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


on tap

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RATINGS: 728   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

rodenbach99's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3563) - Longueuil, Quebec, - FEB 5, 2013
Bouteille de 330ml. Vintage 2011. Merci Pat. Bière brune foncée avec une mousse brune épaisse collante et durable. Le nez est frais, de chocolat, fruits, de bourbon et tabac. La bouche est décadente, épaisse, visqueuse, collante. Les saveurs sont marquées tout comme l’alcool. Très buvable, digeste, mais faut faire attention à l’alcool. Il y a du chocolat, des grains rôtis, l’amertume est parfaite. Le boisé est bien intégré, il augmente les saveurs sans jamais les masquer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4822) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with good retention recedes to hug rim. Hot espresso and soy aromas. Thick with licorice and hot chocolate upfront turning to vanilla in the lasting burn finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChtiBreizh (148) - Rennes, FRANCE - JUL 26, 2015
33cl bottle. Bottled on 09/2014 and drunk on 07/2015. Opaque black with a thin frothy head that does not last long, nearly no lacings. Vinous, sherry-like, molasses, roasted, lots of black chocolate, liquorice. Very sweet, and slightly bitter, alcoholic. Full bodied and soft carbonation. No clue about the effect of barrel aging as I did not try Black Albert yet. Wood is not easy to feel at least. Complex, good but a little too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (907) - - JUL 25, 2015
Black pour, creamy tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, nuts, booze. Taste is fudge brownies, figs, maple syrup. Creamy palate. A little too sweet for me but still pretty impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Idiosynkrasie (4906) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2015
330ml bottle [13% abv]. Jet black colour with late awakening, average to huge, thick, creamy, fully lasting, superbly lacing, tan head. Complex dark malty aroma, notes of treacle, molasses, vanilla, leather, dried dark fruit, caramel, toffee, some yeasty spiciness in the background. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, notes of molasses, treacle, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, dried dark fruit, additionally mild yeasty spiciness with a Marmite touch; oily texture, super soft and slightly sticky palate. Unbelievable drinkability, very harmonious and holistic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fombe89 (614) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2015
Botella @II cata Ratebeer Asturias. 19/07/2015 Vintage: 2012 Color negro opaco, espuma beige, sabores dulces, cerveza muy compleja y espectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
clockk (186) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2015
Sabores dulces, olores a cafe, Gran espuma consistente, mucho cuerpo. Cerveza esquisita.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (2768) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle at Kulminator antwerp . Wow looking back on these notesites thus was by far the most epic beer tasting night I’ve had. All these awesome beers in one place. Sweet almost Belgian candy though this is a stout. Black body . Some fruit elements that make this an interesting and unique stout. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Borup (7852) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
From tap at KØ 15. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, licorice, fruit and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zwiebel88 (608) - GERMANY - JUL 11, 2015
Tiefschwarz, dunkler SChaum. In der Nase dunkler Zucker, Schokolade, dunkle Früchte, Portwein, Kakao, leicht belgische Noten. Am Gaumen sehr lecker: Dunkler Zucker, Kakao, Schokolade, Kaffee, dunkle Früchte, Karamell, etwas Alkohol. Eine Mischung aus Imperial Stout und Qudrupel. Rund, cremig, gut karbonisiert, süffig. Weltklasse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3502) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2015
VIntage 2012. Bottled 9/2014. This brew fills the glass with a luscious, deep, dark chocolate liquor body and a heaping dark burnt chocolate foam topping. Ethereal bouquet of sublimated chocolate liquor accompanied by licks of bourbon (Four Roses) and sweet alcohol nectar, that is soon overtaken by overtones of coconut. Smooth body that almost evaporates into the mouth. No rough edges. Smooth black debittered malts and chocolate malt flavors everywhere. A bit too sweet though on the finish, with coconut and honey notes wrapping around the tongue. This one would benefit from another 14 or so months in the bottle.

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