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

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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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The Black Damnation series is a dark twist of Urbanís 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 Cuvťe Delphine was used.

Beware: labels are the same, taste however isnít. Some bottles are recognizable because of he handwritten 2 on them.


BarZigKin's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle shared by bu11zeye. Poured a dark brown, ruby highlit body with a lasting tan head leaving good lacing. Aromas of mocha, CRAZY amounts of espresso, cocoa and creamy sweetness. Flavors of fresh coffee, bittersweet cocoa, mocha, oaky, light whiskey and a great long bitter coffee bitter finish. Very nice, coffee forward imperial stout.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2473) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2015
Black color with a creamy tan head with good duration. Aroma has notes of ripe dark fruits, toasted malts, light coffee and some barrel notes. Flavor is slightly sweet, strong coffee with black chocolate, ripe fruits, mainly plumbs and raisins. Creamy, light sweet and coffee final with a mild duration.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zzkt (1) - - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
"Coffee breaks, cab rides, green rooms. Real growth often happens outside of where we intend it to, in the interstitial spaces Ė what Dr. Seuss calls ďthe waiting place.Ē Hans Ulrich Obrist once organized a science and art conference with all of the infrastructure of a conference Ė the parties, chats, lunches, airport arrivals ó but with no actual conference. Apparently it was hugely successful and spawned many ongoing collaborations."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1977) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
February 13, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2012. Received in a trade with Douberd, thanks Christos!
Black with a creamy dense brown head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, and acidic cherry like notes. Taste is medium sweet dark sugars and berries, acidic fruity notes. Dry finish with some sweetness and acidic fruity notes. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Lacks coffee notes but the acidity (infection) works quite well, more like an cherry infused imperial stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (857) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap at a bar in Germantown of Louisville some time after we left Sergioís on December 26. Iím going to start this review by saying Iím pretty sure this was the bottom of the keg, and I really donít think this is typical of this beer. The pour is a dark brown, lots of sediment. Itís almost like a glass of pure mud. There is no head and no lace. The aroma comes off a little fruity. There is a light sour bit to it, and itís just not really good. The roast is drowned out as well and Iím not getting any mocha. The flavor is very similar. There is a little whiskey on the back end, but thatís about the whole difference. The mouth feel is a little light and itís very flat. Just a couple of bubbles of carbonation that let the mud slide right off the tongue. The aftertaste is really fruity and sweet. I hope I might get to taste this again, this time without all of the sediment and as the beer was intended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeSammy (551) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Sweeter than the other Black Damnation's. Sharp carbonation, also present on the tail end of my palate. Booze, mocha, dark chocolate, sweet toffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy App

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Small bottle from circa 2012. Pours inky black, small brown head, dissipates to a ring that laces well. Aroma is rich mocha and green peppers. Flavor follows, medium sweet and medium bitter, lots of coffee, a bit stale but that is likely my fault for sitting on this one. Green pepper notes present, as well as chocolate and dark roasted malts, plus some molasses. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Solid, but I bet it was better in its prime.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2828) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle sampled was a gusher. Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor was thick roasted coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla bean and had some notes of dark fruit. Oily texture, full body, dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4244) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Viscous piceous black pour with one finger of tight burnt chestnut brown head. Nose shows alcohol and fruit skins with some sweet Belgian esters. Some burnt raisin shows with a touch of coffee in the background. Hints of brandy show too. Rich and dense in the mouth. Warming with alcohol with some smooth coffee liqueur on the finish. Black fruit skins and black strap molasses/burnt sugar. Medium full bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1711) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, hazelnuts, vanilla, roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, coffee, hazelnuts, dark red berries, brown sugar. Mouthfeel is smooth with low carbonation.


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