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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 380   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 Urbanís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a nice brown head. Notes of salty licorice, old coffee and tobacco. The taste is even more aggressive. Notes of coffee, dark chocolate, salt icorice and tobacco. Lots of roasted malt things and other very bitter things going on in the the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mumares (98) - BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2010
33 cl bottle: Thick brown head. pours pitch black. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and soms more espresso.Taste is dark fruit, some prunes and light rum flavours. Thick creamy body. Aftertaste is again bitter coffee with pleasant sourness. Very nice stout!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. RBESG Rome 2010. Pours cloudy and opaque - almost muddy - dark brown, close to black, with a light brown head. Distinct hard roasted coffee in the nose - almost chili-like. Very full body, prunes and other dark dried fruits, plenty of burned malts and coffee. Burned bitterness in the finish. 040610

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2010
head: big and dark
colour: dark as hell
smell: bitter, very roasted/burned , alcohol and primely coffee !
taste: bitter , bit of the malts and then a punch in the face by the coffee and alcohol a very good stout in my opinion but deffinitly a beer only drunk for the taste its so powerfull maybe a bit " too " ... but very good

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
330ml bottle generously shared by Chris at Ebenezerís. The pour is phenomenal - as black as can be with a huge lasting tan head sitting on top. Good lacing. Aroma is rich, intense coffee and dark chocolate. A great roasty and chocolatey base stout sits under that. Flavor is also really rich and awesome. So much coffee, although it doesnít lend any harsh bitterness to the beer. The coffee is of really high quality, and there are notes of dark chocolate, caramel, and roasted malt, along with some rum and perhaps a hint of oak barrel. Full-bodied and very creamy on the palate with a nice medium-low carbonation level. A real bruiser overall, but awesome. Better than regular Black Damnation for sure.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheEpeeist (3328) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
33 cl bottle. Inky brown with a dense tan head. Nose is coffee bean, molasses, dark chocolate and oak. Medium to full body; coating mouthfeel with a buzz. Taste is blackberry, dates, honey and espresso. Hints of rum with woody drying. Lingering coffee and licorice. Rich and delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6001) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2010
In short: A surprisingly drinkable complex and dry coffee stout.
How: Bottle 330ml. Purchased directly at the brewery. Consumed relatively fresh a few months after the beer release
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with good retention. Lots of lacings
In long: Strong coffee nose that is halfway between a cup of black coffee and a used wet coffee filter. Taste is surprisingly smooth. More interesting than the nose, the taste has plenty of roasted coffee beans, some toffee, tobacco leafs, wood barrel, roasted campfire wood, some nuts, some dry figs, . No alcohol presence at all. Overalls the beer feels surprisingly dry. This is one of the best coffee stout Iíve ever had. The Coffee Club, a private club where espressos and cappuccinos hang out and talk about how hot chocolates should not be allowed in the same menu as them.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4699) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2010
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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
atze (14) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2010
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2010
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.


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