De Molen / Struise Brouwers Black Damnation

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
The Black Damnation series is a dark twist of Urbans 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, filty rich in the nose and with massive taste. Black Damnation is a blend with the use of Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen. This is the first of the series.

50% of Black Albert was used with another 50% of H &V.

Black coloured beer with just a sliver of a dark tan head. Aroma is glorious & full of coffee, brown sugar, dark fruity chocolate. Flavours of H&V are quite evident, charcoal and mineral notes, chocolate, cocoa powder. Good coffee chocolate finish with good balancing bitterness and hops & sugar in the after taste.
2009 vintage 12% abv
2010 vintage 13% abv

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 26, 2014
Ebony pour with a decent biscuit head. Huge aromas of malts, dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, smoked wood chip. Boozy, rich and hoppy. Tremendous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4622) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2015 Bottle, one of the 5 year olds they sold at Borefts this year. Beer came gushing out, shame some was lost. Probably infected. Delicious smell of roasted malt and cacao, but a bit sour as well. Taste was a bit of a lettdown, it didnt age very well. Body somewhat thin, with a sour/sweet (infected) taste of malt and chocolate, the bitters got lost. I like the current BD series better. UPDATE. Had an uninfected as well, much better beer. Thick and heavy, with both sweet coffee and choco notes and bitter roasted malt and hop. Great beer. Rating is for the uninfected one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Gerardgathier (512) - - NOV 1, 2014
5 years old. Gusher?! Aroma had a sour cherrys and yeah no good anymore. Taste is sour strong alcohol. Too bad

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (1401) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip glass, Best by date March 2014. A: Pours a dark brown almost black color forming a big sized think, creamy and thin bubbled beige head: Solid. Medium to low retention and lots of spotty lacings left in the glass. Lingering and molasses S: Wow! Strong roasted malts combined with coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, candy sugar and dark fruits. Strong notes of wood. A bit metallic. Light oxidization notes T: Slightly sweet upfront followed by roasted flavors. Coffee, dark chocolate, caramel malts, toffee, candy sugar, licorice and vanilla. Excellent notes of oak. Metallic notes and some oxidization. Excellent bitterness in the end. Perfect taste M: Heavy, creamy and molasses. Low carbonation and a just perfect bittersweet aftertaste O: Great drinkability despite the high ABV. A perfect Imperial Stout. Thanks to Dennoman! [ BA Review @ 7/25/2013 ]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (5105) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
Collaboration between two of the most innovative micro breweries in the Low Countries and the starting point of a whole series of interesting black beers. Thick and mousse-like, dark beige head, colour uniformly and totally black, not allowing any light to shine through. Very complex and powerful aroma of coffee, cacao, dates, iron, cinnamon, peat, tobacco, dried plums, liquorice, ashes. Very thick, creamy and oily mouthfeel, almost chewable, sweetish and profoundly malty, some iron, complex spicy notes of pepper, cinnamon and liquorice, in the end a more coffee-like toasted bitterness with aromatic hops and warm, lightly tingling, gin-like alcohol, very long and very complex. This is what happens if two already very profound beers are combined to perfection.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
666ale (85) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Massive pitch black imperal stout. I think they used saaz here. Strong earthy spicy vegetables character near the coffee and dark chocolate. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1943) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
Sample at Hel en Verdoemenis tasting
Big gusher. Fortunately the brown colour of the foam is very beautiful, so it was quite a sight. We did manage to get a decent amount of beer in our glasses. A black beer with a brown head. Aroma is slightly sour, but that disappears completely in the taste. Taste is a bit alcoholic with coffee and chocolate and some woody dryness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kazin (528) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
Notes from backlog. Lots of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and a touch of vanilla.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
At my place with Taylor, Thomas, Scott, and Samantha. Aroma is massive disgusting green bell pepper, way spicy, vegetable, gross. Taste is vegetable, some burn coffee, bell peppers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (4319) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
shared a 2009 bottle with 2 friends. beer flushed out of the bottle like a fountain. poured dark brown / black with a big caramel head, a lot of thick yeast at the bottom of the glass. smell is like a red wine / port after its age. strong malty taste, with coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, bit sour, bit to boozy. nice to try this old version. but Im more a fan of the younger versions. so my rating goes out for the old version. never had the fresh version of this one. so It could have been a lot better. anyway its still a good beer do!

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