ReggieDunlap (2924) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma has some dark fruits and a bit if sweet dark chocolate. Flavor opens with dark fruits and moves into smoky/ashy coffee notes...very minimal booze and barrel presence...roasty bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and roasty/smoky/dark fruity and warming. Just decent.
Westmeister (1524) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
HMOG 2014. Last time I had a Black Damnation variant was at the Brickstore. This time is was not sitting at the bar. Not boozy for the abv, but big rich sweet mocha/coffee, cocoa. Thick, sweet. Some fruits. Very velvety smooth.
EricTeusink (631) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
HMOG 2014. Boozy earthy scent. They weren’t kidding when they called this a mocha bomb. Chocolate is all over the flavor with a lively candy spice. Pours dark brown and a tan head.
ElManana (135) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma has coffee, whisky, wood, roast, chocolate. Black coloured beer with a thin lace. The taste is sweet and bitter, has roast, light peated whisky, coffeebeans and some chocolate. Full bodied, oily textured. Nice stuff. Good balance and good complexity.
JorgeLee (1065) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at t’ Antwaerps Bierhuyske. Had to get the Struise on tap, even if coffee beers aren’t my favourite thing. Underwhelmed. Expectations too high? A bit cold from the keg? I mean it was still really nice beer, well balanced lightly roasty strong stout. Actually not as much coffee as expected. But not the most memorable beer of the evening.
daleharshman (855) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle purchased 15 months ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($16.99). Mark had actually carried the bottle back from Belgium! Pours a pitch black hue with one finger of long-lasting creamy mocha-colored foam. AROMA has a distinctive vegetal element (raw chili peppers comes to mind), fine dark high-end fair-trade java, charred malts, dark baker’s chocolate, with hints of bourbon and vanilla. FLAVOR of very dark and earthy artisan coffee, triple espresso shot mocha, creamy vanilla, nutty burnt malts, dark fudge, and smooth bourbon barrel. Finishes with some nice roasty bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel. Except for a bit of pleasant bourbon, the very high ABV is really concealed here. I feel that the coffee (though very high quality) overpowers the bourbon facet somewhat. It could be better balanced between the coffee and bourbon, but this still comes off superbly well. Would like to see a lot more of this series hit the U.S. (413, 848)
ST247 (167) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft @Bierhuyske. Pours black with light brown adhesive foam. Aroma coffee, chocolate. Taste little alcohol taste. The chocolate taste is more intense than the coffee. 2nd Black Damnation and I really love them. Great one for my 100th :-)
rxeight (1042) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml. Warning it’s a gusher. Nose has a lot of Belgian and wine going on. Some sweet and tart with grape must. Taste is Belgian and stout. Has a touch of chocolate and mocha. By no means is this this a mocha bomb.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with dark tan head. Careful...bottle was a gusher. Sweet Belgian chocolate nose. Tart yeast chocolate in front then toasty imperial stout type malt. Not bad but the price says it should taste otherwise. Minimal bourbon. A bit disappointed.
Okay...tons better with warmth. Still easy on bourbon but mocha coming through. Price still steep but better. Worth a shot.
Rune (7346) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle shared with Charly and Finn. Huge, bubbly brownish head, fragile lacing to the glass. All-black body. Prominent aroma of cocoa powder. Well balanced flavours of mocha, ash, and dried fruits. Coffee bitterness to the finish.Very smooth and velvety in the mouth. Integrated alcohol. Dangerously easy to drink. Perfect sipper (Nerstranda session,Tromsø 19.02.2014).