Struise Black Damnation XIV - Talisman

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Belgian Russian Stout-Talisker 10 years old cask B.A

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Pinball (12310) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2017
bottle (1294/2000) from beergium. pitch dark, smooth, very smooth brown head. smooth strong roasted malty aroma with finer notes of whisky and wood. very velvety and smooth. flavor is roasted malts, cough candy, booze, quite bitter , quite woody, a bit one dimensional, but tastes quite well. the body doesn't really get as crazy as 13% would indicate, leaving a somewhat watery feeling to it. Still flavor is quite hard roasted and lotsa wood ish' and there are no failts that i can detect. a decent hardcore sipper if you are up to it.

SinH4 (6257) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2017
Bottle #584/2000. Dark brown color with white head. Aroma is chocolate, wood, coffee, Belgian yeast, a touch cellar. Taste is dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, caramel, wood, a touch salty, a touch hotness in the back indeed, umami, maybe a touch autolysis. Oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Awesome!

Rask0lnikov (1471) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 1, 2017
Sample from 750ml bottle. Pours dark brown colour. Almost no head. Only thin line of froth around the glass. Dark chocolate, cocoa, slight notes of alcochol, earthy notes in the arona. Coffee at first. Notes of dark chocolate. Slightly sweet and alcocholy in the middle. Bit dry palate. Whiskey and alcocholy notes in the end. Makes warm inside. Bit crisp finish. Slightly bubbly mouthfeel before the finish. Rather coffeish aftertaste with dark chocolate. Alchohol too. Some nutty accent and toffee. Moderate carbonation. Does not have so much berry character. Still very complex and enjoyable imperial stout.

Lore (2898) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 15, 2017
dark brown colour colour, moderate sized beige head; aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, dried plum notes, as well as some soy sauce; taste of dark chocolate, burnt plum jam, coffee and syrupy notes;excellent 'beer'

kapusil (1505) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 15, 2017
0.75l bottle shared with Lore. Pitch black body with a thin but lasting light brown head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, cream, coffee, figs and floral hops. Full bodied and silky. No sign of the high abv. Awesome.

Marduk (8394) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 14, 2017
750ml bottle @ Black Damnation tasting, bottle #740. Pitch black color. No head. Roast, sweet, woody, alcohol and caramel in aroma. Alcohol attacks tongue as soon as I try to take sip (not even touched the liquid yet). Roast, sweet, booze, woody, whiskey and licorice in taste. Licorice, booze and roast in aftertaste. Ashy mouthfeel. Boozy brew.

nutjes (1243) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2017
75cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Zwart met een donkerbruine schuimkraag. G: Wat whisky, wat koffie, cacao en licht kruidig. S: Zoet met een mooie bitterheid. Koffie, cacao, drop en whisky. M: Volmondig, licht sticky en lichte carbonatie.

Hopverdju (1492) - BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2017
Zwart bier met bruine schuimkraag. Geur: kruidig, cacao, bitter, geroosterde mout. Smaak: alcoholisch, chocolade, fruitig, een klein zuurtje, kriek. Doet even denken aan kirsch. Volmondig. Matige koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: bitterzoet, ietwat kriek en amandel. Leuk.

FatPhil (17077) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 12, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2017 750ml bottle (Overpriced Black Purgatory, Koht, Tallinn) (7:4:7:4:13=3.5)
Before the details for this particular one, here's the prototype for all the Black Damnations in the series: (7:4:7:4:13=3.5) Very rich toasty roast aroma, gentle level of burntness clear, and some spirity aspects reveal that it's barrel aged, but the variety of the wood of the barrel and the spirit itself isn't so clear. Black, and a tan head that forms little more than a ring. Taste very similar to the aroma, burntish, maybe a little ashy, but not astringent. Alcohol comes over a little more, doesn't hide its strength, but it's still a moderately pleasant sipper. Overall, slightly underwhelming.
Specific variation: Less burnt aroma, more tarry. Some fruitiness, wine, and clear alcohol. Burntness returns in the taste, quite ashy, woodier, and very tarry. Stickier palate. Mellows later. Does identify itself as Islay BA.

tiong (7620) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2017
750ml bottle @ Black Damnation tasting, Koht, Tallinn. Bottle #740/2000. Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma of roasty malts, syrup, wood, oak, syrup, hints of licorice, and dark chocolate. Taste is smooth, slightly syrupy and sweet, hints of licorice, stingy wood, oak, whisky, dark chocolate and warming alcohol. Finish is boozy and syrupy with some wood and whisky. A bit more licorice and syrup here.

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