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Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb - De Struise Brouwers

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290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 134
Gots: 68 | FT: 4
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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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TMoney2591

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Big thanks to mdfb79 for this bottle!

Reviewed blind as part of Blind BIF Round 5. It pours a straight onyx topped by a healthy sandy-oatmeal foam. The nose comprises light charcoal, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, molasses, light roasted malts, candi sugar, and chocolate. The taste holds notes of roasted malts, smoke, dark greens, molasses, caramelized brown sugar, cinnamon, light maple syrup, light birch branches/balsa, bitter dark chocolate, and coffee. The body is a staunch medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Overall, a very solid brew. I don't think I can consider it a true favorite, but it is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 07:36:54 | More by TMoney2591
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ChugginOil

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black Damnation II: Mocha Bomb

Thanks to GallowsTheif for the trade!
Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Delirium snifter.

Pours a dark, viscous and murky brown, settling solid black. A huge pillowy mound of mocha cream head sits and holds for quite some time. Webs of lace cling throughout.

The nose, my god the nose. Massive robust coffee aroma filling my nostiles with ease. Some bitter dark chocolate notes are settled behind the coffee. A slight bit of anise and plum are also noted along with a bit of heat. Chocolate coffee candy.

Dark chocolate and coffee are melted together to create a bittersweet symphony in my mouth. The dark fruit is barely detectable due to the previous mentioned flavors. There is a bit of vanilla and anise also but shadowed. A lower booze burn than expected of a 12% monster.

The mouthfeel rich and creamy. The bitterness from the coffee gives the finish a slight dry feel. Bit the creaminess prevails. The full, oily feel carries the aftertastes across my palate over and over again. Nice.

Overall, I'm impressed with this brew and what it brought to the table. Awesome amount of coffee

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 04:35:41 | More by ChugginOil
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Bendurgin

Maine

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Novare Res. Poured into half pint glass. Pods a deep dark body with a finger of creamy tan head. This settles to a respectae cap with that sits through the drink. Nice soapy lace.

Lots of roasty coffee, Belgian yeast is noticeable in the Aroma with lingering cocoa aromas and a bit of caramel sweetness. The coffee gives a bitter twang to the aroma. Good stiff but seems a bit weak. Nice and sweet on the pallet balanced out nicely with the coffee bitterness. Be warned this is sweet, but it really well done sweetness. Coffee and chocolate dominate the pallet with a dark fruit profile rounding it out. As it warms a bit bourbon flavor becomes a bit more noticeable.

The feel is perfect. It's creamy and robust with smooth soft carbonation. Overall this is sweet. A nice treat to sip on.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2011 03:26:46 | More by Bendurgin
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sk8man121

Maine

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

$9 for an 8 oz pour at Novare Res in Portland, ME during the 2011 Belgian Beer Festival.

A: Pours a completely opaque blackish-brown. Dark caramel-colored head leaves little lacing on the glass.

S: Smell is of sweet dark fruits, coffee, bitter chocolate and alcohol a light and extremely pleasant sourness persists.

T: Huge, creamy coffee character with strong dark fruits. Caramel and vanilla in the center. Finishes with strong notes of bourbon and chocolate, as well as a slight lactic sourness. Intense, but very drinkable and unique.

M: Nicely carbonated at first, especially given the style/ABV. Settles quickly, however.

O: With its lactic sour notes, coffee/chocolate overtones and characteristic Belgian dark fruits, this is beyond delicious; not to mention dangerously drinkable given the ABV. I'd love to claim to having a bottle of this around at some point.

An all-but-perfect Belgian Royal Stout from De Struise.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2011 06:26:31 | More by sk8man121
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Urbain for the commentary on this as I drank it! Look forward to a chili version ;-)

Pours pitch black with a good amount of light brown head. Smells roasty and coffee heavy. Sweetness masked by the powerful coffee flavours. Tastes sweet but not cloying. so much roast and bitterness from the coffee that it all balances out nicely. Matches perfectly with the thickness of the body. Overall, a great sipper with lots of wonderful flavours

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2011 05:14:55 | More by Urbancaver
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BeerAndBourbon

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Pours black with a huge creamy mocha colored head.

