Black Damnation V - Double Black | De Struise Brouwers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 26.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
100% of Cuvée Delphine was used that was ice distilled to 26% of alcohol volume.

Added by alcstradamus on 03-14-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#402
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
361
pDev:
11.34%
 
 
Wants:
610
Gots:
67
Trade:
2
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Photo of Prospero
4.93/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2012 Bottle:
Poured near black color with a tan head that dissipated quickly.
Aroma does exhibit some ethanol but not as much as expected for 26%, maybe some anise, slight oxidization but minimally so, and not apparent in flavor.
Taste is deep dark chocolate & toffee, raisins, some dark fruit mixed with a hint of roast with a ton of residual sugar that covers the palate. It's boozy but not overwhelmingly although it does drink and taste much like port if it were beer.
Body is rich, sweet & full. Some slickness due to the all the sweetness and alcohol.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Deltoro
2.34/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of kmoen
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with no head. Aroma of ethanol, anise and chocolate is quiet unique. Taste is dominated by overpowering alcohol and ethanol notes with some ash, anise, chocolate and residual sugar with dry raisin notes. Body is full with oily texture and low carbonation. Interesting experiment but alcohol is somewhat overwhelming.

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Photo of tux_alin
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hayley_86
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spinrsx
4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Phil. A crazy beer.

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Photo of mothman
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black with tan head.

Strong and thick. Roasted with chocolate. Belgian yeast. Bourbon and oak.

Full bodied. Warm but not too boozy.

A very interesting beer that was better than expected.

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Photo of Ben1313
4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prost76
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schinebd
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gotti311
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of codytwo
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andrea_Netherlands
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of suckaj
3.75/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BAsbill
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of siege06nd
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of my_knew_craft
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Black Damnation V - Double Black from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 361 ratings