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

bottled
common

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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.


dnstone's rating

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (2496) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Smells like chocolate and coffee resin at the bottom of an ashtray...in a good smokey way! Pours a viscous dirty motor oil blackness with a slight tan head. Smokey roasted coffee bitterness followed by intense chocolate with woody, hoppy notes. Very complex and tasty!


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oldrtybastrd (4911) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and some woody notes. Flavors of bitter chocolate and some astringent chocolate.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierridder_S (618) - BELGIUM - APR 8, 2016
03/04/2016 @home - 75cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte. Black colour with a nice slowly fading mocha head. Nose is huge mocha, some caramel and chocolate. Taste is lots of mocha, hints of roast, chocolate, caramel, some booze. Very complex & gentle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (1053) - ESTONIA - NOV 29, 2015
Pours black, nice thin beige foam. Aroma is sweetish, dark fruits feeling light. Chocolate and cocoa nibs. Taste is also chocolaty plus has some stronger cocoa, dark fruit liquid. Coffee is bit subtle but is there and fills your taste buds with some enjoyment. Good stuff. Drinks like 7 or 8 percent beer, no way this is 13! Looks bit reddish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2384) - GREECE - NOV 23, 2015
330ml bottle courtesy of fugitive! Black color with brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, dark fruits, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium silky oily body with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5464) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2015
The beer pours deep brown with a dark tan head. The aroma has roasty malt, oak, whiskey, anise, dark chocolate and is quite dry. It has a full rich body with a mild amount of carbonation. The flavor starts with roast, anise, cocoa, raisins, dates and some alcohol. The finish has dark fruits and anise. Thanks to gregwilsonstl for sharing this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1895) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2015 No head. -Jet black. Very complex. Anise, almost absinthe. Not a chocolate bomb at all. This isnt great.....surprised because I generally like Struise more. Thx oldrtybastrd!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2147) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle shared at tasting. Thanks Jon! Pitch black with a small beige head. Strong espresso notes on the nose with milk chocolate. Lots of coffee and 70% cacao on the palate with some sweetness. Also a bit of light sourness as it warms up. The coffee really stands out for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4835) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2015
Pitch black color. Thin dark brown color. Fairly innocuous nose that is sour a bit of mocha. The mouth is full bodied slightly sour low carbonation. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (569) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Poured into teku showing pitch black with a ring of latte colored foam. The nose shows a lot of sweet latte notes. The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. The first impression shows flavors of espresso and mocha. A strong alcohol spice permeates throughout the whole beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1551) - 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.


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