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


on tap

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RATINGS: 827   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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
Shark_Pants (651) - - FEB 11, 2014
Pours very similar to Black Albert - beautiful pitch black, lots of carbonation, big dark brown frothy head. Aromas of bourbon, leather, vegemite, chocolate, espresso, vanilla. The taste is magnificent. Bourbon notes, charred meat, chocolate, vanilla, cream, espresso. It’s quite sweet at first and then dries out nicely before finishing with a welcome bitterness and tartness from the barrel ageing. Velvet smooth and super creamy in the mouth. A really fantastic beer worthy of the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
90 (76) - BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2016
Mijn favoriete stout. Dit bier heeft alles, balans, kracht, subtiliteit, soepelheid, zuur, zoet, droog, olie, voldoende chocolade, koffie, noot en caramel. Héérlijk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13671) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle 2009 vintage poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, dried fruit, oak and light bourbon. Palate was medium to full bosied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, dried fruit, oak and light bourbon with a smooth lingering fruity chocolate finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hansk (12) - Fakse Ladeplads, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2016
One of the best Stouts I’ve tasted so far. Parate, taste, smell and all going up in a big explosion of impressionis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (831) - GERMANY - OCT 17, 2016
Pours a motor oil color with a bigger, bubbly beige head. A beautiful lacing coats the surface of the glass entirely after a few minutes, regaining its fluffiness after swirling. Smells of milk chocolate, dried orange peel and a flowery barrel quality. The barrel consists of old oak, peppers and cinnamon, amped up by the fruity orange peel. Offers a lower carbonation with tiny bubbles to it, producing a nice refreshing aspect to the otherwise creamy malt foundation. Maintains a pleasant balance, with a lighter mouthfeel and only a note of Bourbon becoming recognizable. Tastes of dark chocolate with lots of cream, fudge and a pleasant warmth, bringing the barrel to the palate. It consists of dried lemon peel, black pepper hull, a flowery hop note and cinnamon, leading to a soft milk chocolate and toffee sweetness. Finishes with a warming bite, more peppers and toasted malts among caramel and a faint fizziness underneath the cream, topped off by rock sugar. Sweet and warming with just a peppery, spicy note of Bourbon amongst a nice chocolate creaminess. This too brings the De Struise typical sweetness to the palate, while the body of this is huge enough to process it playfully.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Imaena (2280) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle. This is a thick and rich stout. I loved black albert but this has raised the bar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
daigoon (164) - - SEP 25, 2016
330 ml bottle of 11% version. Nearly black with small brown head. Sweet taste with some alcohol, chocolate and roasted taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (7895) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3894) - 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

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