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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Black IPA
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle, thanks Iain. Black with tan head. Aroma has yeast esters, kind of fruity, hoppy, roasty. Taste is intense licorice, roasty. Quite salty and bitter. Nice and intense

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4375) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Small brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aromas of roast, coffee, liquorice, some chocolate, some spice, some marzipan... Quite roasty, hehe... Flavours of spices, roast, coffee, malt roast, some liquorice, bitter, light peppery, some hop, some herbs, very nice, dark spicy roasty bitter. Aftertaste is a mix of malt roast, bitter, spicy, herbs, light chocoliquorice tones. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and a creamy texture.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tom10101 (2702) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by gEUS, thanks! Dark brown with reddish reflects and a medium brown head. Aroma is boozy with bourbon, fruity notes, vegetables roasted malt and solvent. Taste is sweet and overly boozy with "green" notes, roasted malt, fruity and bitter finish. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Dry finish. That’s kind of gross. Too sweet, too boozy, too fruity. Call me "weak" if you want, but this isn’t drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (2990) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Bottle at tasting. Black pour with reddish tint. Aroma is boozy and fruity, a bit solventy actually, really roasty. Taste is super sweet, boozy, rhum soaked fruits, acrid roastiness. Palate is rich and boozy with medium carbonation. Not my type of IS at all, way too sweet and fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2544) - 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 (8852) - 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 (375) - 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 (207) - 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 (939) - 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,

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimonBeer (102) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 9, 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 4.6!


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