Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb | De Struise Brouwers

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4.21/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

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 STATS
Ranking:
#2,218
Reviews:
164
Ratings:
381
pDev:
10.69%
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
91
Trade:
5
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Photo of Harrison8
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with two fingers of khaki foam. Head retention is dense, with good retention. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa nibs, mocha, toffee, coffee, and nutty, roasty and toasty malts. Bourbon adds a touch of smooth heat, with char adding a little complexity. Despite the broad array of chocolate notes, it doesn't come off as sweet, and definitely not dessert-like. Flavor profile is mocha, chocolate and cocoa nibs and powder. Medium-roast coffee adds a little extra bitterness, and mingles with the chocolate notes well. Roasty, toasty and nutty malts add bitterness, which balances out well with the chocolate. Char and bourbon adds a little complexity and heat. Despite a big chocolate display, this beer never comes off as sugary, cloying or harshly sweet. Mouth feel carries heavy carbonation on the front end and then smooths out at the finish for a slightly creamy texture. It has a medium-thick consistency. Overall, heavy chocolate within a balanced stout that showcases a little bourbon. It does everything it claims to do well, although at the price point ($33), does not make for a great buy. For those with the money and seeking something heavy on chocolate and bourbon characteristics, this is a good one.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 750mL bottle.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of the_beerist
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nataku00
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WormGod
4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopBelT
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2010.

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mscudder
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle gushed like crazy when it was opened. Wouldn't settle down until almost half was poured out. Certainly concerning. Smell was very chocolatey, but that quickly dissipated. Got very bland after a few minutes. Taste was a little off, with some very very faint coffee notes, and a lot of dark fruit. Mouthfeel was thin. I was disappointed, to say the least.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pmarlowe
3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrea_Netherlands
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gspeer711
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2005wendyrika
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IckyT2012
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbonugli
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yeaprolly
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MartyIU13
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 381 ratings