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

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RATINGS: 425   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".


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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (864) - 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 (2795) - 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 (595) - 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 (2243) - 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 (2549) - 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 (1482) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2014
Dyft av frukter, mye kiresbćr. Dyp sort farge. Tynt brunt skum, ring langs kant. Svak smak av lakris med en markant og god smak av kirsebćr.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2789) - 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 (1016) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (2831) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pitch black body with a dense brown film. Vanilla, farmhouse, redwine among the flavors on the nose. Alco warm and malty then some islay notes appears. Pungent and full bodied. Hint of ash in the finish. Most enjoyable.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adster (424) - HUNGARY - SEP 13, 2014
Mennyei, az eddigi sörös pályafutásom során tapasztalt illatok közül a legintenzívebb aszalt gyümölcsös aromák fejlődnek fel egy süteménytöltelékes, baracklekvéros, eperdzsemes díszítéssel, melyekhez szépen sorban csatlakoznak a vaníliás-kókuszos, majd egyre mélyülő konyakos, likőrös illatjegyek, mindez egy erőteljes füstös, hamuszerű, faháncsos lepelbe foglalva. Az összetett karakter kiteljesedése időben egy szemvillanás alatt következik be, izgalmas sokszínűsége mégis jól elkülöníthető, önmagukban is lebilincselő komponenseket tartalmaz. Pokolszínű teste elsőként egy aprószemű és sűrű szövésű, bizsergető szénsavhálóval kapaszkodik meg nyelvünkön, amiben leghamarabb túlérett cseresznye, pirosgyümölcsökből készült befőttek és trópusi aszalványok zamata akad fenn, melyek útközben egy leheletnyi alkohol befecskendezésével teljesednek ki, hogy a korty végén a főzet sötétebb arcát is megmutatva némi égett dohányszerű, fekete földes, fás jelleget öltsenek, amint egyre lejjebb és lejjebb haladnak... A leírt hatást vizuális síkon bézsszínű, kissujjnyi vastag habja erősíti, amint a kortyolások során a pohár falára felkapaszkodva komótosan csúszik vissza az ezerszínű test mázsás súlya által. Az idő ez esetben nem feszíti szét a művészien megkomponált egységet, leghatásosabb funkciójaként a kisimult testben felfedezhető, ízjegyeket felerősítő jellegét vélhetjük felfedezni.


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