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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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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 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".


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (12686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bottle poured a translucent reddish brown nearly black with a lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, peat smoke, bakers cocoa and light oak. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, peat smoke and light oak with a smooth lingering roasty peaty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
(33cl bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a black body with a small brown head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, charred, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, char, smoke, toffee, caramel, and coffee with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (12554) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Black with a small, light brown head. Aroma of licorice, ink, wood, and a faint hint of peat smoke (just the way it shuld be). Sweetish rich licorice flavour with smoke, tar and charcoal adding to the complexity.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (12439) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (11949) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2010
Bottle @ UDRM, Oirschot. Ash, whisky notes, dark chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Ash, dark chocolate and smoke in the almost vinous flavor. Alcoholic but still well balanced. Ashy aftertaste with dried fruit. Very good!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11881) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 17, 2010
Bottle, bought @ the Struise Beershop.
Pours is entirely, completely black. Really firm, creamy, cappucino head. Great looks for a stout. Aroma is sweetish, there is clear vanilla, roasted, dark chocolate, oak. Light tartness, blackberries, a hint of whiskey and port. A bit of figs and plums. Lovely, complex. Lowish carbonation, wonderful creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is really fabulous as well. Roasted malts, wood, dry, chocolate, some slight grainy cappucino coffee sweetness. Magnificiently balanced, almost no hint of the 13 %. Good choice of cask, my good Mes! Impressive!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11810) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2011 tap @ mikkeller bar. pitch black, smooth white? head. aroma of booze, wood and roasted grains. flavor is spicy, herbal, roasted grains, faint black beries, booze. bottle: pitch dark, smooth brown head, aroma of wood, whiskey, salt, roasted malts. whiskey and oak dominates the aroma. Flavor is oak , sour from oak, roasted grains, red wine, whiskey.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Tap. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of wood, prune, and leather. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of wood, alcohol, smoke, licorice, prune, and leather. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation and creaminess with a sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11560) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. It pours jet black with a medium tan head. The nose is rich-roasted malt, medicinal, earth, toffee, whisky, peat and light fruitiness. The taste is roasty, coffee, toffee, toast, charcoal, whisky, warming alcohol, chocolate and medicinal notes with a dry, roasty finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Rich and indulgent. Good depth, yet still rather drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 15, 2010
courtesy of Allen - pitch black coloured with a dark beige foam; roasted aroma of nut with a touch of vanilla and oak; full-bodied and very thick, solid bitterness with an aftertaste of tar, roasted malts, nuts and chocolate with light woody notes; salty - robust and heavy


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