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


on tap

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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
The Black Damnation series is a dark twist of Urbans 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 Melias (Mes) favorite Whisky, the "Caol Ilas Distillers Version 1995".

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle. Appearance of black coffee. Powerful aromas of brown sugar and molasses with omnipresent alcohol. Very sweet flavour lead by burnt sugar with coffee towards the middle and finish. Cloyingly sweet, but enjoyable nonetheless. A dessert beer that is big, bold, and leaves a pleasant lasting impression.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13760) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Draft. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet woody malt flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2011
bottle thanks to Cletus. Pours black with a beautiful brown head, which left good lacing on the glass. Nose is of alcohol, chocolate and berries. Taste is of chocolate-covered berries. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Very rich. Nice brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
piscator34 (2370) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Black in colour with somewhat strong carbonation. Aromas are of clarified butter, char, model glue, peat, and an aloe-like vegetal note. Flavours are of scotch barrel, coffee, chocolate, peat, saltwater, and ash. Medium bodied with a bit of a boozy kick. More balanced than some of the Brewdog whiskey + impy experiments, but the nose on this one was really not good. At least it tasted better than it smelled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2011
Rich coloured tan head dark mass for a pour aromas fruit coffee whiskey influence cocoa liccorice cigar flavour dry cigar taste cocoa whiskey coffee the flavour is classy raisin sweetness and dryness meet so well liccorice great roasted and aged stout dry sweet pleasing aftertaste that lasts

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16111) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
A: The pour seems to live up to the name of the beer and looks black in the glass with a small mocha colored head. S: Theres quite a bit of smoke and peat on the nose with plenty of roast to go with it. I dont get too much in terms of chocolate or coffee. Maybe some vanilla, but certainly whiskey and booze are evident. Theres some rubber in there too. T: Things dont change much on the palate. Lots of smoke and peat along with a slight rubber flavor. Pretty roasty with the whiskey being strong. Theres a really distinct soap flavor to the beer which I dont find very appealing. M: The body is medium, nothing really special for an imperial stout, with a low, smooth carbonation. D: Not as good as the other beers in the Black Damnation series, not by a long shot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2011
From tap at Kulminator in Antwerp. This Black Damnation aged for half a year on Bourbonbarrels is the second version I have tried and is the best one yet. The Bourbon adds more depth to the - somewhat monotone - palate. At 13% ABV this is a beer to be reckoned with!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6862) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Bottle. Dark black pour with tan head. Aroma is of oak, smoke and chocolate tones. Flavor of sweet caramel, oak, chocolate, smoke, and whiskey like warmth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
Bottle at Mess, and at home. Great big props to Mes not only for the beers, but also for pouring me a glass of the Caol Ila itself to drink alongside, in order to give me a bit more insight into the alchemy which has transpired here. Poured black as a ravens wing with a plump, gradually dissipating brown head. Sniffadelic aroma that demanded a big inhale, with plenty of dark chocolate and roasted character tussling for position amongst notes of smoke, seaweed, dark fruit and spice. Top notch stuff, as indeed was the wonderfully proportioned flavour. The whisky notes had a real delicacy and understatedness to them, with the fragrant peaty/smoky character floating unobtrusively alongside the sweet malt, coffee and barrel notes. The ABV was barely noticable, and like the whisky this was clean, complex and bloody tasty. A masterful brew which fuses some of the finest constituents that Islay, Flanders and of course North London have to offer. Hats off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Thanks to anders37 for this beer, a 50cl bottle It pours black with a generous head. The body was lighter than I would have guessed and the whiskey barrel aging shows up as a background flavor.

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