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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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534 Ratings
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Ratings: 534
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 255
Gots: 156 | FT: 5
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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jwinship83

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle. batch 23. traded to me from user mashmaster. thanks again! drank from the recommended russian river "tion" glass.

A- the beer pours out a hazy glowing orange colored body under a finger and a half of bright white head. the head lasts for quite some time, and leaves behind a solid wall of lacing. very nice.

S- very sweet smelling. lots of candi sugar and sweet fruits wafting from my glass. peach, apricot, white grape, pear, and a touch of banana. after that i pick up a little bit of vanilla from the oak. pepper and clove spiciness. earthy and spicy hops. the alcohol is apparent, but still well hidden.

T- the taste starts out with more of the malted wheat and pale malts that i could smell before quickly moving onto the sweet candi sugar and fruits. pears, white grapes, peach, and some light green apple tartness. moderately spicy with clove and white pepper. a touch of vanilla from the oak barrel it was aged in. earthy hops move in at the end. moderate alcohol throughout.

M- medium bodied with a nice and subdued level of carbonation. for an 11% ABV beer, the alcohol is remarkably well hidden. only a slight warming can be felt.

O- looking at the reviews, this beer is just over 4 years old. time has been very kind to it. id love to try a fresh bottle from the next batch and compare. i also wouldnt mind picking up another one from this batch. check this one out if you can. be warned though, the alcohol will sneak up on you.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 21:42:51 | More by jwinship83
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Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged) from Russian River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.