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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.


c0fein's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
c0fein (356) - Helsinki, - MAY 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 750ml bottle @ Maunula beer tasting. Bottle from Saveur Biere.

1/3 of bottle poured out from bottle when opened the cap :/ Black stuff with small circle foam. Aroma of sweet red orange. Sweet full bodied beer. Fantastic mouth-feel. I love this!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wanne (58) - - JUL 23, 2015
Dark brown color, almost black, with a big brown head. Overwhelming aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. These aroma’s return in the taste, accompagnied by a mixture of vanilla and candy Sugar. The aging on rum barrels doesn’t go unnoticed and elevate the beer to a sublime taste experience. Superb beer!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (2903) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle at Kulminator. Black oily pour. Delicious aroma of coffee, rum and vanilla. Taste is filthy rich, with rich vanilla rum, coffee, raisin, roasted malt and a great warming finish. Fantastic.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (3023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle, gusher. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, caramel, yeast, tiny hint of coffee. Taste is similar, mostly dried fruit and a touch of coffee. Quite disappointing, tastes like a standard Belgian Strong

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (2778) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle at Kulminator antwerp . Similar to the mocha bomb but sweeter and see bit boozier. Also excellent

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grima (2189) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle from Bierkompass
Pours deep black with a brown espresso head. Aroma of strong coffee, licorice, chocolate and roasted malts. Complex taste of roasred coffee, sweet chocolate, toffee, alcohol and some caramel candy. Finish is alcoholic warming bitter roasted coffee and sweet caramel notes. Absolutely outstanding!!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cards04 (2350) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015
Pours inky thick black. Big coffee aromas. Cream too. A bit of booze. Crazy good. Flavours are big coffee and sweet cream, sugar, dark chocolate. Tangy at the end. This is a flavour bomb. Almost no alcohol detected. Phenomenal.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (1018) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (156) - LATVIA - JUL 6, 2015
Very dark, nice brown cap. Wide palette - roasted hoppy, coffee. Strong bitter aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2015
June 15, 2015. Bottle at home, lot BDS0042012. Received in a trade with Douberd, thanks!
Slow gusher, black with a large brown head that very quickly dissipates. Aroma is cold pressed coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, vanilla, some earthy and woody notes, tobacco. Taste is medium sweet with toffee,vanilla, notes of vanilla, slight alcohol, light to medium bitter finish with dark chocolate, coffee, tobacco notes. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (1136) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 29, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 75cl à la brasserie, couleur brune avec reflet ambré, mousse marron et une petite pointe d’effervescence. Une bière avec un nez sur le café et le chocolat. Attaque en début de bouche sur le café et le mocca et sur le grain torréfié, continuité sur une amertume légère du houblon. Fin de bouche café au lait, meilleur bière au café que j’ai bu.


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