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

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RATINGS: 471   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esox (1164) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2010
Pitch black beer, rocky beige head. Big beer, insanely coffeyish nose. Sour coffee beans, tar, salty soy sauce. Dark chocolate and balancing bitterness in the finish. Syrupy, thick palate. Hides alcohol totally. Surprisingly drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2012
Sample. Pours jet black with a cafť crema-like head. Distinct coffee aroma. Sweet, burnt coffee flavour. Keeps hanging around in your mouth for a while. Why, oh, why didnít I buy some of this?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1137) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kronebryg (1120) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
Some head That quickly falls, very black. Dry nose with flint, dry and bitter chockolate. Mocca and stil a. Dry flinty tone. Fullbodied, wellballanced and good length. Taste is more swwet than nose and without the flint. Insead thereís mocca, red fruits and some bitter chockolate. Overall it very fine but taste is better than nose.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (1107) - DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
A very roasted flavor with taste of coffee and nice bitterness and some sweetness. A funny undetermined aroma and flavor almost flowery. Pitch-black in color with a creamy head.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1106) - Portland, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - JAN 17, 2012
01/17/2012. Recent batch. Pours thick black, dense dark tan head that recedes to hazy slick on the surface. On the nose, smoky espresso roast, dark fruits, vanilla, chocolate. Taste is fruity, dark roast, chocolate liqueur, smooth finish with whiskey aftertaste. As with others in the series, smooth and creamy in the mouth. Not as roast forward as BD #1, more fruit-dominated. Black Albert prevails in this blend, which I suppose is not a bad thing at all. Quite nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2010
bottle. Pours black with a huge brown head and great lacing. Nose is of cocoa and espresso, followed by ash as it warmed. Taste was of mocha and tobacco. Mouthfeel was dry and smooth. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (1086) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Taster at Strong Beer Fest. Pours Coca Cola brown with no real head. Aroma is date, molasses, dark cherry, medium roast coffee. Taste starts chocolaty, then some dark fruit, licorice and oak finishes cold brew coffee... Lots of coffee flavor, minimal bitter. Very nice!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Experiment_Ale (1071) - 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, jalapeŮo, roast.


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