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

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RATINGS: 462   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (4927) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2011
33cl Bottle via trade with Plovmand, thanks bro! Black colour, big brown head. Aroma of freshly ground coffee beans, strong roast, chocolate, hint of moccha. Flavour is sweet, hard roasted malts, coffee, but not with such a strong presence as in the nose, loads of chocolate, bonbons, coffee bitter finish. Thick mouthfeel, smooth, but just a touch too much CO2 imo. Very good, and also very easy drinking, almost no alcohol noticed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11278) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
Black with a dense and lasting light brown head. Aroma has lots of cold coffee, some fruit, licorice and roasted notes. Sweet and slightly sugary dark flavour with intense coffee. Pretty good coffee character

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle. Black with a rich sticky pale brown head. Big and mean aroma of burnt malts, black chocolate, black sweet coffee, mocha and sweet licorice with hints of toffee. Full-bodied with rich, intense yet surprisingly rounded notes of licorice, mocha, black coffee, loads of roasted malts with hints of mild pepper. Smooth mouthfeel, almost no astringency in here. Long roasted finish of coffee, mocha and dark chocolate. tasty and dangerously drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Black in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are of spicy red wine (reminds me of a typical Carménère), chocolate syrup, green bell pepper, coffee, bourbon, and red chili flakes. Flavours are of good quality dark chocolate, red pepper flakes, tart red berries, and espresso. Medium bodied. No alcohol heat, but a whole lotta spice character. Unique and fun.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Thanks to shaowane for bringing this to our stout tasting. Pours pitch black and almost completely opaque with slight mahogany edges and a one dinger mocha head. Slight retention, fading to a thin ring. Minimal spots of lacing. Slightly roasted malt aroma with lots of rich chocolate, hazelnut and toffee. The nose is complex and well balanced with a good amount of sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, toffee and sweet alcohol. Medium bodied with an intense blast of acrid roasted coffee/espresso bean. Very bitter up dent with earthy hops and stale ground coffee bean countered by chocolate malt, oatmeal, toffee and sweet alcohol. A bit one dimensional with an overbearing acrid burnt coffee flavor and sweet alchol heat. There is substantial alcohol heat but at 13% it’s decently masked.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6551) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2011
330 ml bottle @ Konttori.
Pours a pitch black colour with a frothy brown head. Aroma of strong roasted malts, burnt coffee and strong hops. Flavour of roasted malts, strong hops, burnt coffee, rubber, chocolate and salty licorice. Full bodied with a salty mouthfeel. Warming finish. Great brew just like the other BD’s.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marijnrutten (19) - Herentals, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2011 I won’t be able to drink two of those in a row! What a strong taste and aroma, not to mention the alcohol in this beer. Amazing, but maybe a little to much! Bottle 33 cl. Black color, dark beige head. Aroma is mainly coffee, little of black chocolate. Flavor has a hint of alcohol, black coffee and chocolate with a very long aftertaste. Structure is rather syrupy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Bottle thanks Rciesla for sharing. Black pour with some brown lace. Coffee, chocolate, heavy roasted tones. Nice flavor and body, has roasted coffee throughout, a little warmth past desired point.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jaghana (4154) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 7, 2011
Bottle 33cl from the brewery. A deep dark beer with very low head that goes quickly. Smell is low just a slightly coffee note. Aroma is very sweet, creamy, intense in dark chocolate and dark coffee, the coffee bouquet is specially nice a the finish with multiple variations. Not too astringent, this beer is drinkable even with 12° and heavy roasted character, a great brew. Not too far from Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, good caramel notes too, just a bit too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(33cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye) espresso brown with a dark tan head. Nose of espresso, fudge, vanilla. Taste of huge espresso, smoke, big mocha. It’s bitter it has so much coffee flavor. Dry bitter finish.


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