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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: 363   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

adnielsen's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10199) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
47574xeCD (757) - 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 (1900) - 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 (2511) - 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 (3578) - 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 (954) - 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 (632) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (5175) - 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 (4686) - 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 (1716) - 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 (5615) - 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.

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