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Struise Black Damnation V - Double Black

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 780   ABV: 26%
Bourbon barrel - aged Black Albert (Cuvée Delphine) Imperial Stout, processed in the Eisbock way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2722) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Draft at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, PA. Pitch black and opaque with a half finger mocha head that quickly settles into thin, lasting ring. Spotty lace left behind. Smells like a boozy artisan chocolate bar. Strong ethanol with chocolate malt, subtle roasted coffee and oatmeal. Alcohol overpowers everything until it warms up considerably. Viscous medium body with a blast of intense spicy bourbon heat. Huge alcohol presence although there is a decent barrel character. Dry oak, vanilla and tons of bourbon. It’s just insanely hot and rough to drink. 5oz is almost too much. As it warms, the malt character starts to show with a nice balance of sweetness and roast. Sweet vinous fruit, burnt coffee, ash, charcoal, dark chocolate and toffee but the bourbon and booze are really intense. Lots of heat and warmth in the chest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertDale (4554) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2015
750 ml. bottle. Pours black with a very small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, wood, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, barrel, vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, and a bit of coffee. WOW! Packs a punch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
visionthing (3887) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
From a big bottle at Grünerløkka brygghus, Oslo. Wow, that dark and oily. Really the used motor oil look without any traces of head. Intense roasty aroma dominated by dark chocolate, notes of coffee, cocoa, caramel and some wood and alcohol. Sweet, but surprisingly balanced and just delicious liquid dessert. Certainly a beer to enjoy in moderation, alcohol content is more in the liqueur range, and it does remind me a bit of a good one. Full body, warming alcohol and no traces of carbonation. Just delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (4409) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 11, 2015
pour at struise
cocoa, boozy, soy, paper, wood, cooffe, slick, sweet, warming but not boozy, black cherry, fruity, muscavado sugar, alcohol comes through in finish. rounded.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tsekouratos (560) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - AUG 15, 2015
750 ml bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pitch black with no head at all! Aromas of chocolate, liquorice, alcohol, bourbon. Taste is sweet with chocolate, bourbon and vanilla on the front, followed by booziness, liquorice. Full body with light to now carbonation, which, compared to the high abv, makes it a really difficult sipper. Still, amazing!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (13344) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Grunerløkka . Black colour with no head. Flavour is alcohol, fruit, dried fruits, coffee, licorice, bourbon. Full body. Boozy but also a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PauloAG (251) - BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2015
On tap. Pours black with thin brown head that quickly dissipates. Dark chocolate, ristretto, dark fruits, dark caramel. Really sweet reminding a tawny port. Thick oiley mouthfeel. To be served as digestive with, after a nice dinner. Really outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
25.4 oz bottle. Black brown with tan suds. Nose is dark chocolate, caramel, coffee and dark fruit with hints of bourbon. Sticky medium to full body a bit chalky with surprisingly lively carb. Taste is dark chocolate, prune, some smoke, espresso and molasses. Tangy chunks. Super buzzing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1413) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
750cl Bottle, split two ways, with the Beast, interchanged with Cuvée St Gilloise as a relief and palate cleanser. 19th June 15. Pours deepest dark brown, thick as engine oil, literally. Nose is liquorice, booze, chocolate, some banana, caramel, molasses. Taste is massive, to start, liquorice, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, some booze evident, but not 26%. Palate is so rich and decadent, tongue coating, this is a imperial stout liquor, liquid chocolate, bourbon, desert. Second glass, gives less liquorice, more caramel, slightly more mellow, more banana, so rich and fatty. Excellent and quite a beer. One to fear as it lingers in the bottle, a great experience, but I now look forward to the rest of the Black Damnation series I have. A one off experience

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
zinneke (152) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2015
New batch released in 75cl. Served at about 10°C, very boozy nose (more than i remembered from at schooltje, maybe served too cold there), Oak, chocolate, licorice, coffee, chocolate cake, roasted/toasted/nutty, i think i could go on for hours.... Very thick mouthfeel, a tad too bitter for me, but very nice long aftertaste. Yes it is 26%, and it is ridiculousely expensif, but yes i bought one, and it was quite an experience.. But a bit over the top for me. Time to drink a decent pilsner!

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