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Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)
- Russian River Brewing Company
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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.
(Beer added by: bosco7 on 07-07-2007)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a - pours a beautiful deep amber, with a decent head and lacing to the top of the riedel tumbler
s - citrus on the nose with a slight white wine smell (oak)
t- very smooth for the abv, but i guess that's why they aged in oak, (be careful), oak highlights throughout especially when warmed
m-rather thinker mouthful than the original damnation, not an overwhelming amount of alcohol taste, just the right carbonation but my mouth and lips feel a bit sticky
d-very dangerous beer to drink if you don't pay attention, obviously a definite sipper you should share with someone. A great beer to have as a Digestive after a great meal in SF.
Luckily I am able to get this beer easily from my favorite shop in SF, City Beer! I will lay down several bottles because this one will be a great beer if not already in a few years. I have sent(traded) at least a 6 back east and can't wait to see them review it.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2007 08:13:19 |
More by red80go
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A little something special for my 200th review. Had on-tap at the brewpub yesterday in Santa Rosa. The board said 10.5% abv, 56 IBUs, and described the beer as an oak-aged triple.
a - pours a golden amber color, slightly hazy, one-finger head with decent retention for the abv, and nice lacing
s - some lemon/citrus noticeable in the aroma, oak more evident as the beer warmed, apple and pear also detectable, alcohol hints with a little spice particularly clove
t - nice maltiness up front, big fruity flavors develop, pear and red apple most evident, nice oak accents, especially as the beer warms, some spice/clove along with a nice alcohol burn on the finish
m - medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet but somewhat dry finish
d - somewhat limited due to the 10.5% abv, but a great beer to sip on , alcohol is there but not overwhelming in the taste, very complex flavor keeps you drinking
Quite a bit different from the regular Damnation. I like this a bit more than the regular because the flavor and aroma are more complex and rewarding. Great one-off beer by RRBC. Better get your hands on this while it lasts.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2007 18:54:23 |
More by WeisGuy
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From Russian River's Bottle Log :
"Special bottling to celebrate the 23rd bottled batch of Damnation. 11% ABV, different hop bill. Aged on new American oak chips."
I obtained this bottle from the brewpub 2 days ago.
Pours a golden orange color with a white fluffy head that quickly dissipates but leaves the sides of the snifter and the top of the brew pleasantly laced.
Huge banana aromas, some baked bread, sweet caramel, lemon rind, and clove in the nose. A lot more banana compared to the regular bottlings.
I am immediately aware of the increase in original gravity: thicker mouthfeel, higher alcohol flavors, and sweeter flavor. Wow, you can really taste the alcohol in this one. Lots of banana upon drinking, a lot more than its sister. Baked apple, cinnamon, clove, pepper, and lots of higher alcohol in the finish. Once the beer has warmed up oak/woody flavors are more apparent.
I really feel that the drinkabilty of this "batch" dropped with the increase in alcohol and body. Overall I feel that this is a very good beer however very different than past Damnations. Sip this one. Plan on laying a couple bottles down.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2007 04:19:57 |
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