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

Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)
BA SCORE
92.5%
Liked This Beer
4.26 w/ 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:
#863
Reviews:
242
Ratings:
571
Liked:
528
Avg:
4.26/5
pDev:
10.09%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
283
Gots:
154
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 571 |  Reviews: 242
Photo of connecticutpoet
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WesM63
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.05/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Golden color, decent clarity white head, looks the part for a tripel. Aroma was hot alcohol, lots of oak surface area.

Taste was mainly alcohol heat, a pungent yeast presence that is super estery. Alcohol burn and oak the most prevalent things going on here for me. Don't really get it, normal Damnation, vastly superior.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drewone
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vic21234
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Corked and caged 12.68oz bottle poured into a snifter. Batch number 69, which was bottled on 09/01/11 according to Russian River's batch logs.

A- Pours a cloudy amber with tons of bubbly off-white head, quite a bit of floaty sediment is noted.

S- Banana and clove notes on the nose, as well as just a funkiness that I can't really place.

T- Initially I get some fizzy tartness along with clove and spice. The oak is noted but faint in my opinion.

M- Light, fizzy, well carbonated.

I haven't had many Tripels, but this one is an enjoyable sipper.

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

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- pours a clear golden orange color with a small fizzy white head that reduces completely, leaving some lace behind 3.75

S- classic tripel aromas of banana, clove & light phenols. Spicy yeast & oak mixes with fruity esters, with an emphasis on citrus and cherry, slightly spicy

T- spicy & herbal up front with lots of fruity esters, notes of banana, clove and phenolic flavors. Notes of oak kick in before finishing with orange marmalade

M- medium body with moderate biting carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a slightly warming finish

O- a different take on a tripel, it’s got the classic triple flavors, but enhanced by oak and los of fruity notes

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Photo of zbodnar1
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of williamjbauer
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toppoop
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hozat
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of j_flynn
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of beerdog205
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of brywhite
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of DucksFan16
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged) from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92.5% out of 100 with 571 ratings
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