S. Whoa. I understand why they called this mocha bomb. Lots of coffee and roastiness with some sweetness.

T. Lots of roast with only a bit of sweetness to balance it out.

M. Thick oily body with low carbonation that let's the beer sit on your tongue forever.

D. Beautiful coffee flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2011 23:57:39 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed side by side with Cuvee Delphine with nhindian. Lot BS

A: Black pour with a finger light brown head that doesn't stick around for terribly long. The lacing is very nice.

S: Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee. Very impressive and bold smell. Roasty, malty, much like a stout aged on coffee beans should smell.

T: It's really amazing how the coffee taste stick throughout the entire beer. From start to finish the coffee has a say. Malts and chocolate up front. Big coffee finish is accompanied by a slight booziness.

MF: Heavy body with a decent amount of carbonation. The dryness makes it hard to put down as you constantly want to take another sip.

O: This was clearly the best beer of the night. While overall it might not be as good as I'm rating it, it is that much better than the other disappointments I've had tonight. I really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 03:53:09 | More by russwbeck
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes
On-tap at Armsby abbey, 6oz pour

A: Pitch black, about an inch and half of tight, dark mocha head. Dissipates to a thin head akin to the surface of espresso.

S: Tons of dark roasted coffee, almost espresso like and pungent. Chocolate, a little dark fruit, alcohol (more rum than bourbon).

T: A rush of chocolate and coffee upfront. It's definitely a nice dark roast flavor, but not burnt, a good earthy roasted coffee character mixed with loads of semi-sweet dark chocolate (does that make sense?). There's a little sweetness here, almost licorice like, though I think the dark-fruits play into that flavor. A big roasted malt base with some char, albeit very smooth and well blended. There really isn't and char or bitterness that jumps out unpleasantly, it's nice and smooth with a touch of smoke. The dark fruits come through towards the finish, though nowhere near as strong as Black Albert. The barrel character is there in the background with a little oak and a rum-like finish, a little heat on the back of the throat. Dry finish with just a touch of sweetness and dark fruit.

M: Not quite full, just a touch under that. Very smooth, not what I'd call creamy though. Does coat the palate nicely.

O: I tried III and IV, as well as Black Albert during the Stoutfest at Armsby Abbey and Black Damnation II was my favorite. Smooth, fairly full bodied, huge mocha bomb with the dark fruit quality I love in Black Albert and a nice JD barrel character for boot. I'll definitely be looking to get more of this in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2011 02:25:33 | More by Satchboogie
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titosupertramp

Tennessee

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours pitch black, no brown to speak of when held to light. Aggressive pour yields three fingers of a mocha brown head with lots of texture. Stays around for a good while, leaving behind good lacing and thin cap.

S: Cold out of the fridge, the first thing you'll notice is tons of burnt, spent coffee/espresso. When it warms, you can start to notice some bitter chocolate, roasted malts and a little oak.

T: When this is cold, same as the nose...big time coffee that's hard to get past. After it starts to warms, the coffee starts to give way to chocolate, wood, plums, just a little vanilla maybe. Can make out just a little hop bitterness towards then end...it seems citrusy, but hard to tell. Alcohol is barely noticable, if at all.

M: Creamy and smooth..semi-dry finish.

O: Like Black Albert, this is insanely drinkable given the 12%ABV and a joy to drink as well. If available on the De Struise website, I would certainly purchase this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 02:00:01 | More by titosupertramp
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 4/16/2011 at Armsby Abbey in Worcester served in an over-sized wine glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark black color, thin beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains potent dark roasted malts, a lot of dark chocolate & roasted coffee beans.

