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

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RATINGS: 410   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".


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1107) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
330 mL bottle tasted alongside the first four in the series, served in a snifter. Pours black with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are big notes of molasses and Islay malt, along with oak, roasted malt, chocolate and a touch of earth. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with a light-moderate bitterness for balance. In addition to the notes from the nose, the body develops the Islay malts quite nicely, showing off the peat. It closes with a long, lingering malty, whiskey finish. On the palate, it is full in body with a creamy texture and very soft carbonation. Overall, this is a truly amazing imperial stout, definitely the best of the early part of the series.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2010
330ml bottle. Bought in Belgium @ Struise. Pours black. Has a brownish head. Aroma is loaded with dark chocolate, coffee, sweet liquorice and wood. Flavor is from dark chocolate, coffee, tar, wood, dried dark fruits and burnt malt. palate is fantastic. Smooth and medium dry.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2011
bottle thanks to Cletus. Pours black with a beautiful brown head, which left good lacing on the glass. Nose is of alcohol, chocolate and berries. Taste is of chocolate-covered berries. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Very rich. Nice brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1084) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle at konttori, tampere. Temptating black color with light brown head. Aroma of licorice, salmiakki, roasty and chocolate. Smooth delicious taste of chocolate, licorice, roasty, whiskey barrels.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasmusOtt (1063) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2011
Pours pitch black with a dark brown head. Aroma is smoke, peat, vanilla, dark sugary fruits, liquorice, light acetone and woody alcohol. Taste is big strong and sweet. Add a bit more liquorice and roasted notes, but it’s still vert very sweet and the alcohol is there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1045) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Draft at ChurchKey. Pours black. Aromas of scotch, dark fruit, dark chocolate. Taste is scotch, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and very subtle tartness. Body is just a bit lighter than medium. Very smooth for 13%, no detectable alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slayer85 (1044) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle. A pitch black beer with a large, frothy, creamy, fully lasting brown head. The aroma is moderately malty. There are notes of roasted/burnt grain, chocolate, whiskey, oak, vanilla and alcohol. The flavour is heavily sweet, lightly sour, lightly bitter. Some coffee in the taste. Full body, creamy texture, average/lively carbonation, extremely long finish with heavy bitterness, heavily alcoholic. Very nice appearence and after all complex, but there is too much whiskey, it’s almost harshly alcoholic, and perhaps the burnt malt note is excessive. I liked Black Damnation IV a lot, this is an OK beer, but not at the same level of Coffee Club or even the regular Black Albert, as far as I’m concerned.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1041) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2011
Good looking but very soft nose. Very fruity and slightly sour taste. Lots of chocolate and brandy soaked cherry. Bits of ash, char, cherry and peat in finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esox (1028) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2010
Black beer, creamy beige head. Plentiful of aromas: licorice, vanilla, smoke, some tar, caramelly malts, chocolate the finish. Subdued but balancing herbal hops. Sweet maltiness, not very bitter. Full bodied, syrupy texture. Rich and comforting. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2010
Bottle shared by Mike. Thanks Mike!! Pours black with tan head. Aroma is coffee, dark fruit, chocolate, tobacco, and booze. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and has a burnt taste, ash, and finishes with a nice boozy mellow flavor. Nice.


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