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98
style
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 780   ABV: 26%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bourbon barrel - aged Black Albert (Cuve Delphine) Imperial Stout, processed in the Eisbock way.

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fletchfighters (1498) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
A-- Poured soy sauce black. No light, no visible carbonation, not much really. Did get a very short lived dark chocolate head that went away quite quickly. Massive dark chocolate oily residue left in the glass afterwards. Took two washes to get it all out. S-- Soy Sauce, chocolate syrup, molasses, and dark fruits. Nose is quite light for the size of the beer and the ABV level. Very little alcohol smell. T-- Soy sauce, burnt rubber, ash, char, molasses, honey, tobacco, chocolate, roasted malts. I could go on with the taste as there were a lot of flavors with this. What i liked was that the char, ash, and burnt rubber were subdued. A drinkable Mikkeller black I thought. M-- Big, evil, mean, slick , syrupy, oily, and peaty. Really came across as a massive scotch to me. As soon as it warmed up some the ABV was in full force. Made it hard to drink for me. Zero carbonation. O-- Could not drink more than a few ounces. Some points it was brilliant, other times not. I was at a massive disadvantage as that I was driving and could not do more than a few ounces. Either way it was difficult for me to drink and just gave up. Base beer is far better than anything Mikkeller or De Molen has done but I would not buy or really want again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Black color with tan sheen.Deep roast, milk chocolate, vanilla aromas. Full bodied. Nice vanilla, milk chocolate, deep roast malt flavors, warming finish--good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Urbain shared BD 5, 6, 9, 10 next to each other. Shit man! Black, rich creamy dark tan head with amazing retention. Nose is huge, dry earthy notes, peaty, faint cardboard, fair bit of roasted malt and light chocolate. Taste is obviously enormous, peaty and earthy with light cardboard and some dark fruits. Bitter chocolate with rich roasted malt in back. Heat there but pretty well hdden for the abv. Body is extremely thick and viscous with strong carbonation and dry finish. Tons of flavor with some minor issues and average integration.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ahrens (37) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Big body and a very thick imperial stout. Smell: egg yolk, heavily roasted, caramel and vanilla. Taste: roasted, sweet, alcohol, Chinese anis, acidy, oak and high bitterness

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (3690) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle shared by TurdFurgison at DLD 2011. Thanks Eric! The beer is black with a mocha head that hangs out for a brief period before leaving a bit of lacing on the snifter. The aroma is big and potent, with scents of chocolate, raisins soaked in booze, coffee, oak, smoke, and more. Impressive. I simply had no idea what the hell I was getting myself into. As someone said in an earlier review, Black Tuesday is for sunny afternoons by the pool. You think youve had stout milkshake before? Think again. Thick? This would be the star of the TV show "The Biggest Gainer". Its the subject of Stephen Kings new novel, "Thicker". If Chuck Norris could be any stout in the world, he would be Black Damnation V, and beat the shit out of Black Tuesday just because he could. Its thick. Seriously (I think Black Tuesday is phenomenal, for the record. I am strictly referring to the full bodied feel on the palate). The flavor brings a wealth of chocolate, roast and booze, with additional flavors of coffee, dark fruit, and syrup. I really dug this beer. It may not be for everybody, but Urbain concocted a gem here. I never imagined I would enjoy a 26% abv beer so much. January 5, 2012 Huge thanks to drabmuh for opening this. Split a few ways. Its nice to try this in a quieter, more sober setting. When the beer is poured, it appears more viscous than any stout I have yet encountered. The aroma is wonderful, as I remembered. Alcohol is present, but amazingly unobtrusive. 26% ?!? Feels so smooth on the palate. A delightful beer to sip and savor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2012
bottle @dmacs willblake is back in NJ tasting-thanks jtclockworkpours black that sheets the glass and still. Aroma is roasty dark malt-anise, some dark fruit, wood. Taste is wood, roasty dark malt-anise, some dark fruit, 2nd earthy hops.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2755) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
750ml bottle from Sarro. Opened after a 5 year vertical of Dark Lord and a 2011 Black Tuesday so you would think that the palate would be completely toast...and Im not lying it wasnt perfect but this beer was able to blow past my somewhat compromised palate and make an impression. Black with a hint of mocha head, surprising amount of carbonation as the cork popped out. Oily, thick, viscous - lots of booze although it does not overwhelm - in fact it seems like it belongs, chocolate, some coffee, sweet malts, vanilla, some molasses, light soy, and some liquorice - smorgasbord of intense flavours that meld reasonably well. Sweet, malty, low carbonation (even though the cork popped), covers your mouth in an oily dark texture and the finish just keeps on going. Something that is worth trying at least once but open the bottle with enough friends

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jale (11) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Pours deep black with little head. Malt cocoa and coffee in the nose. Taste is huge booze, but hey its 26%. Cocoa, coffee and some burnt raisins. Alcohol really covers up the flavor profile. Sticky and a bit cloying.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bacterial (2955) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
Pour shared by Greg and Caleb - thanks! Wow. Dark. Thick. Both understatements. Sweet boozy nose, thick warm chocolate coffee booze port goodness. Like the symbiont Venom from Spiderman crawling and coating every nook and cranny of your mouth and throat. This is a good thing. A very good thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (6042) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2012
Poured a viscous pitch black body that is super oily and totally coated my snifter, no head to speak of. The aroma is HOT!!! Loads of alcohol, nicotine, tobacco, vanilla exract, wet espresso, licorice, molasses and corn syrup. The body is total heat with a syrupy feel and light carbonation. Flavor is a bit better then the aroma with lots of burnt toast, molasses, corn syrup, black licorice, vanilla exract, honey, cognac. This one grew on me and is a nice super slow snifter sipper but at 26% its like, hmm why 26%???


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