Black Damnation V - Double Black - De Struise Brouwers
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5/5 rDev +13.1%
Had this at the borefts beer festival. Ron brought me a glass and I passed after he explained to me what it was... why... simply becuase most freeze/thaw concentrated beers are alcoholic and this puts me off. He guaranteed that this was not the case with this beer.
Wow, this dark, thick brew amazed me. Black fruits up front, hint of cherries, roasted malts and some wooden tones and I almost could not believen that this beer was 26%!!??
Great job Struise. Like it!
04-06-2011 14:17:22 | More by PapaEugene
4.97/5 rDev +12.4%
On-tap at the Struise Old School. Simply put, this is the best beer I have had to date. Do I refer to how this beast doesn't seem like the high abv it is or as a fantastic stout? It doesn't drink like a 26% beer. It is carbonated with a lasting head. The booz doesn't beat you over the head. The bourbon is in there but not overpowering. Everything just comes together nicely. Glad I bought these; I can't imagine ever parting with my remaining bottles.
05-17-2011 14:39:31 | More by crosamich
4.95/5 rDev +12%
On draft at the Holy Grale, served in a snifter
A: opaque dark brown, almost black in color, looks thick like motor oil, thin tan head that dissolves to a thin layer and leaves a small amount of lacing
S: dark chocolate and roasted espresso and malt, fusel alcohol, maybe a hint of dark fruit
T: dark chocolate, roasted malt, espresso coffee, some dark fruit, alcohol is definitely detectable but not near as pronounced as I expected and actually fairly well hidden for the ABV, somewhat bitter coffee aftertaste
MF: full bodied, low carbonation, very thick and smooth
O: very nice flavors, the alcohol is fairly well hidden for the ABV but will sneak up on you, this is definitely a sipper
05-31-2011 22:25:19 | More by ADTaber
4.93/5 rDev +11.5%
Yeah, I managed to get some bottles of this black gold, thanks struise for the perfect shipping! Pours a deep black color, the beer is very oily in the glass, it almost sticks to the sides. Taste: the beer is indeed a concentrated version of cuvee delphine. roasted malts, with hints of concentrated coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and much more, so complex. Taste is sirupy like and very rich in the mouth. Sensations of coffee, chocolate, smooth alcohol, vanilla, rich burned malts and honey and bourbon again. One of the best beers I ever had, with great aging potential
04-11-2011 19:42:25 | More by fewa
4.9/5 rDev +10.9%
Poured on tap into a snifter glass at Churchkey. only 4oz pour allowed (I mean it is 26%). From notes.
Real dark head. Super dark mocha brown top, with tight bubbles and lots of staying power. A walnut black body, not quite pitch black but still hard to say, always leaves a great 3mm collar while drinking. Very impressive and dark looking brew.
Nose hits with a real nice rush of impressive, subtle, and distinct senses. Light rauchbier like smoke mixing with mild coffee. Lots of fresh chopped and splintered wood. Dried figs, and soft raisins, and lots of charring roasted malt. It smells subdued, but incredibly complex.
Palate hits with a delicious fruit smoothness. Lingering roast coffee on the finish and a drying malt finish. Super silky with mild molasses. Wine like thick deep red cab sauv body. Some little tight carbonation on the tip of the tongue. Lots of lingering roast, and smokey fruits on the finish. Lasting, delicate, and unique.
Overall it reminds me of a superior Marshal Zhukov, and you can't even tell this is 26% abv. Just a wonderful drink all around. This might be my new favorite large stout I've had to date. Mind blown.
02-13-2013 01:17:40 | More by smakawhat
4.9/5 rDev +10.9%
Start off with a huge thanks to Erik for this monstrosity, and then a giant thanks to De Struise for the perfect beer in my humble opinion. Split three ways, a little double black on black friday.
A- pours deceivingly like a normal fairly thick RIS, thin coffee colored head that fades after a few minutes
S- Smell is not as powerful as I suspected it would be, very roasty and some barrel followed by some molasses.
T- Phenomenal, this is the beer of my dreams. I get molasses and licorice with prunes, no alcohol to speak of just warmness down the throat. Very roasty and chocolatey...amazing
M- This is the thickest beer i have encountered, its like carbonated 90w gear oil.
O- F' ing A! this beer is the standard all others should be judged on. De Struise once again I tip my hat to you. Crazy beer I am very lucky to have tried this monster
11-26-2011 01:14:16 | More by TheBrewViking
Black Damnation V - Double Black from De Struise Brouwers
97 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.