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

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RATINGS: 501   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle thanks to mattolesh. Pours with a black body and a small tan head that slowly fades. Good lace. Aromas are roasty, earthy, mineral, pencil led, vegital, iodine, earthy coffee, fudge, mocha, vanilla and brown sugar. Flavors are alcohol, vegital matter, coffee, estery, minerally. Finishes a bit dry, iron, medium bubbles. Coffee seemed to add odd off-flavors to this one. Unroasted bean flavors.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirLimpsalot (3808) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2011
Flaska på Basunen 2011: Stort smutsigt skum och en underbar tung mocka/kaffe-doft. Fantastisk fyllig smak av torr kaffe, sump och sötma i skön harmoni. Eftersmaken är helt underbar lång och ger en ganska torr munkänsla. Mycket söt – men mycket, mycket god.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2011
On tap at the 2011 Max’s Belgian Fest: Pours an oily opaque with a creamy froth of dark beige head. Has a rich roasty coffee nose with sweet dark caramel and chocolate with some raisins. Sweet chewy dark caramel and chocolate malty body has good complexity and mocha flavor. Finishes rich and bittersweet with some lingering roastiness and hides the alcohol well. Immensely complex and savory, a good dessert beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goodgrief (1994) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle best before Sept 2015...but I couldn’t wait that long. Dark pour and huge frothy head. Strong coffee aroma. This thing is coffee and sweet chocolate in spades. So freaking amazingly smooth...like melted chocolate infused with fine French pressed coffee. Some odd sweet, maybe fruity (?) flavor which was slightly out of place was all that kept this from being really elite. Still damned (see what I did there?) good!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemmingwillum (1184) - Nysted, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2011
Rating #537, bottle from Ølbutikken

A black beer with a nice brown head. Aroma is strongly marked by coffee grounds, thyme and a bit alcohol. Coffee is all dominating. The taste has liquorice and coffee, coffee grounds and ends in a nice, strong bitter finish. Good thick, soft palate. While this one is probably tastier than Black Damnation III, it is a bit more one dimensional. Black Damnation III is a more interesting experiment in my opinion, but this is definately a great brew in itself and does not deserve to be overshadowed by it’s younger twin.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6691) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2011
Bottled. Thx rlgk Pitch black with a large, beige head. Roasted with loads of ground coffee-beans.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3810) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown – almost black, small to average and fully diminishing dark brown head. Moderate to full sweetish aroma, roasted malt and coffee, some barn yard. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, roasted malt and coffee, some barn yard and hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, roasted malt and coffee, barn yard and hoppyness. IS with lots of coffee, also lots of barn yard.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2011
Had on tap at the armsby abbey stoutfest, bitter finish, rich full bodied rich body, unbalanced finish, looses very minor points here, amazing beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate and coffee finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (3010) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2011
Tap at Belmont Station. Pours thick and black with a dark tan head. Very oily. Huge milk chocolate, coffee and vanilla aroma. Smooth thick malt, chewy, with lots of chocolate, coffee bitterness and touches of oak vanilla in the taste. Decadent and enjoyable brew.


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