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

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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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".


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasmusOtt (968) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mortlach (959) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 20, 2013
20/12/2013 Ma che siete venuti a fa (tap). Nera, densa, impenetrabile, schiuma color cappuccino, leggerissima, poco persistente. Al naso bretta, cuoio, note torbate, caffé, sentori di nocino, amaro dopo pasto. In bocca è caffettosa, con note torbate, liquirizia, finale acidulo, complessa ma confusionaria. Corpo medio, carbonazione soft. Indecifrabile.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (949) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Bottle, 01/18/2012. Pours black, thin light mocha head, persistent lacing. Aroma of cacao, licorice, vanilla marshmallow, smokey roasted malt, some brine in the finish. Taste of peat, dark espresso, bitter chocolate,licorice, and big Islay character in the finish and aftertaste, some heat evident. Creamy in the mouth, decadent, a hallmark of this series. Awesome brew, nice barrel treatment gives this a special character.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemmingwillum (949) - Nysted, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2011
Ratomg #536, bottle from Ølbutikken

Totally pitch black beer with a nice brown head. Lacings all the way. Aroma is strongly dominated by liquorice, but has some sourishness and spicy hops as well. Taste is classical impy with massive liquorice and coffee, but the whiskey cask comes through in the background of the flavours, where a bit sourishness, berries and some smoke are playing around. Very bitter hoppy finish and only a bit of alcohol. Soft, easily thick palate. This impy hides the 13% alcohol very well, and offers a different aspect on the tried beer style by having a bit of a sour twist from the casks. In some way, it even turns your thoughts towards belgian ales. A really nice expierience that made me buy the Black Damnation II right away.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (948) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (945) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2011
Deep impenetrable black with a medium brown head. Aroma is of straw and medicine. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, licorice, with a touch of smoke.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (938) - BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2014
33cl, bottle @ Kulminator. Oily black colour. Full body. Very complex aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and peated whisky. Very good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2011
[Bottle] Pours pitch black with a large, sustained, frothy tan head. Aroma is super rich with coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, light ash and alcohol, very light whiskey character. Flavor is very smoky, roasty, meaty, light barrel, light ash, chocolate, and a little coffee. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy and the finish is lightly astringent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (895) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2010
This beer makes me think of paint and solvents when smelling it. I think I might be wrong and/or that it comes from the whiskey barrels. Still find it a great beer compared to other imperial stouts...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgiskOlklub (877) - Viby J, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2011
Thick black body and a brown creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, oak, whiskey (smoke, heather, alcohol), dried fruits. Heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body, sticky texture. Lovely and powerfull beer.


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