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Struise Black Damnation VIII - S.H.I.T.

Struise Black Damnation VIII - S.H.I.T.
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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Black IPA
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 250   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Hybrid out of a massive Black Albert & a Elliot Brew that was bourbon barrel aged... S.H.I.T. is the abbreviation for Super High Intensive Taste


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2163) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
Bottled. Pours black with a medium sized, lacing, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, grapefruit, piney notes and coffee. Sweet flavor that ends up dry, bitter and with alcohol. Full to medium bodied, creamy to oily texture and soft carbonation. A great Black IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized off white head. Roast, chocolate, some earth / woodiness, and dark fruits. Alcohol hidden with a smooth body. Softer but I enjoyed it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ST247 (174) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2014
On tap @Het Oude Schooltje. Pours black with light brown foam. Aroma is dark malt, light bitterness, little alcoholic. Taste is roasted malts, bit sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (135) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
Hazy brown pour, off-white head. Aroma is roasty, citrus hops and tobacco. Flavor is quite bitter hops, somewhat roasted. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (684) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
shared bottle. poured a dark brown to black colour with a small beige head. chocolate, roasted malts, small stable hop bitterness, some sweet caramel, coffee, bitter aftertaste,

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimonBeer (65) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
(Drinking date: 20 February 2014) (Black Damnation Eight. Vintage 2012, alc. 12%.) Pitchblack colour, no light comes through it. Very small layer of creamy beige foam. Lovely sweet aroma of alcohol, vanilla, coffee, ripe dark fruits (figs and plums) and milk chocolate. I expected the aroma to be a bit more powerfull, that would have been better. The taste is exactly what I love: sweet and bitter, the aftertaste is coffee. The beer starts sweet, with a sweetness of sugar, ripe dark fruits and alcohol. Then the bitterness of coffee and pure chocolate comes through, you really taste coffee. The beer leaves a coffee-bitter taste in your mouth. The mouthfeel is perfect. Flat to medium carbonation, and really lovely thick in the mouth. The beer is really ’warm’ in the mouth and throath, which stays for a time. The alcohol causes that. So overall, I am really enjoying this beer. Unfortunately this beer was 25 euro for a bottle of 0,75 litres, otherwise I bought a hundred bottles. This is one of the best beers I have ever had. With a bit more powerfull aroma this beer would have been perfect. But now, it’s close to perfection. That?s why it gets the total score of 4.4!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3754) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG GT. Poured a dark black of medium density with a tiny bubbly beige head. Aroma/flavor of dark toast, citrus hops, burnt ornages, roast malts, barrel, burnt dark chocolate. Body was thinner for the high ABV which led to some heat. Okay but expected more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting, I believe by jtclockwork- thanks again! Pours a deep, inky brown with no head. Plenty of rich, roasty malt notes, with dark chocolate, oak, bourbon, molasses, vanilla, tobacco, dates, figs, and some earthy hops. Medium-full bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. "Black IPA" is a bit of a stretch, since this one is massive and barrel-forward.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (7884) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Grand Tasting Asheville ][ 750mL ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Thanks jtclockwork for the share. Pours a clear deep cola. Good foam. Nose is anesthetic, camphor, caramel filled chocolate, acetone. Taste is thin, sweet candy, TWIX/caramel filled chocolate bar. Tart, thinner body. Odd.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
75cl bottle. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: black beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: coffee, chocolate, burned malts. TASTE: coffee, bitter, chocolate, hoppy, little fruity. Very nice beer! Too bad it’s quite expensive, otherwise I would buy a lot more of these!


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