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


on tap

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RATINGS: 851   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zaf (308) - - MAY 14, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2015 da questo momento in poi (cambio gettoni allo zbf 2013) comincia un vero e proprio delirio/declino..il birrificio struise diventa il mio principale punto di riferimento..e come potrebbe non esserlo??da quello che ricordo posso solo dire che su 4/5 birre assaggiate ognuna era un vero e proprio capolavoro..nel vero senso della parola..aromi impressionanti,complessi all’ennesima potenza..ogni sorso era un tripudio di sapori quasi impossibili da decifrare completamente ma che sicuramente meritano un altro assaggio..per la maggior parte ho assggiato birre scure,come questa..micidiale e il tutto servito alla spina insieme al GATTO LOPEZ :D zbf 2013 la mia ammirazione verso questo birrificio non cesserà mai..a distanza di 2 anni e mezzo sono riuscito a ribeccare questa cuvee delphine che tanto mi aveva (probabilmente) sorpreso allo zythos beer festival ma della quale ricordavo pochissimo..è scura come la notte con una schiuma marrone scuro a grana fine alta 3/4 dita..dannatamente persistente e densa,rende la birra clamorosamente bella..l’aroma è superlativo,incredibile davvero.. c’è di tutto..note di cioccolato e caffè,sicuramente liquirizia e vaniglia, frutti scuri tipici di de struise e del belgio in generale,legno e torbato del whisky fanno da sfondo a quanto l’aroma riesce a sprigionare..piacevolmente carbonata si rivela essere molto diversa dalle Imperial Stout inglesi o Scandinave..il gusto è un tripudio di sapori esattamente uguali a quelli sentiti in aroma,mischiati alla perfezione..esaltano le pupille gustative!! man mano che il sorso lascia la bocca,rimane un pèiacevolissimo tostato diverso dalle solite imperial stout,accompagnato da sentori dolciastri fruttati e cioccolatosi,anche caffè..questa è arte,questa è birra,questo..è il Belgio!

datrael (608) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 22, 2017
Vintage 2013. W aromacie czekolada, czerwone wino, estry, czerwone owoce, nuty bourbonowe, beczkowe. Z wyglądu brąz wpadający w czerń z obrączką beżowej piany. W smaku czekolada, kakao, wanilia, nuty beczkowe, czerwone wytrawne wino, nieco fenoli, bogate i przyjemne. Ciało dość gęste, degustacyjne, goryczka palona, niska. Ogólnie przyjemne, poukładane piwo o beczkowym charakterze

EvNa (502) - Ede, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2017
Bottle. Vintage 2013. 11% ABV according to front label, 13% according to back label. Anyway: A strong one... Color: Black, very thin beige head. Taste: Dark roasted malt, bit earthy, notes of coffee, chocolate, boozy, hints of peat, vanilla and bourbon. very nice and rather complex. No harsh flavors, smooth taste and, although the high volume of alcohol, pretty easy drinkable. Medium body. Great beer to enjoy slow sipping at a relaxing moment.

SinH4 (6265) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2017
2012 bottle, many thanks Werckmeister! Pitch black color with large beige head. Aroma is black chocolate, caramel, vanilla, nutella, some green peppers, brown sugar. Taste is vanilla, black chocolate, burnt wood, surprisingly sweet (compared with the Black Damnations I've had recently), a touch spicy yeasts, some cherry and brown sugar. Silky mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation. Beautiful!

Goodfella86 (17) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2017
A personal favourite since I started drinking good beer and probably one of the first barrel aged stouts I ever drank. 2013 vintage tasted in 2017. Poors jet black like the deepest winter nights. The nose is an immediate hit of chocolate, roasted coffee and vanilla. Burnt bread, charred onions in smell and taste. Black liquorice. Body is relatively thin for the type of beer. Light but consistant carb. Bitterness you get with burned toast keep popping off giving this vintage an off flavor.

stupre (529) - Nanterre, FRANCE - SEP 28, 2017
33cl bottle purchased @ La buvette Bourg en Bresse. Belle robe noire avec mousse brune. Nez sur le prune et la cerise. Attaque sur la cerise. Notes de cacao et de café.Final réglisse avec une belle longueur apportée par l'alcool.

beermastersasho (143) - - SEP 2, 2017
First expression - boozy and thick. But then - its not so hard to drink it. There is something strange in this beer, unusual. Notes of whiskey, then liquior. Sweet, coffee, hay... black as night. Aroma is nice. Then it becomes little bit hard to drink. Really strange beer - but normal of Struise. I see people dont like this beer and people that say - my favourite. Anyway - one of the best beers.

Evilkniamhel (1039) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle from beer palace, Oslo. Pours opaque black with coffee crema head. Nose of molasses, burnt toffee, coffee, Christmas cake, boozy. Taste is brown sugar, ginger nut biscuits, toast, roasted malts.

ctipping (2236) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2017
330 mL bottle. 2011 bottle originally reviewed 11/29/2012. Black with less of a head than Black Albert. Similar thick mocha collar. Nose is light bourbon with a touch of barrel character. Chocolate and cherry comes through, similar to Black Albert. Strangely, not as boozy smelling as the 5-year-old bottle of Black Albert I had. Tastes of vanilla and bourbon up front, but subtle. Much more of the cherry flavor followed by rich chocolate. The bourbon is back in the end along with a bitterness that I find strange. Falls a little short of the base beer here. Well carbonated. Pretty chewy aside from feeling a bit too overcarbonated at points. I prefer Black Albert to this, although this is quite good on its own. Just seems that some of the characteristics that make Black Albert great have been pushed aside by the barrel, which isn’t strong enough to be the centerpoint of the flavor.

jgb9348 (6482) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Super dark coloured brown body with a thinnish, oily slick of a tan head. Aroma of very rich malts, soy sauce, a bit of caramel, malt and a big dose of anise throughout. Full-bodied; Strong rich roasted malt flavours with some oats, grain and alcohol front and centre. Aftertaste shows much more of an assertive matl characteristic and a deep pungent bite of anise. Overall, a nice rich beer with plent of malt and even more self pungency and depth than I saw at first.A nice beer, but definitely pungent and bitter throughout. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from SuperMarket Liqours in Fort Collns, Colorado on on 05-June-2017 for US$6,99 sampled in my hotel room later in the day.

martjoobolut (5122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2017
Bottle, vintage 2012 (from Speciaalbierpakket.nl). Pours black with brownish head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, roast, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, chocolate, vanilla, roast, malt, very mellow. Overall: great brew.

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