punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a huge, frothy, tan head. Lots of milk chocolate aroma with a healthy dose of dark roast coffee balanced with notes of raisins, dates, molasses, brown sugar, and a subtle hint of bourbon. The flavor has loads of strong, bitter, black coffee with a heaping of dark chocolate, some dark fruit, a little vinousness, and some lingering hot bourbon and vanilla on the finish. The body is medium-full with lots of carbonation.
cgarvieuk (13921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 bottle at home ... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... huge chocolate ... little coffee ... big whiskey ... big alcohol front ... lots of whiskey ... hint of iodine ... long coffee roast ... some chocolate ... rich heavy .. but lovely ... possibly little too much whiskey for perfection. 4.1
bottle at home ... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... huge rich malt nose ... big coffee ... massive coffee front ... rich bitter front ... over heavy coffee ... not getting whisky this time, ... 3.9
Bierkrug (2131) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle in Germany. Much thanks to Steptin and Travlr for this one! Let this one warm up a bit! Pour it like a Weizen there are a lot of goodies at the bottom of the bottle. Excellent stout with black body and creamy dark brown head. Coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate and a bit of woody aroma. Taste is roasted malt, lots of coffee, chocolate and some alcohol burn. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Characteristic and complex beer for those who like strong stouts. Not something to drink all day but a fine treat.
RasmusOtt (1051) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 Aroma of coffee, chocolate, bread, pine, earth and some hops. Big beer with a big taste of coffee and mocha. I recognized alot of the black albert in there too. All the stuff in the Aroma is in the taste too, huge roasted coffee-ending.
changeup45 (1715) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first of the Black Damnation series I’ve tried. This pours pitch black with a thick long-lasting creamy tan head. If there’s a better looking Imperial Stout I’d like to see it. Thin sheets of lacing coat the glass after each sip before falling back down. The aroma shows roasted espresso, milk chocolate, some ripe dark fruit burried in there, and a touch of caramel. The coffee is no doubt strong in the flavor standing way out along with dark chocolate. But this is really slick going down for such a big beer. That’s not suprising as Black Albert is the same way. A bit of charred wood and sweet toasted caramel join in with some soft bourbon finishing it off. Something in there is just throwing this off a tad for me and I can’t really figure it out. Perhaps the roast isn’t matching the sweetness of the beer but regardless it’s pretty minor. Overall this isn’t as complex as it sounds but still very good. It’s incredible to me how easy drinking Struise can make 12%. This glides along without any effort at all and I find myself quickly reaching for another sip. Heck, my wife, who hates most Imperial Stouts I hand her, even thought this one was good.
Defreni (2463) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Flaske: Kulsort øl med et kæmpestort tæt flot mokkabrunt skumhoved. Fantastisk duft af sød kaffe. Højlandskafe uden bitterhed. Smagen er igen overvældende sødlig kaffe med en snert vanilie. Næsten ingen brændthed eller bitterhed. Alkoholen kan kun mærkes ved dens virkning og en smule balance til sødmen. Fanbibtastisk øl. Potentiel 5. Super og koloenorm.
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
De botella. Pitch black colour with a huge well lasting creamy nice light brown head leaving a good lacing. Lovely aroma of very roasted malt and pepper, vinious, chocolate and plenty of coffee, just great. Very good filling mouthfeel. Lovely flavour: lots of hard roasted malt, lots of coffee, chocolate, pepper, alcohol in a pleasant way and a good bitterness . Long lasting roasty coffee bitter dry finish, sooo great!
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, coffee; barrel flavours subtle, certainly not overpowering. Quite balanced. Beautiful.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black as night, an opague black color with no light coming through. The head is real frothy for a 12% beer with a nice tan/light brown espresson like color. Aroma is of mostly of espresso coffee with roasted malt, darkfruit, ash, wood and some slight amount of vanilla. Flavor is very big with lost of coffee and roast, i get notes of vanilla, slight amount of wood, earthy hops, dark fruit that reminds me of figs soaked in coffee, ash, chocolate and some smoke. The body is full with a creamy mouthfeel. Overall a very good Imp Stout, i would love to try more from the Black Damnation series!
EvilBuddha (69) - SLOVENIA - NOV 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2011 Update 02-12-2011.
330 ml bottle, lot A, BB date reads march 2015, into 180 ml baby Chimay chlaice. Pours well formed deep tan head with good retention atop of opaque, nearly black body. Swirls weave attractive lacings being broken into bands and patches sliding down the sides. Aroma is roasted malt that takes on strong chocolaty notes nicely balanced with coffee. A breeze of bourbon originating from the barrel aging adds to the complexity while alcohol produced by the beer-fermentation itself is nearly imperceptible despite the beer was consumed at the room temperature. The roasted malt flavor with strong chocolaty character melds perfectly with coffee and bourbon and there’s a faint fruity tartness of subdued plumy & raisiny esters. The palate is chocolaty-sweet while finish is relatively dry with slight astringency and lingering mild roastiness, light hoppy bitterness and warming alcohol. A thicker than medium body seems lighter than actually is, probably due to high level of effervescence that supports the body keeping it from overburdening the palate.
In short: A nicely mellowed chocolaty-coffeish imperial stout with a tinge of bourbon