dchmela (3062) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2011
Tap at Belmont Station. Black pour, thick and oily, with a thin tan head. Chocolate, whiskey, peat and oak all popping through in the aroma. More chocolate in the taste with vanilla oakiness and whiskey cutting through the sweetness. The whiskey keeps this from getting too sweet and makes it a bit crisper than other versions. Awesome brew. ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2011
11.2oz bottle courtesy of madmitch76. thanks, ken! pours an oily, slick black with a thick, creamy, dark khaki head with great retention and thick sheets of lace. aroma is awesome with huge, in-your-face, whiskey, cedar wood, and dark chocolate but as it warms notes of roasted malts, mocha coffee, charcoal, and toffee emerge along with subtle notes of topsoil and peat. flavor is deliciously intense with big notes of smokey, peat whiskey, roasted malts, and black coffee up front backed by dark chocolate, hints of tart, vinous fruits, and charred leather with a touch of hazelnut and quinine on the back end. palate is rich, smooth, and well cabonated with a long, bittersweet, smokey and roasted finish. overall, another fantastic edition of the black damnation series. kermis (13297) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2011
On draft at Kulminator. Another fantastic imperial stout from the series and a rare treat finding it on tap. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
The beer pours dark black with about a finger of tan head. The head rises about a finger but is gone is pretty quickly. The lacing is light.
The aroma is on the lighter side. The malts come throught at first with chocolate. It finishes with a distinct scotch alcohol.
The taste is strong and overpowering with the scotch. You get a little black coffee but its just dominated by the alcohol. I’m not a big scotch person so its not for me. If you like scotch you would love this beer. emacgee (4675) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Pours a dark inky black with chestnut edges and a rim of mocha brown head. Nose is straight up black cherry, hints of alcohol and wood, fruity, mild sweetness. Flavor is richer and darker than the nose, bakers chocolate and spent espresso grounds, cherry skins and a mild sweetness, mild hop astringency. Palate is warm and sharp, roasty and bitter. Peat and scotch show with some warmth.
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2014 Re-rate 2/14: Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Tom L. Black with a beautiful brown head. Aroma of roastiness, chocolate, coffee and some whiskey. Bittersweet and alcoholic flavor with a burnt bitter finish. Full-bodied. Very good. 7/5/7/4/15=3.8
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2011
[3/5/11] Draught at Kulminator in Antwerp. Black with a brown head. Aroma of burnt coffee and some smoked wood. Burnt bittersweet flavor with coffee, alcohol and some molasses notes. Full-bodied. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6
harsh grinds, pepper, light ash and faint fresh coffee. Flavor is less green grinds, a bit of bubblegum sweetness mid palate, sticking coffee cake through finish. Bit too harsh. Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2011
Draft, Black coloured beer with a medium off-white head. Strong light alcoholic coffee roasted and malty aroma. Full light creamy roasted palate. FInish is creamy sweet roasted with a smooth light alcoholic and bitter malty touch. Strong, smouth and very tastefull! tderoeck (9656) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2011 15/07/2011 33 cl bottle @ Klaas’ &Tims collaboration stout tasting - BB: BB:3/2015 (2011-rerating) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!ogivlado (7810) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 25, 2011
Dark brown beer, little cloudy. Creamy brown head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very subtle: vanilla, whisky, alcohol, some smoke, meaty undertone. MF: ok carbon, full body, smooth creamy texture. Taste: sour berries, caramel, mocha, vanilla, wood tones, bit syrupy. Aftertaste: come candi sugar, sour cherries, vinous (red wine). Definitely my favorite until now (I-V), except for the Double Black of course.
Note: an older previous rating below is from the beer on tap. As individual scores are almost the same and the total score is the same as the one above, I’m not changing the rating scores to average of both.
26/02/2011 - on tap @ Kulminator (2011-66)
Ar: 8, Ap: 5, T: 8, P: 5, O:18, Total: 4.4
Black to dark brown beer, milk chocolate brown head, creamy, somewhat stable and adhesive. Aroma: sweet caramel, brown sugar, mocha, alcohol, smoke or wood. MF: soft carbon, full body, very creamy to oily texture. Taste: mocha, dark chocolate, fruity, caramel, very complex. Softer then I would have thought, as I’m not a big stout fan. Aftertaste: mocha turning to bitter coffee.
Bottled 330ml. -trade with kappldav123 (thanks David!)
Pitch black coloured, medium sized brown head, alcohol and coffee in the nose. Strong roasted malt, dark chocolate (not bitter) and raisins with notes of smoke and tobacco. Also heavy alcoholic but in a pleasant way. Enjoyable imperial stout.