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

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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1324) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
A-- Poured an oily looking reddish black color. Settled black, no light penetrating this at all. Nice looking head. A sort of dark reddish brown leather looking head. One finger in height and looks like a mousse with the thickness in the head. Sits at a nice layer of film. Great spotty lacing and leaves a dark reddish brown layer of film in the glass. S-- Strong, powerful coffee. Has held up well with some age. Marshmallow, peat, wood, chocolate, char and ash. Just very vibrant and a big nose. Just lovely. T-- Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, coco powder, carmel and some char and ash. Nice well rounded flavors. M-- Low carbonation and medium feel. Slick and oily in the mid and back with a overdrawn coffee and burnt tire finish. Slightly sweet as well. Well hidden ABV. O--- Excellent example of a RIS with coffee. Slightly dry, slightly sweet, coffee in the right spots. Well hidden ABV and just a fun beer to drink on a cold night. Will buy again if given the chance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fajry (1321) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2010
head: big and dark
colour: dark as hell
smell: bitter, very roasted/burned , alcohol and primely coffee !
taste: bitter , bit of the malts and then a punch in the face by the coffee and alcohol a very good stout in my opinion but deffinitly a beer only drunk for the taste its so powerfull maybe a bit " too " ... but very good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1293) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2012
Pours pitch black with a dark brown nice head. Looks oily in the glass. Smells like coffee, alcohol and chocolate. Very complex and a little sour. Burned coffee, very fizzy and actually not as creamy as expected from the looks. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1256) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
Pours very, very dark brown with minimal brown head. Aroma is earthy coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, rye. Tastes of hard roasted coffee beans, roasted malt, wood, salt, rum, alcohol and a slight burning sensation. Medium+ bodied, oily, heavy sweet with long duration, a minuscule acidic tone and finishes burnt bitter.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (1242) - LATVIA - JUL 6, 2015
Dark dark brown with medium creamy light brown head. Smell with dried plum fruity notes. Rich and soft taste with coffee, chocolate, dried plums, slightly roasted malt, vanilla notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1236) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle, 01/19/2012. New batch from Struise webshop. Pours thick black, little head. Nose carries mocha powder, incredibly rich, roasted espresso, backed by caramel, dark fruits, smoky vanilla. In the taste, smooth dark chocolate transitions to bitter espresso roast, ending with smoky oak, light rum sweetness and alcohol in the aftertaste. Thick and creamy in the mouth, smooth. Great. Of the first four in this series, I’d place this above Mocha Bomb, below Black Mes and Black Damnation I.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
330 mL bottle tasted alongside the first four in the series, served in a snifter. Pours black with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are huge coffee notes, along roasted malts, molasses and a significant rum accent. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout, with a light bitterness up front that becomes moderate. There are notes of coffee and roasted malts from the nose, but also distinct notes of rum and cane. The finish is long and roasty with a slight alcoholic burn. On the palate, it is full in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and flat carbonation. Overall, this is an interesting brew, but the rum did not work for me. 2012-08-01

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (1188) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 330ml bottle served in a tulip glass. Batch from 2011.10.01. Best before 2016.12 29. A: Pours an absolutely oily black color forming a small brown thin bubbled brown head. Good retention but no much lacings left. A thin layer remains for long time on the top S: Perfect. Dark chocolate, coffee, wood and bourbon. Some notes of roasted malts, grassy hops bready yeasts. Also some notes of mint and alcohol in the very end T: Perfect as the nose. Upfront is slightly sweet with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak, roasted malts. End is made of an intense roast bitterness and some earthy and bready yeasts M: Extremely creamy and heavy body. Molasses. Low carbonation. Aftertaste is very woody with notes of roasted bitterness O: Excellent beer. One of the best beers I’ve ever had. Perfect [ BA Review @ 12/13/2012 ]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
humlelala (1188) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2012
(33 cl bottle from Toft Vin; BBD: December 29th 2016) Pours pitch black with tall coffee head. Good retention and lace. Powerful aroma of coffee grounds, chocolate, roasted malt, oak and a hint of alcohol. Creamy texture, soft carbonation, full body and a warming alcohol finish. Flavour is complex and shows all of the characteristics of the aroma and more. Bitterness is mostly from the roasted malt, not much acidity though. There’s some cough syrup and dried fruit in there too. Quite a shocker - but a harmonic one at that. And dangerously drinkable for the ABV.


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