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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 501   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Foffern (1651) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle at Delirium Cafè, Brussels. Pours a black colour with a medium coffee-like and brown head. An amazing roasted aroma with burned wood, camp fire, coal and dark chocolate. This continues in the mouth with the addition of dried fruit, berries, dark wood, wonderdul dark chocolate and lots of dark coffee. Has an oily mouthfeel, and a medium bitterness. One of the most complex and delicious beer I’ve ever tried. Very balanced with a great roasted touch.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
Cheers MesandSim. Looks great. Black with dark orange brown head. Like the colour of an old Austin Allegro. Aroma is a huge punch in the chops of coffee, some dark fruits and chocolate, a little herby. Also smells of my freshly washed sheets. Which is very comforting. Flavour is more amazing coffee and chocolate with a finish that goes on forever. Struise guys do barrel aging brilliantly. Easy to drink yet every mouthful a tummy banana inspiring fat pile of horn. Makes me want to swear like a sailor on leave.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2011
On tap at Brouwer’s. Good God this stuff is lethal. Super-carbonated engine oil. Pours pitch black with a massive burnt mocha head. Dissolve molasses and fresh espresso in alcohol, add copious amounts of dark wood (darker than oak -- there’s a note of mahogany in here), brown sugar, and just the slightest hint of dark fruits, and you’ve come close. Flavor is a little fruitier than the nose, and not as roasty. Alcohol comes through more than I thought it would. This is super-tasty stuff, though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1559) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2010
Bottle. Pitch black with creamy brown head. Massive aroma of roasted malts, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate and fruit. The flavour is big on coffee and chocolate and it’s really delicious. Great bitterness and finishes dry. Some astringency is evident. Still another well crafted gem as normal.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 4, 2012
8/15/12 notes: Bottle at least 2 years old. Big fluffy beige head, viscous black-brown body. Nose is rich mocha, espresso. Flavor is extremely rich, sweet, swirly chocolate, teriyaki, lactose sugar, carob chocolate. Sweet and dessertlike (think Affogato), with a very elegant balancing roasty bittersweetness at the finish. Touch of Madeira and grape leather rounds out a memorable beer. This beer is holding up spectacularly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2011
On tap at Farmer’s Cabinet during the infamous mussels and frites brunch that was delicious going in and brutal coming out (damn shellfish allergies). Pours black with a thin tan head. The aroma fits the name perfectly: lots of coffee and a healthy chocolate background. Strong coffee presence in the flavor with chocolate fondue. Medium body with slightly heavy carbonation. Permeating dark coffee beans in the finish. A great mocha bomb, as advertised.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Served from a bottle at the Stone 14th Anniversary Celebration. The appearance is a ruby brown. The nose and flavors have loads of bourbon barrel, espresso/mocha tastiness, rich malt profile, chocolate, some dirt flavors in there too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2011
33 cL bottle shared at De Kulminator in Antwerp. Chocolate head, smooth and coffee like flavour. Strong mocha taste, smokey and good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (1495) - LATVIA - JUL 24, 2015
Black with rich light brown head. Dried fruit aroma. Rich taste with roasted bitterness, coffee and chocolate noted, sweetsournes of dried fruits.


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