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De Molen / Struise Brouwers Black Damnation

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
The Black Damnation series is a dark twist of Urbanís 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
666ale (79) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Massive pitch black imperal stout. I think they used saaz here. Strong earthy spicy vegetables character near the coffee and dark chocolate. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1832) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
Sample at Hel en Verdoemenis tasting
Big gusher. Fortunately the brown colour of the foam is very beautiful, so it was quite a sight. We did manage to get a decent amount of beer in our glasses. A black beer with a brown head. Aroma is slightly sour, but that disappears completely in the taste. Taste is a bit alcoholic with coffee and chocolate and some woody dryness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kazin (423) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
Notes from backlog. Lots of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and a touch of vanilla.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Experiment_Ale (1095) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
At my place with Taylor, Thomas, Scott, and Samantha. Aroma is massive disgusting green bell pepper, way spicy, vegetable, gross. Taste is vegetable, some burn coffee, bell peppers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (3152) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
shared a 2009 bottle with 2 friends. beer flushed out of the bottle like a fountain. poured dark brown / black with a big caramel head, a lot of thick yeast at the bottom of the glass. smell is like a red wine / port after itís age. strong malty taste, with coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, bit sour, bit to boozy. nice to try this old version. but Iím more a fan of the younger versions. so my rating goes out for the old version. never had the fresh version of this one. so It could have been a lot better. anyway itís still a good beer do!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5113) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2010 Bottle shared at tasting, pours black with thin beige head. Light lacing. Aroma is molasses, fudge, char, and dark plums. Flavor is dark chocolate, toasty malt, coffee, pudding, and licorice. Syrupy mouthfeel. Classic tasting Russian imperial from these two. Solid

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NosirIwont (2242) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. 13.0%. Best before 03.14. Pours black with a dark tan/light brown head. Good lacing. Great aroma; lightly roasted with dark fruits and a hint of vanilla. Flavour is tart and roasted with a distinct rum/whisky-blend note, as well as dark fruits. Dry finish. Overall really good and well-balanced. 05.10.13.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (1183) - - SEP 7, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2015 330 ml bottle. Black pour with a fast disappearing mocha head. Roasted malt, liquorice, coffee, cocoa, very inviting. Roasted coffee beans gives way to dried dark fruits, ash, dark chocolate, molasses. Full body with lower carb. Note... Drank an Aged bottle, liquorice note a bit less pronounced, dark fruit a bit more prevalent. Less ashy also. Go figure. Still awesome

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
dudebun (139) - GERMANY - SEP 4, 2013
Unfortunately completely flat... Especially unfortunate because it is a 750ml bottle. Tastes great but no carbonation makes Homer something something.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilverHaze (14) - SPAIN - AUG 20, 2013
Taste is roasted (can even detect hints of birch ashes), again with loads of sweet liquorice, soy sauce, espresso with sugar. Body is full, thick and creamy, but with some prickly carbonation on the tongue.

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