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Struise Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb

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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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, filthy rich in the nose and with a massive taste.

Black Damnation II is yet another blend with the use of Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen. This time a level more complex than BD I. 50% of Black Albert was used that matured for a while on whole coffee beans out of a craft Columbian coffee plantation. 25% of H&V was used that aged for 6 months on JD barrels at Struise. Another 25% of Cuvée Delphine was used.

Beware: labels are the same, taste however isn’t. Some bottles are recognizable because of he handwritten 2 on them.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kosmokrator (470) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2014
Denso color nero opaco con fragile cappello di schiuma marroncina. Al naso domina il caffè, accompagnato da sentori di cacao amaro, cereali e malto abbrustolito; al palato è un tripudio di cioccolato, espresso zuccherato, liquirizia, malto e caramello. Gusto rotondo e pieno, corposa, setosa, leggermente oleosa e corroborante, l’abv riscalda ma non è invadente. Un "birrone" a tutti gli effetti, intensissima ma equilibrata!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (632) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Taster at Strong Beer Fest. Pours Coca Cola brown with no real head. Aroma is date, molasses, dark cherry, medium roast coffee. Taste starts chocolaty, then some dark fruit, licorice and oak finishes cold brew coffee... Lots of coffee flavor, minimal bitter. Very nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm_Warning (77) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Currently drinking a bottle from Beautiful Beers. Aroma is full of alcohol, sweet whiskey, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate and wood. Appears as an insanely black vessel with a thick tan head which retreats to a subtle skimming. Tastes of sweet chocolate and whiskey, lots of rich and dark malts, coffee and an oaky whiskey aftertaste. Smooth on the tongue, huge in the mouthfeel and with a soft carbonation. This is yet another of the Black Damnation series which has left me astounded, it's rich and decadent, expensive and rare; absolutely incredible... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (881) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
The first ’offspring’ of Black Damnation, basically a coffee stout because macerated on Colombian coffee beans. Thick beige head, colour black. Very powerful coffee aroma, wood, raisins, chocolate and everything else one can find in Black Damnation. Syrupy, sweetish taste, very thick and oily mouthfeel, towards the end increasingly coffee-like, roasted and dry, very long and complex finish. One of the most coffee-like coffee stouts I ever had, perhaps just a bit much.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
666ale (54) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Massive imperial stout with a big moka coffee vein. Coffee coffee coffee and again coffee. Good one!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2171) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle 750 ml at home, poured into a snifter. ABV Totally black pour, with one fin ger of thick, dark brown head. Very good retention. Quite a lace left behind. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, molasses, wine notes, light alcohol, vanilla. Taste of liquorice, chocolate, alcohol, fortified wine, sweet vanilla, roasted malts, syrup. Thick full body, good carbonation, very sticky on the palate. Just great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruigo (1061) - PORTUGAL - JUN 1, 2014
15cl on tap at the brewery. Pours a deep brown colour with a thin brown head. Aroma is liquorice, coffee, chocolate and spicy. Soft to average carbonation and full body. Taste is suave with a well done balance between bitter and sweetness. Overall, almost perfectly balanced like eating a dark chocolate from the tropics.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3199) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of coffee, musty chocolate and toasted malt. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, sweet berries.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (2712) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2014
taster at the school of struise black colored body with an off white head and a spicy chocolate coffee malt aroma a coffee caramel chocolat slightly spicy little sour bitter taste with an alcholic bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (829) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2014
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours pitch black with a ring tan head. Aroma has dark chocolate, mocha, some tartness and berries. Taste has quite some mocha, dark chocolate, roaste malts and a soft tartness. Full body and soft to medium carbo. Nice, but would have been better if it wasn’t infected.


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