Black Damnation XXIV - Octopussy
De Struise Brouwers

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4.11 | pDev: 2.92%
De Struise Brouwers
Notes: Octomore whiskey cask barrel aged.
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3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks, Brian.

Dark chocolate, cream, cocoa, a noticeable Scotch character with a moderate peat note. Creamy on the palate with a nice blend of chocolate, cream and a delicate Belgian yeast note. Moderately boozy, mildly fruity (dried cherries and dates), Very nice, though the smokier Talisman outdid this beer IMO

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3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Doops shared this one a while back. Cheers!

From a 750 into a snifter
Bottle 360 of 2000
Aged on Octomore barrels
Drank this one and Black Nuts back to back

APPEARANCE: A thick, muddy black pour yields a 2+ finger, medium looking, foamy tan head with good retention. Black body, opaque, with lower levels of carbonation. Head fades to a full creamy cap. A ring remains until the end but leaves no lacing on the glass. Body is great but the head could use a little work.

SMELL: Very roasted with lots of chocolate, cream, some ash and charred aromas. Bold for sure.

TASTE: Very ashy and some tobacco up front. Scotch barrels for sure with a good dose of peat. Boozy with peated flavors and leather at the swallow. Bold and lingering finish with lots of scotch barrels and peat, tobacco, leather, roasted and ashy character. Big, boozy and plenty of scotch barrels.

PALATE: Fuller body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy and heavy on the palate, thick, goes down fine with a good burn at the swallow, finishing quite sticky. Plenty of heat lingers.

OVERALL: Really good. Struise is definitely hit-or-miss and with the insanely high price tag on their beers now, it is no longer worth rolling the dice. This one, however, might actually be worth the price of admission. A big, thick, menacing brew with lots of lovely scotch barrels all over the place. If you're a fan of peat, this one is worth checking out. Thanks again doopie!

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Black Damnation XXIV - Octopussy from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 6 ratings