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


on tap

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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3368) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
The first ’offspring’ of Black Damnation, basically a coffee stout because macerated on Colombian coffee beans. Thick beige head, colour black. Very powerful coffee aroma, wood, raisins, chocolate and everything else one can find in Black Damnation. Syrupy, sweetish taste, very thick and oily mouthfeel, towards the end increasingly coffee-like, roasted and dry, very long and complex finish. One of the most coffee-like coffee stouts I ever had, perhaps just a bit much.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
666ale (74) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Massive imperial stout with a big moka coffee vein. Coffee coffee coffee and again coffee. Good one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3283) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle 750 ml at home, poured into a snifter. ABV Totally black pour, with one fin ger of thick, dark brown head. Very good retention. Quite a lace left behind. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, molasses, wine notes, light alcohol, vanilla. Taste of liquorice, chocolate, alcohol, fortified wine, sweet vanilla, roasted malts, syrup. Thick full body, good carbonation, very sticky on the palate. Just great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruigo (1622) - PORTUGAL - JUN 1, 2014
15cl on tap at the brewery. Pours a deep brown colour with a thin brown head. Aroma is liquorice, coffee, chocolate and spicy. Soft to average carbonation and full body. Taste is suave with a well done balance between bitter and sweetness. Overall, almost perfectly balanced like eating a dark chocolate from the tropics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of coffee, musty chocolate and toasted malt. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, sweet berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (3158) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2014
taster at the school of struise black colored body with an off white head and a spicy chocolate coffee malt aroma a coffee caramel chocolat slightly spicy little sour bitter taste with an alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (958) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2014
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours pitch black with a ring tan head. Aroma has dark chocolate, mocha, some tartness and berries. Taste has quite some mocha, dark chocolate, roaste malts and a soft tartness. Full body and soft to medium carbo. Nice, but would have been better if it wasn’t infected.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (725) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Black with a brown head with two different size bubbles. Woody booze smells with a coffee accent on the end. Creamy spikes of leather and raw chocolate earthy. Fades more then you would think..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3994) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
@zebf 2014 - Quite a flat pour. Slight tartness in aroma points to this one being slightly off. Flavour has bitter roasted malts with some cocoa and coffee. Slight vinous tartness in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1947) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a pitch black beer with a good tan head. Smells little sour, infected, coffee and chocolate. Tastes little sour, chocolate, roasted and good bitter. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

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