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


on tap


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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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.

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ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Light coffee nose, slightly stale, but decent, some cocoa and cola. Moderately sweet, moderately bitter, lots of coffee, but it’s stale and tastes like maxwell house.

Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2015 Bottle: Big vast brown head, disappears slow. Dark brown to black pour, black colored beer. Smell coffee, wood, earth, chocolate, hints of liquorice and burned malts. Earthy tones dominate the taste with a nice woody mix and soft mix of roasted malts, chocolate, hints of dark fruits, liquorice, sweet, bitter, perfect.   Long dark chocolate kinda like aftertaste. Very silky mouthfeel, low carbo and a full body. Delicious beer!

bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Draft at 1913 St. Louis MO. Dark, black with a huge tan head-this beer just looks delicious. Not much nose at first as this came out cold. Flavors are full of coffee, roastiness, very bitter and sharp. Body is thick at first although it thins out a bit as it warms up. Full flavor all the way down. Delicious.

after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
330. Thanks, Mike! Pours jet black with a dense, creamy burnt tan head. Big sweet coffee, soy sauce, prune, chocolate, and roast on the nose. Silky, slightly sticky thick body. Some carbonation must be in there somewhere, wishing for tsunami relief outreach efforts. Chocolate, soy sauce, gourmet coffee, roast, and toast on the mid palate. Very cohesively integrated, not at all beating you over the head with any one particular flavor element. Tasty stuff.

phaleslu (10264) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Draft served in a tulip at 33 in St. Louis. Pours an opaque dark brown/black color with a finger-thick brown head. Aroma of coffee roast, toasted grains, brown sugar, wood, dark chocolate, and faint smoke. The flavor is where it kicked into high gear, with rich coffee and dark chocolate notes, wood, rum, earth, brown sugar, cola, and faint smoke. Full-bodied, with a rich, smooth, roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The alcohol is pretty muted under the roast and sweetness. Awesome coffee beer.

radagast83 (8065) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Draft. Woah! This beer poured on thick, dark black with a dark brown, long lasting head. Aroma was roasted malts, brown sugars, coffee notes. Flavor was rich, complex, vanilla, roasted malts. Bitter notes!

piscator34 (2534) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle sample via and shared with oakbluff. Black in colour with medium carbonation. Huge espresso and green coffee bean aromas mix with a subtle chili infused chocolate note. Flavours are full on acidic dark roast coffee upfront, but evolve into a rich sweet chocolate and dark caramel finish. Great balance and body, with virtually no heat. Very nice.

ogivlado (7812) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottled 330ml. -trade with kappldav123 (thanks David!)
Black coloured, medium sized brown head, coffee nose with hint of mold. Interesting start and then ordinary but pleasant roastiness with notes of coffee and tobacco. Alcohol and chocolate finish. (Very) good IS but...There’s always but...

SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bought this 11.2 ounce bottle, in Amsterdam a few months back at The Cracked Kettle- the last beer buying stop of the trip, top shelf and a ladder later, all mine for 12.50 euro .. .

Pours a deep brown black with fantastic dense head on the pour, settles down nicely.. .

Aroma of coffee, tar, and gods coffee cup..

Amazing complexities in this one, coffee being the main player but chocolate, espresso, tar, more coffee, light rum, and more espresso...

i’m in love, my beer of the year, and maybe even the best beer i have ever had..

This floaty thing is amazing. We should patent this.

one of the best beers i have ever had. period..

KUEric (976) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Smells a little like a barleywine (must be the rum barrels). It’s not as deep an aroma as I Was expecting from this BW-esque Imperial Stout. The mouthfeel is thicker (like all Imp Stouts) but the finish seems to just kind of abruptly end. The flavor was lots of coffee but also was sweeter than I thought it was going to be (the barleywine aroma comments should have alerted me to that). There was a fair amount of alcohol on the flavor as well.

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