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

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RATINGS: 463   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maledictum (754) - Pyongyang, - FEB 23, 2012
Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet woody malt flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bierridder_S (686) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2016
16 & 17/09/2016 @home - 75cl bottle from a trade with Jurgen Simoen. Thick black colour with nice brown head leaving a nice thick lacing, even a day after opening the bottle. Nose is dark malts, light peat. Taste is first dark malts, heavy roast, some sweetness, vanilla, chocolate, some peat. Very complex but drinking nicely. Wow!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1461) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
Sampled at Klooster. Pitch black with no head. Notes of liquor, whiskey, scotch, cherries, cocoa, chocolate. Medium to full body, soft mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (3919) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle shared. Black with brown head. Blackberries up front, after a while they’re gone though. Licorice, light peat, toffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, marzipan, vanilla, lots of herbs. Over medium bodied with under medium bitter finish. Full bodied with slick feel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (2719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle courtesy of scotty001 at Klooster delft. Black with light tan head. Big sweet roasted malts. Fruity berries, juniper, chocolate. Big sweet, light roasty bitter. Over medium body. Soft carbonation. Big alcoholic sweet fruity finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a deep dark brown color. Small tan head head that lasted throughout. Aromas of bourbon and wood. Flavor was a lot of bourbon, hints of smoke, chocolate. Full bodied and creamy. Tasted more bourbon than beer. WOW, this is a flavorful beer!!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1884) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2016
Bottle from trade with Douberd, shared with friends. Many thanks! Massive gusher. Pours black with tan head. Chocolate and cherry aroma and taste, not so much else, slightly sour. Most probably not how it’s supposed to be even though it tasted quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - JAN 20, 2016
750 ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Gusher. Black color with brown head. Aroma is roasted malty and yeasty, chocolate, licorice, coffee, caramel, dark fruits, dried fruits, vinous, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste, no acidic notes as I was expecting from the aroma, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, dark fruits, smoked notes, tar. Medium to full oily body with soft to average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (3935) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle, older vintage, bb December 2016. Pours a jet black beer with a nice, medium sized, creamy brownish head on top. Aroma of blackstrap molasses, licorice, roasted malts, sweet syrup and no booze. Flavor is intense sweet, loads of cloying, sticky molasses and licorice. Slightly peaty and oaky in the very back. Incredibly full, well balanced and softly carbonated. No real alcohol burn, though the sweetness says it all. Very powerful, very nice. Long sweet aftertaste and sticky mouthfeel. Great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (1177) - ESTONIA - NOV 29, 2015
Pours black, bit of brown foam, not much of it. Aroma has some stronger liquor, barrel dominating, feels a bit boozy, some peat and dark chocolate. Taste is also somewhat boozier and maybe more like usual BA. Peaty, some leather, sweetish, rather powerful actually and getting better when it warms. Whisky barrel comes through. Excellent stuff again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2015
75cl bottle, tasting @ Chez Alain, Rennes. Deep black with a creamy head. Aroma is strong coffee, cocoa, roasted malts, whiskey, wood, light peat. Sweet with a roasted and bitter finish. Very good.


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