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Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged) - Russian River Brewing Company

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Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)

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530 Ratings
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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 255
Gots: 154 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
We turned our regular Damnation recipe into a Tripel. It is bittered with Tomahawk and has Sterling and Cascade in the mid-boil and finish. The beer was then aged on new American oak chips for two to three weeks.

(Beer added by: bosco7 on 07-07-2007)
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SDDanC

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4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into duvel tulip. Easy pour yielded a sizable head, about 2.5 fingers thick. Not very stable, it settled quickly. Soft white with residual bubbles. Nose is complex. Yeasty esters take front, white pepper, sesame, evergreen trees and wood. Taste is noticeably deviant, pretty dry, yeasty, a lot more wood, as it warms its even a very very small bit tart in the back. Not my particular style preferred, but it is strangely alluring. I enjoyed it much. Lots of carbonation on this one early on, but mellows out nicely. No lacing to be found. Nice treat, glad I came across it (without having to go to the brewery at that).

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 05:24:40 | More by SDDanC
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Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged) from Russian River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 530 ratings.