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

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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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The Black Damnation series is a dark twist of Urbanís 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 Meliaís (Mes) favorite Whisky, the "Caol Ilaís Distillers Version 1995".


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2487) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Tasted on 1/26/12 from a 330mL bottle purchased from the Struise Webshop. Pours absolutely pitch black, with a very thick brown head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is super dark and roasted coffee and dark chocolate with some molasses, and a very dry and peaty Islay Scotch aroma. The flavor is dark chocolate and molasses up front, moving to the more roasted notes of coffee, and the oaky and smokey peated Islay Scotch. The body is massive with just lighter than average carbonation and a very long bitter roasted coffee and smokey Isaly Scotch finish.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeSammy (549) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2015
No head, deep brown. Whisky, smoke, oak, light boozy notes. One of the longest finished I have come across. Tail end: tobacco, oak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy App

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2737) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle with big thanks to Christos. Medium scale gusher. Black with tan head. Aroma is slightly smokey, vinegary, whisky. Taste of ashy smokey whisky with some vinegary notes and licorice. Tangy. Not sure if itís as intended but interesting and decent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (1001) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bomber shared by Eric, thanks! Gushed a bit on opening. Pours black coffee with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, acetic, cherry. Flavor follows nose. Slight sour cherry probably not intended. Metallic finish. Still, not too shabby.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2601) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap at RIBCO, pours pitch black, much like the others with a thin light brown head, the aroma is pretty roasty with a lot of dark malt and chocolate, the flavor has a heavy chocolate front end with a lot of roast in the finish, mouthfeel is a tad thinner than I was expecting, booze is still pretty evident, meh.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mutz (668) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
Tap@ schooltje Oostvleteren. Zwart van kleur, crÍmige kraag die snel weg is. Ruikt niet zo heel sterk, smaakt echter Łber. Een fruitige stout, aardbeien. peperig,volle smaak.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (806) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
On tap at Sergio's World Beer. The pour is jet black, oily, with no head to be found and no lace. The aroma is heavy on dark fruits and a beautiful light maltiness. The light roast carries through from start to finish. The flavor is much of the same. There is a sweetness to it, followed by the light fruitiness and then it fades out to a nice roast. The mouth feel is extraordinarily thin. There is minimal carbonation and a lingering fruity maltiness going on. Started out well, but disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (647) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2014
Draft at Schoolke. Pours black with little head. Aroma has lots of peat, chocolate. Taste is fortanetly much less peat, whisky, chocolate, boosy.
Earlier Rating: 10/31/2013 Total Score: 4.1
On tap at Antwaerps Bierhuiske. Pitch black with small brown head. Low carbonation. Nose is coffee, notes of smoke. Taste is mainly smoke, but very well balanced with coffee, dark fruit and alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (2022) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2014 Bottle care of Harrisoni. Iím 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. Itís 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 (776) - 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 (991) - 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 ]


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