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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Black Damnation series is a dark twist of Urban’s mind. His idea is to realize a dozen beers with the use of Black Albert, and over a period of two years, that are as black as hell, filthy rich in the nose and with a massive taste.

Black Damnation IV was made with Black Albert that aged for 6 months on very old rum barrels.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
martin00sr (2748) - Haderslev, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
Thick and black with creamy tan head. Hard roasted malt aroma, strong coffee. Flavour has more roast, almost like burnt malt. Coffee, bitter chocolate, moist tobacco and raw licorice. Sweetness, vanilla and wood. Smooth and very sippable.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
visionthing (4792) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 29, 2015
33cl bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen (bought Easter 2012). Pours used motor oil looking with not much head to speak of, just a tiny, beige ring. Oooh - even the crown cap smells heavenly. Did expect this one to be nice, but damn, this is really something! Complex, roasty aroma with some oaky notes, vanilla, spices, dark chocolate, coffee, ripe, dark fruits and dark dried fruits. Sweet, smooth and complex with a surprisingly high drinkability. Full bodied with carbonation on the soft side. Velvety, vinous and just so delicious! Damn!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2455) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting. Thanks Jon! Pitch black with a light mocha colored head. Prune and currants on the nose with roasted malt, cacao and light coffee. Taste is roasty with good balance and some fruity tartness that comes out as it warms. Hides the ABV very well. More espresso on the finish especially after it warms. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (788) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Pours pitch black with sparse latte colored foam. The nose shows very slight coffee notes. The palate is light bodied and barely carbonated. The palate shows very light malts and coffee notes. Slight residual sweetness and roasted malt notes towards the end. The finish is mostly coffee.
Earlier Rating: 10/16/2015 Total Score: 3.5
Pours pitch black with sparse latte colored foam. The nose shows very slight coffee notes. The palate is light bodied and barely carbonated. The palate shows very light malts and coffee notes. Slight residual sweetness and roasted malt notes towards the end. The finish is mostly coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (5648) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2015
7/1/2010 3:52:16 PM Bottle at Delirium Cafe. Dark brown with dark brown head. Nose of chocolate and stout. Taste of chocolate, malts and caramel. Lots of coffee too. Really sweet and also quite bitter in the finish. Enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (459) - Osaka, JAPAN - SEP 24, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2015 Thanks to KBL at Osaka bottle share for the chance to try this. It was very dark with a swirling low tan head, the deep rich aroma with a taste that was full and rich, notes of oak, chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Really smooth an warming, the alcohol was noticeable but more warming in the throat than in the flavour. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4596) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 23, 2015
Coffee Club Black Damnation IV 13% Bottle through a trade with Seb, shared with stout lovers in Osaka. Pitch black with a rusty tan head. The aroma is deep rich malty chocolate with fruity accents. Med-full bodied with a sweet malty oak and chocolatey belgian breadiness. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle shared at The Cad’s 10 year get together. 29/03/2015. Huge thanks to Bruce! Pure black coloured pour with a lasting tan head.Aroma is plum yeast ester, nice struise house character. rich coffee, cocoa, roasted barley, little sweet caramel. Flavour is composed of harsh coffee, tart plum, coffee, roast. Paalte is airy carbonation, full bodied. Lingering wood, coffee and a little spicy pepper.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Acid303 (668) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - SEP 19, 2015
33cl bottle (2009 vintage) @ Kulminator, served in tulip. Black colour with beige head. Coffee, chocolate, and rum on the nose. The flavour is roasted malts, coffee, rum and chocolate. Nice coffee bitterness on the palate along with moderate rum sweetness. Full mouthfeel, perfect carbonation. A very well balanced rum IS, delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niller (1430) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle@ølmesse, Voldby (29-08-15). Pours black with a good brown head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, lots of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Full body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Nice alcoholic warming finish. Excellent.


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