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

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RATINGS: 441   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.


4.1
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ataraxia (369) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (746) - 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.

4
   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.

4
   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

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NosirIwont (1962) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle. 12.0%. Best before 09.15. Pours black with a dark tan head. Good lacing. Somewhat tart berry-like aroma with a metallic overtone and a cigarette smoke note. Kinda weird. Flavour is much like the aroma, but with a sort of cooked vegetable overtone thrown in for good measure and alcohol in the background. Feels a bit like cold coffee, but without any actual coffee. Tart, alcoholic finish with a lingering apple note. Overall not as good as I expected; Iím pretty disappointed actually. Granted, itís been sitting on the shelf for a couple of years, but it shouldnít have deteriorated this much, if at all. Maybe I got a bad bottle? 17.10.13.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (882) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle from Bitter Virtue. Black with thin dark brown head that fades fast. I get a lot of chili pepper in the nose, Iím not sure if that is supposed to be there. Really smooth stout with a good amount of coffee. I donít typically care for coffee beers but this is well done. Chocolate, hints of bourbon, and some coffee. Really smooth, low carb, medium body. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (594) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
Major thanks to Garthgoyle for this! The second this hit my glass I knew I was in for a treat. Loads of creamy fudge head.... like two inches of it.. jeebus, a massive thick sludgy pour me like me like! Big notes of coffee on the aroma, thereís oak and a pungent bourbon not the sweet smooth variety but the stuff that kicks you in the nuts after a night of bad decisions. Succulent creamy mouthfeel, lots of sweetness oh boy is this smooth, coffee comes in towards the middle gets less sweet and more roasty as it warms. Very decadent.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mmahut (957) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 24, 2013
Pours in ultimately dark body with creamy beige head. Aroma is smoky, sweet of candy sugar and licorice, almost like wood ashes, loaded with coffee. Taste is bitter in front with sweet tail at the end, complex flavours are little bit masques by the bitterness, sadly. Body is full, creamy, well carbonation. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle 2/6/11. Black body small tan head Sweet spice pepper and coffee aroma Sweet fruit, spice, coffee roast and chocolate flavor Medium full body mod high carb


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