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

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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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
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 (3526) - 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 (9999) - 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

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamJackson (2344) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Struise black damnation 4

A - pitch black. 1 finger coffee colored head. Subsides quickly.

S - Mocha and coffee and coca nibs. Huge smoked malts

T - first things first. Bourbon and tobacco. Gigantic malts. Smoked and dark malts! Slight vanilla flavor. Cedar and well dirt. But a nice earthy dirt taste. Really amazing. The coffee taste is the single #1 taste!

M - 30% carbonation. Very little left after BA. Medium body. The booze is hidden surprisingly well. It is amazing.

O - Wow. 95/100. Amazing. Delicious. Tasty exceptional. Really a wonderful beer!


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gerbeer (1664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours black with little head. Aromas of cocoa powder, dry chocolate, and plums. Rich complex flavors: dry coffee, espresso, oily vanilla... Excellent

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (1142) - BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2013
Black oily beer, dark brown foam. Soft carbonation. Very impressive! Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Very rich and complex. Very well balanced.


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