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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2303) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium, stable tan head. Aroma of fresh coffee, wood, licorice, raw sugar, raisins, vanilla and a tiny spiciness. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of licorice, chocolate, raw sugar and some booze. Full bodied with low carbonation. Nice, but the aroma is almost a bit vegetal.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1201) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
A - pitch black, very thick pour. Amazingly dark head. S - very rich sweet barrel aged aromas. Coffee, molasses, toasted marshmallows, dark fruits, dark brown sugar, rum, booze. M - mellow super smooth rich rounded creamy mf. 13% well hidden. T - quick tangy beginning, raw cacao and licorice. Molasses, "Mary Janes pb kisses", smoke, oak, spiced rum, toasted marshmallow. Light vegetal and metallic notes. O - very very good smooth coffee, barrel aged beer. Rich and smooth. 4.1 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2012
(From notes 17.11.12) Bottle. I love Black Albert, to which Black Damnation IV really seems to add a strong coffee flavor to. Fantastic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6926) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2012
33cl bottle pours murky darkness with dark ruby red hued mahogany edges that support a light mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up highly roasted malts and oily rich dark roasted coffee as well as a bit of booze in the background. The taste delivers similar notes with loads of oily rich yummy dark roasted coffee nuanced nicely by dark roasted malts and a touch of burnt malts. Just rich and delicious with just a mild alcohol warming into the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Piero1987 (686) - 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 (1240) - 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 (2860) - Baarle-Nassau, 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 (226) - - 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 (379) - 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 (1171) - 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.


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