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


on tap

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RATINGS: 381   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12545) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2010
Bottled (BB 05/2015)
Thanks Pade for buying this one for me. Opaque black color, big creamy brown head. Strong aroma of coffee and tobacco ash with alcohol notes. Fuller body than in BD III. Beer is very "dark": lots of roasted, coffeish flavors, tobacco ash, burnt malts. Finish has some sweetness, perhaps from rum? Otherwise not rum found here. More mellow than III but still quite alcoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Black pour with a deep tan head. Aroma is coffee cream, bean, wood, booze, chocolate, burnt cinders, ember char. Flavor is super bitter chocolate wood, burnt char, some light rum, booze,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21 (2221) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Huge thanks to oteyj for this one. Another pitch black pour with a dense brown frothy head. Aroma is more subtle than the others of the series, with great cream, wood, and chocolate, with less roast. Flavor is more aggressive, with bitter chocolate, burnt wood, rum, espresso, and caramel. All of these beers in the Black Damnation series have been similar, but have also had their own unique addition. The palate is big and rich, and the finish is dry and chalky. Another phenomenal brew from Urbain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Delicious looking black pour with a tan frothy head. The aroma is loaded with woody booze, with roasty rum, and burnt timber. The flavor is loaded with bitter chocolate and charred woody booze. The rum is slightly noticable, and adds an excellent dimension to the brew. The palate is epically thick and rich with a velvety mouthfeel and a dry roasted chalky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13902) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle @ Bir und Fud Beerstore, Rome. Pours black with a creamy brown head and lacings on top. Lovely nose and flavor dominated by coffee.Cold coffee, fruit and a bit of vanilla. Great roastedness. Stikcy and smooth. Well hidden alcohol. Extremely tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle, pours a deep black and tall tan foam, aromas of dusty coffee, vanilla, flavors of char, espresso coffee, woody and bitter. finish is a little hot and bitter also

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2010
WOW. Another fantastic beer by De Struise. MMM. Massive mocha bomb on the nose. Maybe traces of vanilla and deep rich chocolate. In the taste I get lumpy thick chocolate, burnt roasted malts, coffee beans, black tar, licorish. This beer is simply devine. Maybe some oak is in here too. Poured into De Struise glass. Opaque colour. Didn’t have any Heaven and Hell so had this instead to celebrate Menno’s birthday yesterday. I love this beer. Thank you so much guys for the consistentcy in wonderful beers. Bottle poured into authentic De Struise glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4788) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2010
Bottle from Bier Tempel, Brussels. As good as black and with a huge, light brown, lacing head. Intense roasted espresso aroma. Flavours are more complex, rummy notes in the background, definitely quite a bit of chocolate, but still overwhelming espresso roast. Impressive and subtle complexity below the roasted espresso.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
(33cl bottle thanks to blutt59) jet black with deep tan head that lasts and is creamy. Nose of espresso, coffee, chocolate syrup, and very nutty. Taste of alcohol, dark chocolate, metal, medium thick creamy body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a gorgeous thick black with a long lasting dark brown head. Nose is very cool, heavy on fruity rum notes with lots of roasty coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is closer to Black Albert with less roasty imperial stout notes and an overall smoother body. Coffee roast flavor is big in the flavor with hints of chocolate vanilla and a very nice fruity note that is probably partly from the rum barrel and from the fruitier Black Albert. Quite different from Black Damnation as it doesn’t quite have the huge palate. A very very good belgian imperial stout.

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