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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2011
[Bottle] pours black with a nice cascading tan head. Aroma is light coffee ground and green pepper, lightly acrid, not much else. Flavor is nice coffee, chocolate roast, a little green pepper, not super thick mouthfeel. Finish is nicely bittersweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Black pour with a huge, frothy, tan head. Lots of milk chocolate aroma with a healthy dose of dark roast coffee balanced with notes of raisins, dates, molasses, brown sugar, and a subtle hint of bourbon. The flavor has loads of strong, bitter, black coffee with a heaping of dark chocolate, some dark fruit, a little vinousness, and some lingering hot bourbon and vanilla on the finish. The body is medium-full with lots of carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (895) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (882) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle from Bitter Virtue. Black with thin dark brown head that fades fast. I get a lot of chili pepper in the nose, Iím not sure if that is supposed to be there. Really smooth stout with a good amount of coffee. I donít typically care for coffee beers but this is well done. Chocolate, hints of bourbon, and some coffee. Really smooth, low carb, medium body. Nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (877) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 27, 2010
courtesy of peter and brian throught the struise yeast shop! thanks! pours a muddy opaque dark brown/black with a nice creamy dark brown head. the nose is huge coffee mostly, then a good bit of barrel and roast comes through. the taste is great, very complex, different barrel qualites, the fresh coffee, all adding many layers which deepen as it warms. the palate is super creamy, whipped almost. goes down very easily. a very viscous, complex and smooth brew. i bet this will be great with a year or two on it, though the coffe is nice and fresh now! also, bottle has the mocha label, not the handwritten 2.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciaranc (875) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2014
Oh boy. Draught, at Delirium, Brussels. Jet black, mocha coloured head, rich and lasting. Dark chocolate, coffee nose, dry roasted malt. Intense, intense flavour, espresso bitterness, rich belgian chocolate, dark roast notes, subtle and perfectly blended. Rich, heavy body, chewy and full, theres ate-iní and drinkiní here, minimum carbonation. No alcohol note. Long roasted coffee bitter finish. Yowzah.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBeerFanatic (863) - Friona, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2012 22$ Bottle ordered from belium website. Pours a velvety oily smooth dark molasses with some orange red hues on the top and bottom. Big fat aromas that grab your nosey attention of coffee beans enjoying the company of burnt malts, chocolate, wood, slight hint of whiskey, and brown sugar. The flavors, Iím just blown away. This is already one of the top coffee stouts Iíve ever had. Thick and oily on the ole grub taster. The coffee really moves over the palate and has a big party inviting his other buddies, burnt mic malty, chocolate sue, Frank Mc woody, Stacy brown sugar, and Sam dark fruity. Very bitter with the mixes of coffee and hops which go mostly hidden as well as the high abv (mostly only though the nose on the way down). Medium sweet and very complex. Worth waiting for but not 20$, Iíd say 10$.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Served on-tap at Maxís 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 Cantillonís. 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (844) - 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 wasnít infected.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2012
A beautiful black beer with a dense brown head. The aroma is dominated by dried fruits and coffee, and the flavour is primarily malty sweet with a hint of dry bitterness. Fullbodied and creamy texture.


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