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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: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Thanks for sharing Bill. Silly me didnít record the vintage, but likely 2010 due to when we went to Belgium. Pours to a black body with a light tan head. Aromas of coffee and oatmeal with deep chocolate. Very smooth. Flavor of sweet but balanced chocolate. Oatmeal and coffee. Very well balanced and complex (even if the notes donít show that). The palate is full bodied, but easy drinking. A true gem of a beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle @ Kulminator. Deep, thick black appearance with a rich, deep brown head. Excellent lacing. Rich anise, thick dark chocolate, roasty, lightly charred, mild vanilla aroma with some dark fruit notes like plum and fig. Very smooth flavor for 13%. Somewhat sweet, charred dark chocolate malty, somewhat ashy, mild anise, a bit earthy flavor with a burnt, somewhat earthy finish. Way too smooth for 13%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle of the 2010 vintage thanks to Vaiz. Solid black with a decent beige head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is heavy on the coffee, with some chocolate, licorice, anise, vanilla and fig. Luxurious oily mouthfeel, full bodied, long bittersweet finish. Taste is dark chocolate, prunes, coffee, licorice, treacle. Truly awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2012
12oz bottle @Tampa Weekly thanks to -pours dark brown with a disappearing tan head. Aroma is leather/licorice-medium malt, wood. Taste is leather/licorice-medium malt, wood, earthy hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rvdoorn (13) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2012
finally I took the time to drink this one. 2009 version. A blend with hel en verdoemenis from the molen. Look: the beer pours a black color with a small dark brown head. Smell: coffee, brown sugar, dark fruits, leather and tobacco. Taste: roasted malts, coffee, tobacco, cocoa, charcoal with a nice bitterness arising from the hops which is balanced with some brown sugar sweetness. Mouthfeel: medium body with medium carbonation. Overall: the first of the BD series is one of the better ones,what a great beer! Although whatelse could be expected from a blend of the two best breweries in europe....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Pours thick dark and dirty with a multi shade of brown head. Nose is big roasted coffee, chocolate, oak, light grass. This has a big malt backbone. Taste is sweet up front and the bitter teases a little before blending in with the sweet on the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp,yet smooth and soft. Long aftertaste. Heavy decadent body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3831) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle. The smell is roasty, malts, chocolate, coffee, and burnt malts. The look is dark, black in color, with a thick beige colored head. The taste is slightly burnt, definite roast, malts, coffee, and dark chocolates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1021) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
Bottle from trade with PaulHegedus - thanks! Sticker says 9.2% ABV. Motor-oil black with a nice brown head. Aroma of coffee and brown sugar. Coffee, cocoa, sugar, and a little caramel and vanilla start off the flavour. This leads into some slight spice and licorice, with some bready malt, and finally to a slightly bitter finish with warming alcohol, with more sugar too. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zandrsn (2) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012 does not count
A wonderful full bodied stout with chocolate, coffee, and nice rounded mineral flavor. Hops and sweetness finish it out perfectly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DalzAle (1941) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle thanks to TheGuy! Rich dark black pour, small lasting disc of carbonation and an aroma of dark chocolate, raisins. Flavor is slightly sweet port, more dark chocolate, brown sugar, plums and finished with a little earth peat. Solid imperial stout and way too drinkable at 13% ABV.

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