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

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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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".


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (1136) - USA - JUN 27, 2014
750-ml bottle from maxs @ "PriBAB" @ casbahcafechicago (byob). stunning. luscious peat. had mixed feelings about sharing the bottle.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ultimatepoche (7) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 16, 2010 does not count
Maybe one the best beer in the world , i am lucky enough to live nearby the brewery de Struise and I met it’s Master Brewer " Carlo " ... the complexity of BD III is incredible , the balance between alcohol and tastes of coffee and whisky is just fabulous ! a must have for stout lovers !

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gerbeer (2346) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
330 ml bottle.(2009) Pours black with medium head of big bubbles. Big aromas of vanilla, smoke, and heavily roasted malts. Oily. Rich smoky flavors. Meaty, with figs, chalk, and big malts. Yeah...

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 10, 2010
Pours dark brown with a finger’s width brown head. Smells of pepper, earthy, roasted malt, oaky. Tastes of dark chocolate, touches of whisky, cigar ash, leathery, textured. Excellent take on Black Albert.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
evilfriz666 (1) - BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2010 does not count
I really loved this beer from the first taste. It’s a nice black beer with a thick foam. It’s almost think as fuel. The taste is somewhere between coffee and chocolate. Very interesting taste.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Furseth (2022) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle at The Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Black colour,big Brown creamy head. Aroma is complex mix of liquri, raisins,dark chocolate and coffe.then à nice finish with fruity hops. Flavor is the same, creamy mourhfeeling, huge body, and à long liquri/chocolate/fruity finish. This was à fantasic beer! One of the best so far!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grunx (367) - - JUN 18, 2011
Una Imperal Stout perfecte. Delicada, sedosa, profunda, llarga. Llàstima que costi tant d’aconseguir. Un 10 per l’Urbain.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Batavi (143) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2015 Fles 33 cl. gekocht bij xdropping.nl. Is niet gemakkelijk verkrijgbaar, deze vintage Black Damnation III, met het prachtige eigenzinnige etiket van het doodshoofd. De brouw datum of het jaar van botteling staat helaas niet vermeld op de fles. Uitgeschonken in De Struise Brouwers bierglas. Schenkt zeer zwart uit, net als de Black Albert, waar dit bier op gebaseerd is. De schuimkraag is donker karamel kleurig en trekt vrij snel weg, een fijne schuimring blijft op het bier drijven. Volle aromatische geuren van koffie, drop, hout en turf. De smaak is zeer complex met een uitgebreid smaakpallet. Met tonen van geroosterde mout, espresso koffie, laurierdrop, eikenhout, aardachtige turf, pure chocolade, tabak, ook duidelijk zijn de typische turfachtige Caol Ila whisky smaaktonen. Voor verdere complexiteit zorgen portachtige smaken, en wat lichte zoetigheid van gedroogd fruit als rozijnen, gebalanceerd met een behoorlijk sterke hopbitterheid. De afdronk is werkelijk ontzettend lang, zelfs nog langer dan bij de Black Albert, deze is bitter en houtig met warme whisky tonen. Het eerste bier wat ik proef van de Black Damnation series, het is een super complexe, en een fantastische gebalanceerde Imperial Stout net als de verwante bieren Black Albert en Cuvée Delphine, maar dan barrel aged op vaten van de voortreffelijke Caol Ila single malt. Ben ook erg benieuwd naar de andere varianten van deze serie indrukwekkende Imperial Stouts van De Struise brouwerij. Binnenkort een 75 cl silkscreen fles vintage 2012 proeven voor een update.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pompelmoes (89) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2010
On tap ar Pré ZBF. intens black in colour with dens brown foam on top. Aroma is fantastic, it is robust and refined with masive hints of coffee, chocolate, wood, vanilla and ila whisky. Peat, caramel, rich malts, smoke, honey, espresso, burned sugars and so many more aromas the taste is full and also elegant, there are plenty of rich hints reminding me of espresso coffee with candi sugar, dark-bitter chocolate, some tar, wood, smoke and for sure the extra complex touch of the barrels.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2010
This is great, rich, flavourful, beautiful! Dark and thick, but not sticky. Decadent aroma, chocolate and coffee but not bitter (bitter wouldn’t have been a bad thing!). Goes down easy, creamy, not chewy but full. Some mellow and flavourful....just really awesome.


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