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


on tap

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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12147) - 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 (10202) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11701) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Thick and dark flavour with lots of coffee and a fruity touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2010
2010-08-10. Pitch black body with a creamy brown head. Alcoholic aroma is a bit boozy, obscuring the rich malty core. 7+ Flavour has a richly sweet dark malt core with alcoholic overtones that are less delicate, and a bit more abrasive than in the BD3, making it a bit less easy to drink. Smooth medium bodied palate feels just a touch thinner than the BD3, but that may just be in my head. 3+ Very good, but much less refined than the III. Would probably fare better when not in direct comparison. Uhm, so no actual coffee then? Bottle at Delerium Hoppy Loft, Brussels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Pours black with a tan head. Has a vanilla and toasted malt smell. Taste is similar with a bit of coffee in there. Little boozy but pretty nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
From the Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF tasting, Kensal Rise 31/07/2010 Big coffee aroma. Beige head. Black very strong in alcohol and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a bitter coffee roast finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown to black in color decent off light tan head. The smell is heavy coffee, malts, roast, dark chocolate, and some wood. The taste is coffee, roast, malts, and chocolate.

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