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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1745) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1741) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Draft, The Trappist. Good beer with some interesting barrel notes, but the flavors don’t seem to work as well as in the base beer. The aroma has a lot of Scotch whisky booze. It’s 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 isn’t bad. It’s actually a rather complex whisky note, just a bit strong. I think I might prefer this beer with some age on it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1740) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1721) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 26, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en casa beni bar. Junio de 2012 de zombier. Una de las primeras imperial stout potentes en empezar a tomar. Alucinante sabor con toques quemados intensos y con final de madera. Cuerpo fuerte y gran sensación alcohólica. Una Grandisima cerveza de la que teníamos que haber pillado mas botellas.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1700) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Pitch black, quite a dark brown head. Aroma: dark fruit, brown sugar, yeast, light butter. Taste: licorice, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, light peaty, creamy chocolate. Full bodied. Would have like to get a more pronounced Caol Ila influence in this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (1696) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dazz3 (1695) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2011
5/5 in darkness. Smells smokey malty. Chocolate, coffee malty, abit smokey with a chocolate smokey finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1678) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1669) - 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.

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