Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle. Black colour with a tiny brown head. Lots of coffee in the aroma with some roasted malt. Burnd, espresso, roasted malt and a hint of alcohol. Medium-bodied. Too much coffee and it also should have had a bit more body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6782) - ITALY - NOV 23, 2010
scura schiuma media dscreta persistenza naso caffe inteso su tutto anche in bocca

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2010
Great beer, but not as good as the black albert. A bit more alcohol in the nose and lots of coffee. The added barrel flavours are really subtle, perhaps because the base beer is so strong tasting to begin with. Additional coffee flavour noticeable as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
[3333-20100810] 330mL bottle. Wine barrels and fruity alcohol aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy dark brown head and thick lacing. Roasted alcoholic malt flavour waits several seconds before the coffee malt kicks in. Full boozy body is not as smooth as I would prefer. Interesting, though builds up more booze finishing the glass.
(@ Delirium Cafe, Brussels, Belgium; w/ jerc)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1850) - Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2011 Bottle, thx tarheels. Pours black with almost no head. Flavor is chocolate, molasses, blackstrap rum, vanilla, and yes, lots of of coffee. Some hot booze but still very good. EDIT: Tried again on draft with carbonation. Much better, less boozy, coffee flavor really shines through.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaboon (1787) - FINLAND - NOV 5, 2010
Very dark beer, very dark head. Aroma of wood, peppers, dark roasted coffee and vanilla. Kind of reminds me of a cigar. Lots of coffee flavour. Brown sugar and vanilla too. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Not much alcohol presence in the flavour. Soft carbonation. Dry and just a little sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Struise black damnation coffee club. 33cl bottle at delirium cafe, brussels... Pours a slick thin black pour with lighter reddish edges and a silky light khaki head... Aroma of anise and chocolate with a pretty mild roast, fairly noticeable and more subtle than i would have thought. Sweet Belgian sugars added.. Sweeter chocolate and anise with some added candied sugar as well as a dark fruitiness to give a confectionary sugary aspect to it. Coffee plays a subordinate role but does poke its head at the beginnind and during mid-palate. Soft carbonation and smooth light silky mouthfeel. Sweeter residual sugar towards the end and finishes with a touch of a coffee earthy bitterness. 7/4/8/4/16

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 27, 2010
A: The pour is black, no doubt about it, with a nice dark brown head to go with it. Ominous indeed. S: The coffee does come through nicely along with some more subtle tones of chocolate and vanilla. A solid roast and a surprising spiciness, not quite like chili peppers, but close enough. Perhaps that’s the rum... T: Again, plenty of coffee, roast, and vanilla. The spice is more mild, but the oak character is much more pronounced and gives the beer a mild astringency. M: Not quite as full bodied as I would have expected, but a pleasing smooth carbonation. D: The Black Damnation series offers up a bunch of interesting/different beers, but I can’t say I’ve been totally amazed by any of them. Still, this one was good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle shared at a BA/RB tasting [huge thanks to BelgBeerGeek for sending this bottle our way]... Poured black with a tan head. Lots of coffee here, more than the first three. A little too hot and unbalanced with the coffee and alcohol warmth. Molassess, chocolate, whiskey and oak flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2010
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured black with a beige head. aroma was coffee, grain, and chocolate. flavor was pretty much the same as the nose. body was medium with medium carbonation.

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