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

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RATINGS: 418   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".


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmahut (992) - 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 (185) - 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 (274) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer, bitter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3131) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
@zebf 2014 - Aroma is dry, woody, slightly vinous. Flavour is fruity, vinous and has lots of bitter roasted malts. Strange bitter-tart mix.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1270) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoet, koffie, chocolade, vanille en gebrand. Smaakt vanille, koffie en iets gebrand. Iets bittere afdronk.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2309) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottle 750 ml at home, into a snifter. ABV 13% Pitch black colour on the body, one finger of dark brown head sitting on top, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass and a small foam island on the surface. Aroma has lots of roasted malts and chocolate, the whiskey notes coming slowly from the back and remaining subtle, at least until the next swirl of the glass. Typical aroma of Black Albert too, with a touch of sourness. Taste has also a touch of sourness before the roasted malts kick in, iodium and whiskey, great taste, light alcohol on it Medium thick body, low carbonation. Sticky palate with a light burning. Overall a great beer, very well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arve_Christian (3092) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
On bottle from Beerplanet.be. Black color, ok offwhite foam- high viscosity .Roasted aromas, coffee, licorice, malt : high intensity- also nice barrel influence. Full body & high complexity. Light sweetness at first, goof balancing bitterness . Very enjoyable

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6495) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 14, 2014
Where and how: gift , 330 ml bottle 2009 VINTAGE
Aroma quiet aromatic, vinous chocolate, hint of vanilla, with a aromatic hop vibe on top. Roasted cocoa beans with dark molasses as canvas. 8+
Appearance : 4-
Top: dark beige cap that finely coated glass walls
Base: dark brown.
Palate : medium bodied with medium lighter carbonation. Mid walls.
Taste : cola, chocolate, astringent nutty hint, molasses. Rich bold sweetness at base. Alcohol dryness helps in balancing this act.
Other notes huge hefty brew.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mverity (265) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
Valentine’s Day gift from EM, bottle from Proof. Pours the blackest of blacks with creamy chocolate colored head that started at an inch, then settled into a very thick collar and a thin layer of foam across the surface. Good legs and light lacing. Aroma is very odd: smells earthy and funky, like a farmhouse style funk. I get some black raspberry and black currant. Taste is rich dark malt, light smoke, a touch of coffee with all of that dark fruit at the tail end and aftertaste. There’s a faint briny flavor, maybe from the scotch, and some woodiness present as well. Silty and rich thick mouthfeel, full bodied and low-medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2014
Draft. Black beer with a brown head. Herbal and rich malt flavor with light licorice. Malt and light toffee flavor with herbal notes and alcohol. Medium-plus bodied. Malt and alcohol lingers with herbal notes and caramel.


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