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


on tap

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RATINGS: 494   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBaboon (1808) - FINLAND - MAR 5, 2011
Struise se osaa. Black Damnation II -Mocha Bomb on mustaa ja öljyisen näköistä tavaraa. Olut omaa ruskean vaahdon. Tuokussa on jalapenoa, kahvia ja maanläheistä multaisuutta. Maultaan mokkapommi on kahvinen, multainen, makea ja kuivan katkerahko. Suutuntuma on runsas, mutta voisi olla jopa runsaampikin. Mielenkiintoinen bourbonmainen chilisuklaaolut. Hieman chipotle Tabasco tulee tästä kyllä mieleen. Aika kovaa herkkua.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cnardi (24) - ITALY - FEB 28, 2011
Piacevoli sentori di caffè in "polvere", legno e una leggera acidità. Nerissima con una densa schiuma color caffèlatte. Al gusto ritorna preponderante il caffè. E’ "densa" quasi "grassa". Finisce molto lunga e alcolica. Davvero buona.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (8085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle from Klooster, Delft. Fantastic strong coffee aroma and flavour.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2011
Bottles from Struise Shop. Blacker than a goths wardrobe.with a pleasingly lasting muddyish tan head. Lookin’ good. Oh wow, just about the best smelling roasted coffee aroma you could hope for. Sniff after bloody sniff, just awesome. A clear 10. Some bourbon and vanilla notes lurked in the shadows also. Mouthfeel was bob on, fullish, smooth and velvety with gentle carbonation. The nose gave a fair indication of what was to follow, and once again there was a load of roasted coffee, plus chocolate and barrel notes. Plenty of complexity in there. Drinkability is just through the roof considering the ABV. All of the Black damnation series have been exemplary, but I think this could just be my favourite. This beer truly is da bomb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12513) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Draft, Max’s Belgian Fest 2011. Medium tan head that leaves nice lacing atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some bittersweet chocolate, alcohol. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hair6a11 (1436) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
On tap at the local option. Pour is dark brown/black with a tan head. The earthy note on this brew is nearly off putting. Cocoa and toasty coffee is certainly present here. But wow... the earthy nose dominates. There is some dark fruits and brown sugars as well. A note of alcohol is present as well. Quite interesting, but it doesn’t quite work for me, really.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle [330ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours black with a massive long-lasting fluffy tan head. Aroma has coffee galore, mocha really, along with leafy hops and roasted malt. Nice, big mocha flavour, malty and quite bitter along with some oaky and earthy notes. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Lovely, lovely stuff -- I love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Draft at Max’s. Definitely the best of the Struisse black damnation beers. Thick tan head sits on a black pour. Very sweet coffee aroma with a hint of chocolate. Strong, slightly sweet coffee flavor. Hints of chocolate with a bitter finish. Reminiscent of Founder’s Breakfast Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2011
A coffee bean flavour dominates this beer, with traces of whisky and chocolate. Got a little too one-dimensional to be a great impy. Not a trace of those 12 % though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - 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.

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