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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 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

Mette's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, - JUN 6, 2009
Flaske, delt med mig selv. Mørk brun, næsten sort farve, med et tæt og stort nøddebrunt skum. Duften og smagen er præget af kaffe, bitter chokolade, alkohol, puddersukker og en let syrlighed. God og fyldig med en lang eftersmag af kaffe og alkohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3816) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Vova? Very dark brown/black with a tan ring. Sour, gherkin aroma but then hot chocolate, carob and then beef jerky. A little sour in the mouth, bitter and deep taste, some ash and then a bit sweet chocolate. Medium-to-full body, slightly carbonated, a little oily texture, some alcohol and dry nuts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MPA (915) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle, rated January 31. BBF March, 2014. A real gusher. Came out on it’s own. Huge brown head on top of a pitch black beer. Aroma of alcohol, plums, cocoa, hints of coffee and molasses. Thick mouthfeel with sweet flavour of chocolate and coffee notes along with a slight tart plum flavour. It settles with a roasted bitterness adding to the rather complex flavour, which seems to really come in different layers also making it simple to decipher. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (5173) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4/29/2009 10:38:50 AM Last bottle from Bierkoning. Tar black body with high rise tan head. Looks yummy. Smells sweet, of chocolate and coffee, with some stout and dark fruits in the nose. Really creamy and delicious. Very well done. Taste of toast, malts, chocolate, caramels, coffee, vanilla - take your pick - it all comes through very well. The ridiculously high ABV isn’t even noticeable. De Molen and Struise, two of my favourite brewers, surprise on the upside, once again. I can drink this all day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (404) - BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2016
Via een vriend een flesje kunnen proeven van deze eerste versie. 33cl. Best before M 2014 en op 13%. Zwart bier met bijna bruin schuim. Geur: metaal, zurig, fruitig. Smaak: koffie, zuurtje, bittertje. Afdronk: het zurige blijft met een koffie twist en wat bittertjes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
47574xeCD (855) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle split thanks to Theydon Bois. 2010 vintage Bottle. Poured thick black oily with thick beep beige head. Nose is dark malts, coffee, chocolate, toffee. Taste is a complex mixture of dark fruit, chocolate, malts, coffee grinds, cocoa and a strong flavoursome finish. Utterly fantastic beer this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2015
Mørk∕Svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av frukt, røstet malt, sjokolade, kaffe og lakris. Smak av frukt, røstet malt, sjokolade, kaffe og lakris. Lett bitter. Tap @ ØST.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nilsas (3058) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2015

Lukt: Kirsebær, mørk sjokolade og vanilje.
Utseende: Mørk rødbrun, tilnæmret sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum, tynn ring langs kant.
Smak: En liten "sprudlende" smak i munnen, sjokolade med en herlig noe syrlig kirsebær avslutning som sitter.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@ØST, Stavanger sammen med Gorm.
Medium: Tapp@160ml, ABV@%, Når@09.09.2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3766) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (1205) - 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!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (824) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - 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.

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