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

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RATINGS: 378   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Piero1987 (652) - Iglesias, ITALY - DEC 2, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2012 Black color with beige creamy head. Coffee and liquorice aroma. Taste is light sweet and also roast bitter. Caramel flavour and hop all round

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1223) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
Pours very, very dark brown with minimal brown head. Aroma is earthy coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, rye. Tastes of hard roasted coffee beans, roasted malt, wood, salt, rum, alcohol and a slight burning sensation. Medium+ bodied, oily, heavy sweet with long duration, a minuscule acidic tone and finishes burnt bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2012
Jet black beer, tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, light chocolate, caramel, alcohol and sugar cane. Sweet flavour, malty, coffee bitter, roasted malts. Finish coffee and roasted malts.
(From 33cL bottle @ ZZT V afterparty. Thanks for sharing, Rene!)

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Temptation (220) - - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 One of three best beers I’ve ever tasted, if not the best. Like petroleum poiring into the glass, it has everything (creamy, powerful, overwhelming, full). Complex in its aromas and tastes, but incomparable.. Unnecessary say nothing else: PERFECT.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (273) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2012
Pours pitch black with a dark brown nice head. Looks oily in the glass. Smells like coffee, alcohol and chocolate. Very complex and a little sour. Burned coffee, very fizzy and actually not as creamy as expected from the looks. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1068) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2012
Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma of earthy coffee, vanilla, dark roasted malts, darker fruits, cocoa powder and some sharp alcohol in the back. Taste is the same with some more roasted bitterness, wood, weak salty and with a pretty boozy feel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBeerFanatic (841) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2012 24.00 Bottle ordered from belgianshop.com. Pours a dark molasses but produces a head thats more on the carbonated side which takes all the head away quickly. The aromas go very deep. Its like perfume. "Hey spray some coffee club cologne on me man." I can see it now...Intense coffee bean, big roasted/burnt malts of chocolate, wood, tobacco(wow), honey, and vanilla. Flavors dont quite match that intense nose show but pack a phenomenal punch! I’ve never tasted a coffe stout like this one. The tobacco and coffee start up first with the roasted/burnt malts following. Theres a slight dark fruit in the middle or at least comes off as such. Some lesser notes of wood and chocolate with the vanilla almost hidden. Leaves a big stain of flavor that coates the palate, which makes it harder to enjoy all the great complexities. Needs to be sipped and left at room temperature in a basement. Medium sweet, medium bitter, very complex, light smokyness, strong aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden. Worth buying and at best a memory. This version makes its mark as a unique memorable induction of the series which deserves appreciation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4407) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
Shared bottle. A pitch black body with a medium sized beige head. Strong aroma of coffee, roasted malt and some alcohol. Flavor is sweet dark, roasted malt with espresso coffee and coffee bitterness and warming alcohol. Fine body and long aftertaste with sweet malt and espresso coffee. Nice in flavor, might be a bit too much espresso coffee to be balanced. Still a nice one.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Albe (56) - ITALY - OCT 19, 2012
Even better than the original black albert. Pours dark black with a fair brown head. Aroma is moderate roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some red fruits. Taste is full and complex, leaves a bitter flavour in the end. Flat and creamy, highly recommended as a great "meditation beer".

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (607) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 16, 2012
Color : dark sweet black beer with small carbonization and medium brown foam. Very appetizing beer!!! :) Smell : chocolate, coffee, malt, and sugar complexity, and species at the end. Taste : great complexity in mouth you really feel the sugar presence, coffee and chocolate (of course). Aftertaste : malt and chocolate with coffee presence (more precisely : cold sugar coffee). Really Amazing! I recommend it! Great experience! (Ideal for Autumn or Winter)


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