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


on tap

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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle at home (thanks to Dennis for an IP trade) 22/10/12. Pitch black with a big coffee head that retains well. Nose comprises dark fruits, booze, light roast malts, cocoa, plasticine, whisky. Tastes of roast malt, dark vinous fruits, dates, raisens, chocolate, woody tones, light smoke, touch of booze/whisky but the alcohol is expertly disguised ! Very smooth full bodied beer fine carbonation, great on the palate, dry and sweet finish. A little too sweet overall to make this a great, but none the less ticks most of my beer boxes!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (14086) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (13468) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (13341) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12959) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12501) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2010
33cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Brown-black body, no head. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, smoke, faint raisin. Sticky full body, no carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12408) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
(33cl bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a black body with a small brown head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, charred, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, char, smoke, toffee, caramel, and coffee with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Black with a small, light brown head. Aroma of licorice, ink, wood, and a faint hint of peat smoke (just the way it shuld be). Sweetish rich licorice flavour with smoke, tar and charcoal adding to the complexity.

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