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

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on tap
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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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".


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (15642) - Dublin, 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: Thereís quite a bit of smoke and peat on the nose with plenty of roast to go with it. I donít get too much in terms of chocolate or coffee. Maybe some vanilla, but certainly whiskey and booze are evident. Thereís some rubber in there too. T: Things donít change much on the palate. Lots of smoke and peat along with a slight rubber flavor. Pretty roasty with the whiskey being strong. Thereís a really distinct soap flavor to the beer which I donít 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15435) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle @ Bir und Fud Beerstore, Rome. Pours black with a small creamy beige head and lacings. Hard roasted malts, coffee and soy. Oily and stikcy. A bit of alcohol warmth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Draught at Pre-ZBF 2010. Black - brown head. Whiskey, burned, coffee, alcoholic, chocolate, smoothness, high malty, light lactose, licorice, caramel, smokey, dried fruits. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (14833) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (14617) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle thanks to Cletus. Pours jet black with almost no head. Nose is hickory smoke, chocolate, oak and roasted malts. Taste is mesquite bbq smoke, bourbon, chocolate, roasted coffee and roasted malts. Hearty stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (13984) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (13856) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (13510) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2011
330mL bottle, split with manuchampions, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, whiskey, wood and licorice. Flavour brings out whiskey potently, above everything else, with sharp wood and dark (maybe burnt) roasted malts, with a subtle slightly sweetened dark cocoa quality. Really great addition with the whiskey barrels.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 29, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2012 330ml bottle (Tuulensuu, Tampere) (7:5:8:4:15=3.9)
Rich roasty aroma, gentle bacon component. Bacon really takes over in the taste, this is just full of smoky bacon. Smooth sweet palate, decent carbonation lightens the heaviness of the roast. Huge roast, but no astringency. Not quite up to the stunning Black Albert level, but a magical mellow super-rich stout. Not saying 13% at all.
Rerate: Tap (SBWF2012) (6:5:6:3:11=3.1)
Odd aroma, good dark roast, but some sour and bitter bite. Taste is apple seed bitterness. Metallic, a mess. A ruined Black Albert - donít do that please.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13253) - 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.


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