overall
100
97
style
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Imperial Stout
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Black Damnation series is a dark twist of Urbans 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7727) - Brier, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9709) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7616) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2374) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (7434) - 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...Theres always but...

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff (8181) - .....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...

im 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..

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KUEric (949) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Smells a little like a barleywine (must be the rum barrels). Its 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15454) - , 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigMomma (226) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2011
33cl bottle 8 months old
The bottle comes alive with a little fssh and opens the way for the viscous pitch black liquid that gives birth to a big dark brown moccha head that dissipates to a large bubble rocky landscape and leaves superb lacing.
The nose is quite closed and subtle with cacao, fresh coffee beans and slight notes of rum and fruit. The flavor is sweet at first then goes to bitter chocolate and slight vinous notes due to the espresso flavor that at first dominates the aftertaste. The taste is not quite lively at first but it is the finish where this beer plays its trump card. In the finish which is very dry there are notes of espresso, rum, fruit and tons of other stuff that make it a complex yet elegant aftertaste. The body is very thick and sticky with a proper amount of carbonisation.
This truly is a remarkable beer that thanks to its elegancy is completely different from the other beers in the BD series. As they say that raw power gives birth to pure elegancy with age I am very eager to age some of these to see what they are really up to.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (1055) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2011
On draught @ Taco Mac Kennesaw. Black pour with a nice brown head. Aroma was somewhat laid back. Good roast presence, light smoke and maybe just a touch of coffee, not much. Flavors were big and roasty, light chocolate with a espresso like finish, bitterness was black coffee like, dry and lingering. Mouthfeel was big, smooth and creamy. Carbonation light. Alcohol was nowhere to be found. Huge in every way. Excellent big stout.


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