Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb | De Struise Brouwers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: American Double / 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."

Added by ricke on 01-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
374
Reviews:
163
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
10.69%
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
92
For Trade:
6
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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 dwagner003
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

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pitch black pour, really thin caramel colored head.

S - Delicate coffee and bourbon with a nice balance between the two elements.

T - Makes up for the nose, subdued coffee with chocolate, vanilla bean, some peat, and dark fruit.

M - Thick medium body, slippery, somewhat oily, sticky on the lips.

O - Very good beer.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a rich deep black color with a thin tan head on top. The smell of the beer has a nice good amount of coffee and dark malt aromas on the nose, not a lot of barrel though. The taste of the beer is a bit sweet upfront that finishes more bitter with the mix of chocolate and coffee coming through. The feel of the beer is full bodied, very nice for the style. Overall this beer is solid, worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.


Appearance: Near pitch black. Some deep rich browns and reds when held to direct bright light. Head is a super creamy dark khaki. Great retention leaves a small cap for the duration. Small hints of lacing. Nice and creamy and thick on the pour.

Smell: Teriyaki and soy sauce. Old coffee bean. Deeply roasted. A bit meaty. Sweet dark fruit. Hints of leather. A touch sugary. A solid amount of chocolate. Pushes cocoa and milk chocolate with some deep dark chocolate and nibs. Deeply roasted. Hints of bourbon - vanilla and caramel. Soft belgian yeast character as well. Umami the beer. Minor oxidation with some underlying metallic notes. Deeply roasted. Tons of coffee.

Taste: Coffee and lots of it. Hints of soy sauce in the back. Dark fruit. Hints of cherry and prune. Tons of cocoa and chocolate in general. Nibs with some sweet, low percent dark chocolate. Coffee bean. Old stale coffee. Hints of bourbon. Touches of vanilla and homemade caramel. Sweet without being sugary. Vague notion of meatiness. Deeply roasted with a soft undercurrent of coconut. Oxidation comes through a bit more on the taste. A touch metallic. Leather. Old leather. Chocolate syrup. Alkaline. Balanced sweetness. A touch of belgian yeast in the back with some mild spicy esters. Fudgy.

Mouthfeel: Slick and creamy almost full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily. Minimal astringency.

Overall: PM5K endorsed.

Coffee and cocoa. It's mocha alright. Big and burly as expected from this brewery. Good almost great.

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4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 7/31/15

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for getting me this as a Ph.D. gift over a year ago. About time we drank it!

A: Despite chilling this for a couple days, this gushed like there was no tomorrow - extremely high carbonation to start, but it quickly stabilizes to a medium-sized, creamy brown head - I would say this is black, but it's really more of a dark, rich brown - some dark brown around the edges - leaves some nice streaks of lacing

S: Big, burly, bold, robust - very chocolatey, with some dark chocolate, milk chocolate, semisweet chocolate, fudge - sweet, with caramel and molasses, but balanced with some bitter, roasty bitterness - charred, roasty malts, coffee - some wood and some well-integrated bourbon - some dark fruits, mostly raisins

T: Chocolate and coffee, so... yes, mocha - dark chocolate, semisweet chocolate, slightly burnt fudge brownies - decidedly sweet, with some sweet chocolate, caramel, burnt sugar, toffee, and molasses - some vanilla - bourbon and booze - roasty, charred, burnt - a lot going on, but it has the malty body to support the chaos

M: Full body, nicely carbonated, smooth, lingering dryness and some booze

O: Calm like a bomb

Absurdity. This beer is over the top in multiple ways, but it actually works. It has so much chocolate, and the sweetness would be a bit much, but the roasty coffee and bourbon work very well. Try it for breakfast!

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Photo of AndyEdgar
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanGeo
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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