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


on tap

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RATINGS: 713   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.

WillemsUrenkel's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WillemsUrenkel (885) - Oldenburg, - NOV 1, 2013
Pours realy black and oily. I say black! Brown head. Full nose of berriefruits, strong coffie, chocolate. Starts with dark chocolate sweetness, not so strong as expected, more smooth but heavy and oily, slightly drinkable! The 13% alc are totally hidden. Malt hints in the second row. More fruity coffie to the end. Great one! Big thank you to kappldav123 for this experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (4095) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle at Cherry Reds, Birmingham city centre. Really, really delicious. Lovely brown froth. Leathers tar, leathers imperial. Thick gobfeel. Great rich taste. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (2902) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
2nd annual midland tasting group. Bottle shared by Garrold, cheers Gary, beer of the day for me. Black beer with small tan head. Aroma of roast malts, licorice and dark malts. Taste is licorice, boozy, sweet dark malts and some tar. Sticky palate. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4348) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle during 2nd Annual Midlands tasting group; dark brown pour with a creamy mocha head, aroma has bourbon roast malt, taste has sweet chocolate, roasted malts, some vanilla, tar, some ash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6836) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Molasses and big dark fruity notes, mild roasted malts, raisin, vanilla, and mild bourbony notes. It’s fine, but these big boozy Belgian stouts are usually much too rich for my tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (922) - LUXEMBOURG - JUN 24, 2015
Pitch black with a very fie poring toast coloured head. Aromas of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dark red fruits, plums, oak and caramelised dates and walnuts develop. Smoothly carbonated, with a rather mild texture and a full body. A bit sweet and astringent tasting of vanilla, coffee/espresso, roast malts and bitter chocolate. lasting sweet-bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (490) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2015
Btl in Western Australia. Looks..black w/ cherry cola hue, dark tan sml head. Smells..molasses, bourbon, coffee liqueur candy, sweet roasty malts.. Tastes..thick, viscous and chewy.. Coffee candy, bourbon, oak, vanilla, choc, some spice and a little alcohol heat. OMG good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kapusil (767) - HUNGARY - JUN 16, 2015
0.33l bottle. Black body, brown head. Aroma of coffee, milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, booze and spicy hops. Taste of whiskey, chocolate, cream, brown sugar and figs. Full-bodied with creamy texture. Awesome beer. Rating no 750 btw :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brandman (2338) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Pitch black body, brown head. Aroma has some sweet coffee and molasses, roasted Candy and dark fruits. Flavour is very sweet and quite complex with darj fruits and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (941) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 14, 2015
330 ml bottle, 2012 vintage, from Ammersin 5, Vienna.
Black body, with a medium, dense, creamy, dark beige head.
Aroma of bourbon, dried and dark fruits, cocoa, liquorice, some coffee, some alcohol.
Tastes of dried fruits, coffee, cocoa, liquorice, bourbon, wood, liquorice, some booze.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes roasty, quite dry, a bit alcoholic, with coffee, wood, some bourbon, liquorice.

Tasty. Well integrated bourbon, not too dominant, with lovely coffee and cocoa notes and overall greatly balanced. I don’t like the typical Belgian sweet dried fruits notes in an Imperial Stout too much though. So this isn’t among my favourite beers of this style, while it’s still really enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
milo91hd (157) - Lecce, ITALY - JUN 10, 2015
Bottiglia. Colore nero impenetrabile con una schiuma beige fine e abbastanza persistente. Aroma di malto tostato, cioccolato, caramello e alcol. Al palato l’ho trovato molto beverina nonostante un corpo molto oleoso e i suoi 11 gradi, i sapori sono molto simili all’aroma, nel finale si sente il liquore e l’amaro dell’affinamento con il bourbon. Fantastica birra.

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