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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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538 Ratings
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Ratings: 538
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 259
Gots: 154 | 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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dudeabides76

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-04-2012 02:07:04 | More by dudeabides76
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chalkfullof

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-02-2012 07:00:37 | More by chalkfullof
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blincoln

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-31-2012 18:02:09 | More by blincoln
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sd123

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -18%

01-31-2012 17:04:58 | More by sd123
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SanDiegoBeerLove

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-29-2012 02:27:13 | More by SanDiegoBeerLove
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tbeq00

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-28-2012 21:29:47 | More by tbeq00
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.85/5  rDev -9.8%

Thanks to ipa247 for this one. Batch 69. Corked and caged 375ml bottle poured into a Southampton oversize snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Gentle pour yields a gigantic 2 finger frothy, fluffy white head with great retention. Beer is a clear orange. Lacing is patchy and thick with little cling. Pretty.

Nose is coriander, orange peel, soap, and cane sugar. Real deep and robust but lively at the same time. Nice.

Opens clove, orange peel, coriander, citrus fruit, and Belgian yeastiness. Very sweet and herbal. More yeast towards the middle with some cane sugar further enhancing the malt body. End is sweet and yeasty with touches of citrus throughout. Aftertaste is of sweet orange and spices. Moderate complexity. Very enjoyable.

Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Lively and bubbly in the mouth and crisp and aggressive going down. Finish is messy with a lingering aftertaste. Decent.

For an 11% offering, this one hides its boozy side very very well. Otherwise, a very solid tripel though the barrel-aging barely shows up in the flavor profile.

01-27-2012 23:55:50 | More by SpeedwayJim
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claytong

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

01-27-2012 23:06:24 | More by claytong
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-24-2012 04:58:06 | More by splendidsplinter
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -11.5%

My bottle at Stone Brewing Bistro and Gardens. Yeasty aroma mostly. Starts sweet and then finishes bitter. Funkier as it warms. Hits the style and also funkier than the style. Would be much better with food. 375 ml is sufficient without it. Enormous head.

01-22-2012 21:52:35 | More by Sammy
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willbrown

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-22-2012 14:31:42 | More by willbrown
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Giovacchini

California

4.4/5  rDev +3%

A- orange with thick head.

S- oak, yeast, banana.

T- oak, belgium yeast, fruit, for some reason this beer has a bubble gum flavor to me (double bubble).

M- nice carbonation, the alcohol is masked well for being an 11%.

O- I like this beer this beer a lot. I want to age a few bottles but they don't last. Long in my cellar.

01-22-2012 03:19:03 | More by Giovacchini
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macg310

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-21-2012 23:27:06 | More by macg310
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fultonj

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-21-2012 23:05:44 | More by fultonj
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bwyu

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-21-2012 05:07:26 | More by bwyu
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-21-2012 01:27:43 | More by imperialking
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roblund

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-20-2012 16:05:59 | More by roblund
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%

Batch # 069.

10.75% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky honey orange with a 3 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. Random dots and streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of Belgian yeast, spices, grain, and some light fruity aromas. Taste is pretty much exactly the same with a slight woody flavor on the finish. There is a slight astringent bitterness and a bit of alcohol warmth in the back of the throat with each sip. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a very crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good tripel and another great beer from Russian River. I am very happy I was able to find one of these.

01-20-2012 06:29:43 | More by UCLABrewN84
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johnhenryconway


4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-17-2012 04:53:28 | More by johnhenryconway
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-15-2012 08:45:39 | More by ithinkimasofa
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BilbosNuts

California

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from a 12.68oz bottle into a chalice. (batch 69)

A: Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow color. It has a two finger, creamy, pearl white head that leaves sheets of lacing and keeps a good sized film across the top. A tornado of carbonation swarms from the bottom of the glass and rises vigorously to the top.

S: It starts off with big spicy phenolic notes. A touch of belgian yeast follows. It finishes with sweet light fruits. There is a touch of alcohol in the aroma as well. I can't sense anything resembling this being aged in oak chips.

T: Here is where the oak chips make their presence. They give off a nice earthy and woody sort of taste that works well with the other flavors that follow. Belgian yeast and spicy phenols are again present. Belgian candy sugar makes a significant impact giving off an appealing light alcohol taste. A big sweet fruit taste finishes it off.

M: The belgian candy sugar gives it a lighter body. The high amount of carbonation effectively moves the flavors around the palate. It finishes with a mild amount of alcohol.

O: This was really a great beer. Definitely one of the best tripels I have enjoyed to date. It hides the high alcohol dangerously well, it has a great complex taste, and is well put together overall.

01-14-2012 00:46:46 | More by BilbosNuts
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largefarva

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-13-2012 16:54:29 | More by largefarva
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billab914

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%

Batch 69 poured into my Lost Abbey stemware. It poured a murky orange amber color with a huge, frothy, off-white colored head to it. Great head retention and lacing as I drank it.

The aroma shows a lot of the earthy Belgian yeast spice to it. A good amount of the oak comes through in a woody, slightly vanilla like flavor. An herbal, somewhat grassy hoppiness is there as well. Nice aroma for the style.

The taste also has a good dose of the earthy, spicy, yeast flavors to it throughout. Some sweeter, pale malts start to come out in the finish and mix with some of the woody, oak flavors. A little bit of an herbal hoppiness is there as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style with carbonation being high. Overall it was a very good beer of the style. The oak seemed a little more subtle, but did provide a little more depth to it. It had a nice range of flavors to it and was a very good tasting beer overall.

01-13-2012 00:04:57 | More by billab914
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -4%

Kind of a tan color with orange hues, cloudy, with a nice white head and good lacing.

Smells is really nice, Belgian yeast and spices, citrus, light to mid fruits, banana, clove, a tinge of woodiness, and a healthy dose of funk.

Taste follows the smell, less funky than I imagined it would be from the smell, subtle woody notes, great Belgian yeast flavors, enough hoppiness to balance it all out, just a tinge of alcohol.

Body is pretty rich and full, plenty of carbonation, alcohol is present but not very noticeable.

Another damn fine beer from RR. What else needs to be said?

01-12-2012 22:35:44 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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bstyle

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-12-2012 17:20:16 | More by bstyle
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged) from Russian River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.