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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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".


Crosling's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Silky black. Nose presents a deep fragrance of chocolate cake and mocha, with a touch of peat. Drinks like a more mature Black Albert, with just light traces of peat and barrel. Insane richness. Decadent silky dark malt goodness, super chocolaty, roast, sweet dark fruit. Finish lasts for minutes, initially dominated by fudge and then black licorice. Will only get better with age.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (997) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kosmokrator (456) - ITALY - JUL 7, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 10, 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
666ale (54) - 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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EddyBeer1 (840) - 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!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (685) - USA - JUN 27, 2014
750-ml bottle from maxs @ "PriBAB" @ casbahcafechicago (byob). stunning. luscious peat. had mixed feelings about sharing the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (811) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, 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)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wim (2667) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2014
taster at the school of struise black colored body with an off white head and a spicy dark fruit malt aromas a spicy hop sweet caramel malt fruity taste with a alcholic bitter finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (2940) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle shared. Oily black pour with creamy brown foam. Aroma is rich tons of roasted grain, licorice, dark chocolate and molasses. Taste is sweet, burnt grain bitterness, massive anise, roasted grain, pure dark chocolate. Palate is full bodied, chewy with light carbonation. Huge beer, but really enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2644) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). From verbalessence, thanks! Pitch black with a small bubbly beige foam and little legs. Aroma is of coffee, whiskey, roasted malt, dark chocolate, alcohol and light dark fruits. Taste is also of whiskey along coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood, boozy notes and hints of dark fruits. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Warming finish. Quite complex and tasty. Not as decadent as other from the series. A little dryer too. Still a really good RIS.


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