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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6551) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2010
330 ml bottle @ home.
Pours a pitch black colour with a very foamy and large head at first, which collapses to a minimal head. The taste is very, very coffee-driven with raw espresso, dark chocolate and raw hops. Aggressive aroma. The flavour is very coffee-driven too; coffee, dark chocolate, syrup and raw hops. Full bodied, very oily texture and low carbonation. Warming finish. Very nice but this isn’t as good as Black Albert. I have to taste the other Black Damnation brews too.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Bottle from a PUB’N wannabee secret admirer, whom I remunerated handsomely. Pours turbid deep black with 2-finger dark brown head. Great look here. Nose is huge freshly brewed coffee, coffee grounds, earthy figgy notes, black pepper, green asparagus, and jalapeno oil notes. Tastes of huge roasty dark malt, huge coffee, and a big black peppery and Bell peppery and jalapeno peppery flavor, with a dense palate, a very complex palate, and backup hops. This one is full of rich dark malr, coffee, and multiple pepper varieties; perhaps the most peppery beer ever, and that is a good thing. You could use this to cook hunan beef or pork, and it would likely be the best you’ve ever had. Nice stuff, and with surprisingly little heat for something this huge; and yes, that’s what she said.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5341) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle - courtesy of tytoanderso. Thanks Tyler! Midnight black pour with a tall, thick, dense brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, molasses and dark fruit. Taste is big vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malt, spiced rum, coffee and molasses. Body has a medium feel with strong bubbly carbonation. Ends with more coffee, molasses, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and dark fruit. Very rich and very tasty!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6333) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Bottle at Delirium. Pours a totally black color with a huge off-white head. The aroma is milky and huge coffee notes. The flavor is similar; a massive coffee explosion, bitter chocolate and hops, mocha. A wonderful creamy palate. Big time coffee bomb.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 15, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 750 ml bottle. An opaque pitch black beer, with a huge, frothy, almost fully lasting brown head. The aroma is heavily malty (coffee, chocolate, roasted grain, molasses), with notes of rum, vanilla., berries and candy sugar. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, semi-dry and very long finish with moderate bitterness, moderately alcoholic. Elegant and very coffeish, with a fairly dry finish and well hidden alcohol. Creamy mouthfeel. Great but very expensive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep dark black with a ruby big frothy head. Aroma is initially big old coffee, with old rotting bell pepper spiciness, huge chocolate and burnt roasted malts with some green notes and vegetable. Flavor is big sweet chocolate, some booze, sweet rum and honey mixed with harsh burnt roasted barely, big toastiness, some ash, older coffee grinds, grassy, peppery/coffee, vegetal, and thins out a bit in the end and even gets a slight bit lactic- maybe slight infection from the barrel? Ok.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgiskOlklub (921) - Viby J, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Huge dark brown lasting head and black thick and creamy body. Aroma of roasted and burnt malt, vanilla, brown sugar and port wine. Creamy and sticky texture, soft carbonation. Warming. Heavy sweet taste and light bitter. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5204) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2010
33cl bottle pours an oily, opaque black with some swirling tan head. Nose is sweet, brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, molasses, brown sugar, caramel, mocha. Finish is medium bodied and super smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
12oz shared by Daknole – thanks a ton Dak! Pours crude oil black with a one finger tan head. The nose is chocolate, light green pepper, espresso and booze. The taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, burnt malt, tobacco and dark roast coffee. Full creamy mouthfeel. Very good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2010
Lovely, glowing black with a tall, tight, fine head. Fruity nose of Belgian yeasts, dried fruits, coffee and licorice. Flavor of tons of coffee, licorice, dried and fresh fruits, orange-chocolate, blackberries. Very smooth and thick. The best of their three stouts we tried.


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