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

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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   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.


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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow (2800) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: Kulminator, Antwerpen.
Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Liquorice, coffee, roasted malt.
Body: Full bodied with an average carbonation.
Flavour: Liquorice, coffee, rather sweet, some alcohol, roasted malt, dark fruits.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle, huge thnx for deanso for sharing! Pours a pitch black beer with a big tanned head on top. Little lacing on the glass. Aroma is full of coffee, mocha and oak. Some dark fruity notes in there as well. Very intense aroma. Flavour is very sweet, full sugary and has thick mouthfeel. Defintely sense some bourbon, boozy notes in there, however, the high abv is hardly noticeable. You do get some alcohol, but certainly not the 12%. Awesome brew, thanks Dean for sharing this one!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4003) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Thank-you. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is rich spicy pepper with some roasted malt. The flavour is weak bitter with a dry malty palate with loads of coffee, roasted malt, liqourice and chocolate on the smooth creamy palate. Lekker!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (5018) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2013
33cl bootle from my beer cellar from 2008 ish. thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Still a lovely coffee aroma. Smooth brew!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1527) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2013
33cl bottle at Delirium Brussels. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, nice stable beige head. NOSE: little smoked, coffee, vanilla. TASTE: coffee, chocolate, mocha.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2013
coffee beige head that disappears quickly without lacing. coffee colour. aroma is earthy and coffee beans. taste is slight sweet, coffee with a complex aftertaste sweet, liquorice, coffee, some bitterness, vanilla. also has something slight sour going on that i attribute to the coffee beans. good carbonation, quite dense body. bottle 33 cl - lot B - best before sept 201

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2013
12 ounce bottle at Kulminator
Because they had most of them available I chose to do a mini-tasting of several Black Damnations. When they are all this excellent picking a favorite is hard. However this might be the second best one I’ve tried so far. If anyone wants to a flight of all 12 count me in.

Aroma / Appearance - The fluid icy black pour is thick like greasy water. A beige tan head is thick and creamy with slick legs. Mocha truffles, vanilla, and heavy chocolate hang in the air like a cloud of smog. This is most certainly a mocha bomb as advertised.

Flavor / Palate - Creamy mocha holds together a rich chewy mouthfeel. Figs, raisins, and malt complement a light sweetness. Dark fruity aspects underscore the heaviness present in the body. The fact that it was within the budget is an additional bonus. Pick one up if it is less then $15.00 or so.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (932) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle. black colour with small brown head. Coffee, dark chocolate, roasted aroma, slightly woody. Coffee, woody, roasted taste, with some dark chocolate and vanilla. Full body, oily texture.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emotv (351) - Izmir, TURKEY - JUN 27, 2013
One of the most strongest beer i ever tasted. Tasted some years ago at Yildirim Brewery tasting. Dark colour, coffish scents, nice head, big beer taste it if u ever find it any where. Taste it after yopur meal with a nice cigar.


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