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Struise Black Damnation V - Double Black

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

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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 780   ABV: 26%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bourbon barrel - aged Black Albert (Cuvée Delphine) Imperial Stout, processed in the Eisbock way.


4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mentalmind (56) - FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Shared a bottle with friends@home. Pours pitch black to a Glencairn glass with no foam. Strong alcohol and roasted malt on the nose. Taste has roasted malt, licorice, raisins, dried plum and a hint of old wood plus alcohol. Quite nice in small amounts. Could be enjoyed like a port wine or a liquer apertive etc. Quite similar to Brewdogs Tactical Nuclear Penguin, maybe even a bit better

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (2328) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2016
Black with hardly any head or carbonation - Good malt aroma with a lot of dark fruity tones in the aroma as well as some wood and hints of alcohol - Good malt body that has dark fruity flavours with some wood and a good warming alcohol - The dark malty and dark fruity flavours goes into a long warming alcohol finish that lasts - This was extremely tasty

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2016
75cl bottle shared in a snifter. A thick black pour with no head and no visible carbonation (although the beer does not feel flat in the mouth) whether this is down to the rather impressive viscosity I don’t know but the lack of carbonation is certainly not to its detriment. Powerful aroma of vanilla and buttery oak notes from the bourbon but not as overpowering as you may expect. The smoothness of Cuvee Delphine is still evident however, there is a quite discernible level of alcohol heat which from other reviews I wasn’t expecting to notice especially as this was a 2012 bottle. Anyway, at 26% this is part of the appeal and the imperial stout flavours are still playing a huge part hear with molasses, tobacco and dark chocolate are pretty well balanced between the bourbon notes. A truly impressive "beer" and certainly not a disappointment despite my self imposed hype. If I ever get the chance to purchase again I will but I doubt that chance will occur any time shortly.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigguns22 (774) - Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Wow. Pour is jet black with no head. Aroma is rich and is very reminiscent of 25 yr old balsamic vinegar. A thick and decadent beer that lingers to the palate. A ton of coffee,chocolate,salt and do not forget bourbon.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
huineman (581) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2016
On tap at De Struise Brouwers, Oostvleteren, sitting on their front yard. This is one of the strangest ales I’ve ever had, if not THE strangest. In a blind tasting I wouldn’t have guessed it was a beer: I’d have bet my money on its being a PX sweet wine. Pours pitch black with amber shades, no head whatsoever, no carb visible. It stains the sides of the glass. Aroma is surprisingly low, but nice: figs, dates, molasses, tobacco, blackberry, bilberry. Taste is quite shocking: first of all, it kick-starts with quite high piquancy (spiciness), as if having chili peppers involved. Then, even though it is an eisbock, sweetness remains low. Very thick, oily, no carb (as it was suggested by mere sight). Then again, a new surprise: the finish isn’t long at all, though it is ranking in the high IBUs. An oddball of a stout. Really worth it, but be prepared for something new.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WhatDaddy (64) - Volos, GREECE - MAY 3, 2016
0,75lt bottle @ Valentin - Curious Bierkneipe, Volos, Greece First of all, you did not feel the terrifying 26%ABV - at last not when you sip it, afterwards you will melting iceblocks. That’s amazing, it will not burn your throat. No head of course, aroma is liquerish with caramel-coffe (toffe) notes - gets more intense as it warms up. The taste ist immense with just very small sip (100ml will make a lot of sips here) and kicks in with the sweetness surrounded by the alkohol and that deep, toffe like note. The aftertaste is there, when the beer is long gone. Not the everyday joy, but for special moments with friends a top class beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3952) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2016
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee notes, vanilla and licorice. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with an alcohol bite. Full bodied, oily texture and soft to flat carbonation. A great, massive Impy. 🌟🌟🌟😈

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mesjasz (908) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 18, 2016
Kieliszek w browarze De Struise. Czarny kolor, mala piana, piwo bardzo oleiste, płyn zostaje na ścianach szkła. Aromat bardzo intensywny, czekoladowy, palony, kawowy, czerwone owoce. Smak podobny, bardzo złożony i cudownie intensywny. Tekstura tego piwa jest cudowna, gęsta, gładka, wypełnia całe usta smakiem. Alkoholu praktycznie nie czuć. Prawdziwe dzieło sztuki piwnej!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (1761) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 18, 2016
Przeklejka wyjazdowa, pity lany w de Struise Brouwers: Black Damnation V - Double Black De Struise Brouwers - o dziwo dosc delikatne, czekoladowe, glebokie, mega cialo, mega w uscie :* mrau!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alteregoo (856) - POLAND - APR 16, 2016
Czarne z delikatna pianka. Intensywne ciemne slody w aromacie, palony karmel, czekolada, trufle, wanilia. Analogicznie tylko bardziej intensywnie w smaku. Niska goryczka. Pi?knie ukryty alkohol (zadziwiajace). Cudowny trunek.


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