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: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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, 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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Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. More dark fruit aroma and taste than the typical roasty stout. Not so much my style here. Blind taste test: 1. Founders imperial stout 2. Evil Twin Christmas Eve at a NY Hotel room 3. Shorts Publican Porter 4. Hitchhiker Rucksack Porter 5. Church Brew stout 6. Struise Black Damnation

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.

MarcoDL (4920) - 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 didn’t 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.

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

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eduardovl (1449) - 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 ]

Alengrin (5340) - 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.

666ale (86) - 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!

MaartenRF10 (1950) - 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.

kazin (532) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
Notes from backlog. Lots of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and a touch of vanilla.

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.

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