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

bottled
common

on tap
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11492) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11477) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Creamy brown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Powerfull coffee and rum notes. Long heavy7 bitter coffee flavor. Powerfull finish. Rum cask very present (alas) Not my favorite combination in a stout. Doesnt work for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11407) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (11240) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, honey, light vanilla, light rum and light oak. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, light coffee, light honey and light rum with a smooth lingering bitter chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (11111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2010
Bottle @ UDRB, Oirschot. Coffe, ash, cream and dark chocolate in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with licorice, caramel, coffee and dark chocolate. Rhummy and alcoholic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10818) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of vanilla, freshly brewed coffee, tobacco leaf and roasted chocolate malts. Initial smoothness followed by slightly bitter chocolate malt and roasted coffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Tap. Pours opaque with an average, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of wood, prune, peppers, nutmeg, and earth. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of wood, alcohol, smoke, raisin, peppers, nutmeg, leather, and earth. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation, low creaminess, and a dry and biting finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10710) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Draught. Pitch black coloured. Dense creamy brown head. Roast, sweetness, spice, liqourice, coffee and caramel in the aroma. Flavour of coffee, roast, brown sugar, caramel, liqourice. Medium to full bodied. Roasty and coffee dense bitterness in the end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (10472) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, viel Kaffee, Whiskey, Vanille. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, intensiver Kaffee, Alkohol, holzig.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Dark brown with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, coffee and barnyard. Flavour was packed with coffee, mocca and roasted malt. Coffee bomb.


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