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

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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2010
Had this at the brewery in Oostvleteren. Pours totaly black. Has a begie head. They have really gone "All in" on the coffee on this one. Both aroma and flavor is totaly dominated by coffee. It´s really pleasent! The mouthfeel is very nice. Has a nice dry feel to it as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemmingwillum (1098) - Nysted, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Rating #682, flaske fra Toft Vin

En kulsort øl med lille, brunt skum, som desværre ikke holder særligt godt, og har svært ved at forme sig til at starte med. Duften er gennemtrængende af kaffe og lakrids, næsten ren espresso. Ligeledes kaffegrums i stride strømme, og absolut den mest koncentrerede kaffeduft jeg hidtil har oplevet i en øl. Der findes også en smule alkohol hvis man snuser kraftigt ind. Honningen kan jeg få frem med lidt god vilje, men jeg ved dog ikke om det blot er fordi det står på etiketten. Smagen er kaffegrums og espresso med lidt chokolade til at afbalancere smagen, der dog stadig er enormt kaffepræget. Alkoholen viser også tydeligt de 13% frem, og alkolholsmagen kunne godt være nedtonet en smule uden det ville skade noget. Jeg er glad for chokoladesmagen, da øllet ellers ville have været lidt for kaffepræget og ristet. Der er lidt stroh-rom i smagen hvis man virkelig smager efter, samt træ og en lille smule vanille. Eftersmagen er ret bitter og lidt alkoholisk. Blød og tyk i munden, og selv om det er en spændende øl med kraft og knald på alle aspekter, ønsker jeg mig en smule mere sødme til at balancere alkoholen, ligesom der godt kunne være lidt flere og lidt tydeligere smagsnuancer end bare kaffe, kaffe, alkohol, træ og lidt mere kaffe.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (1076) - 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 ]

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (1071) - 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)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 15, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 750 ml bottle. An opaque pitch black beer, with a huge, frothy, almost fully lasting brown head. The aroma is heavily malty (coffee, chocolate, roasted grain, molasses), with notes of rum, vanilla., berries and candy sugar. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, semi-dry and very long finish with moderate bitterness, moderately alcoholic. Elegant and very coffeish, with a fairly dry finish and well hidden alcohol. Creamy mouthfeel. Great but very expensive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phredrik (1023) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAR 9, 2012
Pours deep black with a nice brown head. Aroma is thick and dark. Chocolate spread, distinctly earthy coffee component, leaning towards ashy. Notes of burned/toasted wood and dark syrup. Hints of alcohol and hops. Taste reminds me a lot of the Mocha Bomb - the same ashy and earthy coffee impressions, almost lile chewing on a green plant. Beneath that, there is some malt sweetness and chocolate notes, lots of roasted malts, rather bitter and burned. Just give me a regular regular Black Albert.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2011
11.2oz bottle courtesy of madmitch76. thanks, ken! pours an oily, smooth black with a thick, creamy, dark mocha head with great retention and sticky sheets of lace. aroma is wonderful, incredibly unique, with huge notes of spicy cinnamon, fresh cut wood barrels, dark chocolate, and rich espresso with subtle notes of dark, spiced rum, walnuts, and wet earth. flavor is absolutely oustanding with rich dark chocolate, fresh espresso, vanilla, and roasted malts backed by smooth, smokey rum, spices, dark fruits, and raw tobacco with hints of smoke and toasted coconut on the back end. palate is full bodied and rich as hell with light carbonation and a long, dry, roasted coffee finish. overall, another outstanding variation in the BD series.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
As with the rest of the Black Damnations, this beer looks like oil pouring out of a can. Small brown head. Nose cane sugar with hints of discarded coffee filters. Flavor is sweet. More sweet than any of the other BDs. It has a sour pinch at the finish that lingers. Mouthfeel is smooth as silk and has an excellent aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (1012) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a tan head. Aroma is of filled with coffee and dark fruits, some dates, rum, molasses, vanilla, oak, tobacco and liquorice. The flavor follows the nose with coffee, dark fruits, roasted malt, almonds, rum, molasses, vanilla, oak liquorice and tobacco. The body is full with a creamy mouth feel. Overall a pretty good rum BA Imperial Stout!


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