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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
The Black Damnation series is a dark twist of Urbanís 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 Cuvťe Delphine was used.

Beware: labels are the same, taste however isnít. Some bottles are recognizable because of he handwritten 2 on them.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (3013) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 3, 2011
Itís pitch-black with a huge, brown and creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, sweetness and a strange cross between chill and bell pepper. The mouth-feel is oily. The flavour is sweet with notes of sweet, slightly bitter coffee, dark fruits, light chocolate and the same cross between chill and bell pepper, but without any chili-bite. The finish is dry with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2011
A-pours a jet black liquid with tons of creamy mocha colored head and lingers for a bit. S-the nose is roasted coffee, slightly burnt, light notes of ash with some bourbon and wood undertones. dark plums in the back and a little sugary. T-the taste is more expressive than the nose. roasted malts and dark chocolate with notes of espresso and a faint bourbon and wood flavor underneath. the plums are very faint in the back and it is less so than the nose. M-fuller body and very creamy on the palate. nicely carbonated with a good slightly dry finish. D-this beer is very nice, a nice balance or roasted malt flavors and some sweetness in the back. the barrel components are quite light but they are faintly detectable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
11.2oz bottle shared by Carle at De Struise. I was really excited to try this one as it was one of the remaining De Struise beers I havenít had...A beautiful stout, black with a huge tan head, great retention and lacing. Out of a De Struise glass the head rises about right fingers and last forever...The aroma and taste set this apart and make this beer the best of the Damnation series to date. The aroma has ton of coffee, dark chocolate, smoke, oak, vanilla and a touch of bourbon. There is just so much going on, but in a coherent symphony...The taste is just fantastic. A lot of coffee comes through but it is so creamy and balanced. Not as many flavors show but the coffee with cream is more than enough. The feel is super smooth as well. This is a beer that should be sought out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (8858) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle. Very high an pretty agressive creamy brown creamy and long lasting head. Yummy yoummy. The body is black, really black. Heavy coffee choccolate aroma with notes of toast. Solid coffree flavor with choccolate and a bit of bitterness at the finish. Dry and good. Low carbonation. Long coffee aftertaste. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18322) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Black beer with a huge creamy lasting brown head. Coffee aroma, licorice and some smoky notes. Salty and with bitter hops. Flacor from coffee beans, chocolate and tar. Quite bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, bourbon, licorice, alcohol. Flavour is coffee, oak, licorice, alcohol, sugar, chocolate, cocoa, hop. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
Tap at Lord Hobo - Deep black pour with a thick tight tan head. The nose is a bit heavy and very cocoaish. Lots of light licorice and cocoa notes. Fairly assertive bitterness. A touch of soft licorice and cocoa. Peppery and also a little bit vegetal. Itís kind of odd - lots going on, maybe too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Habanero (4102) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a brown glow and a large tan head. Nose of roasted malt and coffee. Sweet flavour with coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, dried, black fruit and some alcohol. Flat carbonation. Oily texture. Full bodied. Ends up with some malt bitterness and alcohol notes. Complex and just awesome good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle. An opaque and pitch black beer, with a large, frothy, fully lasting brown head. The aroma is moderately to heavily malty. There are notes of coffee (a lot of it), chocolate, roasted (almost burnt) grain, alcohol, with some whiskey. The flavour is heavily sweet, lightly sour, lightly to moderately bitter. Almost full body, velvety/creamy texture, soft/lively carbonation, very long finish with medium bitterness, moderately alcoholic. It looks great, and the whiskey is finally not overwhelming, but balanced and integrated. It gets better as it warms. Second only to coffee club in the Black Damnation series.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 31 32 33  34  35 36 37 » 51

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50