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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Black Damnation series is a dark twist of Urban’s mind. His idea is to realize a dozen beers with the use of Black Albert, and over a period of two years, that are as black as hell, filthy rich in the nose and with a massive taste.

Black Damnation III was made with Black Albert that aged for 3 months on Paul Melia’s (Mes) favorite Whisky, the "Caol Ila’s Distillers Version 1995".


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilverfoX (740) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
port, blackcurrant, vinegar, black coffee, oak, Pitch black body with some tan lacing, thick malty goodness with some strong port notes, incredibly well balanced the high abv is well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2234) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2015
June 5, 2015. Bottle (33 cl) at home courtesy of kraddel, thanks!
Black with a medium sized creamy brown head. Aroma is sweet with raisin, dark berries, licorice, chocolate, roasted and very light peat notes. Taste is medium sweet dark berries, licorice, light soy notes, light to medium bitter roasted with bitter roasted, sweet dried fruits and soy finish. Medium to full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - MAY 3, 2015
Dunkelbraun bis schwarz. In der Nase dunkle Früchte, leichte Säure, Beerig, etwas Schoko, belgisch. Am Gaumen Rotwein, Alkohol, Kakao, dunkle Früchte, KAffee. Sehr schön.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeSammy (559) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2015
No head, deep brown. Whisky, smoke, oak, light boozy notes. One of the longest finished I have come across. Tail end: tobacco, oak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy App

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3068) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle with big thanks to Christos. Medium scale gusher. Black with tan head. Aroma is slightly smokey, vinegary, whisky. Taste of ashy smokey whisky with some vinegary notes and licorice. Tangy. Not sure if it’s as intended but interesting and decent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (1511) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bomber shared by Eric, thanks! Gushed a bit on opening. Pours black coffee with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, acetic, cherry. Flavor follows nose. Slight sour cherry probably not intended. Metallic finish. Still, not too shabby.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap at RIBCO, pours pitch black, much like the others with a thin light brown head, the aroma is pretty roasty with a lot of dark malt and chocolate, the flavor has a heavy chocolate front end with a lot of roast in the finish, mouthfeel is a tad thinner than I was expecting, booze is still pretty evident, meh.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mutz (713) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
Tap@ schooltje Oostvleteren. Zwart van kleur, crêmige kraag die snel weg is. Ruikt niet zo heel sterk, smaakt echter über. Een fruitige stout, aardbeien. peperig,volle smaak.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (1025) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
On tap at Sergio's World Beer. The pour is jet black, oily, with no head to be found and no lace. The aroma is heavy on dark fruits and a beautiful light maltiness. The light roast carries through from start to finish. The flavor is much of the same. There is a sweetness to it, followed by the light fruitiness and then it fades out to a nice roast. The mouth feel is extraordinarily thin. There is minimal carbonation and a lingering fruity maltiness going on. Started out well, but disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1144) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2014
Draft at Schoolke. Pours black with little head. Aroma has lots of peat, chocolate. Taste is fortanetly much less peat, whisky, chocolate, boosy.
Earlier Rating: 10/31/2013 Total Score: 4.1
On tap at Antwaerps Bierhuiske. Pitch black with small brown head. Low carbonation. Nose is coffee, notes of smoke. Taste is mainly smoke, but very well balanced with coffee, dark fruit and alcohol.


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