T: The taste starts out with strong flavors of black coffee and dark chocolate up front and definitely earns the “Mocha” part of its name. There are some dark fruits in the background. There isn’t much of a hops presence which is understandable for this kind of beer. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp but very smooth, medium-to-heavy body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, very strong kick, good representation of style, this is a very nice high-octane stout to drink for as long as you can handle it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2011 20:59:40 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Jayli

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at Armsby Abbey 4/16
Served in a snifter

A: This beer pours an opaque clack with a two finger of light brown, foamy head that sticks around. Wispy sheets of lacing are left behind.

S: Nose is coffee, bitter chocolate, caramel and a hint of mint? Huh..

T: Taste is a nice cocoa flavoring at the forefront. Nice roastiness to this beer. Coffee flavoring begins to come through with mild bitter chocolate in the finish and a bit of alohol heat.

M: Fuller bodied, lower carbonation, nice silky, creamy body.

O: Goes down easily, tasty, somewhat filling, good kick and a nice representation of style. This was yet another nice offering from De Struise!

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2011 13:01:21 | More by Jayli
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bobv

Vermont

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a snifter, dark with a little tan head that stays around.

S: Coffee, milk chocolate, sweet leather.

T: Coffee, milk chocolate.

M: Not as thick as I was hoping. but good.

O: Very interesting, I'm glad I got 12 from their "Yeast Shop" and willl cellar.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 04:35:42 | More by bobv
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cpmichael

Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Cigar City snifter.

A: Pours black, with a thick mocha foam. about 1.5 finger lacing.

S: Roasted malts and coffee, hints of bourbon, vanilla and oak.

T: Sweet sugary coffee, not bitter at all and not overpowering because there is a lot going on with this beer. Roasted malts, raisins, bourbon, vanilla, oak, hints of oak smoke. Super smooth and complex.

M/D: good amount of carbonation, good body on it. finished with a slight hoppiness to it. Smooth and easy to drink. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 14:47:58 | More by cpmichael
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portia99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Armsby Abbey at Stoutfest 2011. 6 oz poured into a stemmed glass. Tasted side x side x side with Black Damnation 3 and 4.

A - Pours pitch black and opaque with a low finger of cappuccino foam.

S - Coffee, chocolate, milky/creamy. Some bitter hops, low booze and a bit of a spicy aspect.

T - Very coffee/espresso with dark roasted malts. Light chocolate aspects, but rather subdued. A touch of alcohol.

M - Slight burn, warm, low carbonation. Very smooth. Easier drinking than a sipper, although still a fairly slow drinker.

O - I enjoyed this one - sits squarely in the middle of the Damnation series tried today. Pricey and hard to find, but worth a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2011 00:19:57 | More by portia99
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Spider889

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Yet another insane draft offering at Local Option in Chicago, my last review from that epic tasting.

Served in a snifter, black as night. The head was fairly small, very dark toffee color. No lace.

Smells of really heavy rich coffee beans. Dense and muted at times, the malt provides a bitter roast and burnt toast aroma. Heavy hopping is detectable as the beer warms.

Bitter black espresso makes up the majority of the flavor. I love a good coffee beer, but this one lost the sensual subtlety of a well-done coffee beer and continued down the road into a bitter shot of espresso - only there for aroma and caffeine. Lots of strong pine character from the hops as well. There's some dark chocolate on the finish, but I would have jumped at a little real sweetness - this was closer to something that was at least 85% cacao.

Dry, dry, dry. Medium bodied but very dense. An interesting beer, but one was my limit.

Additionally, out of all the beer on tap that day, this was the most expensive (that includes LA Brandy AS, Cantillon, other Struise offerings, etc). I remember because I was floored when I saw I was charged $14 for the snifter when the check arrived. Probably not something I'd pay for again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2011 08:05:37 | More by Spider889
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a jet black liquid with tons of creamy mocha colored head and lingers for a bit.

S-the nose is roasted coffee, slightly burnt, light notes of ash with some bourbon and wood undertones. dark plums in the back and a little sugary.

