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Black Damnation III - Black Mes - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

202 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 88
Gots: 54 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

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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Black Damnation III - Black Mes from De Struise Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.