Black Damnation III - Black Mes | De Struise Brouwers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Black Damnation III is yet another variation on Black Albert. 100% of Black Albert was used that matured for a while on Caol Ila barrels

Added by alcstradamus on 03-14-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
263
Reviews:
109
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.46%
 
 
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81
Gots:
70
For Trade:
8
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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2005wendyrika
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dwoolley1
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle

Very peaty, touch of smoke and ash, tobacco, and a return of the peaty whiskey on the finish. Not as thick as i expected, but smooth none-the-less and really shines in hiding the abv in the taste.

Bonus points in feel for abv masking, down points for a lack of major coffee presence. Good beer though.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RajaSTL
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMCimpi
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Pitch black with a small khaki head. Peaty scotch, but it's not that intense. Molasses and dark chocolate. Boozy with a touch of soy sauce. Scotch dominates the flavor. Peaty whiskey. Then intense bitter and heavy roasted malt. Bitter chocolate. Heavy body and boozy. First taste is intense, but it's outrageously good.

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4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2

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4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasty, unique, I've had better for much less than the price tag this one carries

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4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY. '12 vintage, 750 ml.

This one pours an oily looking dark black, with no lacing or head.

This one smells like chocoalte, earthy scotch, and dark fruits.

This hides the alcohol quite well, you'd never know it was 13%. This has a very smooth sweet chocolate flavor, with some nice and not too intense peated scotch flavor. There's some slight brine, with roasted char flavors, that seem to have probably become less intense in 3 years this one has been in the bottle. There's some vanilla cream as well.

This is medium bodied, with a silky, super smooth mouthfeel, so creamy and nice. This has a fairly low level of carbonation.

This is yet another excellent BA version of Black Albert, a beer that just seems to be able to magically transform in barrels.

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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Black Damnation III - Black Mes from De Struise Brouwers
4.1 out of 5 based on 263 ratings.
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