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


on tap

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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours black, nose is vanilla, coffee, chocolate, taste is bitter, coffee, chocolate, a little thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
At my place with Jacob and Matt the girls. Pours black slight brown with lacing. Aroma is massive green bell pepper, some roasted notes. Taste is roasted green bell pepper, jalapeño, roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
c0fein (517) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2014 750ml bottle @ MBT. Thanks Senior !

Black stuff with a brown head. Greatness again. Much better than blackberry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (5744) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
75cl bottle BB Sep 2018, 13%. Black with a moderate foamy tan head. Aroma is tangy, malty, some chocolate, lightly metallic roast coffee. Nothing too exciting. Body is medium, low-ish carbonation, slightly foamy which makes it a bit chewy. Taste is sweet and milky, nice roasted burnt elements, touch of soy sauce saltiness, background strawberry, port, very ’long’ flavour if that makes sense - lasts for ages. Not a great deal of chocolate or coffee. No alcohol coming through. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migajos (305) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 24, 2014
On tap at Chmielarnia, Warsaw Poland. Appearance black with tall thick dark beige head. Aroma: liqorice, dark dried fruits, very pleasant. Tast: alcohol very well hidden. Again dark fruits, liqorice, coffee, dark chocolate. Full body. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darrennelson12 (456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
In bottle; pours dark black .. aroma of dark cocoa. Taste: very full bodied/syrupy ... coats your tongue completely. Notes of cocoa and some coffee .. good beer, but liked the V better ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiammanghilla (939) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 8, 2014
Bottiglia 33cl, comprata in cantinetta è bevuta a casa. Nera con schiuma non troppo persistente. Già al naso si sente odore di caffè macinato. In bocca è piacevolmente frizzantina, esplode nel caffè, vero caffè, finale alcolico ed amarognolo. Beva favorita da un corpo non troppo pesante. Una TOP ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wvhoran (455) - Tasmania, - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. Black colour with a light brown solid head. Aroma is full and fat coffee, caramel, liquorice, vanilla. The flavour is sweet liquorice, huge coffee, bitter chocolate, roast malt. Plenty of residual sugars. A bit peppery, although that may be the cigar I’m enjoying with it. Rounded, smooth and sweet. Splendid. Just the best thing to drink--what more could you want??

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Served on-tap at Max’s Taphouse during their "Rare and Obscure" event.

A - Pours pitch black with a creamy one finger tall khaki colored head leaving spotty rings of lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of rich dark roasted coffee grounds, sweet chocolate, vanilla, very light earthy hops, and just a hint of booze. This one has a TON of coffee in it.

T - Starts off with a huge blast of dark roasted coffee that permeates all corners of this beer. Once the coffee begins to die down a bit you get hints of sweet chocolate, vanilla, charred wood, dark roasted malts, and just a faint hint of earthy hops. The booze is hidden very well, offering only a faint trace toward the end. The finish is mostly just dark roast, lingering for some time.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Rich, flavorful, feel with lots of dark roast in the finish.

O - Very good. This was the perfect beer to get after all those Cantillon’s. Lots of rich, dark, flavors combining to form a bold coffee stout. I hope to try some of the other beers in this series in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsordr (2239) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Opaque black with thick tan head. Nose dark roast, bitter chocolate, dark fruit, and some barrel. Tatse nice roast, big coffee and dark fruit. Mid palate awesome mix of sweet and bitter. Long roasted finish. Light hints of the bourbon enhancing flavor, not overpowering flavor.

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