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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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".


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2010
UPDATED: APR 14, 2010 Draught @ pre-ZBF Festival 2010, Kasteel der Lakebosschen, Lakebosschendreef 4, Ruddervoorde, Belgium.
Clear dark black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, tobacco, light berry sweet, smoke - peat. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20100304]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2010
From tap. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is clean coffee and dark roasted malt. Flavour starts out coffeeish with a light sweetness and roasted malt flavour. Dry and bitter with a roasted dark toffeeish note. Smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2011
Bottled. A pitch black beer iwth a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of tar, roasted malt, peated smoke, bread, and dark chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, dark chocolate, bread, iodine, and peated smoke, leading to a dry smoked finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2010
On tap. Pours an opaque black with a small light brown head. The aroma is oozing with booze but also something reminding me of solvents or chemicals, not overly bad but certainly not pleasant either. Very full-bodied, plenty of roasted malt, again somewhat chemical - perhaps it’s just the heavy alcohol that shines through. Perhaps some age will mellow the sharp edges in this beer. 141110

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Draught at PreZBF 2010. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel, alcohol, liquorice and chocolate. Roasted flavour of caramel, alcohol, chocolate and liqurice with notes of smoke, dried fruits and hops. Roasted finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 7, 2010
Bottled (from Struise Beershop). Pitch black colour with mediumsized reddish brown fluffy head, that disappears quite quickly. Aroma is nicely roasted malts, some alcoholic sweetness as well as mild peated and smoked notes. Quite stinging whiskylike sweetness. Flavour is roasted malts, quite peated and smoked as well with some wooden notes. Some liquorice, alcohol, toffee and dark fruits and berries have also found their way into this beautifully balanced beer. A very mellow and balanced Imperial Stout combined with some Caol Ila notes, but in a rather mellow way. As for whiskies I think Caol Ila is a borderline case for me, the 3-4 ones I’ve had have been way too aggressive and brutal for my likes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2010
Bottled, thanks baggio! Very black, dark brown head. Aroma of vodka and resin. Sweet and hugely full bodied with dense mouthfeel. Like dinking tar. Smokey and asphalt and petro - this is Jesus Built My Hotrod in a bottle. Inky bitter finish. I feel I just got hit by a train...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle @Chris O. Pours a black color with a tan head. Has a roasted malty whisky chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate licorice and smoky whisky flavor. Has a roasted maltty shisky chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2010
4th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Opaque black beer. Dark malt and some green vegetable on the nose. Rich dark malt with a little fruit in the undertone. Dark red fruit plus subtle dentyne/bubblegum. A little unsweet dark chocolate. Finishes dry. The Caol Ila is quite subtle but the peaty dryness comes through. TLingering bitter hop aftertaste. Tasty and complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
Bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, bb 2015-03
Black color, with giant creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, cream, cardboard, yeast, light phenol; amazingly, later it develops fruity notes of strawberries. Full bodied, with a round mouthfeel; good flavor of roasted malt and dark chocolate, although the roastiness seems just a tad too high, but at least there is some moderate sweetness to balance it; some dry liquorice, coffee, low sourness from the roasted malts; strong bitterness; more roastiness in the final. Powerful but not fully cohesive.


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