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Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 138
Gots: 73 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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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2/5  rDev -52.5%

Rempo, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of thegerm87
2.25/5  rDev -46.6%

From a 750mL, screen-printed bottle on 8/22/14

*bottle gushed significantly when opened

A - besides the extreme light brown foam emanating from the top of the bottle, it looks decent. Very dark, mid-bodied look. Settles to a steady head

S - chalk, penny candy, artificial blackberry, licorice, roasted malt. Smells like I don't want to drink it

T - licorice, bitter roasted malt, styrofoam. Not finishing this pour.

M - thin and watery. Definitely not what I expected from a 13% imperial stout

O - this was severely disappointing - nearly undrinkable.

thegerm87, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
2.38/5  rDev -43.5%
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.

BMMillsy, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of TheDudeRules
2.4/5  rDev -43%
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.

TheDudeRules, May 30, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

cestlavie, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of zhanson88
2.7/5  rDev -35.9%
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.

zhanson88, Jan 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

alexgmoney, Jul 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

avaldivia, May 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

coreyfmcdonald, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of corby112
3.2/5  rDev -24%
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.

corby112, Jan 16, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

DCgolfpro, Feb 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

bum732, Feb 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

dfhhead25, Jul 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

t0rin0, Sep 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

BMart, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of rvdoorn
3.28/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

rvdoorn, Feb 12, 2011
Photo of mothman
3.28/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

mothman, Oct 02, 2010
Photo of ptykozoon
3.48/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

ptykozoon, Jul 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

IdrinkGas, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

mendvicdog, Jan 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Kaydogg, Dec 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

random846, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

doucmehu, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

extra, Jan 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

kscaldef, Sep 05, 2014
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Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb from De Struise Brouwers
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