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De Molen Black Damnation 666

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2013
18cl bottle - kindly shared buy Dennoman; thank you! Pours opaque black with a nice creamy head, marroon b rown with a purple hue. The aroma is a bouquet of subtle cognac notes, milk chocolate, honey and blackcurrants. Palate is incredibly rich and full and balances sweetness with roasty notes and even green bitters in the end; taste is dark chocolate, green paprica (hints), deep sweet soy sauce and cofee beans. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2013
Black of color with a nice brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, liqurice, dusty, port, raisins, sweets and coffee and dark chocolate. A flavor of coffee, liqurice, dusty, dark chocolate, leather, spice, weak alcohol and a roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
In short: A big stout of great complexity and good drinkability. Top example of BA impy stout.
How: Bottle, tiny nip, consumed when over one year of age. Bottle sent to me by Doodler, thanks a lot Scott.
The look: Pitch black body topped by a very small persistent tan head.
In long: Strong nose pushing forward burnt dark fruits, chocolate shop smell, vanilla and soy sauce in a fog of alcohol fumes. Taste improves an already inviting aroma. Medium roast, black chocolate, burnt black cake, cooked dark fruits, vanilla beans, salty liquorice candy, nice oak, good barrels integration that is far from overwhelming the beer. Nothing particularly original in the flavors of this beer, what makes this one a stand-out is the overall balance between the different flavour elements, the rich and lively mouthfeel with perfectly levelled carbonation, Excessively easy to drink for a 10% beer. Just as good, maybe even a little better than their Hel & Verdoemenis 666, this Black Damnation 666 might just be my favourite De Molen creation so far (and they make A LOT of beers). .
IMPORTANT NOTE: to brewers, movie producers, heavy-metal bands and others, please note that the number of the beast has been adjusted for inflation, please use 681 from now on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
Smak och doft av choklad, mocca, torkad frukt, karamell, trä med toner av whisky, laktris, rök. Välbalanserad och god beska.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kraddel (6380) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2013
I MANAGED TO GET ONE ITS OPEN FINALYYYY the ONLY time i waited for a beer , till i get a certain amount of rates. never have i ever, nor will i ever , do that again. why now? this is MY white whale. if i hade a crate on dave, loerik ANS don Q, i would have traded them all for this ! let me explain : before i was into craft beer, i saw these bottles and wanted them BADLY ! but i couldnt get them, untill i kinda knew my way around beer. i liked all of them ( they were actualy the first couple of craft beers i’ve had, but i just LOVED the bd 1 . from there, i went to black albert an hel en verdoemenis. when aged, i kinda prefer the HV a bit over BA . BD is above those 2. hel en verdoemenis 666 is my favourite beer, ever. so , BA + HV = better than both appart hv 666 + better than reguilar HV so, BD 666 should be better than both appart so this would be my best beer ever, with the most nice label and name ever, from the greatest brewers ever, in my favourite stout ever !! i spent a year to get this one . halinghansen is KING for trading me this one ! i couldn’t think of a moment in my life big enough to open this. so why not rate the bd 666 as my 666Th beer? so yeah, behaived like a ticker the last weeks, but here it is ! side by side with the bd 1 ( 13 abv version) to get the little diffrences out. this one pours a bit lighter. foam is very small and fades fast, while the 1 had a big foam and has smaller bubbles, lasts longer. maybe its the age, though . smell : bd 666 is intenser, especialy on the chocolate . yet the diffrences are very subtile ... taste ... DAMN ! i should tell you, i already once mixed the 666 and the BA , in fear i might never get a hold of this bottle. it was pretty ’ normal’ but THIS, THIS is a BIG difffrence ! way more intense than the BD 1, warmth of the barrels, this thing... i first sipped the 1, party in the mouth, i than tasted the 666, explosion ! than the 1 tasted like watter ! DAMN oooh yess, math was right ! this goes right along with the 666 HV and the misto. straight 5/5 . i’d rate higher if i could ! does it pass the hv666 ? well i’m not sure. i’ve had the hv 666 like 15 times, still love it ! will i love this after 15 times? i hope i can someday know that ! but for now, i’d pick this first to have / drink cause of my small chances to ever get another one. tastewise? they’re both PERFECT . if i could change 1 thing about this? it would be i had crates and crates of this beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2013
18 cl bottle at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pitch black beer with a nice brownish head. Malty chocolate aroma, whisky, smoked notes, licorice, cocoa powder, caramel, woody, molasses, figs, raisins, brown sugar, coffee notes, prunes, cognac notes, anise, dades, earthy notes, dark chocolate, ash, some notes of espresso. Roasted whiskey flavor, smoked, ash, tar, licorice, cognac, vanilla, woody, prunes, dades, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee. This beer has aged for at least 2-3 years and insure that has been good. Alcohol is incredibly well hidden!!! Soot finish, prunes, whiskey, woody, coffee, raisins and ash. Lovely!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (921) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013
oh damn... This thing looks beautiful. Pitch black pour, with a huge frothy light brown head. Looks like whipped cream on top of a cup of warm chocolate. Aroma is packed with coffee, chocolate, wood, cognac, leather, earth, dark fruits, vanilla, booze. Some perfume/soapy notes in the nose as well... (a bit strange tbh) The taste is a little sweet upfront, with a long, slightly bitter and dry aftertaste. semi-full bodied, with a smooth texture and a rather flat carbonation. A huge thanks to Chris for giving me this at BBF 12’

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmrmwel (1836) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a perfect pitch black, with a big brown creamy head. Aroma is liquorice and tobacco, with coffee, oak, vanilla and some nice burned notes. Alcohol is remarkably well disguised. Very nice full creamy body, with an almost flat but still noticeable carbonation. Good and complex flavour with sweet roasted malts and vanilla, as well as oak barrels, liquorice, caramel and kandi. Long sweet finish with a nice tobacco touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Zwanze Day at WLV Liquors. Served in my Zwanze taster flute. A: Pours a jet black color with a thick and creamy dark mocha head forming on the pour. It recedes very slowly leaving behind thick traces of lace. S: Big and boozy, there is a nice underlying sweetness and fruitiness. Heavy coffee, chocolate and just a little bit of cognac sweetness. T: Boozy with a nice chocolate presence. Sweet cognac, ground coffee beans, bitter dark chocolate and a heavily roasted malt presence on the finish. Some sweet malts also pop up towards the finish. M: Thick and oily with a medium low carbonation level. Roasty and sweet finish. O: Big and boozy, but the nuanced flavors really pick this beer back up and it’s really good. Glad I got the chance to try it. Serving type: on-tap

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (3375) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2012
Cognacsfatlagrad IS. Hälften Struisess Black Albert och hälften Mennos H&V. Lite rostat kaffe, bär och en lagom dos len choklad. Riktigt fin fruktighet som gör att jag börjar tänka i banor av smaksatt choklad. Men det finns även mörkt socker samt den där skvätten rostat kaffe man aldrig undkommer. Väldigt kraftig, men elegant och gentlemannamässig. Fantastisk.

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