De Molen / Struise Black Damnation

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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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fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2009
Draught @ pré-ZBF 09 @ Alvinne: Alvinne-Struise beerfest.
Clear dark black color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark chocolate, fruity, smoke - peat. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - sticky, carbonation is soft. Very delicious and well balanced ;o)) [20090306]

yespr (48876) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
From tap. Pours pitch black and with a small tan head. Dense malty and hardroasted maty with a solid dark chocolate aroma. Smooth chocolate malty and light smoked flavoured with a light bitterness from hops and roasted acidic malty. Subdued alcohol presence, surprisingly as there is 12% of it - but I guess the yeasty fruity flavours, dense malt and some sweetness really takes the alcohol burn out. Dense roasted maty flavoured. Light fruity touch into the far finish. Fantastic!

Ungstrup (38867) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
Bottled. A black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, and vanilla. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and fruits.

joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
Draught at PreZBF at Alvinne. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of liquorice, dried fruits and chocolate with notes of cocoa powder. Roasted and hoppy flavour of chocolate, liquorice and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish. Very delicious and well balanced.

anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Rating #4400. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee, chocolate and licorice aroma with some hints of brown sugar. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with hints of coffee and some hints of alcohol. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finsish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Bottled (from Ölkonsortiet). Close to pitch black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is liquorice, roasted malts, alcohol and some caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, alcohol, sweet rye and lots of toasted notes. Also dark dry fruits. Complex and very pleasant to drink

Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Urbain at the schoolhouse, tasted with the 3 beer students, Kenny and Savannah. Thank you Urbain! Very black (duh). No head. Scant lacing. Aroma starts with whisky, but also dark fruits and licorice. Flavor starts with coffee then progresses to plums, raisins, and finishes with burnt espresso. Good body, slightly lighter than expected. Incredible. Simply incredible. Can’t wait for pre-ZBF 2010.

madmitch76 (26366) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2011
29th May 2009
13% version. Opaque black stout, frothy chocolate coloured head. Smooth palate turning creamy and frothy. Light and airy. Incredibly rich, chocolate, sourish malt, red fruits, nutty and woody flavours. Even a dash of brandy in there. All comes together in this beautiful soft beer. Outstanding.

cgarvieuk (26360) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 Bottle at home ... deep black ... big tan head ... big soft coffee roast ... little chocolate nose ... toffee and coffee roast ... some sweet brown sugers ... light charcoal ... light bitter ... nice but not quite what id hoped for.3.6

deep black 2010 vintage ... big bubbly tan head ... sour funky roast malt nose ... again a little bretty front ... dark coffee roast .... soft charcoal ... dark malts ... hint of saltyness ... 3.6

omhper (25943) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2009
Bottled at Belgobaren, Stockholm. Very black, small beige head. Sweet and roasty. Ashy and a bit fruity with notes of asphalt. Full bodied wit chocolate and brandy. Intense, but staying short of becoming inky. Everything fits together fine, but this concept of über-imperial Belgian stout does not really do it for me.

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