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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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529 Ratings
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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 254
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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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millerbuffoon

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18%

01-19-2014 21:47:54 | More by Knapp85
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smitty5245

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-12-2014 16:07:58 | More by smitty5245
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cwguy5

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-04-2014 06:07:04 | More by cwguy5
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kaseydad

California

4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Batch 46 (bomber) - Bottled 1-09...drinking 12-31-13

Had this cellared for almost five years...New Year's Eve? Why not?

Pours a darn near clear amber color with a billowing bright white foamy head. Impressive after many years lying low. Decent lacing.

The smell is sublime. The oak chips shine through with a big banana aroma in the background. Light alcohol is present with slight burn on the nostrils if you breathe deep enough. Pears, raspberry and more oak as you whiff. Really good stuff.

The taste is a combo of sweet fruit, BIG oak, bananas and booze. Amazing how the oak really is still majorly present with this. If this was aged for only two or three weeks on oak chips, them oak chips were pretty strong in flavor. A kiss of hops on the finish and a slight spice as well. Juicy with a lingering aftertaste.

Silky and full-bodied mouthfeel.

Overall this session was amazing. I'll admit I was a little concerned with the amount of time this sat in the cellar and how it would age. Those concerns were unnecessary. This is an amazing brew and Vinnie knows exactly what he is/was doing. The oak chips brought out something special in this beer (not a huge fan of the Damnation) and it is not to be missed. Pricey? Maybe. Worth it? Absolutely.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 19:08:26 | More by kaseydad
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -18%

12-24-2013 15:33:03 | More by tom10101
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-07-2013 13:30:27 | More by ncaudle
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Batch 69 (giggity)

A: Pours a very hazy orange. Tall fizzy off-white head that slowly fades away. Decent fluffy bits of lacing. Good head retention to boot.

S: Whoa. Loaded with dark fruits. Raisins stand out like a beacon of light. Very strong. Sweet caramel and bread with a little clove and banana backing it up. A little toffee and oak. Does not smell like any tripel I've ever smelled. It's 90% sweet raisins.

T: Huh. Very bready with some caramel. Loads of raisin and clove. Gets spicier in the middle and finish with LOADS of cloves and some minor grassiness I'd say. A little drying oak in the finish with more raisins. There's an odd, all-encompassing flavor that I can't quite place. It's almost like the funkiness/tartness of a saison but not quite. If I had to guess I'd say it's rotten pears. Strange.

M: Heavy and sweet. Lower carbonation.

O: Interesting tripel. Very unusual. Not much oakiness to this one. It's quite sweet and has an odd funkiness to it that I don't usually get. Lots of sweetbread and yeast at least. Didn't quite hit me right but it's not horrible - just not as good as I was expecting. Not a big fan, and tripels are usually my favorite belgians.

Serving type: bottle

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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bomber from Boyton Liquors San Jose CA - Thanks to zacs for this!

Appearance - Hazy yellow/amber colour with an average size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, grapes, yeast, apples/pears

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, breads, grains, and grapes. There is also some pear/apple and something along the lines of almonds.

Overall – Didn't really pick up on the oak as much as I would have expected, but a fantastic beer. A really great drink to sip on during the colder weather. I liked this one much better than the regular Damnation.

Serving type: bottle

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Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged) from Russian River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.