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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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The Black Damnation series is a dark twist of Urbanís 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle, 13.0%. Black with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, strong coffee and a little chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, strong coffee, chocolate, medium sweet, hops, liquorice, rum, little vanilla, little dark fruits with notes of alcohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
Bottle from Bier Temple in Brussels. Pours black with a low dark tan head. Aroma is coffee plus oak? So thick itís almost chewy. Flavor is coffee/bourbon/rum/vanilla? And other things I donít know. Itís definitely barrel aged; it seems astringent. Itís quite good. Itís complex. Think Iím finally getting rum in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2012
I feel a little busted, this beer will likely kill any bugs that might have invaded my body... pure medicine.. pours very very dark brown, settles black with a large very smooth brown head.Aroma of hard roasted malts, faint dusty note, faint citrussy note, woody notes, sort of closed in on itself. complex, but not powerfull enough.Flavor is wood, rum, raisins, roasted malts, brown sugar, slighlty tart notes from the wood, great roasted malty bitterness into the aftertaste, palate is very smooth. Flavor is also closed in on itself, but very complex, and it unfolds if You give it time. A great sipper. Some of the taste notes might lend a little from a real heavyweight quad.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle from ōlbutikken. Black with a big and lasting dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Oily. 130912

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 27, 2010
A: The pour is black, no doubt about it, with a nice dark brown head to go with it. Ominous indeed. S: The coffee does come through nicely along with some more subtle tones of chocolate and vanilla. A solid roast and a surprising spiciness, not quite like chili peppers, but close enough. Perhaps thatís the rum... T: Again, plenty of coffee, roast, and vanilla. The spice is more mild, but the oak character is much more pronounced and gives the beer a mild astringency. M: Not quite as full bodied as I would have expected, but a pleasing smooth carbonation. D: The Black Damnation series offers up a bunch of interesting/different beers, but I canít say Iíve been totally amazed by any of them. Still, this one was good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Bottle a Mes Tasting. Pours muddy black with a large, beige head. Espresso and mocha on the nose. Glavor is good and sweet, plenty of tar, chocolate syrup, coffee beans, light vanilla, booze, charred and roasted malts. Full in body with lively, chewy carbonation and lots of alcohol warmth. Roasty chocolate finish, lots of boozy tang, some coffee bitterness and some dark sugar. Really nice stuff. (4.4)

Bottle shared with Paul at the Hoppy Loft, Brussels. Pours deep and dark with a huge, brown foam head. Super thick head. Massive espresso nose. Sweet flavor with big coffee character. Lots of roast. Some chocolate syrup. Full bodied with medium, creamy carbonation. Cocoa and coffee dominate the finish. Awesome beer. (4.5)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10405) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an small to average frothy brown head that mostly lasted and produced fair lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee malt, caramel and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth dry texture and flat carbonation. Good complex roasted choclate and caramel flavor with a medium to heavy roasted sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good complex standout brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Creamy brown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Powerfull coffee and rum notes. Long heavy7 bitter coffee flavor. Powerfull finish. Rum cask very present (alas) Not my favorite combination in a stout. Doesnt work for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Dark brown with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, coffee and barnyard. Flavour was packed with coffee, mocca and roasted malt. Coffee bomb.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, hop, coffee. Flavour is coffee, alcohol, molasse, dark chocolate, roasted malt. Full body. Very nice beer.


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