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

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RATINGS: 394   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2013
330ml bottle shared at home. Pours like crude oil with a thin tan head. Looks lovely in the glass... lacing and legs... Aroma is coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate and raisins. Pipe tobacco. Taste delivers, and has just a hint of warming booze. Soft carbonation, long finish. Amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolas510 (699) - SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2013
Kolsvart oljig öl med nästan inget skum! Fyllig!! Kaffe, choklad, portvin! Dold alkohol trots hög procent! Mycket god öl!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4981) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle - Tons of dark chocolate and a hint of coffee. Jet black with a rich brown head. Bitter chocolate, coffee and some vanilla. Body is pretty thing with a bit of astringent finish. I think that is the rum. Interesting, but with so many good barrel coffee beers not good enough.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2013
12 ounce bottle
This was the best of the three Black Damnation beers that I tried. Having sampled the first four I would love to get my hands on a few others. This experiment has worked well so far - there is no reason that the rest will not be as good.

Aroma / Appearance - Coffee colored liquid seeps into the glass with a dense mocha head that is creamy and rich. Slick icy legs crawl down the sides. Black coffee with a generous amount of creamer, malty licorice, and smoke support a fine texture. The rum aspects are not strong at all.

Flavor / Palate - Coffee and smoke rinse away the last beer after a few sips. The transition sweeps in more malt, licorice, and chocolately profiles. A dry finish then leaves a mark on the back of the throat. For such a high gravity beer it is dangerously drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1287) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2014 bottle, pours black with a small dark head. aroma is a lot off coffee and oak smell. verry thick. flavour is a ton of coffee some bourbon notes, vanilla. great stout! but not the best of the 3 bottles.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1135) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with small beige head. Coffee, roasted aroma, also oak and alcohol. Coffe and roasted taste, with some vanilla and dark fruits. Full body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
berntholer (1052) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2013
dark coffee chocolate coloured head that disappears quickly with lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is alcoholic, toasted malts and coffee. taste is oak/vanilla, alcoholic, coffee with an aftertaste of mocha, coffee and slight bitterness. very smooth/slick mouthfeel, medium carbonation and body. the alcohol is well hidden, but couldn’t pick up the rum tough. all-in-all great stuff as expected :) bottle 33 cl

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndrewC (332) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Smells of sour raisens. Big rich raisen plum skin mollases oak flavour with long bitter blasted cherry finish. If I wasn’t a session beer drinker I’d love it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
makromaniak (129) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2013
A pitch black pour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and some spices/herbs. Taste of sweet roasted malts, caramel, coffee, dark fruit, bit of chocolate and wood. Yet another great Struise Brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sureshpa (295) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2013
Aroma: Roast, bit of coffee, bit of booze, liquorice Taste: coffee, bitter, liquorice, booze well hidden Appearance: Pitch black, beige brown head.


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