Boutip (4281) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark dirty brown color head with great retention and good lacing. Complex aroma consists of vanilla, rum with deep roasted malt and coffee notes. Taste is also a complex and extreme mix of vanilla with rum and light oak, some warming and creamy notes are also distinguishable with loads of malt and light roasted note. Body is extremely full with rich creamy notes and alcohol is still well integrated thought it can be felt. Not something I would drink on my own every day but well worth to try and share with others.
atze (14) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (Lot A, BB 03/2015),
pitch black with big, creamy head. Aroma of coffee laced with rum, alcohol, roasted malts and wood. Full body, with well balanced flavour of coffee and bitter chocolate, alcohol and a hint of oak with a bitter/sweet slightly oily finish. Nicely lasting bitter aftertaste. Very nice indeed.
TBone (11145) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (BB 05/2015)
Thanks Pade for buying this one for me. Opaque black color, big creamy brown head. Strong aroma of coffee and tobacco ash with alcohol notes. Fuller body than in BD III. Beer is very "dark": lots of roasted, coffeish flavors, tobacco ash, burnt malts. Finish has some sweetness, perhaps from rum? Otherwise not rum found here. More mellow than III but still quite alcoholic.
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with a deep tan head. Aroma is coffee cream, bean, wood, booze, chocolate, burnt cinders, ember char. Flavor is super bitter chocolate wood, burnt char, some light rum, booze,
craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to oteyj for this one. Another pitch black pour with a dense brown frothy head. Aroma is more subtle than the others of the series, with great cream, wood, and chocolate, with less roast. Flavor is more aggressive, with bitter chocolate, burnt wood, rum, espresso, and caramel. All of these beers in the Black Damnation series have been similar, but have also had their own unique addition. The palate is big and rich, and the finish is dry and chalky. Another phenomenal brew from Urbain.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 9, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious looking black pour with a tan frothy head. The aroma is loaded with woody booze, with roasty rum, and burnt timber. The flavor is loaded with bitter chocolate and charred woody booze. The rum is slightly noticable, and adds an excellent dimension to the brew. The palate is epically thick and rich with a velvety mouthfeel and a dry roasted chalky finish.
Dedollewaitor (13010) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bir und Fud Beerstore, Rome. Pours black with a creamy brown head and lacings on top. Lovely nose and flavor dominated by coffee.Cold coffee, fruit and a bit of vanilla. Great roastedness. Stikcy and smooth. Well hidden alcohol. Extremely tasty!
blutt59 (5875) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a deep black and tall tan foam, aromas of dusty coffee, vanilla, flavors of char, espresso coffee, woody and bitter. finish is a little hot and bitter also
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW. Another fantastic beer by De Struise. MMM. Massive mocha bomb on the nose. Maybe traces of vanilla and deep rich chocolate. In the taste I get lumpy thick chocolate, burnt roasted malts, coffee beans, black tar, licorish. This beer is simply devine. Maybe some oak is in here too. Poured into De Struise glass. Opaque colour. Didnít have any Heaven and Hell so had this instead to celebrate Mennoís birthday yesterday. I love this beer. Thank you so much guys for the consistentcy in wonderful beers. Bottle poured into authentic De Struise glass.
thebeertourist (4520) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bier Tempel, Brussels. As good as black and with a huge, light brown, lacing head. Intense roasted espresso aroma. Flavours are more complex, rummy notes in the background, definitely quite a bit of chocolate, but still overwhelming espresso roast. Impressive and subtle complexity below the roasted espresso.