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


on tap

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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italarican (1539) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1538) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
A - pours super opaque black with low dark head. S - strong aromas of used good coffee grounds, maple syrup, dark chocolate, oak, raw cacao, vanilla. M - rich smooth creamy coffee beer. Lively carb. Lingering long lasting end. T - oaky, strong coffee grounds up front. Toffee, molasses, vanilla, smoke, oak, very metallic and astringent. Lingering very sweet maple syrup, toffee, brown sugar, raw cacao. O - very good, coffee heavy beer. 3.9 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hair6a11 (1454) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
On tap at the local option. Pour is dark brown/black with a tan head. The earthy note on this brew is nearly off putting. Cocoa and toasty coffee is certainly present here. But wow... the earthy nose dominates. There is some dark fruits and brown sugars as well. A note of alcohol is present as well. Quite interesting, but it doesn’t quite work for me, really.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1451) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Huge (HUGE) coffee aroma, chocolate, and more coffee - deep, rich, smooth, and decadent. Dark plum, bitter expresso, and the slightest alcohol tinge toward the finish. Absolutely crushes the Black Albert. Wonderful and world class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1447) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1405) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2015
Pour @ Borefts Beer Festival 2015 thanks to some dude. Cant remember who to be honest haha. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of dark fruits, light coffee, chocolate, roast, malt. Taste is caramel, fudge, light coffee, chocolate, roast, dark fruits. Not much "bomb" about the coffee in this but still pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours black, ruby edges, minimal tan head. Smell is big, burnt coffee roast. Taste is strong roast and red fruit, big vanilla and coffee. Medium body, very light considering how high abv it is Very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2012
Köszi Armando és Balázs! Nem viccel a címkéje sem, de ami az üvegben van, az igazán veszélyes anyag. Az egész fekete méreg olyan, mintha egy ritka és igen minőségi kávéból főznénk egy szuper erőset, felturbóznánk egy jó adag csokoládé likőrrel, megfűszereznénk alaposan csilipaprikával, pár emésztést segítő gyógynövénnyel és tejcukorral. Az egész olyan száraz, mint a sivatag, de mégis mélyen ott van egy kis lappangó édesség is. Erős idegzetűeknek, reggeli kávé + feles helyett!

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