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


on tap

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RATINGS: 400   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep dark black with a ruby big frothy head. Aroma is initially big old coffee, with old rotting bell pepper spiciness, huge chocolate and burnt roasted malts with some green notes and vegetable. Flavor is big sweet chocolate, some booze, sweet rum and honey mixed with harsh burnt roasted barely, big toastiness, some ash, older coffee grinds, grassy, peppery/coffee, vegetal, and thins out a bit in the end and even gets a slight bit lactic- maybe slight infection from the barrel? Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgiskOlklub (944) - Viby J, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Huge dark brown lasting head and black thick and creamy body. Aroma of roasted and burnt malt, vanilla, brown sugar and port wine. Creamy and sticky texture, soft carbonation. Warming. Heavy sweet taste and light bitter. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5419) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2010
33cl bottle pours an oily, opaque black with some swirling tan head. Nose is sweet, brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, molasses, brown sugar, caramel, mocha. Finish is medium bodied and super smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
12oz shared by Daknole – thanks a ton Dak! Pours crude oil black with a one finger tan head. The nose is chocolate, light green pepper, espresso and booze. The taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, burnt malt, tobacco and dark roast coffee. Full creamy mouthfeel. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2010
Lovely, glowing black with a tall, tight, fine head. Fruity nose of Belgian yeasts, dried fruits, coffee and licorice. Flavor of tons of coffee, licorice, dried and fresh fruits, orange-chocolate, blackberries. Very smooth and thick. The best of their three stouts we tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2010
(33cl bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted hatch peppers, roasted malt, and wood. Flavor of roasted hatch peppers, coffee, roasted malt, lightly burnt grains, and herbs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2010
12 oz bottle from Delirium’s Hoppy Loft.
Appearance : Pitch black with a creamy brown head. Some lacing.
Aroma : Lots and lots of coffee, some black chocolate with roasted malt. Some hops. Quite sweet with notes of raisins.
Taste : Very powerful coffee and lots of chocolate. Finish has big coffee notes with lots of chocolate.
Overall : Ok this is coffee. Like description says, it’s filthy rich and massive. I had this one at the end of a beer drinking day and I don’t think it was a good idea. It was too heavy and I had a hard time finishing it. I can say it is very well made and very powerful but I can’t help but think that maybe it was too much. Only a third of the bottle would have been enough and I would probably have rated it higher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle pours thick and viscous, deep brown with a beige head. Aroma smells of coffee, tobacco, jalapeno, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor shows the same with some oak, molasses, coconut and oak. Overall body is full, moderately sweet and finishes lightly bitter. I would have scored it higher if not for the weird green pepper thing goin on. Not that it was bad, just distracting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2010
330ml Bottle: Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, light caramel, malt, espresso, and slight wood. Poured pitch black in color with a large, creamy, dense, brown head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Flavor is heavily sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of espresso, roasted coffee, caramel, slight wood, slight tar, malt, ash, and light vanilla. Full body. Slick, creamy, then chalky texture. Soft carbonation. Sweet, malt, espresso, light wood, slight tobacco, and hint of vanilla finish is chalky. 13%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Dark black pour, brown head. Aroma is full of sweet chocolate, booze, coffee, roast, vanilla, toasted marshmallow. Flavor is sweet, rum certainly comes through on the tongue, with some chocolate and caramel. Creamy as hell!

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