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

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RATINGS: 407   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle from my trip to Belgium. The beer pours to a pitch black body with a tall lively dark brown head. The aroma is strangely very Belgian. Lots of yeasty aromas and candi sugar with some chocolate covered bananas and coffee beans and sugar cane. Very unique. The flavor is coffee and chocolate. A lot of unique flavors too. Perhaps raisins, smoke, vanilla, wood, licorice, and a thick molasses. The rum component imparts quite a unique character. Medium full body that finishes pretty clean for as heavy of a beer this is. A good beer, but to me, it doesn’t scream spectacular.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (935) - LATVIA - JUL 6, 2015
Dark dark brown with medium creamy light brown head. Smell with dried plum fruity notes. Rich and soft taste with coffee, chocolate, dried plums, slightly roasted malt, vanilla notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (108) - - JUL 6, 2015
Very dark, nice brown cap. Wide palette - roasted hoppy, coffee. Strong bitter aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2176) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2015
June 15, 2015. Bottle at home, lot BDS0042012. Received in a trade with Douberd, thanks!
Slow gusher, black with a large brown head that very quickly dissipates. Aroma is cold pressed coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, vanilla, some earthy and woody notes, tobacco. Taste is medium sweet with toffee,vanilla, notes of vanilla, slight alcohol, light to medium bitter finish with dark chocolate, coffee, tobacco notes. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (1106) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 29, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 75cl à la brasserie, couleur brune avec reflet ambré, mousse marron et une petite pointe d’effervescence. Une bière avec un nez sur le café et le chocolat. Attaque en début de bouche sur le café et le mocca et sur le grain torréfié, continuité sur une amertume légère du houblon. Fin de bouche café au lait, meilleur bière au café que j’ai bu.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1645) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 28, 2015
Bottled. Color black with a small dark brown head. Aroma coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Taste sweet roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, wood.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1167) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 14, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2015 Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Magnifique biere. Nez café et acidité. Bel équilibre, palais vineux, café, fruits noirs, alcool.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (3047) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Bruce. Pitch black, small foamy tan head. Aroma is caramel, coffee, roasted malts. Body is medium, pretty foamy, low carbonation. Taste is coffee, toffee, caramel, woody, just a touch of the rum coming through, a little metallic. Doesn’t really carry much bitterness. Quite sweet but not overly so. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (999) - GREECE - MAR 29, 2015
330ml bottle at home, thanks to Spiros! Black color with dark beige head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee and chocolate, some dark fruity notes. Sweet and bitter taste, sweet and dark chocolate, coffee, light berry fruity. Medium to full silky almost creamy body with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (1490) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2015
Shared bottle. Big gusher, chocolate mousse all over the table. Black with big light brown head. Red berries, dark chocolate, creamy, coffee, rum, marzipan, funk, wood, hay, light roasted grains and nuts. Quite sweet with quite a lot of fruity tartness. Full bodied with creamy feel. Nice stuff, very complex and alcohol is well hidden, but I’m getting a bit tired of these gushing Struise beers.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SilverfoX (687) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
blackcurrant, port and slightly sour aromas from a pitch black body with no head, strong, dark fruit flavour amazing beer, but wheres the coffee, not that im complaining!


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