Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by grub:
4.63/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
another from a recent trade with freud. thanks fred!
330ml bottle. sampled feb 2/2011.
another hefty pop on the cap and tons of head on the pour. this one may be a shade darker than the others, appearing truly black for the first time. definitely opaque. fluffy light brown head that falls slowly and leaves chunky lace as it falls.
aroma is great. coffee and espresso. dark and milk chocolate. dark fruit - raisin, date, fig, and a bit of plum. toasted whole wheat bread. biscuit. bit of cracker. lots of wood and a bit of oak. earthy and slightly herbal. light anise. bit of alcohol.
taste is great. rich espresso and dark roast coffee. lightly warming alcohol. dark and milk chocolate. touch of bittersweet chocolate. toasted whole wheat bread and biscuit. cracker. woody and earthy. anise. bit of vanilla. an interesting point between delphine and the regular black damnation... more mellow than delphine, but not smoothed out as much as damnation. a little more complex, with deeper chocolate and coffee notes than either. alcohol is a bit warmer than damnation but not quite as much as delphine. caramel and toffee, with a bit more sweetness than either of the other two.
mouthfeel is nice. good big body. carbonation is slightly prickly, just above medium level.
drinkability is great. the best of the three we sampled tonight. more depth, better balance, more complexity. the carbonation is a touch high, but after it has mellowed a little it is a damn good beer. already added the rest of the black damnation lineup to my wants list!
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2011 18:11:03 | More by grub
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2.38/5 rDev -43.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
Bottle from the 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. F 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. Sad face.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2014 04:09:00 | More by BMMillsy
Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb from De Struise Brouwers
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