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

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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fajry (982) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (961) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 16, 2012
Color : dark sweet black beer with small carbonization and medium brown foam. Very appetizing beer!!! :) Smell : chocolate, coffee, malt, and sugar complexity, and species at the end. Taste : great complexity in mouth you really feel the sugar presence, coffee and chocolate (of course). Aftertaste : malt and chocolate with coffee presence (more precisely : cold sugar coffee). Really Amazing! I recommend it! Great experience! (Ideal for Autumn or Winter)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgiskOlklub (954) - Viby J, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Huge dark brown lasting head and black thick and creamy body. Aroma of roasted and burnt malt, vanilla, brown sugar and port wine. Creamy and sticky texture, soft carbonation. Warming. Heavy sweet taste and light bitter. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (942) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2011
On draught @ Taco Mac Kennesaw. Black pour with a nice brown head. Aroma was somewhat laid back. Good roast presence, light smoke and maybe just a touch of coffee, not much. Flavors were big and roasty, light chocolate with a espresso like finish, bitterness was black coffee like, dry and lingering. Mouthfeel was big, smooth and creamy. Carbonation light. Alcohol was nowhere to be found. Huge in every way. Excellent big stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a big cappuccino colored head - short duration.. Aromas of chocolate, dried fruit, honey, wood, tobacco, cane sugar, vanilla and coffee. Flavor is sweet and roasted with hints of alcohol and a bit sugar-sticky..

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Pours a black color similar to the devils heart. Smells a bit of coffee and caramel. Some sweet chocolate is also the aroma. Can’t taste the ridiculous amount of alcohol in the beer. I say that wins as a beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
[Bottle] shared by Tim. Thanks! Beautiful, viscous pour with a large, super creamy dark brown head. Aroma is strong black coffee, a little green and black pepper, some alcohol, moderate roastiness. The flavor is lightly sweet on the front, tons of coffee, a touch of pepper, and a bit of astringent bitterness on the finish. Creamy but slightly sharp mouthfeel. Nice stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBeerFanatic (901) - Friona, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2012 24.00 Bottle ordered from belgianshop.com. Pours a dark molasses but produces a head thats more on the carbonated side which takes all the head away quickly. The aromas go very deep. Its like perfume. "Hey spray some coffee club cologne on me man." I can see it now...Intense coffee bean, big roasted/burnt malts of chocolate, wood, tobacco(wow), honey, and vanilla. Flavors dont quite match that intense nose show but pack a phenomenal punch! I’ve never tasted a coffe stout like this one. The tobacco and coffee start up first with the roasted/burnt malts following. Theres a slight dark fruit in the middle or at least comes off as such. Some lesser notes of wood and chocolate with the vanilla almost hidden. Leaves a big stain of flavor that coates the palate, which makes it harder to enjoy all the great complexities. Needs to be sipped and left at room temperature in a basement. Medium sweet, medium bitter, very complex, light smokyness, strong aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden. Worth buying and at best a memory. This version makes its mark as a unique memorable induction of the series which deserves appreciation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Smells a little like a barleywine (must be the rum barrels). It’s not as deep an aroma as I Was expecting from this BW-esque Imperial Stout. The mouthfeel is thicker (like all Imp Stouts) but the finish seems to just kind of abruptly end. The flavor was lots of coffee but also was sweeter than I thought it was going to be (the barleywine aroma comments should have alerted me to that). There was a fair amount of alcohol on the flavor as well.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
This was pretty damn tasty and dangerously drinkable. Dark, dark brown...almost like dried soda residue or day old black coffee. Lots of great coffee aroma and some fruit present in the aroma. Palate was almost perfect, wasn’t chewy but not watery at all. Barrel flavours in the background at all times, but they aren’t overpowering. Full flavour but very well balanced, nothing is offensive, too heavy, or detracting. Well done, sir!


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