77ships (3256) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Courtesy of & thx! to Beerlover_Ben. Lightly red hue, very dark brown / black. Lovely smell, sweet caramel, toffee, vanilla oak, faint hops, milk chocolate. Taste is faintly bitter mocha, sweet coffee, touch molasses, faint hops in the back but clearly there, lovely, very interesting, vanilla oak, light bourbon in the finish, sweet coffee. Lower carb. Very easy to drink. Wasn’t expecting too much from this one & I was wrong, this was really good, even more since I felt that the other new Black Albert based beers which recently came out weren’t on par with the first batch. I have never had the first batch of this one, all I can say is that this one was really lovely.
gEUS (868) - Linden, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had both the bottled version and the draft version at the Schooltje. Whereas the draft version is softer and smoother, the bottled version has more outspoken notes; both were excellent (review holds the bottled version). Pours deep black with a massive marroon brown/dark beige head. Beautiful how the head builds up from within the beer, incredible thick lacing. Aroma unveils rich coffee notes on the fresh and fruity side a bit more than the roasty and green side. Aromas of vanilla and liquorice as well. Outspoken and complex. Body is typically Struise: massively rich and full with a marvelous balance between the roasty malt characteristics and fruity hopiness, making this a flavour bomb... with a surprising finish and aftertaste of - I shit you not - orange peel and "orangettes" (confit orange peel covered in bittersweet dark chocolate). Drinks away dangerously easy...
Maarten1993 (165) - - FEB 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Drank with Thijs at Sophie’s birthday 16-2-2014. Great beer. Typical dark. Complex taste. No weak points. Great!
SimonBeer (39) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(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!
kraddel (2323) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black , good white foam . Smell aint intense , bitter .
big mouthfeel, combined with a bitter enter and back , realy intresting !
Lads and gents , THIS is how a black ipa should be like !
dEnk (3351) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is huge roast, some hop and laurel.
Flavour is intense hoppy, with loads of roast and laurel. Very nice.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thoroughly enjoyed giving people S.H.I.T. at BBF 2011, thank you urbeer for the opportunity. This one was black with a dark brown head. Aroma of Irish bogs filled with roasted coffee. Taste is vanilla, cocoa, smoke, dates, plums. Very nice.
tderoeck (3986) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
13/VII/13 - on tap @ Struise Schooltje - BB: n/a (2013-625) Thanks to Carlo for the sample!
Clear dark brown beer, fizzy irregular off-white head, unstable, dissipates rather quickly, little adhesive. Aroma: pretty fruity, caramel, some mocha, citrus fruits, cola like aromas. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very fruity start, citrus, little sweet, caramel, sour notes, soft bitter hops, sweet malt base. Aftertaste: little mocha, sour, hoppy, citrus fruit, bitter dry ending with notes of coffee. Very good black IPA!!!
fonefan (32791) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ MesandSim Wedding.
Clear dark brown colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, grapefruit, hay, alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. 
RasmusOtt (945) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival. Pours greish black with a brown head. Aroma is liquorice, big hops, coffee, roastyness, dark fruits and notes of caramel. Taste is salmiak, aggressive hops, light smoke, roasted coffee, caramel and dark fruit. Full body awesomeness.