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

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RATINGS: 843   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 15, 2016
12/4/14 (Bottle, from The Festival poured by Urbain himself! Black Albert’s fruitiness matched with new mocha and char. Body remains lighter and peppy with bright carbonation, as with the base beer. Not in the same category as the big bad bourbon stouts of American ilk, this is much more delicate with a lot of dried fruit notes, even licorice that wouldn’t show up in the former. Really glad I got to try this.) 4.1.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
raufsouza (11) - Brasília, BRAZIL - OCT 6, 2016
Bela imperial stout envelhecida em barris. Bem macia, saborosa, álcool bem inserido. Infelizmente não se encontra tão fácil, mas felizmente salvei uma garrafa.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Imaena (2304) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle. This is a thick and rich stout. I loved black albert but this has raised the bar.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
daigoon (199) - - SEP 25, 2016
330 ml bottle of 11% version. Nearly black with small brown head. Sweet taste with some alcohol, chocolate and roasted taste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (8925) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Black hue under a thin light tan head. Amazing nose of chocolate cake and roast and woody bourbon. Flavor is rich and dark and full of bittersweet dark chocolate, woody charred oak, a bit of bourbon, brown sugar, a touch of vanilla, booze and more roast malt and wood on the finish. Big sugary black malt throughout with a little bourbon and oak heat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (4014) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Draft at Bottlecraft hoping it will balance out the accidental $26 Hair of the Dog purchase I just made! Classic dark stout pour with a brown ring. Big, boozy aroma with some dark malt and demerara sugar. Big flavor with something like those chocolate, cherry cordials. Pretty good and glad I got to try it here. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bawelt (818) - Lyon, FRANCE - AUG 23, 2016
Quel bouquet. Premièrement, tout est parfaitement équilibré, on a un tout a priori impossible à décortiquer. On fait tourner, on laisse aérer et wow : de la levure, un petit peu d’alcool mais qui soulignent parfaitement le café, la prune, la framboise, le cassis, un fond chocolaté, des notes biscuitées, légèrement vanillées (très légère). Un peu de pomme confite ? Pêche ? Le bourbon viendra avec l’aération, léger, noble. La bouche est superbe. Encore une fois, de la complexité, de l’équilibre, de la puissance mais de la finesse. On a tout, le chocolat, des griottes, de la prune, le bourbon, une légère levure, une rondeur équilibrée avec une légère amertume de torréfaction. Ca se boit tout seul. La longueur est magique de puissance aromatique : chocolat, café, bourbon, fruits noirs. A chaque coup de langue, on a une petite bombe aromatique. De la noblesse, de la délicatesse, de la puissance, de la gourmandise... Une bière parfaite en soi.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nicola5555 (12) - - AUG 17, 2016
BIRRA SPETTACOLARE, BEVUTA A GENNAIO DI QUEST’ANNO. UNA DELLE GRANDI BIRRE DI DE STRUISE.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tinoh (55) - Houthalen, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2016
Black Albert 1 jaar lang op Bourbon eiken vaten en je krijgt cuvée Delfine. Dit is het best wat ik ooit gedronken heb ( drink jaarlijks 100 verschillende bieren) .

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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pilsnertest (237) - SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle. 2012 vintage. Pours dark and thick. Taste is sweet liquorice, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar, hints of warming alcohol and spices. Perfectly matched. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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