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


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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeverszeuge (637) - GERMANY - JUL 16, 2015
# 3569 ersma: man nehme: 25 % struise cuvée delphine, 50 % struiese black albert auf kaffeebohnen gelagert und 25 % de molen hel & verdoemenis, sechs monate in jack daniels-fässern gelagert… pechschwarz mit einer ahnung von dunkelbraun-rötlichem schaum. ölig im glas. der nase schlagen intensive aromen von kaltem kaffe entgegen. dahinter schoko und röstmalz. der antrunk ist intensiv röstmalzig mit viel kaffe, schoko, einer tonne karamell und etwas vanille und hefe. zur mitte gesellen sich noch trockenpflaumen und whiskynoten hinzu. der abgang bleibt ein intensives geschmackserlebnis, viel karamell, viel kaffee, etwas schoko und trockenfrüchte. die 12 volt verstecken sich sehr gut. die flasche ist überzeugend gestaltet. fazit: den geruch von kaltem kaffee mag ich nicht so, aber darüber kann man hinwegsehen, sobeld man die aromen auf der zunge hat. das ist ganz großes kino. intensive aromen bis zum abwinken. referenzklasse. 12,14,13,13,12,13 - 13,00

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (2417) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015
Pours black. Aromas of dark roast coffee, and dark chocolate.. Big big aromas. Flavours are coffee, chocolate, a bit of coca cola sweetness. Some tang at the end. Just wonderful stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (6054) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Huge thanks to Paul for this. Pure black coloured pour mid dark tan head. Aroma is spicy coffee, roast, burnt toast, dark berry, strawberry. Flavour is uber smooth, choc roast, berry, roast, little sweet. Palate is velvety, smooth, moderate carbonation, uber smooth. Suburb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamaty (1436) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Negra densa, como el petroleo, espesa. Mezcla de tres stouts brutales, la cuvee delphine, una black albert madurada en recipientes de cafe colombiano y otra en barricas de bourbon. Dos dedos de espuma ocre que desaparece pronto pero nunca del todo, dejando aspecto de buen cafe. Aroma complejo, claramente de café, y mucho más. Chocolate negro. Textura muy cremosa. Por lo demas todo un licor de café. Y no solo eso, coco, chocolate, madera... Muy compleja y especial. Imprescindible... Para ciertos momentos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (10771) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 29, 2015
from la Mise en Bière - hazy black beer with no foam left; roasted aroma with notes of mocha, chestnuts and molasses; full-bodied and with a solid sweetness, quite sticky, fairly bitter and a long roasted coffeish and spicy finish; long notes of molasses, black chocolate and black cherries, some residual sweetness, warming alcohol and woody notes . impressive

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lillunken (61) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2015 Flaska på Belgobaren. Söt doft med kaffetoner. Lagom fyllig munkänsla, kaffe och sötma även i smaken. Mycket god!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2847) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2015
Black color with a creamy tan head with good duration. Aroma has notes of ripe dark fruits, toasted malts, light coffee and some barrel notes. Flavor is slightly sweet, strong coffee with black chocolate, ripe fruits, mainly plumbs and raisins. Creamy, light sweet and coffee final with a mild duration.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zzkt (1) - - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
"Coffee breaks, cab rides, green rooms. Real growth often happens outside of where we intend it to, in the interstitial spaces – what Dr. Seuss calls “the waiting place.” Hans Ulrich Obrist once organized a science and art conference with all of the infrastructure of a conference – the parties, chats, lunches, airport arrivals — but with no actual conference. Apparently it was hugely successful and spawned many ongoing collaborations."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2293) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
February 13, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2012. Received in a trade with Douberd, thanks Christos!
Black with a creamy dense brown head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, and acidic cherry like notes. Taste is medium sweet dark sugars and berries, acidic fruity notes. Dry finish with some sweetness and acidic fruity notes. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Lacks coffee notes but the acidity (infection) works quite well, more like an cherry infused imperial stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (1254) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap at a bar in Germantown of Louisville some time after we left Sergio’s on December 26. I’m going to start this review by saying I’m pretty sure this was the bottom of the keg, and I really don’t think this is typical of this beer. The pour is a dark brown, lots of sediment. It’s almost like a glass of pure mud. There is no head and no lace. The aroma comes off a little fruity. There is a light sour bit to it, and it’s just not really good. The roast is drowned out as well and I’m not getting any mocha. The flavor is very similar. There is a little whiskey on the back end, but that’s about the whole difference. The mouth feel is a little light and it’s very flat. Just a couple of bubbles of carbonation that let the mud slide right off the tongue. The aftertaste is really fruity and sweet. I hope I might get to taste this again, this time without all of the sediment and as the beer was intended.

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