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


on tap

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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks Tom L. Very black with tan head. Sweet aroma, very little soy and also something burnt. Umami taste, slightly salty and then sweet. Smooth, full body, alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
My night cap on 31st Jan 2014: a shared 0.75 litre bottle at the end of the Belgian Beer Board website bottle exchange. Good beer to finish on. Black, oily and flavoursome. My taste buds were shot by now and my notes are difficult to decipher in the cold light of day. I liked it, that’s for sure: don’t really know why though! Alcoholic, coffee and oaky in flavour and smell, according to my scribble, with a full, rich depth of body. That will have to do.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hohops (126) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Poured into a snifter. Pours like oil, dark brown head which doesn’t last long. No light escaping at all. Aromas of coffee, chocolate fudge, slight whisky notes (not as much as expected), bit of vanilla sweetness. The taste is bitter, very dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee/espresso, undertones of whisky-drenched dark fruit- plum and raisin. Some vanilla sweetness towards the end, with a little bit of alcohol warmth. Thick and viscous, coats the palate, almost chewy. Very full bodied and intense, and very nice indeed.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Homer321 (976) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
750 ml bottle bought at knighly spirits in Orlando. poured into a snifter. moderate brown head, pitch black color. Ho Lee Hell. Acetobacter and vinegar in the nose initially, followed by a solvent, sharpie marker kind of smell. taste is not pleasant, very phenolic and off putting, tastes worse than any high alcohol farmhouse ale I’ve ever had. This is foul and I hope the distributor or store is doing something about it since these beers aren’t cheap. This could quite possibly rival Lambeak Wants Blood Orange for the worse sour beer I have ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (716) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at maxs, aroma is dark fruits and roast with some boozy whiskey. Taste is similar with a more pronounced whiskey burn

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (212) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Taster on draft. Black pour, thick and viscous. Coffee, chocolate, caramel .. Smooth whiskey finish ... Delicious!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (1602) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft at Max’s Belgian Beer Festival. Pours almost black with a fizzy beige head. Tastes smokey, roasted, very earthy, ashy, raisins, and dry. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet, ashy, roasted earth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Tap at Max’s. Pours opaque black with fizzy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, raisins, fig, earthy notes, oak, and faint vanilla. Flavor is roast malts, earthy and chocolate bitterness, dark fruit esters, oak, and whiskey; dry finish with a touch of booze. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1108) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2014
330ml bottle BB 29/12/2016 Diabolical black sump oil in my glass. Holds a pale brown espresso foam. Intense nose; vegemite, vinous plums and cherries, darkest of espressos and chocolate, treacle, vanilla, charred oak, with an earthy smokey spice. Seriously thick, oily stuff. Low carbonation, clings to the palate, yet dries out with a big hit of acrid roast. Delivers a big dose of treacle sweetness upfront on the body. More intense black coffee and cocoa powder, followed up by port-like vinous fruits. Lingering oaky spice and subtle earthy smoke. Warming finish with firm bitterness. Sinister stuff, very full on. Despite it all, probably underdelivers compared to its parent beer, Black Albert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (1810) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
On tap at Brugge beer festival 2014, Belgium. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, slightly bitter, rich, heavy and boozy like the others in the Struise series but still very good.

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