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

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RATINGS: 392   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".


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10609) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2011 tap @ mikkeller bar. pitch black, smooth white? head. aroma of booze, wood and roasted grains. flavor is spicy, herbal, roasted grains, faint black beries, booze. bottle: pitch dark, smooth brown head, aroma of wood, whiskey, salt, roasted malts. whiskey and oak dominates the aroma. Flavor is oak , sour from oak, roasted grains, red wine, whiskey.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
Bottle from Bier Temple in Brussels. Pours black with a foamy dark tan head. Aromas of scotch and oak. Very thick body. Very mild carbonation. Slightly sticky; burnt malt, "scotch" and oak. No significant heat - barely detectable. Almost chewy. A smoother version than the Brewdog equivalents.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 24, 2010
Botella. Pitch black colour, light brown head. Lovely aroma of deep roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, some smoke. Great filling mouthfeel. The flavour is just sooo great: lots of heavy roasted malt and chocolate with coffee, some smoke, dark fruit, bit whisky. Pleasant bitterness. Sweet roasted malty chocolate long lasting finish. Yum indeeed!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10091) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Draft. 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2010
First sampling at the schoolhouse in December 2009, courtesy of Urbain who described it as "it’s what people dream about, but what we drink." Second tasting on draught at pre-ZBF, March 2009. Further samplings on days #1, 2 & 3 of bottle fermentation. Black. Dark tan head, even apparent on day #1 after bottling. Aroma of roasted malts, dark bitter cocoa, prunes, very subtle whisky. Flavor has rich chocolate, wood, dark fruits. Bitterness progresses rapidly after bottling, bitter dry finish in other tastings. Wonderful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Süßer und deutlich kaffeeartiger Antrunk, ausgeglichen. Dazu deutlich malzlastig, was sich schnell steigert. Dabei gleicht die Süße aus, so dass die Malzigkeit nicht so stark erscheint, wie sie eigentlich ist. Sehr schokoladig, herllich aromatisch, gleichzeitig wirkt der Hopfen frisch und bringt so neuen Schwung in das Bier. Sehr gelungenes und erstaunlich weiches Bier. 8/12/12/10//11

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (9944) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
A: The pour seems to live up to the name of the beer and looks black in the glass with a small mocha colored head. S: There’s quite a bit of smoke and peat on the nose with plenty of roast to go with it. I don’t get too much in terms of chocolate or coffee. Maybe some vanilla, but certainly whiskey and booze are evident. There’s some rubber in there too. T: Things don’t change much on the palate. Lots of smoke and peat along with a slight rubber flavor. Pretty roasty with the whiskey being strong. There’s a really distinct soap flavor to the beer which I don’t find very appealing. M: The body is medium, nothing really special for an imperial stout, with a low, smooth carbonation. D: Not as good as the other beers in the Black Damnation series, not by a long shot.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (9922) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is licorice, cocoa, coffee, dried fruit, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, coffee, licorice,cocoa, dried fruits. Full body. Very nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (9853) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle @ DØE tasting. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and whisky. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily and smooth. 211112

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (9839) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2011 Tap @ MikkellerBar and Bottle. Black with medium brown head. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vinous, dark fruit, peat and islay whiskey.


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