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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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543 Ratings
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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 262
Gots: 155 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of mothman
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Damnation Batch 46 into tulip. Side by side with batch 43

Pours 1 finger of creamy white head. Great retention. Thick lace. Active carbonation. Color is hazed burnt orange gold.

Aroma: Bananas, cloves, yeast, bready malts. Some dry spices show. Some light bubblegum. The oak shows, but faintly. A hint of vanilla.

Taste: A lot of yeast and bready malts, cloves, coriander, dry spice, vanilla, bananas, orange peel, pears, and dried red apples. The oak shows a little more hear, but not overly dominate.

Mouthfeel: Very dry and spiced with some bubbles rolling over the tongue. Medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. Ends a bit dry, pretty clean.

Overall, a pretty solid trippel. Not as oaky as I was expecting, but it didn't sit too long on the chips. It is pretty drinkable for the abv. I like it.

mothman, Dec 03, 2010
Photo of billshmeinke
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 69. Been wanting to try this for quite some time now.

Pours with a four finger of fluffy white head. Somewhat hazy golden body. Good retention and lacing.

Smells of fruity esters, green apples, really complex and layered yeast, some biscuity notes.

The yeast notes are really prominent, layered and complex, sweet and malty, some white pepper, green apple, white grape, fairly spicy too.

Crisp, sharp, dry, really well carbonated, sweet, but dry on the finish.

Didn't really get too much oak, but lots of spice, and a great yeast presence.

billshmeinke, Oct 22, 2011
Photo of kirok1999
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for the pour Blake.
Very cloudy gold with a tight white head that fades fairly quickly.
Smells of funky belgian yeast, lots of spice and massive fruits. The taste follows the nose really well, lots of spice up front in allspice, nutmeg, then comes the fruit in pineapple, grape, cherries, you name it, it's in there.
Very smooth and just slightly bubbly. Very easy to sip for a long time as it gets better as it warms a bit.

kirok1999, Apr 11, 2008
Photo of Pencible
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Drunk following standard Damnation, and also nearly a year old. This poured a hazy gold with a little white head.
S: It smelled totally different, like shark American oak and strong apricots, with some lemon zest and honey malt and alcohol.
T: It also tasted different, like dried apricots and fresh oak, with some candi sugar and honey and sour yeast, and a little alcohol.
M: It was oily with a little carbonation. Very smooth.
D: This was much better than the standard Damnation. It had lots of rich complexity, but was still very delicate and refined. Fantastic to sip, with the only negative being that it's still a bit hot. Perhaps another year of age to perfect it?

Pencible, Jun 15, 2010
Photo of Altenor
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Altenor, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of magictrokini
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle @ O'Brien's. Poured hazy gold with a thick, foamy white head. Some lacing on the goblet. Lovely sweet French oak barrel, Belgian yeast, cloves, and lots of lighter fruits (apples, grapes, peaches). Effervescent mouthfeel, very light. Compliments the flavor nicely. Sweet peaches and white grapes up front, even sweeter yeast and malt. Nive vanilla/clove spice combo, close to what you may find in a trippel. The oak gives this a flavor far different than the usual Damnation. It is still sweet, but the slight earthiness keeps this from being sickening. Dry finish. Great beer.

magictrokini, Mar 04, 2009
Photo of AlexChillton
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

AlexChillton, Mar 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Crazydaddyo, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of sammo
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

sammo, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of Devi0us
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Devi0us, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of rumorsofsurf
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

rumorsofsurf, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of funhog
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

funhog, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of cwguy5
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

cwguy5, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of clubarsky91
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

clubarsky91, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of pisano
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

pisano, Oct 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

silentdonkey, Nov 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

tikk, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Kurmaraja, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

chetw, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jeff for sending me this one quite some time ago.

A: The pour is a cloudy orange color with a fluffy and somewhat soapy white head. A bit of white head.

S: Some slightly tart fruits like apples and lemons, maybe a bit of grapes as well. Some nice oak aromas, sweet bready malts, honey, and some undertones of alcohol.

T: Lots of great fruit flavors along with a bit of warming alcohol. Sweet apples, pears, and some citrus zest. Honey, and some floral notes to it, and maybe a slight spice ester character. Nowhere near as much as the usual Damnation.

M: The body is medium with a moderate to high carbonation and a slightly drying.

D: Very different from regular Damnation, and probably for the best. I really enjoyed this beer. Would love to have it again.

womencantsail, Jan 07, 2011
Photo of 46andBrew
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

46andBrew, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Franch
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Franch, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of roodie
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow random pickup at Whole Foods in Huntington Beach. Serendipity I guess. Batch 69

Poured from the bottle into a Bruery tulip

A: pours a golden honey hue with nice head that retains and moderate lacing left behind

S: hints of apple and lemon with the oaky vanilla shining through at the end

T: cider and lemon precede the yeasty vanilla body at the end of the sip

M: crisp and subtle citrusy tart linger

O: great great beer. On par with Bruery Premiere for me

roodie, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of nrs207
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

nrs207, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of tomholland
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

tomholland, Jan 09, 2013
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged) from Russian River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.