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


on tap

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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (1057) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (24333) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2011
Bottled, thanks Baggio! Very black, small beige head. Evident coffee aroma. Mid dry, more slimmed and vinous than expected, but huge on espresso. Also the bitterness is milder than expected. A potent winter wamer that remains drinkable. Well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (11011) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Bierkrug - thanks. Coffee, charcoal, and wood aroma. Dark black color with large brown head. Sweet chocolate, coffee malt and bitter vegetal flavor. Hint of run in the finish. Nice body. Think I like the aging in rum barrels better than the other barrel aged beers Ive had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (7465) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2010
33cl bottle. Pours black with a big thick brown head. Foam is mostly lasting and good lacing. Aroma is strong and intense: lots of malt and tons of coffee. Notes of caramel and chocolate too. Taste is quite different: strong and complex, with coffee, chocolate, roasted notes and some alcohol in the end, which clash with some bitterness and tart notes. Alcohol well hidden considering the 13 abv. Palate is full, creamy with medium carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (5466) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle thanks to 50belair. Tasted with some friends along side Cuvee Delphine, Black Damnation 1-4, and regular Black Albert. Black pour, tan head. Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, sweet dark fruit, raisin, and oak. A nice sweetened coffee version of Black Albert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2010 Courtesy of Secret Santa December 2010

Bottle: The aroma consists dark chocolate, coffee, black licorice, and a strong alcohol (rum) presence. The alcohol is a tad too strong for my preferences. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a small light brown head that fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with lots of dark chocolate and black coffee. The finish has light vanilla, sweet rum, wood, and alcohol. Black coffee and wood really linger in the aftertaste. Medium-full bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Draft. Delicious! Theres my old friend Black Albert! I love that guy. Smells basically identical to Black Albert with a fantastic dry coffee note that is strong but fits in nicely with the sweet roasty fruity aromas of regular BA. Had no idea this was aged in rum barrels, so maybe thats a good thing that it was that subtle. Flavor follows, however the coffee takes a little more of a lead than it did in the flavor, basically fantastic BA with a moderately strong, and quality, coffee flavor, I like this marriage a lot. Supremely drinkable, probably be a 5 in palate again if this werent served on draft and a bit too cold. Although, Im not sure the bottle conditioning would do the coffee all that well so flavor wise its probably best on draft. Well done! perhaps my favorite iteration/take on Black Albert of the bunch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (6824) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2010
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Kulminator) The beer poured black. Its head was large and brown. Aroma had coffee, oatmeal like sourness and roastedness. Palate was full bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were roastedness, coffee, malts, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste had roastedness and coffee. I couldnt spot the barrel flavours at all. Deserver a re-rate if I ever have a chance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (5297) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 23, 2010
Courtesy of and shared with ogivlado (thanks!)
Poured a black body, brownish thick head that went away slow. Raw ground coffee nose, hints of... frozen food? hard to explain, thawing ice maybe, a particular aroma. The taste is pretty much the same, the strong coffee notes, like ground Franck espresso (not that this descriptor will mean anything to a huge majority of people here), sliightly "stale" but not in a bad way. Some alcohol, bitter chocolate too. Lacks some complexity and didnt impress me as much as the original did. Ah well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Black with a thin brown head. Coffee chocolate and that chile aroma that sometimes accompanies coffee beers. Tastes of chile chocolate vanilla and subtle rum with a warming finish. Coffee grounds taste linger in the back of the throat.

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