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

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RATINGS: 457   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".


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2011
tap - brackish, brown pour, no head. thick milk chocolate shake with boozy, dry bitterness. Thick mouthfeel, bitter covers the palate. Resinous, piney hops with a roasted, warming finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1823) - Waasland, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2011 Bottle at home. Tasted right behind the nr 4 from the same series. Looks are the same. Almost pitch black in the glass, little head, hold very good, but this one disappears a bit quicker i think. Aroma doesnít feel that heavy in the nose, less coffee, more sourness and fruity. Taste about the same, softer then nr4, good biterness, roastiness, coffee, a bit more "fresher" then the 4, more fruity, something nice in the end of the taste/aftertaste. Very good beer, but right after coffee club, it misses something, and the sourness gets in front to much it seems. But ofcourse, again, very good beer! Retaste from tap at 31/1/11

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (1814) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1792) - Athens, GREECE - APR 16, 2010
Bottle 330ml from Struise online store.Black color with average brown head. Aroma wood, sugar, chocolate. Taste smoke, wood, ash, hints of whisky.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 Bottle from the local shop. Popped this one with Beastmaster. A huge gusher from the start. Finally stopped and poured into mini snifters. Pitch black pour with a small dark brown head and no light showing through. Aroma is a combination of sour cherries, roasty chocolate, green apple, peat and scotch whiskey. Yeah, pretty sure itís not supposed to be like this. Flavor follows with a good amount of peat and roasty chocolate, alongside some sour black cherry and sour apple flavors. Mouthfeel is bold and thick with low carbonation. This is really disappointing. Bottle was a hefty sum to begin with at $43, but now paying that is a travesty. Afraid to pop my Damnation II now. Still drinkable I guess but not a big rich BA stout like one would expect.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1781) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Draft, The Trappist. Good beer with some interesting barrel notes, but the flavors donít seem to work as well as in the base beer. The aroma has a lot of Scotch whisky booze. Itís just a bit overwhelming. Roast, chocolate and coffee notes lurk below, but Black Albert has such a great aroma that this was kinda disappointing. The mouthfeel seemed a fair bit thinner than normal BA, presumably from the barrel time. Taste was also a bit too boozey but otherwise had some nice stout flavors and big barrel note. The barrel note really isnít bad. Itís actually a rather complex whisky note, just a bit strong. I think I might prefer this beer with some age on it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1767) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2014
330ml bottle BB 29/12/2016 Diabolical black sump oil in my glass. Holds a pale brown espresso foam. Intense nose; vegemite, vinous plums and cherries, darkest of espressos and chocolate, treacle, vanilla, charred oak, with an earthy smokey spice. Seriously thick, oily stuff. Low carbonation, clings to the palate, yet dries out with a big hit of acrid roast. Delivers a big dose of treacle sweetness upfront on the body. More intense black coffee and cocoa powder, followed up by port-like vinous fruits. Lingering oaky spice and subtle earthy smoke. Warming finish with firm bitterness. Sinister stuff, very full on. Despite it all, probably underdelivers compared to its parent beer, Black Albert.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1752) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 12, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with brown head. Roasted, peaty aroma, also some coffee. Roasted and peaty taste, also alcohol warmth, with some coffee and dark chocolate. Full body.
Earlier Rating: 3/24/2013 Total Score: 4.5
Bottle. Pours black with little beige head. Licorice and sweet caramel aroma. Roasted and sweet taste, with some licorice. Slightly alcoholic. Excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1749) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black, with a solid brown head. Aroma is malt, whiskey, wood, and fruit. Flavor is whiskey, roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee, and wood. Nice, full body. Another good one in this series.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2010
Nose of some spice (coriander), cereal, weak sweat, sweet late malt, feel is mediumheavy, carb is wine-like, taste is chocolate, warm notes of cooked vegs, some iron and a whiff of alcohol.


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