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

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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5595) - 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 (7349) - 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 (5075) - 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 (979) - 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 (6066) - 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 (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
12oz shared by Daknole Ė 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 (7876) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2010
(33cl bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted hatch peppers, roasted malt, and wood. Flavor of roasted hatch peppers, coffee, roasted malt, lightly burnt grains, and herbs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2117) - Quťbec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2010
12 oz bottle from Deliriumís Hoppy Loft.
Appearance : Pitch black with a creamy brown head. Some lacing.
Aroma : Lots and lots of coffee, some black chocolate with roasted malt. Some hops. Quite sweet with notes of raisins.
Taste : Very powerful coffee and lots of chocolate. Finish has big coffee notes with lots of chocolate.
Overall : Ok this is coffee. Like description says, itís filthy rich and massive. I had this one at the end of a beer drinking day and I donít think it was a good idea. It was too heavy and I had a hard time finishing it. I can say it is very well made and very powerful but I canít help but think that maybe it was too much. Only a third of the bottle would have been enough and I would probably have rated it higher.


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