Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
4.65/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
33cl bottle March 2015 into the De Struise glass.
Pours a big eruption of a brown head. Super dark brown/black. No light is coming through. Little dots left here and there on the glass.
As I poured it I got a big chocolate whiff. Wow. Coffee and bourbon are also prevalent.
Lots of coffee flavor. The chocolate and bourbon are also there. The sweetness that is there is welcome to help balance the flavors. There is a bitterness that appears at the back of the mouth/throat.
The Mocha Bomb has a full body. It is smooth and creamy with slight carbonation. Leaves the lips sticky.
If it wasn't 12% and had more caffeine I could forgo my morning coffee for this.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2011 19:41:55 | More by MattSweatshirt
More User Reviews:
3.66/5 rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Serves in a snifter at Ale Arsenal.
A: Black. No head. Reddish edges but opaque.
S: It smells sour, wine-like.
T/M: It tastes completely different. Booze, vanilla, hints of roasted coffee, grapey finish. Rather thin bodied, especially for the ABV.
O: Delicious, but not exceptional. I wouldn't have another, but it's definitely interesting.
Serving type: on-tap
04-02-2014 05:03:39 | More by AgentMunky
4.34/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a deep, opaque brown with garnet highlights and a lingering, frothy cappuccino head.
Vinous notes dominate the aroma, with tart cherries and balsamic accompanying toasted nuts and a hint of chocolate.
Sweet, nutty, lightly toasted malt turns slightly roasted and bitter at the finish, with underlying subtle notes of cherries adding complexity. Phenolic compounds surface in the finish. Mocha doesn't really resonate.
Body is thick and rich, with minimal carbonation and subtle alcohol warmth.
Not as mocha dominant as expected. Very complex beer, well executed. Excellent balance of vinous fruit and toast.
Serving type: on-tap
03-27-2014 01:33:35 | More by barczar
4.43/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Ridiculously decadent and brashingly distinctive, The Mocha Bomb version of Black Damnation slices right through its own viscosity with daggers of complexity that keep its roasted character from running a muck.
As the heady ale layers in the glass, its cascading effect leaves an onyx-black body that sinks with a mirror-like sheen and the dimmest of garnet low lights ribboning about its margins. As its ember-stained lather rises, it does so with supreme staying power and then trails with broken lace.
Intense aromas abound as the scent of dark-roast coffee, dark chocolate and light campfire are obviously expected. But the rise of all things vinous tartness, sweet cream, burnt sugar and spicy oak speak a brandy-like tone to complement the roasty-toasy melange.
As its lavish sweetness weaves onto the taste buds, full saturation of malty molasses, burnt caramel and heavy whipping cream all align to give impressions of burnt marshmallow. As wood tones take hold, the drunken fruits of blackberry, currant, cherry and grape seem to offer up an tangy merlot flavor. Yet its espresso finish invites the taste of bitter chocolate, toast and walnut in similar fashion to chocolate covered espresso beans.
Its full body is creamy and rich in texture. Its structure remaining in tact through the taste, it only waivers in deep finish when spicy brandy-like warmth and powdery oaken tannin balance the sweetness and close the session with a mild semblance to drinkability.
The flavors inside are immeasurable- description terms can go on forever, however its the equal parts coffee, cream and barrel that keeps the mouth returning to the snifter much quicker than is suggested.
Serving type: on-tap
03-24-2014 18:28:04 | More by BEERchitect
Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb from De Struise Brouwers
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