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


on tap

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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
The Black Damnation series is a dark twist of Urbanís 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 (16196) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, 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 thatís 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 canít say Iíve been totally amazed by any of them. Still, this one was good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15578) - 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (15516) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle, 13.0%. Black with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, strong coffee and a little chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, strong coffee, chocolate, medium sweet, hops, liquorice, rum, little vanilla, little dark fruits with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Draught at Pre-ZBF 2010. Black - brown head. High coffee, grounded coffee, sweetness, roasted, nice grassy, alcoholic, sharp, light vegetable hoppy, light alcoholic, light lactose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of vanilla, freshly brewed coffee, tobacco leaf and roasted chocolate malts. Initial smoothness followed by slightly bitter chocolate malt and roasted coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2012 11.2 oz. bottle, pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of dark roasted espresso beans, burnt / roasted malt, and tar - very darkly roasted. First sip reveals an intensely flavourful and sticky, syrupy impie, with notes of caramel, dark roasted espresso, syrup, berries, rum and vanilla. Palate is extremely viscous and sticky, with the rum barrels ending off. Very complex and rum-dominant, though bordering on too rich. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle @ afterparty ZZT V. Pitch black color, small brown head. Smell malts, roasted malts, coffee, alcohol. Taste malts, coffee, roasted malts, alcohol. Full body, medium carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, hop, coffee. Flavour is coffee, alcohol, molasse, dark chocolate, roasted malt. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
Bottle from Bier Temple in Brussels. Pours black with a low dark tan head. Aroma is coffee plus oak? So thick itís almost chewy. Flavor is coffee/bourbon/rum/vanilla? And other things I donít know. Itís definitely barrel aged; it seems astringent. Itís quite good. Itís complex. Think Iím finally getting rum in the finish.

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