rich and filling, yet prickly, mouthfeel, light carbonation and a lasting aftertaste with chocolate, dark fruits and alcohol warmth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPVMJPVM (52) - - JAN 22, 2016
Disparado a melhor imperial stout. Melhor q as petroleum. Muito equilibrada. Muito boa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7368) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2016
9/11/15. Bottle thanks to cbfobes! Black pour with a nice tan head. Rich aroma of bourbon aging, whiskey, vanilla, oak, caramel, cream, coffee, dark roasted malts. Good flavor as well, whiskey, vanilla, oak, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, ashy roasted malts. Good stuff!


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