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

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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 780   ABV: 26%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bourbon barrel - aged Black Albert (Cuvée Delphine) Imperial Stout, processed in the Eisbock way.

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4.5
fonefan (50524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle @ LCRBM 2008, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
[ Courtesy of Urbain and Carlo ]. Clear dark black color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, coffee, oak, cask wood, vanilla. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration. The alcohol is very well hidden. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft and very smooth. ;o)) Thanks again Urbain and Carlo, [20081025]

4.5
yespr (47002) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
LCRBM08, courtesy of Carlo and Urbain. Pours dark brown to black with a small chocolate brown head. Aroma is smooth malty, wineous and vanilla. Flavour is smooth wooden oak, vanilla and nicely roasted malty and alcohol warming. Smooth and vanilla to wineous finish. Extremely smooth and pleasant sipper.

4.3
Ungstrup (38215) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2010
Draft. A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has strong notes of alcohol and chocolate combined with medium notes of roasted malt. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of roasted malt and chocolate, leading to a dry roasted and alcoholic finish. The body is oily thick.

4.2
joergen (28949) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2010. Pitch black coloured with a huge brown head. Roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of liquorice. Roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and liquorice with notes of hops and alcohol. Roasted, hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.

3.8
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2011
Draft @ Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma with some hints of licorice. Roasted malty warming coffee and chocolate flavor with some bitter hints. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate finish.

3.7
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2011
[email protected] & Sim’s Wedding (Thanks to the random guy with a bottle, who gave me a pour!). Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, some wooden notes, liquorice, mild toasted notes as well as some slight alcoholic sweetness. Flavour is being liquorice, vanilla, chocolate, some slight toasted notes as well as mild plum and wood as well.

4.8
Travlr (25745) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2010
BigMomma and I helped supervise Urbeer’s preparation of this one for the 2nd BBF at de Molen. To check his work, we had to taste it every few hours, as it plummeted to - 3 degrees, and then dove further into the icy depths. Final strength tested at 26.8%, and we schlepped it off to de Molen. At the festival, just to ensure that the integrity of the beer remained intact, we sampled it periodically over both days. This rating is from the version we had for breakfast on the festival’s second day. THEN, steptin generously shared his bottle of this nectar with us, with Matthias, and with the back seat of Matthias’ Mercedes. Black enough to suck some light from the room. Thick, creamy dark brown head that upholds small round metallic objects placed in the glass. Aroma is concentrated whiskey, bitter cocoa and burnt espresso. Taste is rich, thick, chewy, and causes tingling of the tongue and soul. Bitter finish that progresses to thoracic warming and gentle esophageal moaning. Miraculous stuff.

4.4
cgarvieuk (25680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2010 tap at de Molen ... blak ... big bubble tan head ... rich coffee toffee malt nose... silkly smooth ... big coffee ... light dry finish ... quite a lot of alcohol ... little oxidation ... full body ... soft chocolate ... real nice ... Tk2 De Molen ... deep black ... rich soft roast malt ... light coffee nose ... big coffee roast ... rich solid malts ... silky smooth .. very rich ... but what wins this is how drinkable it is... this is probably the most drinkable big beer ive had

1.3
omhper (25538) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2011
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Near black, no head. Syrupy alcoholaroma. Super-mega sweet with black hole style body. Compact with syrupy sugar, resin and burning saccharine compressed to a singularity. Inky and very aggressive. Yikes, this is certainly not for me.

4.1
madmitch76 (25246) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2010
24th September 2010. Borefts Beer Festival.
Opaque black beer. Surprisingly big brown head. Rich dark chocolate and minerally coffee. Dark malt - lots of other subtle things. But the most remarkable thing here is it’s drinkability. It looks and drinks like a beer and nothing like a spirit (a la Schorschbock, Bismarck etc). There is hardly any warmth from the alcohol which is astonishingly well hidden. An amazing piece of brewing craft!


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