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

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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10123) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 3, 2011
It’s pitch-black with a huge, brown and creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, sweetness and a strange cross between chill and bell pepper. The mouth-feel is oily. The flavour is sweet with notes of sweet, slightly bitter coffee, dark fruits, light chocolate and the same cross between chill and bell pepper, but without any chili-bite. The finish is dry with a light bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10111) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense light brown head. Cococa, chocolate, roast and herbs in the aroma. Flavour is herbal, sweet, grasssy, full of chocolate, spice and light coffee. Full bodied. Has a roasty chocolaty bitterness in the end. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Black beer with a huge creamy lasting brown head. Coffee aroma, licorice and some smoky notes. Salty and with bitter hops. Flacor from coffee beans, chocolate and tar. Quite bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (9999) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2010
A twist of the mind indeed! Thank you, Urbain, for this beer. Darkest black color with a small brown head. Aroma of anise, malt, and burnt espresso, like when you leave the espresso pt on the flame for too long. Flavor of licorice, malt, bitter cocoa, and earth. Dry bitter finish. Very different from batch #1, less coffee flavor. Just as wonderful.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 11, 2012
Erdig-malziger, deutlich torfiger Beginn. Die Intensität nimmt rasch zu, neben dem komplexen Malz auch die Süße, die kurz zu stark erscheint. Dann ist das Malz aber wieder unangefochtem im Vordergrund, Röstnoten, Vanille, leicht trocken. Geringe Herbe, das Bier ist trotz der Intensität weich. Komplex malziger Abgang mit angenehmen Vanillenoten, langer röstiger Abgang. Spitzenklasse! 13/15/13/14/13/14

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9448) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle @ home. Fuck, this was supposed to be my 3000th rating, but alas, I wasn’t paying attention and accidentally rated a German Barley Wine (whatever the fuck that is) for no. 3000. As a result, now I have to cheat the system, delete my German BW rating, and put this one in. Cool story, bro.

Deep brown appearance with a huge, fizzy, dark brown head that just doesn’t seem to go away. Super roasty, very rich dark cocoa, moderate coffee, somewhat woody aroma with that burnt rubber smell that I believe comes from the Black Albert portion. Wow, this baby has a huge flavor. Ultra roasty, dark black coffee, dark chocolate, toasty woody, mild vanilla, burnt taste with the coffee beans and chocolate lingering afterwards.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle from noize!! Aroma is fairly light with ash, toast, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor hits with a nice dose of coffee, tobacco, roasted malt and some light tart cherry-like notes. Awesome.


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