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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lusikka (7813) - Tampere, - SEP 9, 2010
330 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. Rated @ 20.3.2010.
Pours a pitch black colour with a small off-brown head. Very rich and roasty aroma of malts, dark chocolate and salty licorice. Excellent smooth flavour of roasted malts, syrup, dark chocolate and even dark dried fruits. Alcohol wams nicely. Full bodied with a long, roasted and dry finish. Excellent.

weark (795) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Bouteille achetée en 2011 chez Erzbierschof - De couleur noir avec une fine mousse fauve - Au nez des arômes de café, de malt torréfié, madère, alcool, tabac, viande grillée, chocolat, sucre, complexe, vieille et massive - en bouche plus de chocolat, vanille, viande grillée, tabac, madère, terreuse, café, c’est puissant et corpulant, l’impression d’alcool ne se retrouve pas en bouche malgré les 13%, le vieillissement la sûrement estompé - Corp ample, amertume moyenne, carbonation légère, soyeuse, final café sucré chocolat - Vraiment impressionnante après 6 ans en cave cette bière n’a rien perdu et c’est même carrément améliorée, l’alcool c’est estompé, tout c’est arrondi magnifique

90 (462) - BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2016
Wow!!! Koffie, tabak, likeur. Doorleefd en toch fris ondanks leeftijd. Zurigheid en as in de afdronk.

anstei (2254) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of Toni Fluekiger, BB March 2015 - First vintage from 2010. Pours super dark brown. Aroma is strong bourbon and vanilla, some booze, coffee and chocolate. Body is heavy, but with a low but fizzy carbonation not the strong sugar bomb it could be. Sweet with only a little roast or bitterness. Palate is long lingering sweetness, continuing all the flavours. Very, very nice, ages with grace.

diabel (1714) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2016 Deep black body. Brown creamy head. Aroma of molasses, chocolate, red wine, ... Heavily sweet, moderately bitter flavour. Especially intensity bitter in the after taste. Heavily bodied.

dfearnley (2146) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Motor oil, soy, molasses, caramel, toasted malt Adjunct: Caramel, jaggery, pomegranate, butter aromatics; dark reddish brown with a tan head.

StilleStorm (1535) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
DWF; Bottle 75cl, drunk at Hall Toll. Pours smal to moderate, black, somewhat lacing with a fading, tan head. Nose is heavy, roasted malt, tobacco, leather, moderate coffee, chocolate, dark dried fruit and light ash. Taste is heavy sweet and bitter, balancing with a sweet leather, forever chocolate lasting finish. Body is full, texture is thick, carbonation is soft.

kerenmk (4768) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Vova? Very dark brown/black with a tan ring. Sour, gherkin aroma but then hot chocolate, carob and then beef jerky. A little sour in the mouth, bitter and deep taste, some ash and then a bit sweet chocolate. Medium-to-full body, slightly carbonated, a little oily texture, some alcohol and dry nuts.

MPA (999) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle, rated January 31. BBF March, 2014. A real gusher. Came out on it’s own. Huge brown head on top of a pitch black beer. Aroma of alcohol, plums, cocoa, hints of coffee and molasses. Thick mouthfeel with sweet flavour of chocolate and coffee notes along with a slight tart plum flavour. It settles with a roasted bitterness adding to the rather complex flavour, which seems to really come in different layers also making it simple to decipher. Great beer.

altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4/29/2009 10:38:50 AM Last bottle from Bierkoning. Tar black body with high rise tan head. Looks yummy. Smells sweet, of chocolate and coffee, with some stout and dark fruits in the nose. Really creamy and delicious. Very well done. Taste of toast, malts, chocolate, caramels, coffee, vanilla - take your pick - it all comes through very well. The ridiculously high ABV isn’t even noticeable. De Molen and Struise, two of my favourite brewers, surprise on the upside, once again. I can drink this all day.

Hopverdju (1269) - BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2016
Via een vriend een flesje kunnen proeven van deze eerste versie. 33cl. Best before M 2014 en op 13%. Zwart bier met bijna bruin schuim. Geur: metaal, zurig, fruitig. Smaak: koffie, zuurtje, bittertje. Afdronk: het zurige blijft met een koffie twist en wat bittertjes.

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