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Cuvee Delphine - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

421 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 223
Gots: 86 | FT: 6
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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Photo of MaartenvanDoorn
3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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. The mouthfeel is in order, a good thick beer. Overall an okay beer!

MaartenvanDoorn, Sep 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

wesside89, Sep 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

ncelauro, Sep 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

BuzzLitebier, Sep 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Anatole, Sep 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

ddedhed, Sep 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

CDCNAM, Sep 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

simoen, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Rand_ale_Thor, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of cbutova
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Ebenezer's 2013. Reviewed from notes.

A- Poured from the tap into the Ebenezer's 2013 stemmed goblet. A one finger tan head forms with decent retention. Creamy ring leaves nice webs of spotty lacing.

S- Dark roast malts and a nice dark cocoa note with a hefty dose of aged dark fruits coming in with it. Oak and whiskey hints in nicely with some raisin, spicy and vanilla feel as well.

T- Massive chocolate and figgy plum/raisin/dark fruit like in the base Black Albert. A large burnt dark grain maltiness with nutty and caramel as well. Oak is big with some whiskey and vanilla staying in check. Has a Quad spiciness mixed in with the big stout which makes plenty of sense.

MF- Super silky body with some creaminess to it. Lower end carbonation makes it a nice sipper considering the massive ABV and flavors. Super thick and oily with a nice roast bitter alcohol warming.

Super complex blend of Belgian Strong and Imperial Stout elements. The oak/whiskey adds to it all in a subtle rather than taking over the beer flavors at hand.

cbutova, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

standardcherry, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

dirtylou, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

starrdogg, Aug 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

cfaulman, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

CypherEnigma, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Reagan1984, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

jwat, Jul 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

BAsbill, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

4 oz. served into a tasting snifter at ChurchKey. From notes, and implicitly compared to Black Albert.

A: Pours a very dark ruby color. The head is a one finger khaki shade with retention typical of the gravity. Not as impressive looking as Black Albert.

S: There is a lot of roasted/charred malts, fudge, licorice, and subtle dark fruits. Where this differs from its non-barreled brother is the wonderfully subtle bourbon on the aroma.

T: This is going to become a broken record, but the gist of the flavor profile is as follows: Black Albert with bourbon. Initial chocolaty flavors slowly turn into a fruity middle and a roasted finish; only this time the back end sees an injection of well-balanced bourbon and *very* light oak.

M: A bit hot next to Black Albert. All that means is that the alcohol presence is about what you'd expect from a 13% BA imperial stout (maybe a bit less), though many of the positive qualities Black Albert had (like drinkability) are still here.

O: On its own, an excellent barrel-aged stout. When compared to Black Albert, it improves on it a few ways (more complex aroma and flavor profile), but is also a bit worse in other aspects (not as aesthetically pleasing, mouthfeel isn't as great). Really, it's less "which one is better than the other" and more "which one is less fantastic than the other". Between the two, I'd choose Black Albert, but you really can't go wrong with either one at all.

ThisWangsChung, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

WOLFGANG, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jun 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

jlisuk, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

MaseFace, Jun 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

RichardMNixon, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of gillagorilla
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Max's (from notes 6/21/13)

A: Pitch black with a nice mocha head.

S: Sweet smelling malt with a bit of a roast on it. Also, some surprising floral notes.

T: Sweet and at one time I got an almost medicine taste to it (not really the sweetness but a combination with the other flavors, but not bad). Almost no aftertaste for me. Balanced with something I can't quite place but pushes the flavors well. No alcohol burn or even hints at it, well masked for 13%.

M: Only a bit of carbonation but overall quite smooth.

O: This was quite good and I got it because someone else was excited to try it here on BA, glad I did. Great stout with good flavor.

gillagorilla, Jun 22, 2013
Cuvee Delphine from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.