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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2012
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, cold coffee, green pepper and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, cold coffee, sweet notes, light soy and chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1257) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2012
Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma of earthy coffee, vanilla, dark roasted malts, darker fruits, cocoa powder and some sharp alcohol in the back. Taste is the same with some more roasted bitterness, wood, weak salty and with a pretty boozy feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1244) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
Pours very, very dark brown with minimal brown head. Aroma is earthy coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, rye. Tastes of hard roasted coffee beans, roasted malt, wood, salt, rum, alcohol and a slight burning sensation. Medium+ bodied, oily, heavy sweet with long duration, a minuscule acidic tone and finishes burnt bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Super acrid dark coffee roast and rum and wood on the nose. Black pour creamy tan head. Dark fruit acrid roast residual sugar a ton of woody notes definite brown sugary rum. Tons of acrid dark fruit. Lingering residual sugars. Chewy. Big bodied hot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Squid ink pour with a small latte head. Loads of dark roasted coffee, green pepper, raisin, and a bit of alcohol. Chewy and coating mouthfeel. Just not what I was looking for.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4168) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle 75cl, a dark beer with medium brown head, got long gushing with 13° !! Nose is on wood and cherries as for an oude bruin with roasted notes. Aroma is sweet, very roasted, got the typical wood and oude bruin touch, donno if this is normal for it. Anyway bit disappointed about whole complexity, yes too expensive for what it is.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10350) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2010
Bottle shared by Shawn: Opaque with small frothy head and okay lace. The aroma is big coffee and tobacco esters, some rum, oak, flowers, chocolate, vanilla, cardamom, and mint. The taste starts with a heavy malt profile before a huge coffee overtone and moderate alcohol character comes about full force, Undertones of chocolate, vanilla, rum, berry, and pepper as well. The mouth feel is oily and aggressive, strangely almost too thin for the palate profile. This is a solid brew just not world-class, the coffee becomes even more pronounced as it warms.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kromamc (192) - ITALY - MAY 5, 2010
molto buona... forse meglio della black mes... l’affinamento in botte di rum la rende fruttata e valorizza le note torrefatte..... eccellente!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Bottle… Pours midnight black with a mid-sized, light brown head. Fantastic retention. The nose offers charred wood and acrid espresso grounds with whispers of cayenne and chili peppers. Full-bodied and slick with medium carbonation. The flavor suggests mild acidity, heavily roasted black and chocolate malt sweetness and carbonaceous bitterness. Burnt, bitter, lightly tangy finish. Thanks go out to darkguardian for sharing this one with the Delray Beach gang!


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