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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: 370   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 20/20
lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2009
Outstanding deep black stout with thick foamy mocha color. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and fine hops, taste is rich, complex with sublime burned bitters and fine hops. Superb impy stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GilBier (75) - Dendermonde, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2009
Fantastic looking black beer. Nice long lasting head on top. Fine aromaís of coffee, chocolate, burned malts, heavy caramel, dark sugars and hints of fruits. Taste is drier than expected, but still this exeptional beer is so nice to drink and so well balabced. Great looking lable too !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2009
Draught @ Pre-ZBF Alvinne. A black colored beer, with a small thick beige head. The aroma of dark malts, some smoke, coffe, chocolate, with some liquorice juice. The taste of smoked malts, dry bitter chocolate, some coffee and wood. Great combination. The aftertaste is bitter with notes of chocolate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrentFewster (2) - london, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010 does not count
At 22 per bottle, I figured this beer had better be worth it. It was. In fact, I liked ti so much, I was moved to poetry. Thank you, Black Damnation. O Black Damnation! It is said, "A sweeter glass Has neíer been bled. Sublime vexation Fullest head And darkest doom To you have fled."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
on draft at the Pre-ZBF pours black with a tall dark tan head. Aroma is out of this world. Dark malt, coffee and a bakers chocolate nose that is very powerfull. Flavors are dark malt, liqorice and chocolate with a mild earth wood flavor in the background. I was a fan of the two beers already, but I really do believe the mix brings the earthyness of the BA and the dark malt and roastyness of the HandD and creates a great brew that I canít wait to try bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2009
Made with coffee beans while brewing, this must be the ideal Coffee Stout. Taste is so ground-like and espresso-reminding that itís mindblowing! Palate is very coffeelike with a hint of saltiness. The mouthfeel on this one is awesome, it actually feels like a mixed soup when you move it around in your mouth. Legendary.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (6384) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2012
33cl bottle (2010 vintage ) at hevig hoekske ( antwerp ). truely one of the best brews iíve ever had. canít realy say what i recognize, so iím just gonna come out and say my opinion, wich is that this beer has everything you could wish ! blackened by hellish demons could be a reason to describe the colour of this one ! the taste is les complex than the other black damnations, but either way, it still remains my favourite ! sweet , but they didnít push it to far. drinking this makes me wanna buy a crate of black albert and hel en verdoemenis, mix it, and drink it till the end of times ! definetley recomended !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2009
33cL bottle. Pours pitch black, topped with a huge, frothy brown head. Beautiful roasted chocolate malt aroma, with hints of coffee, cocoa, and gin. Bitter coffee and burnt chocolate malt flavor, with dark fruit, wood, and bourbon. Alcohol is quite evident in the finish. Bittersweet chocolate lingers on the palate, with some warming alcohol. This is pretty intense, and very delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Urbain at the schoolhouse, tasted with the 3 beer students, Kenny and Savannah. Thank you Urbain! Very black (duh). No head. Scant lacing. Aroma starts with whisky, but also dark fruits and licorice. Flavor starts with coffee then progresses to plums, raisins, and finishes with burnt espresso. Good body, slightly lighter than expected. Incredible. Simply incredible. Canít wait for pre-ZBF 2010.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigMomma (226) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2010
33cl bottle, courtesy of Arnaud
Pours a dark black color with a big bubble darkbrown head that settles to the side with some clouds in the middle.
The aroma is full of coffee, dark chocolate, sweet brown sugar, roasted malts, dark fruits and gentle hops. A very smooth and soft aroma but some more coffee power from the Hel&Verdoemenis should be welcome. Taste is an explosion of coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, gentle hops and an attack of burned coffee and charcoal at your throat. What an explosion! The aftertaste is strong with dark fruits, burned coffee and some gentle hops The mouthfeel is very oily with a decent carbonization. The drinkability is magnificent for this style!
This massive stout surely is an enrichement for the low-countryís! Brilliant!!

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