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Struise Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb

Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
The Black Damnation series is a dark twist of Urban’s mind. His idea is to realize a dozen beers with the use of Black Albert, and over a period of two years, that are as black as hell, filthy rich in the nose and with a massive taste.

Black Damnation II is yet another blend with the use of Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen. This time a level more complex than BD I. 50% of Black Albert was used that matured for a while on whole coffee beans out of a craft Columbian coffee plantation. 25% of H&V was used that aged for 6 months on JD barrels at Struise. Another 25% of Cuvée Delphine was used.

Beware: labels are the same, taste however isn’t. Some bottles are recognizable because of he handwritten 2 on them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vincentvega72 (429) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
Zwart als de nacht. Dik stroperig olieachtig bier met volle textuur. Koffie, cacao, leer, tabak. Licht zoetig met een subtiel bittertje. Zware jongen die je het best met kleine nipjes kunt drinken. Genietersbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
Bottle, shared at RBAG by dfearnley. Very dark brown, almost black. Rich mocha and cream, spicy undertones, fruit acids in the finish. The spicy nuances are amplified as the beer warms. Terrific.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1825) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Coffee, touch of sour, dark fruit Adjunct: light caramel, touch of sour, blackberry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1478) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
Thick black stuff, tan edges. Mocha aroma, slight weirdness but a decent coffee flavour and a bit of Belgian yeast flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12903) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle - Dark almost soured roast. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Dark roast and sweet, very light mocha and a touch of that sourness. Although not what expected, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2767) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 8, 2016
75cl bottle. Color is dark. Head is thin and brown. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Medium body. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice, coffee, bourbon, malt. Expected better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and some woody notes. Flavors of bitter chocolate and some astringent chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierridder_S (716) - BELGIUM - APR 8, 2016
03/04/2016 @home - 75cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte. Black colour with a nice slowly fading mocha head. Nose is huge mocha, some caramel and chocolate. Taste is lots of mocha, hints of roast, chocolate, caramel, some booze. Very complex & gentle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (1241) - ESTONIA - NOV 29, 2015
Pours black, nice thin beige foam. Aroma is sweetish, dark fruits feeling light. Chocolate and cocoa nibs. Taste is also chocolaty plus has some stronger cocoa, dark fruit liquid. Coffee is bit subtle but is there and fills your taste buds with some enjoyment. Good stuff. Drinks like 7 or 8 percent beer, no way this is 13! Looks bit reddish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2803) - GREECE - NOV 23, 2015
330ml bottle courtesy of fugitive! Black color with brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, dark fruits, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium silky oily body with soft carbonation.

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