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


on tap

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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (13983) - 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 (9268) - 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. It’s 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 (3901) - Tranbjerg, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (14821) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle. Black with big creamy light brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, strong coffee, chocolate, bitter, sweet and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (7440) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2011 bottle@home: pitch-black with a dark mocha head that leaves nice lacing behind, smells of fresh coffee beans, roasted malt & espresso, tastes of roasted & fresh coffee beans, espresso, bourbon, minor vanilla, malt, pure coffee beans which come through heavily in the end giving it a very bitter coffee kind of taste, which unbalances the whole a bit which is sort of the only, very minor downside to this beer, otherwise absolutely mind-blowing, more coffee than coffee overall & much better than coffee could ever be, the body is very nicely thick which suits it perfectly, tinniest hint of alcohol at the end, virtually absent, ridiculously delicious, wish I always had a bottle of this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Picked up two bottles of these while in Belgium. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, slight ash. Good strong coffee flavor. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2011
dark brown. Lots of coffee, bit ashy, light prune but fruit muted. Heavy coffee, light herbal hop balanced, pleasant yeast aspect, lingering bitterness and ash but not much coffee, some faint chalky milk chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2011
Black coloured beer, huge off-white to brown head. LIght malty coffee bean roasted aroma. Full sharper palate. FInish is roasted bitter, sweet fruity and roasted sweet coffee touched. Nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (7549) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 6, 2011
Bottled from Bierkompass. Black color with nice coffee head. Nice carbonation. Aroma is strong in coffee, chocolate and smoke. Taste, definitely strong coffee, roasted malt, wood. Dry finish. Nice complex beer.

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