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

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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Bottle. Aroma has huge notes of espresso, chocolate and roasted malts. Sits black in the glass with a nice average sized tan head that left good lace. Flavor is sweet and roasted bitterness. Palate is very full bodied and oily soft. A huge coffee/chocolate brew with a great palate and look. Too much coffee for my tastes though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (1190) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1184) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
330ml. Chocolate up front, cinnamon, hints of jalepeno, acidic dark coffee. Light vanilla bourbon notes, roasty acidic citrus forward coffee, dark semi sweet coffee, brown sugar and bit of prune in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esox (1175) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1165) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Bottle, @ pre-ZBF March 5, 2010. Pours very deep brown, capped with a medium sized khaki head. Rich espresso aroma, with notes of black licorice, salt, and mocha. flavor is dominated by espresso, with highlights of roasted chocolate malt, dark fruit, licorice, and a little vanilla. Really nice, full bodied coffee finish. Really solid beer, can’t wait to try it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1160) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 14, 2012
14/12/2012 on tap @ GEIB. Nerissima, densa, impenetrabile, schiuma color cappuccino, fine, abbondante e persistente. Naso pungente, caffé amaro, cioccolato fondente, luppolo, una nota invadente di alcol. In bocca è abbastanza ben bilanciata, amara e caffettosa, purtroppo l’alcol è veramente troppo invadente e eccessivo e rovina un po’ il tutto, rendendola ardua da bere. Corpo pieno, carbonazione elevata. Un po’ grezza, deludente rispetto alle attese, decisamente sopravvalutata.

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 café crema-like head. Distinct coffee aroma. Sweet, burnt coffee flavour. Keeps hanging around in your mouth for a while. Why, oh, why didn’t I buy some of this?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kronebryg (1124) - 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 there’s mocca, red fruits and some bitter chockolate. Overall it very fine but taste is better than nose.


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