overall
100
97
style
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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.

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2011 330mL from various samples at different stages in the bottle refermentation process. My favorite of the Black Damnation clones so far. The pour is jet black with oily viscosity. Even after a few days this develops some excellent carbonation with a massively thick tan head that leaves great retention and lacing. The nose on this in unreal: fresh, tropical, fleshy Colombian coffee with tropical fruit notes (some papaya/mango). Whoa. Taste is not roasted/bitter coffee but rather fairly sweet, bright, fresh coffee beans. Very silky mouthfeel. Awesome! 9/5/8/5/17=4.4

Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. The pour is hilarious- straight dark chocolate milk with a small, yellow head. Unreal fleshy coffee aroma, tropical fruits, super green but in a good way. No harsh coffee roast of grinds. Taste is fruity, wildly silky, fresh coffee complements a beautiful chocolate body rather than dominating it. This is some seriously good imperial stout and I am very proud to keep it up in my Top 5.


4
Rask0lnikov (1298) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 21, 2017
750ml bottle. Bb 30.09.2018. Pours dark brown almost black colour. Moderate beige head. Sourness, dark fruits, hints of blackcurrants and other berries, bread, caramel in the aroma. Sourness, toffee, sourness, berries, slight hints of sour coffee beans in the taste. Caramelly, sour finish. Medium bodied, well balanced, exceptional brew.

4.3
kevinator (2205) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Big stuff. Great roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Very rich and somewhat bittersweet. Great pitch black color with a thin tan head and quite a mouthful.

4.3
Johnstledger8 (1191) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Pitch black with an initially very thick to thin foamy beige head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, coffee, plum, rum, raisins, figs, treacle. Taste is of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, treacle, slightly bitter, dark fruits, figs, raisins, plum, blackcurrant, rum finish. Syrupy to oily, sticky mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

4.2
GlasgowTAD (1778) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with a medium brown head which lingers around. Aroma is coffee and dried fruits. Taste is vanilla, oak, dried fruit and cocoa and chocolate sweet. Full bodied.

4.6
ciocanelu (2528) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 1, 2016
Original version, 33 cl bottle. Pitch black color with brown head. Aroma has slightly tart dried fruits like figs and raisins and some cognac type notes. Taste is also slightly acidic, quite dry but fruity and complex. Blueberries, chocolate and some wood. Really smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation. This beer really aged gracefully, complex, no alcohol burn, really smooth on the palate.

4.4
mariuspoenari (2692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle shared. Pitch black pour with a thin espresso head. Notes of chocolate, a bit of coffee, dark fruit light tartness, cocoa, blackberries, dust. Full body, low carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.

3.4
Klimaet (2574) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle thanks to Lukasmh. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Notes of fruity, coffee, malt, dark fruits, oxidized, roasty, tart cherries, spice. Infected as fok but tasting alright still hah.

4.4
Bule (2161) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2016
750ml bottle of 2012 release. Pours a black color with a bit of head. Slow gush. Rum on the nose. Complex rum barrel and hop flavors. Bitter chocolate.

3.9
MrHangover (4549) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle, silk screened, shared @ Brouwcafé de Molen. Gusher!! Pours a very deep dark brown, reddish beer with a big tanned head on top. Aroma is slightly tart, molasses and loads of coffee with wood. Also some chocolate notes detected. Flavor is sweet and tarty at the same time, must be the infected batch I guess. Not really disturbing, but defintely noticeable in the palate. The coffee manages to overpower some of it though. Aftertaste is again a bit tart by the infection. Just good.

4.3
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a nice black. Coffee/chocolate and little tobacco aroma. Flavor is awesome, rich and smooth, like roasted espresso loaded with dark bitter chocolate and kinda sweet. The alcohol is well hidden among the massive flavors.


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