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


on tap

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RATINGS: 378   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (1221) - BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2013
Black oily beer, dark brown foam. Soft carbonation. Very impressive! Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Very rich and complex. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9556) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, honey, light vanilla, light rum and light oak. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, light coffee, light honey and light rum with a smooth lingering bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Smell is roasted malt, burnt coffee, bitter baker’s chocolate, sweet sugar, raisins some faint leather and earthy notes. Taste is coffee, malt, chocolate, dark fruit and finishes with earthy flavors. Thick full-bodied beer, hides ABV very well. Great stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teddybeer (2165) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle. Black colour with a minimal tan head that quickly diminishes. Aroma is toasted and roasted malts, notes of licorice, candy sugar, mocha, black chcolate and coffee with wooden notes. Flavor is roasted malts, slightly sweet at the beginning with a high presence of black coffee, licorice, notes of rum and wood. Mild bittery in the final with light sweet notes, strong coffee and black chocolate with notes of rum. Smooth and creamy on palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (2941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2013
330ml bottle shared at home. Pours like crude oil with a thin tan head. Looks lovely in the glass... lacing and legs... Aroma is coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate and raisins. Pipe tobacco. Taste delivers, and has just a hint of warming booze. Soft carbonation, long finish. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolas510 (580) - SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2013
Kolsvart oljig öl med nästan inget skum! Fyllig!! Kaffe, choklad, portvin! Dold alkohol trots hög procent! Mycket god öl!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3084) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle - Tons of dark chocolate and a hint of coffee. Jet black with a rich brown head. Bitter chocolate, coffee and some vanilla. Body is pretty thing with a bit of astringent finish. I think that is the rum. Interesting, but with so many good barrel coffee beers not good enough.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (2900) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2013
12 ounce bottle
This was the best of the three Black Damnation beers that I tried. Having sampled the first four I would love to get my hands on a few others. This experiment has worked well so far - there is no reason that the rest will not be as good.

Aroma / Appearance - Coffee colored liquid seeps into the glass with a dense mocha head that is creamy and rich. Slick icy legs crawl down the sides. Black coffee with a generous amount of creamer, malty licorice, and smoke support a fine texture. The rum aspects are not strong at all.

Flavor / Palate - Coffee and smoke rinse away the last beer after a few sips. The transition sweeps in more malt, licorice, and chocolately profiles. A dry finish then leaves a mark on the back of the throat. For such a high gravity beer it is dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (902) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2014 bottle, pours black with a small dark head. aroma is a lot off coffee and oak smell. verry thick. flavour is a ton of coffee some bourbon notes, vanilla. great stout! but not the best of the 3 bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (968) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with small beige head. Coffee, roasted aroma, also oak and alcohol. Coffe and roasted taste, with some vanilla and dark fruits. Full body.

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