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

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RATINGS: 395   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3341) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle at Delirium. Dark and smoky. Lots of dark fruit, bit of molasses. Taste is great, bitter dark fruit, dry, not so much coffee surprisingly. Dark as hell. Nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma wana of smoke and chocolate. Flavor was similarsomewhat ashy, sweet, caramel and oxidized.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1307) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle share thanks to beermandan6686. Poured black with tan head. Aroma of soy burnt coffee. Light carb med bod. Rummy choc roast taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artmcd8 (1801) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle in trade with beerman6686. Pours a deep black brown without a head. Aroma of big booze, not much else. Some dark fruit. Taste is hot. Thinner feel than I was expecting. Kinda dry aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (612) - SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Beautifully resolved flavours of coffee, earth& mocha wrapped in a thickish silky furry sappy wrap.Some cherry kirsh elements in there too. Long and decedantly morish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (723) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Old 330ml bottle sent to me a while back from Garthgargoyle, thanks man! The pour is as one might expect very thick and very black with lots of chocolate mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, loads of black liquorice, rum and ash. Taste, lots of ash, black liquorice, bitter coffee, some sweetness, finish is bitter, mouthfeel is thick. Very tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fajry (793) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Fľaša. Tmavá, až olejová hnedá farba, stredne hnedá pena. Vôňa úžasne kávová, čokoládová. V chuti pražené slady, káva, jemne vanilka, prezreté slivky. Nádherné pivo, úžasne jemné a pitné. Chuť, ako keby to ležalo v sudoch po bourbon.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gurthnar (2179) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Aroma chocolate, roasted and also assertive berries with sourness, brusnice, clearly hinting at barrel ageing. Lively black colour. Taste has literally no trace of harshness. Charming harmony of dark chocolate, coffee, deep roasted notes, but also supporting sweetness and obvious sourish fruity twist. Light cinnamon and liquorice. Complex, layered, rewarding. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5103) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle from trade with Douberd, many thanks. Very dark color brown with medium beige head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, coffee,prunes, cinnamon, vanilla, licorice, bourbon notes, wood. Tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (1804) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Pours black color, dark beige head. Aroma of coffee, red fruits, plums, chocolate, bourbon. Taste is sweet, coffee, chocolate, plums, vanilla. Nice bittersweet coffe finish.


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