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De Molen / Struise Brouwers Black Damnation

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


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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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

rvdoorn's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rvdoorn (13) - - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (500) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (4599) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (4121) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (1098) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerman6686 (5321) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Art (2233) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sizzler80 (501) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2889) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Gerardgathier (512) - - NOV 1, 2014
5 years old. Gusher?! Aroma had a sour cherrys and yeah no good anymore. Taste is sour strong alcohol. Too bad

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (1076) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip glass, Best by date March 2014. A: Pours a dark brown almost black color forming a big sized think, creamy and thin bubbled beige head: Solid. Medium to low retention and lots of spotty lacings left in the glass. Lingering and molasses S: Wow! Strong roasted malts combined with coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, candy sugar and dark fruits. Strong notes of wood. A bit metallic. Light oxidization notes T: Slightly sweet upfront followed by roasted flavors. Coffee, dark chocolate, caramel malts, toffee, candy sugar, licorice and vanilla. Excellent notes of oak. Metallic notes and some oxidization. Excellent bitterness in the end. Perfect taste M: Heavy, creamy and molasses. Low carbonation and a just perfect bittersweet aftertaste O: Great drinkability despite the high ABV. A perfect Imperial Stout. Thanks to Dennoman! [ BA Review @ 7/25/2013 ]

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