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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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".


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (770) - USA - JUN 27, 2014
750-ml bottle from maxs @ "PriBAB" @ casbahcafechicago (byob). stunning. luscious peat. had mixed feelings about sharing the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (899) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours pitch black with a ring tan head. Aroma has licorice, molasses, sweetness, dark fruits, roasted malts and a bit of tartness. Taste has berries, dark fruits, coffee, roasted malts, some tartness and a medium bitterness. Over medium body and medium carbo. Good, but unfortunately a bit infected.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
Black as night, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, ash, brett, peat, loads of coffee, chocolate. Bitter flavour, coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and ash. Full body, finish syrup, caramel, brown sugar, peat and ash. Nice! I was a bit surprised though to find brett notes in such a strong beer.
(From 75cL bottle shared @ DDvdK tasting room)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wim (2827) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2014
taster at the school of struise black colored body with an off white head and a spicy dark fruit malt aromas a spicy hop sweet caramel malt fruity taste with a alcholic bitter finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3288) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle shared. Oily black pour with creamy brown foam. Aroma is rich tons of roasted grain, licorice, dark chocolate and molasses. Taste is sweet, burnt grain bitterness, massive anise, roasted grain, pure dark chocolate. Palate is full bodied, chewy with light carbonation. Huge beer, but really enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2943) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). From verbalessence, thanks! Pitch black with a small bubbly beige foam and little legs. Aroma is of coffee, whiskey, roasted malt, dark chocolate, alcohol and light dark fruits. Taste is also of whiskey along coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood, boozy notes and hints of dark fruits. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Warming finish. Quite complex and tasty. Not as decadent as other from the series. A little dryer too. Still a really good RIS.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (522) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Black with creamy brown head. Plastic whiskey smells. Rich and smooth, little bitter from the whiskey, rich and bitter fades smooth. A little smoke comes through too.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmahut (1017) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle at Delirium. Deep black body with medium tan head. Aroma has light toffee, evident alcohol, whiskey character, very smooth, almost creamy. Taste has medium roasty bitterness, short lasting astringency, dry on tongue. Dark chocolate. Light dark fruit sweetness, whiskey notes. Body is full, light oily buy dry on finish, medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
theothermatt (187) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2014
On tap at Falling Rock Tap House. Big, Big Beer. Nose of peat, smoke, bacon, and charcoal. Rich, malty backbone. Hints of coffee and grit. Finishes dry and smoky. Would go well with a ribeye.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (283) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer, bitter


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