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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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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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11188) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 11, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Struise Beershop.
Pour is completely black, really magnificent cappucino-beige head on top . Long duration. Aroma has a whole lot of coffee. Dry, hard roasted, grainy, light vinious, some earthy tones. Medium carbonation, extremely dry and creamy mouthfeel. This is a very dry beer. Some oakiness, lots of coffee, dark chocolate, figs, vinious, grainy, some clear rum notes. Long, lingering bitter and vinious finish. Lovely beer. Very dry, very elegant use of the barrels. Yum!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11137) - 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 it’s almost chewy. Flavor is coffee/bourbon/rum/vanilla? And other things I don’t know. It’s definitely barrel aged; it seems astringent. It’s quite good. It’s complex. Think I’m finally getting rum in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11132) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Thick and dark flavour with lots of coffee and a fruity touch.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11123) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2012
@Maxx’s TURD Tasting–11.2oz bottle-pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee-dark malt, chickory. Taste is coffee-sweet dark malt, chickory/earthy hops, some jalepeno.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11008) - 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 that’s 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 can’t say I’ve been totally amazed by any of them. Still, this one was good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10856) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10849) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2012
Bottle. Pitch black, nice lasting brown head. Coffee aroma, bitter, milky, tobacco, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, tar, smoked. Coffee flavor, licorice, cocoa, tar, vanilla, roasted, smoked notes, hoppy, dry woody notes. Coffee finish, roasted and almost sourish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10717) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Koelschtrinker (10710) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Herber und sehr stark malziger Antrunk mit deutlichen Kaffeenoten, die dazu noch sehr frisch wirken, was bei ähnlichen Bieren meist nicht der Fall ist. Due Malzigkeit ist dabei unglaublich kompley, neben den dominierenden Kaffeenoten gibt es noch Pflaumenaromen neben weiteren vergorenen Fruchtnoten. Frisch, fruchtig, höchstzmalzig, komples. Noch ewig lange hat man das tiefe Malz auf der Zunge. Top! 12/15/12/14//14


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