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: 376   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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cubs' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle @ Kulminator. Deep, thick black appearance with a rich, deep brown head. Excellent lacing. Rich anise, thick dark chocolate, roasty, lightly charred, mild vanilla aroma with some dark fruit notes like plum and fig. Very smooth flavor for 13%. Somewhat sweet, charred dark chocolate malty, somewhat ashy, mild anise, a bit earthy flavor with a burnt, somewhat earthy finish. Way too smooth for 13%.

mR_fr0g (13475) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2017
Bottle shared at Leighton's place, MannyG tasting 09/11/2017. Many thanks to Ken for this one. An oily black coloured pour with a small tan head. ARoma is sour red wine, must, earthy roast, earthy roast. Flavour is composed of tart sweet, tangy, red wine, woody, bretty funk, jammy fruits. Palate is medium sweet, bretty , lowish carboantion. Grapey musty funk.

MrTipple (6424) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2017
9Nov2017 Dark fruits, prunes, dark malts, cacao, chocolate. Hazy, very dark brown, massive, beige, frothy head. Light bitter. More dark fruits, prunes, chocolate, oak, light funk, dark berries, blackberries, soft carbonation, full bodied. Very nice. Can shared at Leighton's - thanks to madmitch76!

Leighton (22301) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2017
Bottle shared in Hackney - thanks to Kenny. Gusher! Pours clear, deep brown with a fading, tan head. The nose has some burnt toast, old berries, leather, earth and wood. Medium sweet flavour with a little funk, ripe berries, earth, cocoa. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. More leathery berries in the finish, some funky wood. Novel.

rami_pl (4398) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 6, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Black Damnation by De Struise Brouwers at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska Gone wild na przyprawowo :( ale w tle jest risik. Lepsze niz widawy gone wild, bo nie w strone kiszonki. Kurde, o dziwo pijalne. Rocznik 2008

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Zlotta (3811) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2017
0.33 l bottle, best before March 2014 (must be about eight years old now), 13% abv, courtesy of bierkoning, thanks Edo! Pitch black with a large, fluffy, slowly diminishing, light brown head. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty and a bit fruity aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, hazelnut and some oak. Quite sweet, malty, moderately roasty and slightly fruity taste of dark chocolate, mocca, hazelnut, vanilla, praline and some oak, followed by a medium long, rather roasty-bitter, slightly earthy-dry, minimally tart finish. Medium to full body, creamy and moderately effervescent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Didn't expect to see the beer streaming out of the bottle, then feared it was infected, and it provided some tartish, fruity notes indeed. Still turned out to be a fantastic dessert stout, even if with a unique character and an increased drinkability.

martjoobolut (5114) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2017
Bottle, 13% abv at beer lovers, Antwerp. Pours black with beige head. Aroma is massive chocolate, malt, coffee, roast. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, chocolate, malt, coffee, some smoke. Finish is chocolate and coffee. Overall: great.

weark (881) - 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 (778) - BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2017 Wow!!! Koffie, tabak, likeur. Doorleefd en toch fris ondanks leeftijd. Zurigheid en as in de afdronk.

anstei (2608) - 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 (1722) - 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.

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