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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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The Black Damnation series is a dark twist of Urbanís 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamJackson (2565) - 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 (1743) - 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 (1285) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (11415) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2010
First sampling on draught at pre-ZBF, further samplings on days #1, 2 & 3 after bottling. Black. Dark maroon head, progressively thicker shortly after bottling. Aroma of burnt espresso, vanilla beans, bittersweet cocoa. Rich coffee flavor that would make Juan Valdez weep with joy. Far and away my favorite of the BD series to date.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eManu (448) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2010
Pours a deep black color with a very thick dark tan color head. Aroma of strong roasted malts, coffee, chocolates and spices, and smokey. Flavors of strong roasted malts, coffee, dry plums, chocolates, liquorice, hints of rhum and oak, hints of pepper, nuts and spices. Good carbonation, lightly sweet and good bitterness, dry. Some smokeyness. Very strong and complex flavors. Very litle water in this brew, its quite thick. The flavors changes over time, and every sip is a different experience. The rum is deffinitivly present, makes a nice ending touch. Very enjoyable, This is a top brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2010
Bottle, biiiig thanks to Mes. Soil the bed what a little beauty; poured as black as the abyss with a good looking tan head.The coffee was there from the off, tussling for position with rum, barrel, roasted malt and alcohol notes. Stunning body and balance.... you vixen you. Flavour was all that and then some, dark choc, wood, dark fruits. Every sip revealed something different. As a rum lover this was just a real treat and one I didnít want to end.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Served from a 33 cL bottle from the Struise Yeast Store. The appearance is a beautiful chocolaty brown black with a huge foamy brown head. The aromas are amazing roasty mocha, and coffee, heavy roast malts. Great nose. The flavors follow up perfectly to the nose. A great heavy roasted coffee, great darker chocolate, oak barrels, the rum is present but a more subtle note they a usual BA beer. There is such a great full roasted whole coffee bean in the brew that itís hard to believe there isnít major coffee additions, or maybe the Black Albert is more coffee forward then I remember. Iím also loving the tone on the rum, it is very molasses and mildly spiced. The mouth is full bodied, slightly chalky, with a heavy carbonation. Wow a beautifully done beer! Iím even more sad my 2nd bottle broke in shipment. Maybe theyíll have more come my next order.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10894) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Bottle a Mes Tasting. Pours muddy black with a large, beige head. Espresso and mocha on the nose. Glavor is good and sweet, plenty of tar, chocolate syrup, coffee beans, light vanilla, booze, charred and roasted malts. Full in body with lively, chewy carbonation and lots of alcohol warmth. Roasty chocolate finish, lots of boozy tang, some coffee bitterness and some dark sugar. Really nice stuff. (4.4)

Bottle shared with Paul at the Hoppy Loft, Brussels. Pours deep and dark with a huge, brown foam head. Super thick head. Massive espresso nose. Sweet flavor with big coffee character. Lots of roast. Some chocolate syrup. Full bodied with medium, creamy carbonation. Cocoa and coffee dominate the finish. Awesome beer. (4.5)

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a huge creamy dark brown head that lingered and produced good lacing. The aroma was strong cocoa and coffee with undertones of cherry, port, vanilla and wood. The flavor was toasty and sweetish with strong notes of cocoa, vanilla, coffee, cherry, wood, vanilla and fruity hops. The finish was long and toasty with cocoa, vanilla, coffee and fruity hops lingering. Wonderfully complex with waves of flavor. Thick and smooth body. Incredible.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (3154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2011
huge charcoal, tobacco, licorice, salty, massively powerful. Big thick, not cloying mouth, lot soft rum and tobacco, dark chocolate, dark cherries. Massively powerful. Huge in every regard, but not cloying. Really well balanced. Huge balanced beer. A touch of astringency. Superb


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