overall
100
97
style
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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, filthy rich in the nose and with a massive taste.

Black Damnation II is yet another blend with the use of Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen. This time a level more complex than BD I. 50% of Black Albert was used that matured for a while on whole coffee beans out of a craft Columbian coffee plantation. 25% of H&V was used that aged for 6 months on JD barrels at Struise. Another 25% of Cuve Delphine was used.

Beware: labels are the same, taste however isnt. Some bottles are recognizable because of he handwritten 2 on them.

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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a huge lightbrown head. Smells smokey chocolate. Coffee, chocolate nutty taste with nutty chocolate finish.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 Bottle from local shop popped right after an infected BD3: Black Mes. This one is another gusher. Pours pitch black with a small mocha colored head into my mini snifter. A somewhat metallic aroma with cardboard, roasty chocolate, and, yes, more sour apple as in the Black Mes. Ffffck this. Flavor is sour apple cardboard with no trace of coffee, and maybe just a hint of chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with lowish carbonation but on the thinner side relative to what was expected. This seems both infected with bacteria and a good bit oxidized. Complete garbage.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1769) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle, Pours black, with a large, light brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, and bourbon. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, dark fruit, bourbon, and. alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2010
The first of the Black Damnation series Ive tried. This pours pitch black with a thick long-lasting creamy tan head. If theres a better looking Imperial Stout Id like to see it. Thin sheets of lacing coat the glass after each sip before falling back down. The aroma shows roasted espresso, milk chocolate, some ripe dark fruit burried in there, and a touch of caramel. The coffee is no doubt strong in the flavor standing way out along with dark chocolate. But this is really slick going down for such a big beer. Thats not suprising as Black Albert is the same way. A bit of charred wood and sweet toasted caramel join in with some soft bourbon finishing it off. Something in there is just throwing this off a tad for me and I cant really figure it out. Perhaps the roast isnt matching the sweetness of the beer but regardless its pretty minor. Overall this isnt as complex as it sounds but still very good. Its incredible to me how easy drinking Struise can make 12%. This glides along without any effort at all and I find myself quickly reaching for another sip. Heck, my wife, who hates most Imperial Stouts I hand her, even thought this one was good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Foffern (1713) - Bod, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle at Delirium Caf, Brussels. Pours a black colour with a medium coffee-like and brown head. An amazing roasted aroma with burned wood, camp fire, coal and dark chocolate. This continues in the mouth with the addition of dried fruit, berries, dark wood, wonderdul dark chocolate and lots of dark coffee. Has an oily mouthfeel, and a medium bitterness. One of the most complex and delicious beer Ive ever tried. Very balanced with a great roasted touch.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1711) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle. Black with a large light brown head leaving lacing. Aroma: lots of coffee grounds, sump, sourish candy, berries, ashes/tobacco. Taste: chocolate, liqueur, coffee grounds, licorice, slightly sourish red berries, a bit hard to describe. Full-bodied, smooth, almost liqueurish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
Bottled so left it for a good 15 mins. Initially nose was heavy vegetables, sharpie (no really) and sour leaves. After a while coffee and wood appears and the expected stout outline follows with mediumdark chocolate, weak smoke, mellow alcohol and toffee, feel is mediumwatery, carb is quite low, taste follows nose with red apple sweetness, and a very nice balanced hops bite

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2010 Wow this hits me like a bull. An intense hit of black coffee. Just a bomb of mocha! This is mesmerising. Poured at home from bottle into ESB glass. Lovely thick dark head. Jet black tar texture of the beer. Aroma is bloody awesome. As a coffee man this just has to be an ideal wake up call. Tastes of rich dark chocolate; coffee, roasted malts, old dried fruits and oak. This is stunning. Im loving every sip. Carlo and Urbain are master craftsmen and this is a monet on my pallet. Awesome. Stunning. Bought from Alvinne beer shop at PRE-ZBF. Thanks for sharing the wealth! WOW. This is just insane.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Picked up two bottles of these while in Belgium. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, slight ash. Good strong coffee flavor. Nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1651) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2011
On tap at Brouwers. Good God this stuff is lethal. Super-carbonated engine oil. Pours pitch black with a massive burnt mocha head. Dissolve molasses and fresh espresso in alcohol, add copious amounts of dark wood (darker than oak -- theres a note of mahogany in here), brown sugar, and just the slightest hint of dark fruits, and youve come close. Flavor is a little fruitier than the nose, and not as roasty. Alcohol comes through more than I thought it would. This is super-tasty stuff, though.


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