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

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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   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 (7277) - 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: "That’s a lot of coffee! And magic marker." "Who doesn’t 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 (9536) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2011
Ken’s 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 (8529) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
2011-01-29. Black body, large creamy tan head. Dry dusty coffee and mocha in the aroma. Mocha reminds me of mocha ice cream. 7+ Flavour is fairly bitter up front, sweet malty middle, cocoa and then mocha, light tang in the finish. 7+ Smooth creamy medium bodied palate. Very well made, but the coffee character is not to my own tastes. Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zoney (144) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2011
Botle 330ml. Pours black with a creamy long lasting head, with nice texture. Aroma of mocha (duhh), like mocha chocolate you can get in Norway. Taste is nice and mixed, taste of roasted malt, nice alcoholy end - helps to bring out a bitterness. Nice finish, hard for me to put a finger on it.. A beer up there, thanks! :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours pitch black with a creamy long lasting tan head. Aroma has notes of coffee, vanilla, leather, chocolate and roasted/burnt malts. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long dark chocolate and coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (5409) - Zaandam, 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 (11784) - 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


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