T-the taste is more expressive than the nose. roasted malts and dark chocolate with notes of espresso and a faint bourbon and wood flavor underneath. the plums are very faint in the back and it is less so than the nose.

M-fuller body and very creamy on the palate. nicely carbonated with a good slightly dry finish.

D-this beer is very nice, a nice balance or roasted malt flavors and some sweetness in the back. the barrel components are quite light but they are faintly detectable.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 21:14:05 | More by cpetrone84
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Cmack15

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

De Struise is quickly becoming one of my fave breweries and it is because of beers like this. Thick jet black motor oil appearance. The smell is a sweet blend of roasted malts, dark fruits, and bliss. Having this on tap at the Alvinne fest was such a great treat. Luckily I was able to purchase a few bottles and bring them back to the states. Do yourself a favor and seek this beer out.
cheers

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2011 21:03:24 | More by Cmack15
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Gtreid

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First beer of the night for our stout tasting. Bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pretty much black. A small tan head appears then fades to a thin rim.

A: Burnt coffee gounds here. It is a touch offputting, but then the other aromas of chocolate, ash, and toasted malts come through to aliviate some of the burnt coffee.

T: Kinda tastes like used coffee grounds at first, but then it gives way to a nice chocolate, roasty flavor. And then I swear, there are some sort of mild chilie peppers in here, as the beer finishes dry with no hint of the 12% ABV.

M: Heavy body, but carbonation is too high.

D and overall impressions: Couldn't have too many of these, and infact one would be enough. Overall, I thought this was a very interesting brew. If the coffee had been fresher, I think this would've been great, but as it is, the burnt coffee, brings the beer down. Skal.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 13:41:39 | More by Gtreid
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77ships

Belgium

4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pitch-black with dark mocha head that leaves lacing behind
S: fresh coffee beans, roasted malt & espresso
T: roasted+fresh coffee beans, espresso, bourbon, minor vanilla, malt, pure coffee beans which come through heavily in the end giving it a very bitter coffee kind of taste, which unbalances the whole a bit which is sort of the only, very minor downside to this beer, more coffee than coffee overall & much better than coffee could ever be
M: very nicely thick which suits it perfectly, tinniest hint of alcohol at the end, virtually abscent
D: not entirely sure, it is not an easy beer but it was so incredibly delicious that I wished that I had another one just as soon as I finished this one

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 18:34:20 | More by 77ships
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crusian

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brilliant black with 2 fingers of lighter than expected fluffy head.
The nose oozes coffee bitterness with a hint of chocolate.
Taste is a chocolate coffee, that actually has some grittiness to it. The chocolate is more of a bitter chocolate than a sweet chocolate... don't get me wrong, there is sweetness, but it isn't from the chocolate. Almost a truffle type of flavor going on... very complex, very interesting. Small amount of Belgian yeast in the finish. Very smooth and velvety... excellent, I could drink this all day. 12% is nowhere in this beer... well done.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 01:50:16 | More by crusian
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a 12 oz bottle purchased at De Struise Brouwers, poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a thick, inky black with a full two finger head. This is as black as black can get, and is beautiful in the glass.

The nose is full, and its intensity knocked me over right away. Mocha, barley, wintergreen, dark chocolate, and sweet malts all converge into a cornucopia of aromas. As it sits, oak and bourbon become very prominent, and after it sat for about about thirty minutes, the coffee aromas rose to the fore.

The mouthfeel is not syrupy at all, which is surprising considering the alcohol content. There is a light carbonation that keeps the beverage very drinkable.

The taste itself is phenomenal. Complex and full, without a hint of booziness, this may be the best Imperial Stout I've had to date. There is certainly a coffee/chocolate presence (it is a Mocha Bomb, after all), but that isn't all that's going on here. In addition to the mocha, I taste bourbon, hops, smoke, red grapes, and oak. As it sits, a bitter wintergreen mixed with ripe red plums mixes in. In fact, with every minute it sits, the beer tastes completely different. In that way, it is like a fine wine.

