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

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RATINGS: 443   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JStax (3014) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Draft pour. Pours a thick, inky black with no head of foam. The aroma has notes of coffee, chocolate, burnt toast, vanilla beans. The taste is more a dark bitter. The coffee notes remind me a lot of what a Vietnamese coffee tastes like. Thick mouthfeel. Low carbonation. This one kicks some ass.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Psytron (1325) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Smell of licorice, some red wine. Black colour, very dark brown head which is high. Aroma of red wine, tAr. Sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
On tap at Brugge beer festival 2014, Belgium. A black coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Roasty, malty, boozy, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee, boozy, sweet and rich. Lovely Imperial Stout from Struise.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1353) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2014
75cl butelka. OCZY : piwo jest brązowo-czarne ze sporą, mahoniową pianą o cieniutkich pęcherzykach. NOS : ewidentne aromaty czarnej czekolady, alkoholu i żywicy. Również świeżo parzonej kawy i tak jakby niedojrzałych śliwek? Orzechy, trochę toffi i wanilia. Czuć aromat beczek po whisky albo bourbonie. Chrupki serowe. USTA : mocno gęste piwo o konsystencji tłustej śmietany. Lekko gazowane. Piwo jest bardzo słodkie ale nie mdlące i szybko kontruje wytrawny smak tak jakby słodkiej kawy lub po prostu czarnej czekolady. Również gorycz jest podobna do czarnej czekolady lub niesłodzonego kakaa. Bardzo subtelne piwo o bogatych nutach słodowych do których dochodzi posmak po beczkach whisky co bardzo pasuje. Subtelne bo piwo jest dosyć łatwe w piciu jak na swój styl. Spodziewałem się bardziej wytrawnego smaku ale tutaj pomimo hojności i bogactwa nic nie dominuje. Posmak jest głęboki i utrzymuje się bardzo długo. Piwo rozgrzewa swoim alkoholem. ODCZUCIA : zaimponowała mi subtelność tego piwa. Ani za gorzkie ani za kwaśne. Słodkość nie zakleja i nie przysłania reszty. W ustach jest uczucie coś jak kogel mogel. Świetny Imperial Stout. OCENA : smak : 9/10 pijalność : 6/10

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1371) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Draft at ChurchKey. Pours black . Aromas of coffee, caramel, and whiskey. Tasting notes of coffee, light whiskey, dark chocolate, and dark fruit. Coffee is somewhat light on both taste and aroma. Medium-light body, slightly warm finish but very smooth for the ABV. Would like a bit more coffee but a good blend overall.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
beastmaster (277) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bad day for bmillsy and I. Poured black mes (presumed infected). Same, over flow following popping the cap. Sour aroma metal flavor. 2012 bottle also being returned. We got these at TIPPLES in Florida. Given the rarity of the beer I’m wondering if they sold bad beer to a Florida in hopes nobody would notice. I don’t think it’s tipples fault. I haven’t had this issue before. Not rating.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BMMillsy (1393) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 Bottle from local shop popped right after an infected BD3: Black Mes. This one is another gusher. Pours pitch black with a small mocha colored head into my mini snifter. A somewhat metallic aroma with cardboard, roasty chocolate, and, yes, more sour apple as in the Black Mes. Ffffck this. Flavor is sour apple cardboard with no trace of coffee, and maybe just a hint of chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with lowish carbonation but on the thinner side relative to what was expected. This seems both infected with bacteria and a good bit oxidized. Complete garbage.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappist1 (507) - Diest, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2014
From tap@Delirium. Black with small brown head. Great nose, complex, bit teasing, wild yeast, hints of mocha and cold coffee. Mocha and chocolate in the taste. First sweet, but with some alcohol bitterness. Alcohol is present, but in a very enjoyable way. Wow, what a great beer. One would have expected an overkill on the mocha but on the contrary, this brew is very well balanced. Very enjoyable. Great beer!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciaranc (896) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2014
Oh boy. Draught, at Delirium, Brussels. Jet black, mocha coloured head, rich and lasting. Dark chocolate, coffee nose, dry roasted malt. Intense, intense flavour, espresso bitterness, rich belgian chocolate, dark roast notes, subtle and perfectly blended. Rich, heavy body, chewy and full, theres ate-in’ and drinkin’ here, minimum carbonation. No alcohol note. Long roasted coffee bitter finish. Yowzah.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3978) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap at Sergio’s. Pours black with a small, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee and chocolate, dark fruits, and light dough. Flavor the same. Smooth texture. A good beer.


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