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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (12830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Crosling (thanks Nick) poured a trans lucent dark brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, burnt carmel, light bourbon and light oak. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, burnt carmel, light bourbon and light vanilla with a smooth dry lingering mocha finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12603) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2012
33cl bottle @ ZZT III, courtesy of Martinus. Pitch black color with a nice but small brown head. Smell malts, dark and roasted malts, coffee. Taste malts, dark and roasted malts, some sweetness, hints of wine and coffee. Average carbo, average body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (12578) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
Black with a dense and lasting light brown head. Aroma has lots of cold coffee, some fruit, licorice and roasted notes. Sweet and slightly sugary dark flavour with intense coffee. Pretty good coffee character

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (12093) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2009
Bottle. Black and opague. Creamy, salty aroma with coffee, licorice, hints of oak and dried fruit. Full bodied, thick on the tongue. Malty salty flavor with coffee, oak, red fruit, dried fruit, vanilla and licorice. Very sweet and alcoholic, of course, but there is enough to compensate and make this a world class beer. A massive quality brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12011) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2012
@Maxx’s TURD Tasting-11.2oz bottle-pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is mocha/cocoa-dark malt. Taste is mocha/cocoa-dark malt, earthy hops.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle. [thank you, skortila]
Pours completely black with a firm, staying, creamy, beige head. Lovely lacings. Heavy cold coffee aroma, plums sweetness, light vinious, chocolate, coffee liquor. Heavy roasted base. Some slight oak and spicy dryness. Low carbonation, but still fairly lively. Wonderful oily and creamy. Flavour is elegantly complex. Lots of coffee, elegantly vinious, roasted malts abound. Elegant oaky tartness helps to balance the powerful flavours. Vanilla, ginger, chocolate, hops, plums. Lovely sweetness runs through all the notes. Fantastic.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11854) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Tap. Pours opaque with an average, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, coffee, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of wood, alcohol, and prune. Flavor is heavy malt (caramel, coffee, toffee, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of wood, alcohol, licorice, and prune. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation and creaminess with a sweet texture yet dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11839) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle from ølbutikken. pitch dark, huge very smooth brown head. Aroma of cofee, bitter hops, roasted malts, caramel. the hard roasted malts and the coffee works very well together. Flavor is cofee, hard roasted malts, load of wood, sweet syruppy flavor, dryness, damn this flavor is outstandingly good, extremely complex, while the base flavor is a super solid imp stout with coffee ,wood and whiskey notes, balanced by a complex note of dark dried fruits and other quad like flavors. The imp stout part is most of the flavor, but the quad like part adds loads of complexity and makes the beer very interesting and unique. Aftertaste is hot, sweet, woody, roasted, coffe, very long lasting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (11785) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2012
Bottle at home. It pours jet black, with a gigantic dark beige head. The nose is treacle, lots of chocolate, liquorice, salted caramel, roasted malt and coffee. The taste is chocolate, toffee, caramel, vanilla, liquorice, coffee and lots of cocoa powder, with alcohol warmth in the finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Intense and delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (11689) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 29, 2015
from la Mise en Bière - hazy black beer with no foam left; roasted aroma with notes of mocha, chestnuts and molasses; full-bodied and with a solid sweetness, quite sticky, fairly bitter and a long roasted coffeish and spicy finish; long notes of molasses, black chocolate and black cherries, some residual sweetness, warming alcohol and woody notes . impressive


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