Cuvee Delphine - De Struise Brouwers
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4.31/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
330ml brown bottle purchased from Platinum Liquor in Bellevue Hill.
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.
Taste is rich and dark: burnt toffee sweetness on the fore, with a nuttiness coming through closer to the back, which develops into coffee and char. Clinging cherry booze character structures the whole thing—or perhaps its better to say that it invades the structure—it's always present from front to back and side-to-side. Finish is remarkably clean: the booze helps everything evanesce, leaving not much roast or bitterness.
Feel is smooth and slick, but almost frothy as well: it's as though the volume increases in the mouth, leaving it lighter, but fuller at the same time.
Overall: excellent, excellent stuff. Beautifully rich and full, but with a lovely structure to keep it coherent and drinkable. I love it.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 07:07:17 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.89/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark brown body with one finger head that left some lace patches. A mixed aroma of dark fruits like figs/raisins as well as a chunk of roasted malts and some woody booziness. Taste is more of the same as it is a heavy bodied beer that has some good sweetness behind a dark, roasted malt body. Good balance. Not real complex but real enjoyable
Serving type: on-tap
02-22-2014 16:58:17 | More by clayrock81
Cuvee Delphine from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.