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

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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10713) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Tap. Pours opaque with an average, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, coffee, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of wood, alcohol, and prune. Flavor is heavy malt (caramel, coffee, toffee, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of wood, alcohol, licorice, and prune. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation and creaminess with a sweet texture yet dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PotjeBier (1986) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle bought last Summer in Veurne. Upon opening strong aromaís of mocha/coffee & heavy roast. Pours pitch black with an uneven beige (almost brown) head. Aromaís of heavy roast, wood, peat, fruit, coffee/mocha. Flavor is sweet, roasted, a bit acidic. Alcoholfeel is not too strong but it does warm the throat. Full bodied, almost syruppy. Long finish with lots of coffee, roast, peat and bitterness. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Sweet mocha nose, lots of roasted coffee. Tate is fairly sweet, lots of coffee, lots of chocolate, some dark fruits. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle from ōlbutikken, Copenhagen. The pour is potent like hell. Fluffy dark brown head that stays forever. The body is black black black. Good looking. The nose is most of all bitter roasted with hints of chocolate and not much but a little coffee. the taste is rich and actually a bit fruity with the hard rosted flavours a little behind at first but later totaly in front hand in hand with alcohol. Strange off flavour that I canít define. Agressive and masculin beer. Nice smooth mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (5263) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle: Black pour, black beer, brown vast head. Smell vanilla, wood, hints of earth, roasted malts and a slight hint of tar. Taste a very nice bitter, earth, wood, roasted malts, chocolate, spices, †hints of toffee, nuts and dark fruit. † Very nice and well balanced spicy (pepper) bitter coffee grassy aftertaste. Low carbo, full body and very silky mouthfeel. Good enjoyable beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 8, 2011
Bottled 33cl. It pours a pitch black beer with a creamy beige head which was taller than expected. The aroma is reminiscent of poppy seeds, gentian, wood and strong coffee. Complex and full bodied. Chocolatey finish which is reminiscent of poppy seeds. Impressive and deeply delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
[3578-20110129] 330mL bottle. Rich sweet coffee mocha roast malt aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Super roasty coffee is all smoky wood and burnt taffy. Full body. Definitely a coffee bomb, well-named, rich and tasty. (8/4/9/5/17) 4.3
Overheard: "Thatís a lot of coffee! And magic marker." "Who doesnít like sniffing magic markers?"
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2011
Black colored with big beige head. Rich roasted coffee bean aroma, ashy burnt note here as well, some dark chocolate comes up too. Near full bodied. Flavor is sweeter with caramel and strong roastiness, surprisingly sweet. Chocolate with grassy hops come up. Aftertaste is sweet still, licorice and caramel last. Good aroma, too sweet flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9448) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2011
Kenís bottle from Struise in lateral black damnation tasting. Surprisingly good and very drinkable. Very dark bodied with one inch head. Big aromas of mocha , chocolate and coffee. Extrememly smooth drinker. Very creamy, lots of lace. Undertated booziness, bourbon is in mid sip.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2011
33 cl bottle. Pours onyx with huge 4-finger brown head. Nose is a huge and bold medley of coffee, roasty dark maltm oaky earthy spirits, cacao, pepper. Tastes very malty, very rich, with a huge coffee flavor, more sweet than some coffee beers, with some hops, peppery notes, and big oaky earthy spirity woody notes. Very good.


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