Black Damnation V - Double Black | De Struise Brouwers

Black Damnation V - Double BlackBlack Damnation V - Double Black
BA SCORE
4.41/5
359 Ratings
Black Damnation V - Double BlackBlack Damnation V - Double Black
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 26.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
100% of Cuvée Delphine was used that was ice distilled to 26% of alcohol volume.

Added by alcstradamus on 03-14-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#365
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
359
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
611
Gots:
66
Trade:
2
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Mark!

Pours a very creamy pitch black with a huge dark chocolate milk colored super frothy head that just plain refuses to recede. Boozy smells dominate along with chocolate, coffee and burnt dark malts add to a great nose. First sip is very creamy with the burnt dark malts taking charge follow by a huge coffee finish and supported by bourbon. Surprisingly the heat is rather calm considering the enormous ABV. The chocolate is a tad chalky and this maybe the beer’s only minor fault. The heavy lacing clings to the side of the glass like velcro. Mouthfeel on this one just plain rocks. What an amazing beer!

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Photo of Doodler
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 bomber shared by Bryan at his Black Damnation party tonight. One word - Wow. Or maybe two - Nice Beer. Pours a crazy, tar black thickness into my snifter. Translucent rainbows of sheen float around the top of the body like a BP oil spill. Nose is all coffee and cocoa - and with 26% ABV, loads of alcohol to boot. To quote my friend Logan - this is the bomb. Taste is complex and decadent.... thick and rich like hershey’s syrup with sweet chocolate, vanilla bean and italian cream-sprinkled espresso all rolled into one. Slick and sweet finish. Offers up a nice buzz. Fantastic stuff..

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a thick viscous stream. Used the 8cl stem taster made for the beer so couldn't be too aggressive on the pour, resulted in very little head. Doesn't have much leg like a lot of high ABV beers such as Bruery or Utopias. Smell sweet with increase alcohol presence in the aroma as it got warm. Doesn't taste sweet at all though. Dry bitter chocolate, roasty, ever increasing alcohol presence with warmer temperature, but definitely well-hidden for 26% ABV. Mouthfeel follows the pour.

Couldn't drink a lot of but it is a beautifully done beautiful imperial stout. Definitely great for a big share. Will be looking to get another bottle.

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Black Damnation V - Double Black from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 359 ratings
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