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Black Damnation III - Black Mes - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 89
Gots: 57 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Black Damnation III is yet another variation on Black Albert. 100% of Black Albert was used that matured for a while on Caol Ila barrels

(Beer added by: alcstradamus on 03-14-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Norseman, Sep 04, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +8.9%

killcore, Aug 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

On tap at Craft Ale House - 5 Oz pour. As all of the De Struise offerings, this is incredibly complex. Pours an ink black with small dark brown head. Smell is of bitter chocolate, whiskey and earth. Taste is lots of dark malts, oak, peat, smoke, scotch whiskey, dark fruit and a touch of chocolate. The body is a little thin for me, but the mouthfeel is coating and nice. Overall this is fantastic and takes Black Albert to a whole new level. Well worth the price of admission.

CptBlackBeerd, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Bottle opened on 7.10.14

Syrupy sweet, burnt, bitter finish.

HuskyinPDX, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

tykechandler, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

DrBier, Jul 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

RobertH50, Jul 16, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

Dbot, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

MikeCactusGordon, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

JamLand, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

kingjohnh, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

mctizzz, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

strongaf, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

sludgegnome, Jun 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

JOrtt, Jun 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

AgentMunky, Jun 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

rolltide8425, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

tom10101, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Shaggy9356, May 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

ADTaber, Apr 26, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +3.4%

on tap at falling rock, i dont know how those guys get beer like this, but they do, and i ma grateful. this is dark as coal, just a hint of brown to the black, nice and viscous too, with a dark brown head on it. the nose is amazing, dense russian imperial stout here. that bitter black barley malt base and a syrupy thickness that has oak notes to it, and some peat, like a smokey single malt. the flavor shows everything the nose does, with strong hints of leaf tobacco, licorice, and belgian and bakers chocolates. dark and bitter, with some sweetness on the finish probably from the barrel, which really impacts this beer. not much carbonation, but its so thick and dense i dont wish the feel was any different, i like its thickness and palate coating ability. its strong and filling, but how much of this would someone really drink in one sitting anyway? nice as it warms up, complex and enormous, on par with some of the big mikkeller stouts and others. love the scotch influence on it, and now i am super keen to try other variants. rock star quality.

StonedTrippin, Apr 23, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +15.7%

Valentine's Day gift from EM, bottle from Proof. Pours the blackest of blacks with creamy chocolate colored head that started at an inch, then settled into a very thick collar and a thin layer of foam across the surface. Good legs and light lacing. Aroma is very odd: smells earthy and funky, like a farmhouse style funk. I get some black raspberry and black currant. Taste is rich dark malt, light smoke, a touch of coffee with all of that dark fruit at the tail end and aftertaste. There's a faint briny flavor, maybe from the scotch, and some woodiness present as well. Silty and rich thick mouthfeel, full bodied and low-medium carbonation.

mverity, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

sammy806, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

KVNBGRY, Apr 09, 2014
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Black Damnation III - Black Mes from De Struise Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.