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


on tap

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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (12698) - 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 15/20
bu11zeye (12576) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12554) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (12461) - 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 (12389) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (11953) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2010
Bottle @ UDRB, Oirschot. Coffe, ash, cream and dark chocolate in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with licorice, caramel, coffee and dark chocolate. Rhummy and alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2012
@Maxx’s TURD Tasting–11.2oz bottle-pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee-dark malt, chickory. Taste is coffee-sweet dark malt, chickory/earthy hops, some jalepeno.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11881) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 11, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Struise Beershop.
Pour is completely black, really magnificent cappucino-beige head on top . Long duration. Aroma has a whole lot of coffee. Dry, hard roasted, grainy, light vinious, some earthy tones. Medium carbonation, extremely dry and creamy mouthfeel. This is a very dry beer. Some oakiness, lots of coffee, dark chocolate, figs, vinious, grainy, some clear rum notes. Long, lingering bitter and vinious finish. Lovely beer. Very dry, very elegant use of the barrels. Yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11811) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2012
I feel a little busted, this beer will likely kill any bugs that might have invaded my body... pure medicine.. pours very very dark brown, settles black with a large very smooth brown head.Aroma of hard roasted malts, faint dusty note, faint citrussy note, woody notes, sort of closed in on itself. complex, but not powerfull enough.Flavor is wood, rum, raisins, roasted malts, brown sugar, slighlty tart notes from the wood, great roasted malty bitterness into the aftertaste, palate is very smooth. Flavor is also closed in on itself, but very complex, and it unfolds if You give it time. A great sipper. Some of the taste notes might lend a little from a real heavyweight quad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Tap. Pours opaque with an average, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of wood, prune, peppers, nutmeg, and earth. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of wood, alcohol, smoke, raisin, peppers, nutmeg, leather, and earth. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation, low creaminess, and a dry and biting finish.

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