Black Damnation XXVI - Froggie
De Struise Brouwers

Black Damnation XXVI - FroggieBlack Damnation XXVI - Froggie
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De Struise Brouwers
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #729
Ranked #2,885
4.28 | pDev: 9.81%
Oct 29, 2023
Oct 04, 2018
Black Albert matured in Bordeaux wine barrels: Margaux, Pauillac - St-Estèphe
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Rated: 4.24 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Oct 29, 2023
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a frothy thicker 1 finger tan head with good retention, sticky lacing, jet black beer

Nose brings loads of dark roasted malts, char, cocoa, a bit of fudge, some sweet caramel, cocoa, coffee, cookie dough and baking spices even a hint of anise, vanilla barrel, a bit of a red wine port and sweet red wine

Taste brings loads of roast and dark malt, cocoa, char, some espresso, a bit of fudge, mild bitterness, baking spices, anise notes, barrel spice into vanilla barrel, a bit of the sweet red wine and port notes, a little bramble berry as well somehow, sweet smooth vanilla spice, smooth mild perfumey alcohol, more anise and spice late, a bit more bitterness late, lingering cocoa, roast, and vanilla barrel spice

Mouth is fuller bod, smooth, fair warming but not hot alcohol, low carb

Overall nice beer, alcohol is hidden very well, some wine notes but hard to get it through the heavy malt profile, enjoyable
Oct 23, 2023
Rated: 3.6 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jun 18, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jun 03, 2023
Rated: 4.41 by arzt from Germany

Dec 04, 2022
Rated: 3.2 by stephenlee93 from England

Sep 17, 2022
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A 750ml bottle, bottled on 25th July 2018, and a best before date of 24th July 2023. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Black in colour with a nice frothy one finger brown head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malts, light char, chocolate, cocoa, raisin, fig, dates, and a touch red wine vinous.

Taste: Roasted malts, bakers chocolate, espresso, light char, licorice, and red wine notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall: The wine barrels add an interesting dimension to the aroma and flavour, but it’s not among my favourites of the Black Damnation’s. It’s a decent sipper, but I didn’t think it was better than much of the whiskey barrel aged variants.
Aug 18, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 18, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like oak char, roasted malt, smoke, raisin, red wine, port, hot cocoa, spice, vanilla, and smoke.

Wine barrels seem to work quite nicely with the fathoms-deep darkness of the Black Albert. The heavy roast and dark fruit character of the base are played very well with the oak, vanilla, red wine, tobacco, port, red grape, blackberry, cocoa powder, and a peppery smoke note. This super, super complex, and is really wonderful.

This is medium bodied, pretty thick, slightly oily, with very little booziness to it.

This is extremely enjoyable, and continues to further my love for this weird little Belgian brewery.
Sep 20, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts

Oct 04, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 08, 2020
Rated: 4.82 by YvesB from Belgium

Apr 22, 2020
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Rated by igl from Russian Federation

5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
MEGA stout
Apr 18, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by Mikexw from New York

Oct 12, 2019
Rated: 4 by BerryKumquat from California

Aug 25, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Aug 17, 2019
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
750 ml. bottle.
Moderate pour yields a well over one inch medium tan head over a black (Ya think?) body with some lacing. Head sticks around for the duration. Nose of dark malt, dark fruit, dark dried fruit, red grape, and a bit of charcoal. Whoa... Taste follows nose, with a definite hop presence and a bit of bitter chocolate. Jeez...What a beer! Very nice feel and overall, one of the best after dinner beers I've ever had! Find it and buy it!
Jul 27, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Jul 19, 2019
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Reviewed by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.9/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Snagged a 750 ml bottle on Tavour. $43.99 Now I know what you're thinking...44 dollars of your hard earned money for a bottle of beer. Well let's see what we got here. The amount of stuff going on in this bottle is insane. As soon as you pour it out you smell semi-sweet bakers chocolate and tart raisins. It melds so smoothly together without being too sweet. Chilling in the background, is the smell of molasses as well. When you get to the flavor, accompanying the chocolate covered raisins is this nice smokiness. Everything balances very nicely with each other. The tart from the wine, the mild bitter from the chocolate, and the smoke that sits in the middle. This is a beer that demands every bit of your attention and I would love to have it again. Now is this beer worth 44 dollars. Unfortunately, not so. But to be fair, is any beer worth that much?
Jul 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Stefan13 from Texas

2.76/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5
Something just wasn't right about this beer. It had the potential for so much more. Metallic in both smell and taste. High abv which I love, but besides alcohol and metal, I don't taste too much else. Still better then a light beer.
Jun 25, 2019
Black Damnation XXVI - Froggie from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 39 ratings