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Black Damnation VII - Single Black - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
82
good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 9.17%
Wants: 20
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Stout |  2.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jeffo on 09-25-2011)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft @ ACBF 2012: black with a huge, thick mocha head, sure looks like a stout, smells like bitter coffee beans, mocha, cacao, taste is light upfront, lightly roasted malts & berries, followed by lots of cold coffee, touch grains & ashes, body is touch light upfront, like a great cold coffee, not sure where this fits in but it is quite good for its alcohol percentage, not sure if it would hold up to a regular stout, probably not or I would want to drink one or more glasses of this but technically this is a quite nice feat.

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3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at Churchkey into a snifter glass, 10oz pour. Listed as a "Belgian Stout". From notes.

A foamy light mocha top is presented, lots of thin head bubbles present. Body color has a real interesting dark reddish brown body. While drinking the beer provides lots of foamy lacing.

Nose has a mild nut sense and roast. Dry tannic nut seems to dominate, but there is nothing that seems obvious or prevalent to dominate. It's a little closed for a boquet.

Palate hints with a real interesting angle. Sweet English mild sense with roasted pan gravy dripping grains. Light bodied like a mild, but hints with some interesting depth coming off the sweetness. Cola sweetness lingers after some sips, with a nice light grainy pleasurable sense to this.

Overall this is a pretty interesting creation, supper session-able at 2% and one good way to get your light roasty fix going on.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beer Revolution. Served in a chalice.

A - Generous tan foam settles to a thick collar, a few wispy patches, and a few specks of lace. Very dark brown body.

S - Earthy and roasted grains, coffee grounds, with a bit of smoke as well. Very dry and attenuated.

T - Again, tons of earthy and roasted grains, with some mild Belgian yeast character peeking through imparting a subtle fruity and phenolic flavor. Charry and mildly burnt finish. Lots of flavor for only 2%.

M - Medium-light body with lower carbonation. A tad watery, but not unexpected considering it's a (very) small beer. It's really easy to slam down, even with the moderately charry flavor profile.

D - Not a great beer, but there's lots of complexity for the ABV. Nice to see a small beer with this sort of flavor profile, but something I'd only want on rare occasions rather than all night (particularly at import prices).

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267th Review
Served in a Struise cervoise

I've enjoyed this a few times, but this review comes from a visit to the Struise shop in Brugge while touring around Belgium in early June 2012.

A: Deep brown - almost black. Single (light mocha) fingernail head.

S: Smells of chocolate, dark roasted malt, and graham crackers. Very roasty smelling with a touch of coffee bean. Nice for the by-product of freezing a beer!

T: Fire roasted graham cracker with a mix of coffee, bitter chocolate, and slight nuttiness. Roastiness is very bold here and quite enjoyable!

M: Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Very thin though.

O: Small ABV, but this beer is delightful and refreshing! Session-esque and very lovely.

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Black Damnation VII - Single Black from De Struise Brouwers
82 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.