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


on tap

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RATINGS: 502   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Draft, Max’s Belgian Fest 2011. Medium tan head that leaves nice lacing atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some bittersweet chocolate, alcohol. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13282) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Strong coffee notes. Heavy bitter strong coffee flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. creamy palate. Way too much coffee to be excellent. Just good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (12955) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12935) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle - Dark almost soured roast. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Dark roast and sweet, very light mocha and a touch of that sourness. Although not what expected, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12712) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (12581) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 Re-rate 9/4/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Black. Aroma full of coffee beans, some roasted, some green, and a bit of chalk notes. Coffee flavor, a bit burnt. Full-bodied. 7/3/7/4/15=3.6

Re-rate 11/7/11: Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Black with a light brown head. Powerful coffee aroma with some "green" notes, a bit of chocolate and some wood notes. Roasty coffee-ish flavor, rather dry, with light sweetness, some burnt bitterness and a bit of alcohol. Full-bodied. Great stuff. 7/4/8/4/16=3.9

Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks beerandbeyond. Black with a light brown head. A slightly "green" aroma with coffee beans, ashtrays and some tobacco notes. Burnt flavor with some chocolate, a bit of coffee, some smoke and tobacco and a very bitter finish. Full-bodied. 7/4/7/4/15=3.7

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12136) - 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.

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