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


on tap

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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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.

zaf's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zaf (248) - - MAY 14, 2013
da questo momento in poi (cambio gettoni allo zbf 2013) comincia un vero e proprio delirio/declino..il birrificio struise diventa il mio principale punto di riferimento..e come potrebbe non esserlo??da quello che ricordo posso solo dire che su 4/5 birre assaggiate ognuna era un vero e proprio capolavoro..nel vero senso della parola..aromi impressionanti,complessi all’ennesima potenza..ogni sorso era un tripudio di sapori quasi impossibili da decifrare completamente ma che sicuramente meritano un altro assaggio..per la maggior parte ho assggiato birre scure,come questa..micidiale e il tutto servito alla spina insieme al GATTO LOPEZ :D zbf 2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quack-Duck (8230) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2014
bottle. Deep black with a chocolatey brown head. Dark, roasty malty nose. Almost oily consistency, dark roasty flavours, cocoa, coffee, some caramel. Not dry, pleasantly malty with just the right sweetness. Vinous notes, vanilla and some woody flavours round this off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
barbillon (11) - Pesaro, ITALY - DEC 27, 2014
una sola parola!!!! WOAW!! Birra eccezionale che inizia dal suo colore cioccolatoso appena la versi nel suo bicchiere...birra a mio parere da sorseggiare per identificare bene i suoi vari sapori....che partono dal suo gusto iniziale amarognolo di caffè per poi alla seconda sorsata trasformarsi in un sapore di cioccolato e tostato!!! è stata una delle mie prime esperienze con il popolo delle Stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1368) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle from saveur bier. Black color, brown head. Aroma is nicely roasted, barrels, raisins and sweet notes. Balanced taste, barrels, some spicy notes, vanilla. Perfectly balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (533) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
Black with small tan head. Aroma is black berries, port wine and spicy alcohol. Fruity and slick palate. Aftertaste is fruity, molasses, cherry and alcohol. Overall: very nice! Complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (836) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle11%. Black with creamy light brown head, nice lacing with a few big bubbles. Super sweet pomegranate, strawberries, milk chocolate, vanilla icecream, honey, bourbon, Irish coffee. Massive full body with intense sweetness with light tart finish and light to medium bodied and amazing creamy feel. World class.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamnowek (278) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Really dense and creamy head. Strong blueberry and blackberry aroma. Also, is that bourbon? Really delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RW80 (815) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours black with a dense beige head which reasonably lasts leaving light lacing. Aroma: is black fruits, roasted malts, and a hint of wood. Taste: Sweet Roasted Malts,Vanilla, chocolate, dried cherries and liquorice with a warming bourbon finish. Sweeter and less bitter as what I recall from Black Albert. Also more fruity light bourbon tones which replaces the dark chocomell sensation. Medium body, moderatly sparkling carbonation, Which is nice to see on a stout when it works., velvet smooth texture. Well the expectations were high with Black Albert being my favourite beer so far. And I have to say this one is different. Allthough I personally think that Black Albert is the better one, I can understand people favouring one over the other. Still this is a excellent brew. and one of the Best Belgian beers i’ve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ABT_S54 (210) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours black with a dense beige head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is black fruits, malts and sweet stickiness. Mouthfeel is supremely smooth with little carbonation. Taste is sweet malt and complex Black Albert flavours with a smoother execution and a tad more complexity. No bourbon presence so the barrel aging appears to be to impart a more refined smoothness to the standard Black Albert rather than overpower with bourbon flavours. A classy imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
panacea (93) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
Pitch black and three finger brown head. Nose is dark dried fruit, burnt sugar and bourbon. Taste is smooth dark sugar, dried cherries and liquorice with a warming bourbon finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Very nice indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Karyots (21) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
Had this immediately after Black Albert. A step above Black Albert with the aftertaste of Bourbon and much more complex. Caramel,coffee,nuts. Thoroughly enjoyed this one.

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