overall
100
96
style
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Furseth (2143) - Kunglv, 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 nice finish with fruity hops. Flavor is the same, creamy mourhfeeling, huge body, and long liquri/chocolate/fruity finish. This was fantasic beer! One of the best so far!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Ink black pour with a massive tan cappuccino froth. The aroma is a bit more mellow that regular BD- much more wood and whiskey.The body of the nose comprises of cocoa nib, chocolate mousse, smokey peat, and roasted barley. The flavor is bursting with roasted barley with a massive twist of peat smoke. Bakers chocolate, espresso, and huge wood abound. The palate is thick, epically rich, and velvety with a dry chalky finish from the peat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Draft@brickstore pub. Pours black with a smaller head, tan. Smell is licorice, dark chocolate, dark dried fruits, alcohol. The flavor is much of the same with more dried fruits and sweetness. Full bodied. Very nice, complex, but I am starting to learn that my tolarence of abv is capped at around 12% for ultimate enjoyment.

4.5
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (2104) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Draft, The Trappist. Good beer with some interesting barrel notes, but the flavors dont seem to work as well as in the base beer. The aroma has a lot of Scotch whisky booze. Its just a bit overwhelming. Roast, chocolate and coffee notes lurk below, but Black Albert has such a great aroma that this was kinda disappointing. The mouthfeel seemed a fair bit thinner than normal BA, presumably from the barrel time. Taste was also a bit too boozey but otherwise had some nice stout flavors and big barrel note. The barrel note really isnt bad. Its actually a rather complex whisky note, just a bit strong. I think I might prefer this beer with some age on it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle @ home.... It pours pitch black with a medium creamy light brown head.....The aroma is roasted malt, whiskey, chocolate and coffee... The flavor is awesome! loaded roasted malt, warming alcohol, whiskey, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit... very nice! smokey finish and alc well hidden...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Psytron (2071) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Smell of tar. Pitch black colour, tiny brown head. Aroma of red wine, malts, burnt sugar. Sour, slightly bitter. Flat carbon.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (2069) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2016
Bottle from trade with Douberd, shared with friends. Many thanks! Massive gusher. Pours black with tan head. Chocolate and cherry aroma and taste, not so much else, slightly sour. Most probably not how its supposed to be even though it tasted quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (2050) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 30, 2011
On Tap at Sergios World Beers. Aroma of peat, rum balls, bittersweet chocolate-really quite boozy. Appearance is black with mocha head. Flavor had a substantial amount of peat-more than Ive personally ever tasted in a beer, a touch of smoke with a chocolate/boozy finish. As the drink warmed, I noticed some slight fruity esters, such as black cherry, which was nice. Palate was bubbly and terminated in growing bubbles, but not quite effervescent; the mouth feel was oily. Good for the style, but just too much brute force and not enough eloquence for me... I guess that was sort of the point, though. Mission accomplished on that front.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (2035) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2014
Draft at Schoolke. Pours black with little head. Aroma has lots of peat, chocolate. Taste is fortanetly much less peat, whisky, chocolate, boosy.
Earlier Rating: 10/31/2013 Total Score: 4.1
On tap at Antwaerps Bierhuiske. Pitch black with small brown head. Low carbonation. Nose is coffee, notes of smoke. Taste is mainly smoke, but very well balanced with coffee, dark fruit and alcohol.


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