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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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (1393) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 17, 2013
Pours a tuilé black (brown rim) with a quickly dissipating milk chocolate-like head. Aroma is mostly alcohol with a well-hidden roastiness. Taste is sweet with not much bitterness and a little burn. Flavors are mostly burnt grains and alcohol. Palate is nice and creamy with ample carbonation. This is good beer, bro.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1438) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2014
September 20, 2014. Nip bottle, best before march 2014. Trade with belgbeergeek, thanks! Pours dark brown almost black with a large dense brown head. Aroma is subtle sweetness, caramel and dried fruits, chocolate, oak, vanilla and light barnyard notes.Taste is medium sweet, light roasted bitterness, light tart funky notes. Finish is smooth roasted and light tart fruity notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yoachim (44) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
Luktar karamell,vanilj, russin,choklad, träd. Svart. Smakar karamell, vanilj, russin, choklad, alkohol, frukt. Fyllig och smakrik.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (991) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
@ Havregatan 141020. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget (40:-). Roasted malty with notes of dried fruits and wood, coffee, sweet, full body with an oily texture. The finish is long and sweet with notes of dried fruits and alcohol. Quite complex, but maybe a bit too sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mjik83 (165) - - OCT 17, 2014
33cl flesje bij café Frappe, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 11% Uitgeschonken in origineel Struise Brouwers glas Uiterlijk: zwart met mooie crèmekleurige schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: vanille, chocolade, koffie Conclusie: gelukstreffer dat ik deze tegenkwam, hopelijk ook een Black Albert binnenkort ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gaultier (384) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 17/10-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Chocolate, cacao, roasted malt, coffee, slightly wineous. Taste: Chocolate, cacao, roasted malt, coffee, sweet. Body is full, the finish is bitter, chocolatey and roasted malty. A really nice Imperial Stout!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nicke80 (194) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 33cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours black with nice brown head. Roasted sour aroma with sweet coffee and cocoa taste. Sweet after taste with coffee and liqourice notes.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4632) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2014
Thick black liquid that looks like a full blooded red wine. Almost no head. Delicious aroma. Some oxidation, vinous, toffee and oak. Mellow lovely sweetness. Low carbonation. Flavor are also some oxidation, vinous, toffee, coffee and oak. One hell of a lovely evening sipper!
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden]

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
susanamayer (211)
- Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Pours dark black/brown with a dense brown head. Aroma is smooth roasted malty and vanilla. Spiced and slight wineous. First flavour impressions are wineous and roasted malty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a snifter. Vintage 2009 bottle. A: Pours a oiled black opaque color forming a huge bubble brown head. Medium retention and few lacings left. A small fizzy bubbled layer never disappears, nevertheless S: Smell is a coffee-dark chocolate bomb. Really great. Followed by roasted malts and alcohol. Wood, bourbon and grassy-earthy hops in the end T: Follows the nose. Intense coffee, dark chocolate roasted malts taste. Earthy-grassy hops to compose. Wood and hints of whiskey. Belgian yeasts. Upfront is a mild sweetness. Aftertaste is an intense bitterness M: Absolutely creamy heavy body. Molasses. Medium to low carbonation. Mild sweet upfront. Intense bitter aftertaste O: Great beer. Everything you expect from a Belgian Russian Imperial Stout, nothing more, nothing less... [ BA Review @ 3/15/2012 ]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linnet (1121) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Ar: rich, roasty, salty, licorice, coffee, ash, alcohol. Black colour, big Brown head, lacing. Big sweetness, medium bite, heavy salty, warming finish. Fullbodied, soft carbonation, sweet, salty and warming finish. Solid.


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