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Black Damnation V - Double Black - De Struise Brouwers

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276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 575
Gots: 58 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  26.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
100% of Cuvée Delphine was used that was ice distilled to 26% of alcohol volume.

(Beer added by: alcstradamus on 03-14-2010)
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This poured out as a seriously thick looking black liquid with a thin tan head that struggles to form at the top of the beer. Very dark and thick looking with a syrupy lacing. The smell is rich with sweet boozy black roasted malts with dark fruits galore and molasses. The taste is sweet, rich and malty. More molasses brown sugar and lots of wood flavors. The mouthfeel is thick, syrupy, boozy, smooth, oily and gently carbonated. Overall this beer packs a major punch in the beginning an mellows out as it warms up. Definitely exceptional and quite impressive on all levels. Expensive as hell but worth trying once.

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S - booze and bakery's chocolate. It's not as fragrant as the cuvée.

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Black Damnation V - Double Black from De Struise Brouwers
97 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.