Black Damnation XII - Nuptiale A2 (Ashley & Trey Wedding Ale) | De Struise Brouwers

Black Damnation XII - Nuptiale A2 (Ashley & Trey Wedding Ale)Black Damnation XII - Nuptiale A2 (Ashley & Trey Wedding Ale)
BA SCORE
4.16/5
84 Ratings
Black Damnation XII - Nuptiale A2 (Ashley & Trey Wedding Ale)Black Damnation XII - Nuptiale A2 (Ashley & Trey Wedding Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Numbers, couples, and Stout are at the heart of this nuptial ale, in this case known as NUPTIALE. Ashley and Trey received the blessing from family and friends to be married on 8.17.13. The sum of their wedding date is two, however it’s added together:

8+17+13=38…3+8=11…1+1=2
or 8+(1+7)+(1+3)=20…2+0=2

Struise is mindful of numbers and math, especially considering the above scenario. As 2 = a couple, we decided to make two versions of the NUPTIALE.

Alias A2 is our Black Albert, secondly fermented on peaches and aged in Anguilla Rum barrels. Alias T2 is the same ale, but secondly fermented with black currants and aged in Port barrels. Of course A stands for Ashley, T for Trey, and 2 being their lucky number.

Whenever you have such a bottle in your possession, it will be your lucky day upon opening this marvelous barrel-aged stout. Just like any couple though, one is not complete without the other.

Added by treyrab on 07-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,238
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
84
pDev:
9.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
20
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of DrBier
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schinebd
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cavemanlawyer
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very tasty brew. 750 ml with cap and synthetic cork. Lots of nice thick mocha head. Mouth is decent, not overly thick. Tons of dried fruit and prune with a nice boozy finish. Holding up very well, could see this continuing to age gracefully.

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Photo of YalovaIA
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jwale73
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2012 vintage. Pours the color and clarity of cola with a tight, quarter inch, mocha-colored head that quickly disperses into a soapy froth. Nose expresses cocoa, char and black licorice. Taste follows nose; however, there's also a distinct spiciness to the flavor profile (maybe cinnamon or chilis) and an ashy quality. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body and comes off a bit thin for the style. Carbonation is mild and even and some heat pervades the quaff from start to finish and lightly lingers. Overall, a solid RIS that has held up well - just the lightest touch of oxidation was present.

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Photo of warnerry
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RajaSTL
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer21
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yeaprolly
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
4.94/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jzeilinger
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pitch black pour with a very dark toffee colored ring, super viscous with a lot of legs that ooze down the glass.

S - Dark/black cherry, light char buried in the aroma, oak.

T - Black cherry, rum, oak, light cocoa.

M - Heavy and oily/viscous mouth feel, slippery.

O - This beer is a world contender, way underrated on here at (89) and don't understand why. All good.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a deep black color, The head was brown. moderate lacing and retention. The smell of the beer has a lot of roasted aromas with some subtle fruity sweetness. The taste is pretty bold with the dark malts working pretty hard to keep this very "stouty". There isn't a lot of fruit in the taste from what I can tell, but it still tastes damn good. The feel is pretty dense, good for the style. Overall it's a good brew.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Black with a big khaki head. Smells strongly of caramel. Lots of booze. I guess it's rum barrel. Some sort of bright aroma behind all of it. Taste is very sweet. Caramel and a fruity brightness that almost tastes acidic. After a while, as it warms up, it begins to taste like peaches. Heavy and boozy. Well carbonated. Intense. Strange fruit addition, but it kinda works.

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Photo of eawolff99
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dataylor21
3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Black Damnation XII - Nuptiale A2 (Ashley & Trey Wedding Ale) from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 84 ratings
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