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

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on tap
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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1055) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2010
33 cl bottle - Appearance: pours black with medium brown head. Disappears after a few minutes. Nose: coffee and mocca (obviously), dark chocolate, turf with a hint of green paprika... Mouth: mouthfilling and rich taste, warm glowth of alcohol - overtone of coffee with an impression of dark rhum Aftertaste: rather dry with a strong coffee impression Beautiful and complex beer!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Dark black pour, brown head. Aroma is full of sweet chocolate, booze, coffee, roast, vanilla, toasted marshmallow. Flavor is sweet, rum certainly comes through on the tongue, with some chocolate and caramel. Creamy as hell!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Draft. Delicious! There’s my old friend Black Albert! I love that guy. Smells basically identical to Black Albert with a fantastic dry coffee note that is strong but fits in nicely with the sweet roasty fruity aromas of regular BA. Had no idea this was aged in rum barrels, so maybe that’s a good thing that it was that subtle. Flavor follows, however the coffee takes a little more of a lead than it did in the flavor, basically fantastic BA with a moderately strong, and quality, coffee flavor, I like this marriage a lot. Supremely drinkable, probably be a 5 in palate again if this weren’t served on draft and a bit too cold. Although, I’m not sure the bottle conditioning would do the coffee all that well so flavor wise it’s probably best on draft. Well done! perhaps my favorite iteration/take on Black Albert of the bunch.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2011
33cl bottle 8 months old
The bottle comes alive with a little fssh and opens the way for the viscous pitch black liquid that gives birth to a big dark brown moccha head that dissipates to a large bubble rocky landscape and leaves superb lacing.
The nose is quite closed and subtle with cacao, fresh coffee beans and slight notes of rum and fruit. The flavor is sweet at first then goes to bitter chocolate and slight vinous notes due to the espresso flavor that at first dominates the aftertaste. The taste is not quite lively at first but it is the finish where this beer plays it’s trump card. In the finish which is very dry there are notes of espresso, rum, fruit and tons of other stuff that make it a complex yet elegant aftertaste. The body is very thick and sticky with a proper amount of carbonisation.
This truly is a remarkable beer that thanks to it’s elegancy is completely different from the other beers in the BD series. As they say that raw power gives birth to pure elegancy with age I am very eager to age some of these to see what they are really up to.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - APR 16, 2011
Had on tap at the armsby abbey stoutfest, light bitterness, sweetness is slightly better balanced than the II, coffee, oats, amazing beer!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Koelschtrinker (10649) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Herber und sehr stark malziger Antrunk mit deutlichen Kaffeenoten, die dazu noch sehr frisch wirken, was bei ähnlichen Bieren meist nicht der Fall ist. Due Malzigkeit ist dabei unglaublich kompley, neben den dominierenden Kaffeenoten gibt es noch Pflaumenaromen neben weiteren vergorenen Fruchtnoten. Frisch, fruchtig, höchstzmalzig, komples. Noch ewig lange hat man das tiefe Malz auf der Zunge. Top! 12/15/12/14//14

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JavierAldea (31) - , SPAIN - MAY 30, 2011
Great Serie, The IV is the darkest and coffee tasty of all. Is imposible for me try to understand the rhum notes in aroma or taste, a little bit in palate, but more raisins and Woods than licorice, A good One

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
claudepaulis (50) - , BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2011
A rare coffee taste for this very strong imperial stout... Based on Black Albert. I love this flavor full of exploding aroma

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
grunx (367) - - JAN 7, 2012
Segueix la tònica de la saga BD. Increible i totalment imprescindible. Un altre 10.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brasero (19) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2012
Dark coloured mokka head malty stout, beautifull intense coffee flavour, Dark fruits. One of my favorite stouts


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