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Cuvee Delphine - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

468 Ratings
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Ratings: 468
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 226
Gots: 107 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-07-2009

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of dar482
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

The beer comes in a dark black color with a bit of head.

The aroma offers a chocolate covered dark fruit. Figs, dark grapes, and balsamic. It almost smells like red wine barrel aged. Some vanilla and hint of bourbon barrel.

The flavor offers bitterness in the front of molasses and chocolate. A cherry fruitiness comes through with sweet bourbon and coffee bitterness on the finish.

An interesting bourbon barrel brew that does not taste exactly of bourbon barrel aging.

Photo of adamostbring
1/5  rDev -76.1%

Photo of ryanpj
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of spw109
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of IpeeA
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of parris
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of BartMcStout
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of ElJosharino
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Herky21
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Triggernils
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Schera’s in Elkader, IA. Poured into a Zwanze 2014 glass 9/20/2014.

A- Dark black body, not particularly oily, but fairly viscous. Half finger brown head that sticks around for a short time, but not a whole lot of lacing. As expected. [3.5]

S- Milk chocolate, bourbon, licorice, espresso. This smells great. Not as complex as some of the other stouts I’ve had, but it’s definitely very pleasing. [4]

F- Milk chocolate and licorice up front, espresso and dark fruits in the middle, an oaky, slightly tart and funky transition to a bourbon-forward finish on the end.[4]

M- Thick bodied, substantial with the finish being a milk chocolate mixed in with a sweet bourbon aftertaste. Very solid, very substantial. [4.25]

O- Solid take on Black Albert. Exactly what I expected. [4]

Photo of Evan
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of ToddBeans
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of BMMillsy
1.15/5  rDev -72.6%

On tap on Kulminator in Antwerp. Pours black with a small khaki head on top. Aroma is--uh oh--more infected BA stout from Struise. These guys have not had a good year with their barrels. Sour apple, funky smokey peat, roast. Flavor follows and is just unbearable. Sour smokey roast and some booze. Nothing else here. Thin body with medium carbonation. After my two infected Black Damnations and now this, I won’t be putting much money into Struise BA stouts in the future. This is a known problem and they keep selling this garbage. Will have to try this again I guess. Kind of sad.

Photo of pants678
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Black, in a flute-ish glass, with a light beige head. On tap at Mikkeller in SF.

Vanilla, bourbon.

Belgian stout are all too rare. Wood's an after thought, the bourbon doesn't hit like I'd expect. Leaves something to be desired, that's a small knock, though. Still, wonderfully rich malt with the right edge. Vanilla, chocolate, malt pulled together damn near perfectly.

As smooth as they come.

Photo of macesq
3.16/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of slowfade
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jaymo18
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black with a brown head.

Rich chocolate, a little sweet, graham crackery vanilla barrel action, some roast.

A little more carbonation than I prefer in such a big stout. Still works for the beer though. Medium bodied. Flavor comes trough with some sweetness, chocolate, caramel, barrel, roast, alcohol warmth, and some dark fruitiness.

Quite a beer here.

Photo of barczar
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage.

Pours a deep, deep brown, with a sense tan head. Cherry, balsamic, bubblegum, and light hints of dark chocolate roast form the aroma. Highly unusual. Flavor reveals similar tart cherry and vinegar, but roast malt and dark cocoa counter and dominate. The finish is slightly roast bitter. Quite complex! Banana and roasted malt round out the profile. There's a lightly phenolic character that's offputting.

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Cuvee Delphine from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.