overall
100
98
style
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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unknown

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RATINGS: 321   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2012
750ml bottle. Thanks to drowland for helping track this one down. Pours thick and dark with no head. Immediate hot, sticky aroma. Remarkably drinkable for sitting at 26%. I get a big roasty chocolate then drowned out by alcohol hotness. Very interesting. Glad I got to try it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (2627) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2012
Pours clear golden with no head. Aroma is big foging stout, dark rich cocoa beany chocolate, dates, prunes, figs, bourbon, burnt caramel, dark roasted coffee, weak smoke, vanilla and soy. Taste is alcohol, bourbon, dark sweet fruits, burnt caramel, sugary sweetness, chocolate and soy. The Aroma is so good but the taste is too sweet and alcoholic for me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2012
At the time of this review, this is the #20 beer on the "Top Beers - American Double / Imperial Stout" list, served in a snifter. Beer is oily, thick, thin dark brown head of small bubbles forms, low retention, no lacing, low carbonation. Interesting. Aroma is sweet, coffee, strong, burning alcohol a little, intense. To say this beer is thick is not a good descriptor, it is very interesting on the palate though, it is chewy thick on the front 2/3 of the palate and finishes rather thin. It is like the alcohol of the beer cant cut through the front so it waits for the finish. Moderate roast and bitterness on the finish. I personally cant drink a lot of this but it is a nice sipping beer. Serving type: bottle

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle shared with friends in Athens. Pitch black with virtually no head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, wood, sugar, ripe fruit and alcohool. Oily mouthfeel. Roasted malt aroma, very sweet, vanilla,chocolate. Doesnt feel like 26% but it still is quite alcoholic.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (553) - DENMARK - JAN 17, 2012
This is just insane. Rarely do I come across a beer so rich, I have to say. Color: double black! Nose: intense raisin, prune, espresso combo. Taste: holy crap! Aftertaste: licorice bombs and coffee explosions going off. The mouthfeel and aftertaste are equally crazy - rich, creamy, coating & long and burning. No wonder there is a skeleton on the label, this beer needs that kind of warning.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beernbourbon (1582) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle. Pour is outrageous. Incredibly thick and totally black with a deep red/ brown lasting head. Just beautiful. Aroma is surprisingly subdued with hints of dark roasted malt, dried fruit, faint tobacco, and some alcohol notes as it warms. Flavor is awesome. Rich, deep, roasted malt with hints of dark fruits and very very little alcohol. Finish is long with notes of toffee and rich sweet malt. Palate is so wonderfully soft and luscious. Sticky and huge but quite drinkable for 26%. This is one of the best beers I have ever had. The only thing I can even consider deducting for is the somewhat subdued aroma with a touch of alcohol. So good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbeatty (1245) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle, New Years Eve 2011. Pours thick, like a black hole. Tan head color of coffee crema, no lacing but actual legs of alcohol visible. Nose has rich milk chocolate, toffee, soft roast coffee, surprisingly gentle. Alcohol more apparent as the beer warms, bourbon notes. Taste is huge with bourbon, dark coffee, sweet chocolates, vanilla. Cuve Delphine on steroids. ABV well hidden, hard to believe this is 26% until youre already super buzzed. Mouthfeel on this is unreal- unbelievably thick, slick and creamy, like a silky syrup, liqueur-like in consistency. Overall, yes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JAN 14, 2012
Rating no. 700, shared with the fucking bad boys of Oelkonsortiet. You know what they about small 15% imperial stouts "this pours like motor oil blah blah meh ..." - but this beer literally pours like soy sauce that been boiled for 7 hours and then used as fuel for a 1,000 mile drive. Insane. Aroma is like soy sauce, Kaluha, bourbon, some alcohol, burned wood, coffee, hard roast, a hint of vanilla and toasted cocoa beans. Be not fooled - there is a massive alcohol burn in the nostrils here. Taste is so very intense, soy sauce, a big load of alcohol burn, hard roast and coffee, toasted/burned wood, a good deal if residual sweetness, just all over da place with roast, alcohol, sweetness, umami and wood. Massive body and low carbonation. The drunkness vs. alcohol taste rate is pretty high in the favour of drunkness. Nuff said.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3790) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2012
Black of color with a very small brown head. And aroma of liqurice, roasted, sweets and alcohol. A flavor of liqurice, sweets, roasted and a oily texture.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
So thick it coats the glass like a syrup, flavor is very strong, deep dark roasted malt, caramel, toffee, dark brown sugar, bourbon. Very little alcohol flavor. What really stands out is the way this thick material coats the inside of your mouth like motor oil. May be the thickest beer Ive ever tasted. Shared at Curtiss (Nashvilles Sweetwarer Representative) tasting.


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