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Cuvee Delphine - De Struise Brouwers

Cuvee DelphineCuvee Delphine

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

369 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 369
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%


Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-07-2009)
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Reviews by BenZ:
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BenZ

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2.98/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ok, so I loved the BA batch 0, so I thought this would be even better. It wasn't - it seems to be infected. Reminds me a lot of the Berkshire imperial stout that is widely reported to be infected. Oddly I still liked that beer even with the sourness. Perhaps it's because this was such a let down, but I cant give it any higher scores. Such a shame...

I have one more bottle, will update if this changes.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 04:12:29 | More by BenZ
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A - Poured into a snifter a nice oily black hue with a one finger mocha head that left a ton of side lacing. Very nice.

S - Aromas of chocolate galore, bakers, dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, nice roast malts, lightly smokey, inviting.

T - Taste is super chocolate, intense intense rich chocolate, bakers, powder, nibs, dark and strong. Very nice lightly sweet malts, soft roast. Faint Belgian notes, this is just super chocolate though...delicious. some light alcohol but for the most part this didn't drink anywhere near the ABV.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely creamy, light carbonation. Dangerously drinkable.

O - Overall this beer was very tasty, tons of chocolate with a great Mouthfeel. Awesome.

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Pours a deep, sinewy black-brown, oily on entry to the glass. Head forms with little coercion, forming a thick deep brown head of fine bubbles. Lacing is patchy, body is rich, although not holding a lot of carbonation. Looks good.

Nose is gorgeous. Delicate milk chocolate overtones, laced around a sweet vanilla oak and toasted coconut richness. Slight roast comes through leavened with a heady booze tweak: it leaves it slightly buoyant and a little spicy.

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Cuvee Delphine from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.