Struise Black Damnation XVII - Ben

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Belgian Russian Stout-Benriach 12 years old cask B.A

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SinH4 (6265) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2017
Bottle. Black color with beige head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, vanilla, wood. Taste is chocolate, caramel, vanilla, creamy custard, wood sugar. Oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Good, but not convincing among these other bottles.

Beerhammaren (1815) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2017 . 75l bottle shared @Explosive. Pours deep dark with low tan head. Aroma is tar, smoke, whisky notes, dark malts, burned bread. Flavor is mostly same with almond liquorice. Liquorice and dark fruits. Swell and smooth!

Rask0lnikov (1474) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2017
Sample from 750ml bottle. Pours black colour. High beige head. Lots of berries (rowanberries), sourness, chocolate in the aroma. Sour, slightly smoky beginning. Cocoa, berries, hints of smoke in the middle. Cocoa and slight dryness in the end. Notes of smoke too. Berries in the aftertaste. Alcochol well covered. Whiskey is only present because of the smoky accent. Carbonation is moderate. Do not have that bubbly and crisp accent as the previous Black damnation editions. Heavy bodied, well balanced imperial stout.

Marduk (8404) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 14, 2017
750ml bottle @ Black Damnation tasting, bottle #944. Pitch black color. Tiny to almost no head. Roast, sweet, woody, cognac, dark fruits in aroma. Roast, sweet, oak, woody, metallic in taste. Plums, dark fruits, yeasty and cognac in aftertaste. Mellow, ashy dry mouthfeel. Solid one.

nutjes (1243) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2017
75cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Zwart met bijna geen bruine schuimkraag. G: Chocolade, geroosterd, likeurig, wat kruiden en een beetje noten. S: Zoet met een lichte moutbitterheid. Licht kruidig, chocolade en geroosterd. M: Volmondig, bijna geen carbonatie en licht sticky.

Hopverdju (1495) - BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2017
Zwart bier met dunne bruine schuimkraag. Geur: wat drop, ietwat zeperig, regenwater, koffie, noten. Smaak: wat vanille, noten, likeur. Doet denken aan Frangelico. Volmondig. Matige koolzuurprikkel. Leuk.

FatPhil (17080) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 13, 2017
750ml bottle (Overpriced Black Purgatory, Koht, Tallinn) (6+:4:7:4:13=3.4+)
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: Esterier than average, but some solvents and plenty of alcohol. Burnt cake tin raisins in the taste, and fortunately less alcohol than the aroma threatened, more burntness, quite dry. Dustier later, maybe cocoa powdery.

tiong (7635) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2017
750ml bottle @ Black Damnation tasting, Koht, Tallinn. Bottle #944/2000. Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma of roasty malts, syrup, wood, oak, honey, hints of sweet licorice, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is smooth, slightly syrupy and sweet, hints of stingy wood, oak, whisky, sweet licorice, honey and warming alcohol. Finish is slightly boozy and syrupy with some wood and whisky, hints of honey and apples.

Habanero (4847) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2017
Bottled. Pours deep brown, nearly black with a small, lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, vanilla, wood, whiskey and dark fruit. Sweet flavor that ends up with some bitterness and alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily to syrupy text. and soft to flat carb. A great impy.

fonefan (51124) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2017

Bottle 750ml. @ [ TTOD(U)RBSG17 - The Tenth Official Danish (Ulfborg) Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2017 ] @ fonefan - Brugmansia house, Denmark.

[ As Struise Black Damnation XVII- Ben ].
[ Bottle # 630/2000 ]. Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, alcohol - whisky. Flavor is light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, dark malt, roasted, chocolate, cocoa, wood, alcohol - whisky, medium dry, tar - peat notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20170819]

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