Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb - De Struise Brouwers
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Reviews by jegross2:
4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reviewing the Black Damnation II (Mocha Bomb) from De Struise Brouwers out of Belgium.
Unknown vintage bottle served in a snifter glass and enjoyed on 05/15/12. A big thank you to Bryan Hernandez for bringing this bottle to my law school graduation tasting. Review is from notes.
Appearance: Pours a black coffee color with a thin layer of brown that settles to a ring around the glass. Oily lacing, minimal retention. 4/5
Smell: Freshly ground raw coffee beans, mocha, bark, raw chocolate and leather. A little beef jerky too. A little warmth in the nose, but there are no alcohol esters discernible. 4.5/5
Taste: Mocha bomb indeed! Sweet chocolate, cocoa and acidic coffee. There is a bold warmth on the tongue, but again, it's not what I would describe as a "booziness." Molasses, a light "woodiness" and a blend of dark and milk chocolate too. The acidic coffee lingers. Hint of residual berry in the aftertaste. 4/5
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, no carbonation. Acidic, dry mouthfeel. Bittersweet leaning towards bitter. 4/5
Overall: Tasty, but the acidity holds this one back from being something potentially better.
Recommendation: Worth drinking, not worth going out of your way to hunt down. For the price, Black Albert is the better buy from De Struise in my opinion.
Pairings: Vanilla cream donuts.
Cost: $12 for an 11.2 oz bottle.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2012 02:10:26 | More by jegross2
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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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