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

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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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".


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2060) - - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle @ home.... It pours pitch black with a medium creamy light brown head.....The aroma is roasted malt, whiskey, chocolate and coffee... The flavor is awesome! loaded roasted malt, warming alcohol, whiskey, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit... very nice! smokey finish and alc well hidden...


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (1981) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2014 Bottle care of Harrisoni. I’m not sure how old this bottle is. Pours opaque very dark brown to black, thin tan brown head. Nose is a black sugar, alcohol, yeast extract, little salty, prunes, figs, little bit of oxidisation, damp basement, dark chocolate. Taste is a little on the oxidised and damp cellar side of things with heavy alcohol, yeast extract, prunes, raisins, bit of coffee grounds. Potent alcohol. Some bitter roasted and hints of bitter hop maybe, some alpha acids. It’s improving as it warms up. Hint of slight vegetal in there too.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Old 33cl bottle from Garthgargoyle, thanks man! Figured I would crack this for stout day. Anyway, thick black pour, thick mocha head with good staying power. Aroma is very spirits forward, smoke, oak, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is bitter roasted coffee, towards the middle the barrel treatment shines, oak, vanilla, ash, chocolate, finish is bitter, mouthfeel is thick, carbonation medium. Solid offering from the series, nice barrel treatment, I could see this being a bit harsh if it were fresher but seems to be drinking well right now.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (942) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a snifter glass. A: Pours an absolutely black oil color forming a medium thick creamy brown head. Good retention and some spotty lacings left. A thin bubbled brown layer remains forever on the top S: Delicious smell of roasted malts, dark chocolate, oak and liquor. Notes of vanilla, caramel, yeasts and flowery hops. Light alcohol can be felt on the end despite of the considerable ABV T: Damn roasted and bitter. Dark chocolate. Notes of coffee. Evident Black Albert backbone: thanks god! Strong notes of oak and Scotch. Absolutely tasteful beer. Upfront is slightly sweet but it quickly changes to a deep roasted and bitter taste. A beer to beer geeks M: Thick and creamy body. Slightly molasses too. Medium carbonation (not bad to such high ABV). Aftertaste is a intense roasted bitterness O: A masterpiece., simply. As good as a Black Albert. Very intense experience. Not an easy beer, but who cares about the easy ones?! :p [ BA Review @ 11/23/2012 ]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours black, rich chocolate, smoky, coffee taste. Can really taste the whisky.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Beer on tap @ Cafe Sara. October 09, 2014. Beer served in a wineglass. Black in color with a brown head and low carbonation. Aroma is rosted malt,whisky,coffee,oak, some vanilla and dark chocolate. Tastes a bit sweet with whisky and oak notes. A bit warming feeling due to high ABV. A very nice brew in my opinion.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2362) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 10, 2014
330ml Pours a thick silky black color with two fingers of khaki foam. Nose has layers of peat moss, bakers chocolate, roasted earth and hints of licorice and vanilla. Palate follows with nice integration of roast and smoke into a burnt cocoa bomb that is smooth and not overly sweet. Nice lingering earthiness balance nicely with the boozy peat smoke in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - OCT 9, 2014
On tap at Cafe Sara, october 3rd 2014. Black body with a brown head. Aroma is intense roasty with peat, red fruit, toffee, ashtray. Robust taste, licorice, roasted malt, whisky, oak, dark bitter chocolate. Very light alcohol notes. Strong coffee finish with sweetness and whisky. Enjoyable!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1717) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2014
Dyft av frukter, mye kiresbær. Dyp sort farge. Tynt brunt skum, ring langs kant. Svak smak av lakris med en markant og god smak av kirsebær.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2970) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2014
On tap at Café Sara, Oslo. Black with a fairly small browish head. Vinous aroma af dark malts with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, dark berries, whisky, wood and vanilla. Complex and quite massive. Whisky notes are a bit lighter than expected, not so much peat, but still nice. Sweet, but very well balanced. Alcohol is noticeable, but well integrated. Quite delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (1222) - NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Shared bottle at Mi2 15.09.14. Black. Dark beige head. Very complex aroma. Old red wine, dark chocolate, coffee and sweet vanilla. Similar taste. Quite dry. Dry bitterness in aftertaste.


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