Black Damnation III - Black Mes - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by jbeatty:
3.95/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: Pours deep black, thick fluffy light tan head that lasts for quite a while. This looks great.
S: Nose has a milk chocolate base, vanilla notes and a spicy Islay character on top, subtle brine, some smoke.
T: Roasted dark malts, some coffee bitterness, massive whiskey finish with peat, spice, and smoke. Dry, bitter alcoholic finish.
M: Creamy in the mouth, though the aggressive whiskey notes make this a little rougher going down.
O: As a fan of Islay whiskeys, this was always a favorite of mine, but tasted next to the other Black Damnation beers, I see there is a trade off between the strong whiskey character here and the richness found in the first of the series.
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2011 00:33:05 | More by jbeatty
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4.29/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
04-23-2014 16:04:54 | More by StonedTrippin
4.8/5 rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 23:48:35 | More by mverity
Black Damnation III - Black Mes from De Struise Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.