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

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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (1311) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Poured very black, roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, little alcohol, little molasses.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2010
head: normal , moka
colour: pitchblack
smell: shitload of coffee, burned malts, candy sirup, orange blossom , subtle alcohol sent
taste: coffee, bitterness, malts, alcohol with background of instant coffee , saltyness

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1284) - Berkshire, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1275) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
A-- Poured reddish black and settled totally black. No light penetrating at all. Moderate pour resulted in a 3 finger high mocha colored head. Once it receded to just above film, it left thick bands of lacing. Excellent head retention upon swirling. S-- Coffee and mocha. Pretty simple and straightforward. No hint of alcohol with this and would think I got a pretty strong mocha from a good barista. T-- Vanilla, coffee, mocha, molasses and touches of bourbon. Fantastic. M-- Much more dynamic than the first. At times on the thin side in the mouth and once swirled it becomes heavy and thick. A whole lot of coffee in this. Feels more like a huge coffee than a beer. Does have some coffee acidity to this. D-- Evil drinkability. Very well hidden ABV and really get no alcohol taste with this. Just keep thinking that this is a really well made coffee that has a whole lot going on. Impressive.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle shared by daknole -- many thanks! Live rate. Pours a ruddy brown color with a caramel tint around the edges and a thin mocha head. The aroma is brimming with green chiles, espresso, and dark cocoa. Tastes of ASH. Damn, it’s like someone put a cigarette out in some chocolate pudding and doused it out with dark fruit cough syrup. This is pretty bomb. Peanut oil and soy become apparent as this one warms.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdtm82 (1260) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2010 Wow this hits me like a bull. An intense hit of black coffee. Just a bomb of mocha! This is mesmerising. Poured at home from bottle into ESB glass. Lovely thick dark head. Jet black tar texture of the beer. Aroma is bloody awesome. As a coffee man this just has to be an ideal wake up call. Tastes of rich dark chocolate; coffee, roasted malts, old dried fruits and oak. This is stunning. I’m loving every sip. Carlo and Urbain are master craftsmen and this is a monet on my pallet. Awesome. Stunning. Bought from Alvinne beer shop at PRE-ZBF. Thanks for sharing the wealth! WOW. This is just insane.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1247) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2011
33cl bottle from the Struise Yeastshop. Pours a jet black color with a nice tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee. A little heavy on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet up front, with chocolate and coffee, with a nice bitter coffee finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
330 mL bottle tasted alongside the first four in the series, served in a snifter. Pours dense black with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there is an incredible amount of coffee, along with dark chocolate, roasted malts and molasses. The flavour is moderately sweet with big coffee, dark chocolate and dark roasted malts. On the palate, it is full in body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a beautiful imperial stout that does big coffee incredibly well. 2012-08-01

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1211) - 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.


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