RateBeer
Home >

De Molen / Struise Brouwers Black Damnation

 (RETIRED)
overall
100
96
style
Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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, filty rich in the nose and with massive taste. Black Damnation is a blend with the use of Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen. This is the first of the series.

50% of Black Albert was used with another 50% of H &V.

Black coloured beer with just a sliver of a dark tan head. Aroma is glorious & full of coffee, brown sugar, dark fruity chocolate. Flavours of H&V are quite evident, charcoal and mineral notes, chocolate, cocoa powder. Good coffee chocolate finish with good balancing bitterness and hops & sugar in the after taste.
2009 vintage 12% abv
2010 vintage 13% abv


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3307) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle, 2010 vintage. Luckily no jellyfication has started in this bottle. Pours a pitch black beer with a massive off white head on top, very creamy and stays on for a long time. Aroma has a lot of roasted malts, sweet sugary stuff, some booze and even some faint hints of coffee after all these years. Flavor is very sweet, with roasted charcoal characters, sweet molasses, licorice, basically everything you want in your imperial stout. Alcohol is very well hidden in the flavors, yet it punches like a mule after drinking. Aftertaste is sweet and roasty, dark fruits and again the coffee is in there. Very faint, but there. A shadow of it’s former self, but still great!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (842) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2015 Black with tan head. Lingering head considering abv. Chocolate coated cherries, caramel and belgian spice. Sweet, "drops" and lingering alcoholic caramel. Overall: wow!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (513) - - JUN 21, 2015
Drank at ZeeBra 2015 (21-6-2015), 2010 bottle. Typical Struise black damnation taste, and very present H&V as well, only the basics of that, without the added crazzyness. Deep chocolate, a bit coffee. Pleasant taste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (4750) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to 50Belair! Pours inky black, medium dark brown creamy head, slow to dissipate with nice lacing. So far, so good. Aroma is fudge brownies, molasses, roasted malts, cocoa powder, raisin, some coffee. Flavor is all of the above, quite sweet, light plus bitter, rich and decadent. Full body, creamy mouthfeel

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (4237) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle at a big tasting (Nörprovning 2015). Dark malty smell with chocolate, coffee and a hint of metall. Similar taste with chocolate, caramel and a roasted aroma. Musty and deep flavour. Very nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (1331) - GREECE - FEB 11, 2015
330ml bottle at home, 13% ABV. Thanks Spiros!! Black color with nice creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malty, light coffee, chocolate, nuts-hazelnuts, dark fruits, peat, leather. Taste is sweet and bitter, roasted malty again, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, dark fruity and nutty, light peated. Full body almost creamy with soft carbonation and long bittersweet nutty coffee and dark chocolate aftertaste.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerman6686 (5388) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2015
This poured a darker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of green pepper and dark fruit. Flavor similar, with some booze and caramel. Another way overrated European Impy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Art (2310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. More dark fruit aroma and taste than the typical roasty stout. Not so much my style here. Blind taste test: 1. Founders imperial stout 2. Evil Twin Christmas Eve at a NY Hotel room 3. Shorts Publican Porter 4. Hitchhiker Rucksack Porter 5. Church Brew stout 6. Struise Black Damnation

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 26, 2014
Ebony pour with a decent biscuit head. Huge aromas of malts, dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, smoked wood chip. Boozy, rich and hoppy. Tremendous.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2968) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2015 Bottle, one of the 5 year olds they sold at Borefts this year. Beer came gushing out, shame some was lost. Probably infected. Delicious smell of roasted malt and cacao, but a bit sour as well. Taste was a bit of a lettdown, it didn’t age very well. Body somewhat thin, with a sour/sweet (infected) taste of malt and chocolate, the bitters got lost. I like the current BD series better. UPDATE. Had an uninfected as well, much better beer. Thick and heavy, with both sweet coffee and choco notes and bitter roasted malt and hop. Great beer. Rating is for the uninfected one.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 36


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50