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

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RATINGS: 545   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle @ LCRBM 2008, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
[ Courtesy of Urbain and Carlo ]. Clear dark brown - black color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, moderate hoppy, cinnamon notes, wineous. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081025]

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (30909) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
LCRBM08, courtesy of Carlo and Urbain. 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. Smooth and mild chocolate malty over the tongue. Goes into a lovely fruity and slight warming and smooth finish. Perfectly balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a very dark brown head. The aroma has notes of coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and wood, leading to a dry roasted and alcoholic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle 150 cl. Pours a cloudy opaque black with a creamy beige head. Aroma of hard roasted malt, a little metal and a warming alcohol bite. Distinctly full-bodied, soft mouthfeel, hard roasted malts and vanilla, a little low in carbonation. Distinct alcohol burn. Very soft, smooth and quaffable. 110709

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
Draught at PreZBF at Alninne. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of chocolate, dried fruits, vanilla and cocoa powder. Sweet and roasted flavour of chocolate, wood, vanilla, dried fruits and alcohol. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2009
Bottled. Quite much black colour with mediumsized brown foamy head. Aroma is sour wood, mild roasted malts, caramel and some notes of alcohol. Flavour is liquorice, toffee, some wood, some alcohol, spices and also some dark riped fruits. Quite sweetish sour aftertaste with some toasted notes.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19310) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2009
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Very black, beige head. Slight menthol aroma. Sweet and full bodied withsome asphalt. the whisky flavour is quite subtle, but takes the sharp edges of Black Albert and stills some of the inheritent brutality. Licorice mingles with bourbon in a careful finish. A tamed monster.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty slightly tart aroma with hints of chocolate and wood. Smooth roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor with some oaky hints. Has a roasted malty licorice finish with some oaky hints in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , 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.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14380) - 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.
Excellent.


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