Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged) | Russian River Brewing Company

Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)
BA SCORE
4.26/5
571 Ratings
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We turned our regular Damnation recipe into a Tripel. It is bittered with Tomahawk and has Sterling and Cascade in the mid-boil and finish. The beer was then aged on new American oak chips for two to three weeks.

Added by bosco7 on 07-07-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#875
Reviews:
242
Ratings:
571
pDev:
10.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
284
Gots:
153
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 571 |  Reviews: 242
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4.97/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is simply outstanding and one of the best Russian River beers in my book, which is saying a lot. Apparently, it is based on the regular Damnation but in the end this is a very different beer and much stronger in alcohol as well as character.

Deep gold, it has a very big off-white head steadily shrinking to foamy ring, a little lace.

Aroma is strong fruity grain, canned pears, hints of clove, herbs, white wine, and dry fields damp with fog. It is excellent.

Taste is outstanding full bodied as the aroma, with all of those elements, zesty but slightly oily, lightly spicy, faintly sweet, tingly and engaging.

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4.86/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Been eyeing this on the coming soon list for ever. One of the few RR beers I haven't been able to try yet.

A: Rich Golden color. One finger head that dissipated quickly. Great clarity and appearance overall.

S:Spicy and peppery. Hint of Coriander. If I didn't know what this beer was my first guess from the smell would be a Tripel.

T:AMAZING, How is 10.5% hidden so well in this.? Amazingly drinkable. Very well balanced Tripel, not to sweet not to boosey. Malty and almost tart at the same time.

M: Smooth and Buttery.

O: Well Done Vinne! This beer lived up to my expectations even though I've been waiting for a few years to try it. Carbonation, Malt, Alcohol, and flavor all balanced very well!

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4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I don't drink too many corked beers, but this the first one that blew its wad like a bottle of champagne, and left a bit of a mess on the floor.

A: Massive four fingered head (probably because of the above problem,) dark gold and unfiltered, tremendous head retention and impeccable lacing.

S: I get bananas, fruity esters from the yeast, sourish pear notes, and tart granny smith apples.

T: More bananas, and the taste follows the nose all the way. The high alcohol content is well concealed by the flavors of candied sugar and a touch of pumpkin pie spice. What is nice is that this beer never comes off as very sweet, but simply harmoniously complex. Outstanding!

M: Medium carbonation, medium bodied, not too thick; I get a numbing effect on the tongue, and the finish is moderately dry.

O: I've not much experience with Belgian style beers, tripels, but I feel that this review will stand: an amazing beer!

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4.82/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When I was out in Santa Rosa, I went out to Russian River. While I was their, I bought a bottle of the Damnation Batch 23. I took this to a Free the Hops meeting. I watched as everyone a round the room poured a sample and tasted with a happy face. When I tried the beet it was about straw in color, it had a thin head. The smell was fantastic sweet with hints of coriander. The taste was of carmel malt and vanilla. This was a great beer, wish I had bought more then just one bottle.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.77/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Pizza Port in Solana Beach. Fantastic complement to their tasty pizza.

Look - pours a clear copper with a 1 finger head.

Smell - belgium breadiness, with a hint of pine sneaking through.

Taste - The nose is a light apple sour balanced with bread and vanilla. The body is very complex with maltiness, strong floral notes, and cherry cough syrup. The citrus hops provide the beer's backbone and pull through at the end and do a nice job of masking the booziness. Also a little funkiness hiding around.

Mouth feel - tart and lightly carbonated.

Overall - loved it. The complexity and balanced between Belgium yeast, hops, tartness, and richness was splendid.

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Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged) from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 571 ratings
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