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

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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (12890) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12590) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle at home - 15/09/12. Extreme dark brown verging on black the mocha head soon thins to absolutely nothing. Big espresso coffee nose, sweet roasted malts, more espresso and a little tirimisu. Tastes of espresso, sweet dark sugars, chocolate, coffee. The alcohol is very well disguised and integrated into the beer. Full bodied, a little soft carbonation with an espresso finish. Very smooth. Great coffee imperial stout, but I enjoyed the Mocha bomb more.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (12516) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Koelschtrinker (12448) - KŲln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Herber und sehr stark malziger Antrunk mit deutlichen Kaffeenoten, die dazu noch sehr frisch wirken, was bei šhnlichen 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, hŲchstzmalzig, komples. Noch ewig lange hat man das tiefe Malz auf der Zunge. Top! 12/15/12/14//14

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12308) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (12299) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2010
(33cl bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted hatch peppers, roasted malt, and wood. Flavor of roasted hatch peppers, coffee, roasted malt, lightly burnt grains, and herbs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11813) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11703) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11436) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2012
@Maxxís TURD TastingĖ11.2oz 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.


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