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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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (475) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2014
Black with almost red head. Aroma is red berry, wild yeast, port, chocolate and some coffee. Rich and creamy palate. Aftertaste is fruity, oak, brett, floral, belgian spicy yeast and chocolate finish. Overall: excellent. Really nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (567) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2014
Black pour from bomber with half finger tan head. Aroma is mild tang from oxidation and some coffee plus barrel. Taste is very nice drinker - sweet roast coffee finish. Little thin and inky. Overall nice stuff especially with coffee flavour on the finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
eduardovl (866) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a snifter. A: Pours an absolutely oily black color forming a big bubbled and creamy beige head. Good retention but only few lacings left in the glass S: Sweet and roastd malts, mainly, with special touch of wood, dark chocolate and coffee. A bit fruity and a little bit spicy too. Some earthy yeasts. Damn good in the nose T: Just perfect. Slightly sweet upfront. Strong taste of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. Very woody. A bit spicy. Great bitterness. Excellent bittersweet balance M: Heavy creamy and molasses perfect body. Medium to low carbonation. Bittersweet roasted and coffee aftertaste O: Perfect drinkability. Perfect beer. The best of the three BD I’ve had so far [ BA Review @ 1/21/2013 ]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours black, nose is vanilla, coffee, chocolate, taste is bitter, coffee, chocolate, a little thin.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Experiment_Ale (1033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
At my place with Jacob and Matt the girls. Pours black slight brown with lacing. Aroma is massive green bell pepper, some roasted notes. Taste is roasted green bell pepper, jalapeño, roast.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
c0fein (220) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2014 750ml bottle @ MBT. Thanks Senior !

Black stuff with a brown head. Greatness again. Much better than blackberry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1821) - WALES - SEP 27, 2014
75cl bottle BB Sep 2018, 13%. Black with a moderate foamy tan head. Aroma is tangy, malty, some chocolate, lightly metallic roast coffee. Nothing too exciting. Body is medium, low-ish carbonation, slightly foamy which makes it a bit chewy. Taste is sweet and milky, nice roasted burnt elements, touch of soy sauce saltiness, background strawberry, port, very ’long’ flavour if that makes sense - lasts for ages. Not a great deal of chocolate or coffee. No alcohol coming through. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migajos (177) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 24, 2014
On tap at Chmielarnia, Warsaw Poland. Appearance black with tall thick dark beige head. Aroma: liqorice, dark dried fruits, very pleasant. Tast: alcohol very well hidden. Again dark fruits, liqorice, coffee, dark chocolate. Full body. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darrennelson12 (415) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
In bottle; pours dark black .. aroma of dark cocoa. Taste: very full bodied/syrupy ... coats your tongue completely. Notes of cocoa and some coffee .. good beer, but liked the V better ...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiammanghilla (626) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 8, 2014
Bottiglia 33cl, comprata in cantinetta è bevuta a casa. Nera con schiuma non troppo persistente. Già al naso si sente odore di caffè macinato. In bocca è piacevolmente frizzantina, esplode nel caffè, vero caffè, finale alcolico ed amarognolo. Beva favorita da un corpo non troppo pesante. Una TOP ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold


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