Hop Cast – Episode 146: De Struise Brouwers Cuvee Delphine & Mocha Bomb

Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski have pulled out a couple De Struise Brouwers beers from the cellar. To start things off they open the De Struise Brouwers Cuvee Delphine. This 13 % ABV Russian Imperial Stout was a treat to try since it’s rarely seen here in the states. The second De Struise Brouwers beer they open is the Black Damnation II – Mocha Bomb. This 12% Imperial Stout is in the Black Damnation series, one of a dozen different beers using Black Albert. This one contains 50% of Black Albert that was matured for a while on whole coffee beans out of a craft Columbian coffee plantation. Also 25% of Hel & Verdoemenis was also used after being aged for 6 months on JD barrels at Struise. Another 25% of Cuvée Delphine was also used. It was great to try the Mocha Bomb after sampling the Cuvee Delphine, it brought a bit more insight into what was involved in the creation of this beer. If you do get a chance to try the Mocha Bomb we’d recommend doing it along side the Black Albert and Cuvee Delphine.

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