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


on tap

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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappist1 (437) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciaranc (841) - 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-iní and drinkiní here, minimum carbonation. No alcohol note. Long roasted coffee bitter finish. Yowzah.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3847) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap at Sergioís. 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2681) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle from BrewHouseMike; pitch black pour with smooth tan head, chocolate and roasted coffee aroma, taste has dark fruits, plain chocolate, expresso coffee, roasted malts, slight bitter, quite thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle from Europe, best by March 2015. The beer pours pitch black and viscous. A super tall creamy and fully lasting dark brown head sits on top. The aroma is sweet black malt with a strange barrel aging. Almost like a subtle apple amongst all the heavy malts. The flavor is really heavy on the chocolate covered coffee bean-like malts. Definite barrel in the flavor, but given the age, it has likely mellowed a bit. Slight apples in the flavor too. I like it, but donít know where those apple components are coming from. Seems to be going down-hill?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours pitch biack with a dark brown head. Aroma is coffee, bourbon, soy sauce, molasses, toffee and chocolate. Complex, much going on here. Taste is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Lovely boozy feeling. Full body, quite oily texture and soft carbonation. Great blend.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ataraxia (361) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Watery black pour, thin beige lacing. Aroma is a blast of green pepper and a little smoke. Taste is noticeably better with more coffee and chocolate, though with a sharp vinous upswing at the end. Mild bitterness, smooth, and full-bodied. Low carbonation. Unfortunate that the coffee had oxidized so terribly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (702) - Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle from Matt. Thanks! A: Flourishing mocha head with a still ink body. Good lacing. N: Big chocolate and espresso flavor. Heavy malted milk. Some molasses and soy sauce. Caramel and vanilla and whiskey drift around in the background, but are not pronounced. T: Almost crunchy malt, wood, and coffee bitterness. Has a big swinging sweetness, but isnít cloying. Astringent and souring...Not bad, yet, but itís an unwelcome feature. N: Thick, stickiness. Huge mouthfeel; really attacks the corners of the tongue. Alcohol is well hidden. O: Itís the single off-flavor that really mars this for me. I really really want to rate this high, but itís that damn spoiled coffee flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 10, 2013
En tirador@BierCab-Contundente aroma a cafe.En boca tambiťn es muy cafetera.Me ha gustado mas que en botella.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours black, ruby edges, minimal tan head. Smell is big, burnt coffee roast. Taste is strong roast and red fruit, big vanilla and coffee. Medium body, very light considering how high abv it is Very good

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