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Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
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294 Ratings
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 134
Gots: 68 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Black Damnation II is yet another blend with the use of Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen. This time even 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. Another 25% of Cuvée Delphine was used."

(Beer added by: ricke on 01-21-2010)
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Rempo

Indiana

2/5  rDev -52.6%

11-20-2011 20:18:45 | More by Rempo
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BMMillsy

Florida

2.38/5  rDev -43.6%
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
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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

2.4/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a jet black with about 5 miles of mocha colored head. As the beer settles lacing remains. Pillowy foam is in abundance, much like from waves crashing at the shore. Very muted coffee tones and a bit of fig and dark fruit. Besides a ho hum mouthfeel this beer is yuck city. Coffee, and not good coffee. You know even the shit on the donkey's back on those old school commercials would have been better than what they used in this beer. Essentially god awful coffee and crushed aspirin mixed together. Gee fill my glass to the limit I can't wait to have some more. Maybe I'll throw up and see Jesus. One can only hope.

Put this beer for an "online only" sale and watch the suckers shell out the cash. Marketing genius. Reality is the beer is diarrhea of your life put in bottle form. SKIP.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 06:13:06 | More by TheDudeRules
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cestlavie

New York

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

02-27-2014 03:09:49 | More by cestlavie
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zhanson88

California

2.7/5  rDev -36%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Mocha Bomb looks awesome on the pour, very dark brown and it looks pretty thick. About 3 fingers of mocha colored head forms. Retention is great, as is the lacing. One of the best looking imperial stouts I've tried.

Smell: Right off I get a big Belgian characteristic, and a lot of coffee. It took me a while to figure out what it was that I disliked about the scent of this beer, but it really is the combination of that Belgian characteristic with the coffee/expresso scents. This smell really doesn't work and clashed horribly for me. In fact it comes close to being unbearable. It reminds me of rank leather of some kind.

Taste: The taste is a bit better. The coffee and roasted malts are more up-front, as well as the oakyl flavors. Still, I get a leather taste that is very off-putting and kind of overshadows everything else.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with quite a bit of carbontation. Pretty light for the style and the ABV that this one packs. Drinkability is not very high, as the flavors just don't go together.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 03:14:54 | More by zhanson88
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alexgmoney

Florida

3/5  rDev -28.9%

07-13-2014 05:54:55 | More by alexgmoney
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avaldivia

California

3/5  rDev -28.9%

05-26-2012 01:40:31 | More by avaldivia
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3/5  rDev -28.9%

12-19-2011 02:53:38 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to shaowane for bringing this to our stout tasting.

Pours pitch black and almost completely opaque with slight mahogany edges and a one dinger mocha head. Slight retention, fading to a thin ring. Minimal spots of lacing.

Slightly roasted malt aroma with lots of rich chocolate, hazelnut and toffee. The nose is complex and well balanced with a good amount of sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, toffee and sweet alcohol.

Medium bodied with an intense blast of acrid roasted coffee/espresso bean. Very bitter up dent with earthy hops and stale ground coffee bean countered by chocolate malt, oatmeal, toffee and sweet alcohol. A bit one dimensional with an overbearing acrid burnt coffee flavor and sweet alchol heat. There is substantial alcohol heat but at 13% it's decently masked.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 01:33:17 | More by corby112
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -23%

02-07-2014 20:39:29 | More by DCgolfpro
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bum732

Lesotho

3.25/5  rDev -23%

02-21-2014 20:58:54 | More by bum732
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -23%

07-06-2014 06:14:00 | More by dfhhead25
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -23%

09-18-2012 23:33:31 | More by t0rin0
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -23%

07-07-2014 16:54:02 | More by BMart
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

3.28/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

bought this beer in the struise webshop. Poured into a de molen glass. The beer pours a deep black color with a fluffy dark brown head. Smell is heavy mocca and coffee. Taste is way too bitter,old mocca coffee with a very wood-like aftertaste,and most of all,very unbalanced. Mouthfeel is smooth with medium carbonation.
Normally i really like this kind of beers,this one was just a bit too bitter aand unbalanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 13:12:24 | More by rvdoorn
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.28/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into CCB snifter.

Pours 1/2 finger of creamy tan head. Color is fairly black. Great retention. I think this one is going to be heavily carbonated.

Aroma: Rich dark chocolate, amazing coffee flavors and espresson. Oak and vanilla come through, but no Jack Daniels. Creamy lactose flavors.

Taste: Very roasted with lots of coffee. Some alcohol. Very rich chocolate. Pretty malty here with light amount of oak and vanilla. I still can't pick up any of the JD.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, roasted, and smooth. Medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Way too much. Ends roasted with more coffee.

Overall, this would be better if it wasn't so carbonated. Not a lot of the barrel aging shows. Good coffee though. Decent, but not what I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 16:35:35 | More by mothman
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ptykozoon

California

3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark chocolate with frothy head and good lacing.

Coffee centric. Subdued notes as Struise usually lacks in the nose dept.

Rich coffee, bits of hops, black licorice and a dash of vanilla. Good but a bit too one dimensional with the coffee. Don't get too much bourbon.

Dense but not quite as full as a Goose Island or Firestone high gravity stout. If you leave this on your tongue for too long however your mouth will slowly deteriorate.

Good. Nothing to lose sleep over of course.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 03:26:18 | More by ptykozoon
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-01-2012 05:11:08 | More by IdrinkGas
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-06-2014 19:37:44 | More by mendvicdog
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

12-15-2011 15:13:20 | More by Kaydogg
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random846

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

02-24-2014 07:22:50 | More by random846
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

12-30-2011 03:49:22 | More by doucmehu
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extra

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-14-2014 16:09:09 | More by extra
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bashiba

Iowa

3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark dirty brown with a thin yet persistant tan head.

The smell is very sweet and fruity with a big hit of concord grapes, no traces of coffee or chocolate to be found here, smells much more like a belgian strong dark than an imperial stout.

The flavor follows the nose up front with big sweet dark fruit flavors, but soon after the dark roasted malts start to hit you in the finish giving it a lightly smokey bitter finish. Also so light vanilla and alcohol notes show up along with some dark chocolate and light coffee notes as it warms.

The mouthfeel is velvety smooth and creamy with a light bit of oilyness in the finish.

Kind of strange Imperial stout, you can really taste the belgian roots affecting this in an odd sort of way. Still I would happily drink more if it were easier to come by.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 01:02:21 | More by bashiba
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a super dark brown color with a big fluffy 2 finger head. I was a little surprised by the amount of carbonation but went into this one with an open mind. Nose is just loaded with coffee, dark chocolate, and some leather aromas. Also get soem notes of vanilla and lactose. Medium mouthfeel that is fairly carbonated, a little too m uch for my liking to be honest. The taste yields a wallop to the mouth of coffee and leather. Some barrel earthy flavors as well. In all honestly I found this beer farily one sided and over carbonated. Yes, I like the coffee just like most people but it just didn't work as well here for me. Love the bottle graphics though.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2010 12:42:21 | More by kbutler1
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Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb from De Struise Brouwers
94 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.