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


on tap

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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaghana (4636) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle 75cl, a dark beer with low brown head. Nose is on leather, peated and dark coffee notes. Aroma is on dark chocolate, licorice, nice peated notes and even smoked ones, body is smooth and sweet, good carbonation for this alcohol level. Finish is on peated and licorice, nice whisky notes, subtle oak touch, long sweet peated notes with more than 20 minutes duration. As usual from this brewery, the beer is technically perfect, creamy, complex and full of flavours, but mainly for peated whisky fans though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3221) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
The second variation on the Black Damnation theme, this time matured on Caol Ila whisky barrels. Dense and sticky, deep beige foam, colour black. Powerful, complex aroma of caramel, cacao, coffee, tobacco, smoked meat, brambleberries, peat, whisky, oak,... Concentrated, complex taste, dark fruits, thick and oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, strong roasted bitterness, late spicy hop bitterness, and above all an unmistakable woody, smoky and peaty whisky flavour, that lasts long into the finish. Again a great and complex product.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm_Warning (82) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle from Beautiful Beers. Aroma is of whiskey, liquorice, black malts, dark chocolate, peat and dark fruit. Pours as a savagely black vessel with a short lived small tan head. Tastes of sweet whiskey, dark berries, liquorice, rich dark malts and smokey peat with a dark chocolate finish. Thick mouthfeel, a smooth as silk velvety texture with a very soft carbonation. Overall, a genuinely incredible beer, a pretty expensive beer that's for sure but definitely worth it for the dedicated beer drinker out there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1574) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to antonfred all the way from Greece. Spewed pitch black with crazy tan head. Was a gusher because they didnt leave enough airspace in the neck when bottled. Aroma strong with woody oak smokey lil peat roast choc. Light carb thick bod. Taste of smokey peat light bitter. Pretty good. If youre a scotch guy youd love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kosmokrator (517) - ITALY - JUL 7, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2014 Impenetrabile e viscoso color nero con un pannoso e soffice velo di schiuma marroncina poco persistente. Al naso cioccolato amaro, caffè, malto tostato, frutta passita e whisky; gusto dolciastro e caramellato, pieno e rotondo, leggermente zuccheroso e mediamente tostato che evolve verso un finale con intense note di liquirizia e una parvenza di torba. Corpo pieno, effervescenza debole, struttura oleosa. Imperial stout spessa e sontuosa, ottima!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
666ale (74) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Massive imperial stout, but not good as mocha bomb that is amazing. More smoked, more viscous and more carbonated.okay!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EddyBeer1 (1044) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2014
Noire de noire, effervescence légère, col brun épais. Malts bien torréfiés, très bonne amertume, légèrement fumée, fruits murs, moka, fèves de cacao, alcool bien présent mais pas envahissant, toutes petites notes de whisky, très longue en bouche, plutôt ronde, un peu sèche sur la fin. Un must!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (1139) - USA - JUN 27, 2014
750-ml bottle from maxs @ "PriBAB" @ casbahcafechicago (byob). stunning. luscious peat. had mixed feelings about sharing the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (955) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3711) - 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)

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