The finish is superb; immediately there is a slight bitter hoppiness, but this gives way to a full coffee aftertaste. Let it sit in your mouth a while, and one gets a smoky chocolatiness that is divine.

This is a finely crafted beer that does just about everything right. The complexity is so detailed, that words cannot describe it. Pick one up: you'll be amazed.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2011 03:02:11 | More by rinhaak
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at Monk's Cafe in a glass from the back bar, served by Jodi, She's the best!!!

Black Damnation II- Mocha Bomb comes in the glass loking black as Damnation squared. A deep shade of black on black with one of the most gorgeous and tight mocha colored foam on top with some patches. Perfect!!

Smell is not as mocha bomb as youd expect. A lot of roast with Columbian coffee with that nice backing of CD with the slightest of bourbon. Anice whiff of vanilla and chocolate, nice and TIGHT!!

Now this is some smooth ass beer. I was expecting a heaping of roasted coffee, instead I get a nice dose of pure Columbian that does not cloy or over roast the palate, ya dig? A tiny bit of ash, a tiny bit of bourbon, a bit more vanilla with coffee ruling the roast. Not a bomb so to speak, more like a M-100.

Feel is a bit thinner than expected for a RIS. I got this out of BA and CD so it was sort of expected. Almost feels kinda watery for a 13%er, but soothes the palate well, a bit of heat, a bit of bourbon. This is carbed up just fine.

Well, I did it. I got the Mocha Bomb, I really enjoyed it, I hope this makes it stateside in bottles. Who knows how Monk's got a keg but that's why Tom is the man. I would drink alot of this, even though I know I should not at 13%, But imma do it anyway.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2011 02:40:17 | More by BARFLYB
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IKR

California

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with thick brown head. Nice appearance.

S: Coffee aroma comes through strongly with some dark roast smells and fruity overtones.

T: Coffee is prevalent in the taste with some roasted malts apparent. Some dark fruits are present with some brown sugar in the background. The coffee lingers in the aftertaste.

M: Body is fairly light for a Double Imperial Stout but the fairly high level of carbonation plays a role in this. I prefer all my beers well carbonated, including the Imperial Stouts, so the carbonation is a plus for me,

D: Good flavor and what I would consider invisible alcohol for something 12%. I could pound this like a tasty low % ABV sour in the summer.

I'm a coffee addict so the prevalent coffee flavor is a bonus for me and the other flavors provide an interesting complexity. The hassle in obtaining this was worth it for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 02:33:48 | More by IKR
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter at Local Option 2/27/11. Thanks to Chris and Steve for the assist!

A: None more black. Small wafer of dark mocha cream head that retained for ages. Gorgeous lace left behind.

S: Incredible espresso/dark roast coffee nose! Smells of dark chocolate covered espresso beans, fudge-y brownies, sweet dark fruit, and still more coffee.

T: See above. Absolutely lovely coffee flavors. Very high quality beans used here. Chocolate flavors consist of fudge, dark, and bakers.

M: Thick and creamy with a bare minimum of burn from the 12%. Very nearly perfect.

D: Drinks like a 6% stout! How do they do that? An incredibly rare treat to hit Chicago.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2011 18:33:36 | More by GbVDave
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this from Biterbll, cheers Bill!

Pours a thick mahogany with 2+ fingers of brown head. Above average lacing & average head retention

S: Dark fruit, coffee & a touch of booze

T: Coffee grinds, dark chocolate, charred wet grains & a touch woody/oaky flavors. Coffee & dryness dominate as this warms, there's a slight puckery sourness as well, plus a smidge of vanilla as well. Finishes dry with much coffee & some mocha/milk chocolate sweetness

MF: Chewy as all hell, smooth carbonation

Drinks fairly easy, the ABV is well hidden, but is still a bit of a sipper. If you like your imp stouts coffee-forward, this one is for you

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 03:48:09 | More by russpowell
Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb from De Struise Brouwers
94 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.