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

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RATINGS: 844   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (7835) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle, 2011 vintage. Pleased to get a hold of this one. Black with a full tan head. Looks quite good. Smell is quite toned down - some whisky, hairspray. Body is medium to big. Taste is yeast, chocolate, red apple, spice, some background coffee, belgian quad, dates. Bitter finish with red wine tannins and soy. Alcohol comes through a bit like an alcohol mouthwash. Pretty complex and interesting. I like that the barrel aging is subtle unlike many similar beers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbudd19 (1009) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
Thanks to Slovak for this you rule man! Thick oil pour with a little bit of caramel tan head. Wonderful aroma of roasted malts, hops, mild vanilla and oak. So I am biased because I really dig black Albert and needless to say I was stoked to try this and it did not disappoint. Flavour is roasted malts, epic smoothness and a mild bourbon tang from the barrel treatment. Not a bourbon bomb (no cloying sweetness) and the treatment has left all that I love from the original black Albert in tact with some added complexity. Wonderfully done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (2874) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2013
Prachtige zwarte kleur met een volle bruine donkere kraag. Geur van kers, vanille, roasted en koffie. Smaakt vol, chocolade, vanille en een brandende nasmaak.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DutchDrebus (5884) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
Tasted @ Borefts ’13. Opaque, pitch black colour with a small brown coloured head. Smells alcohol, raisins and sweet. Tastes sweet, liquorice, raisins and alcohol. Full body, nice carbo - but too alcoholic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Borefts 2013. Poured deep dark brown. Aroma of roast malt, dark chocolate, dark, alcohol soaked fruit. Full body, flavour as the aroma, vanilla smooth.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (6683) - FINLAND - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle. Black. Oily licorice, dark maltyness. Long finish. Old raisins, very murky old malts. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1223) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
Draught @ BBF 2013. Pours black with a generous brown head. Looks amazing. Aroma is very fruity, some raisin, chocolate, creamy. Smells really good. Taste is medium sweet and average bitter. Great combination. Lots of chocolate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (1168) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2015 The beer was poured from the bottle in the glass. It foams heavily, very nice. The beer contains lots of alcohol, and you can taste that. It is a heavy beer. It tastes mainly like coffee and alcohol. Chocolate as well, cool! The mouthfeel is in order, a good thick beer. Overall an okay beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (9150) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 28, 2013
Tap at Borefts 2013. Poured a deep mahogany with a huge frothy tan head. The aroma is rich red berry fruit. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich fruity, slightly sweet raisin palate that simply masks everything else. A super beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (7578) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Draught @ sbwf13. Poured black with no head. Quite flat. Roasty aroma, licorice, molasses, dark fruits. Flavor has molasses, roastedness, candy sweetness with aniseeds in finish.

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