boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a BA/RB tasting [huge thanks to BelgBeerGeek for sending this bottle our way]... Poured black with a tan head. Lots of coffee here, more than the first three. A little too hot and unbalanced with the coffee and alcohol warmth. Molassess, chocolate, whiskey and oak flavors.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured black with a beige head. aroma was coffee, grain, and chocolate. flavor was pretty much the same as the nose. body was medium with medium carbonation.
Nickls (2316) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Jet black color with a dark tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma carries burnt roasted malts, lots of coffee, some sweet dark fruits, kiss of booze, but not really picking out the rum. While the rum treatment doesn’t come through in the aroma, it certainly slides into the taste. Definite coffee presence, but not harsh. Quite well-rounded with a touch of sweetness, but still lots of savory characteristics that dominate. Slick, oily, and a little thick in the body that leaves a dry palate from the roast and warming on the back of the throat. This is definitely a big brew.
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2012 Re-rate 7/28/12: Bottle sample at an Imperial Stout tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Nimrod. Black with a light brown head. Aroma with lots of coffee beans, roasted grains and a bit of alcohol. Bittersweet flavor of roasted coffee beans, a hint of chocolate and a bitter and slightly herbal finish. Full-bodied. 7/4/8/4/16=3.9
[9/22/10] Bottle at Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Black with a big brown head. Aroma of espresso, burnt wood, some dark chocolate and dark fruits notes. Bittersweet flavor with lots of coffee, somewhat burnt, smoke, tobacco, chocolate notes and alcohol. Bitter roasty finish. Thick and full-bodied. Good and bursting with flavor but a bit over the top. 7/4/7/4/15=3.7
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to alen. Black pour with a brown head. Nose is all coffee, roasty malts, chocolate and some chilli pepper aromas. Flavor is dark roasted coffee, pepper, dark chocolate, vanilla, and chilli as well. Rich finish and a great beer
markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to the guys from Grassroots brewing for sharing this one. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose is coffee, pepper, cinnamon, roast, and some earth. Flavor is similar with coffee, pepper, with some cinnamon showing through. Pepper and earth are also trying to join the party. Pretty good.
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle @ home.
Pours a pitch black colour with a very foamy and large head at first, which collapses to a minimal head. The taste is very, very coffee-driven with raw espresso, dark chocolate and raw hops. Aggressive aroma. The flavour is very coffee-driven too; coffee, dark chocolate, syrup and raw hops. Full bodied, very oily texture and low carbonation. Warming finish. Very nice but this isn’t as good as Black Albert. I have to taste the other Black Damnation brews too.
DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a PUB’N wannabee secret admirer, whom I remunerated handsomely. Pours turbid deep black with 2-finger dark brown head. Great look here. Nose is huge freshly brewed coffee, coffee grounds, earthy figgy notes, black pepper, green asparagus, and jalapeno oil notes. Tastes of huge roasty dark malt, huge coffee, and a big black peppery and Bell peppery and jalapeno peppery flavor, with a dense palate, a very complex palate, and backup hops. This one is full of rich dark malr, coffee, and multiple pepper varieties; perhaps the most peppery beer ever, and that is a good thing. You could use this to cook hunan beef or pork, and it would likely be the best you’ve ever had. Nice stuff, and with surprisingly little heat for something this huge; and yes, that’s what she said.
TheBeerGod (5914) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - courtesy of tytoanderso. Thanks Tyler! Midnight black pour with a tall, thick, dense brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, molasses and dark fruit. Taste is big vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malt, spiced rum, coffee and molasses. Body has a medium feel with strong bubbly carbonation. Ends with more coffee, molasses, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and dark fruit. Very rich and very tasty!
douglas88 (8090) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Delirium. Pours a totally black color with a huge off-white head. The aroma is milky and huge coffee notes. The flavor is similar; a massive coffee explosion, bitter chocolate and hops, mocha. A wonderful creamy palate. Big time coffee bomb.