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


on tap


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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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".

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Psytron (2420) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 Smell of tar. Pitch black colour, tiny brown head. Aroma of red wine, malts, burnt sugar. Sour, slightly bitter. Flat carbon. Rerating 11.8.2017: lagered bottle. Smell of berries, tar, oak. Black colour, tiny brown head. Aroma of licorice, tar, oak, some port, a faint of black pepper. Bitter, also sweet. Flat carbon.

kevinator (2419) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Great beer. Roasted malt was heavy with hops at the finish. Sweetness from oak with chocolate and whisky. Smooth and heavy, dark as night.

Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle thanks to bierkoning. Poured black with a copper head. Aroma was peat, chocolate, whiskey, and fudge. Flavor was fudge, oak, chocolate, and whiskey. Body was thick with low-medium carbonation.

wekker84 (2390) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2010
330 ml bottle a black colored beer with a brown beige head aroma roasted malts spices oak peat some fruits and some smoke taste roasted malts spices oak fruits peat smoke and some salt and hops

Nische (2386) - 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 it’s supposed to be even though it tasted quite nice.

craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Pour is black is night with a huge thick frothy light brown head. Aroma holds similar notes to the original Black Damnation, with cocoa, roast, a touch of cream. The additional notes from the scotch barrels come through as well, with notes of wood, peat, and booze. Wow, flavor just jumps up about seven levels; absolutely outstanding. Tons of smoke and peat blitz the senses, but there is a smooth creaminess that mixes with the wood and sweet dark fruit and caramel to make this absolutely insanely drinkable for a 13% beer. That alcohol is prevalent but so incredibly welcomed, and has such an impressive tingle on the tongue. The rest of the palate is thick and rich, but glides down so smoothly. This is epic on every level.

Fred82 (2331) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2010
330ml bottle thankd to jeffo.
Appearance : Deep black with a creamy brown head. Light lacing.
Aroma : Peaty and roasted malt. Sweet with nice chocolate and coffee notes. Light nail polish. Interesting peat.
Taste : Peaty and roasted malt. A bit acidic. Great roasted malty and chocolate on the finish. Intense and long finish.
Overall : Not such a big fan of this series so far. Sure its tasty but it seems that it lack the balance and elegance that is normaly present in the regular De Struise lineup. This one is very complex and has an interesting profile but it lacks something.

NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2010
Had this one at the Pre-ZBF 2010. Black colored brew. Malty, roast in the aroma. Flavor is smooth, whisky, coffee, mocca. Nice.

badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2012
black with minimal head. aroma of charred malt, smokey peat, coffee...flavor is highly roasted and full of smoke, peat, burnt sugar.

charule (2277) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to antonfred all the way from Greece. Spewed pitch black with crazy tan head. Was a gusher because they didnt leave enough airspace in the neck when bottled. Aroma strong with woody oak smokey lil peat roast choc. Light carb thick bod. Taste of smokey peat light bitter. Pretty good. If youre a scotch guy youd love it.

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