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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 437   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2010
Great beer, but not as good as the black albert. A bit more alcohol in the nose and lots of coffee. The added barrel flavours are really subtle, perhaps because the base beer is so strong tasting to begin with. Additional coffee flavour noticeable as well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
[3333-20100810] 330mL bottle. Wine barrels and fruity alcohol aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy dark brown head and thick lacing. Roasted alcoholic malt flavour waits several seconds before the coffee malt kicks in. Full boozy body is not as smooth as I would prefer. Interesting, though builds up more booze finishing the glass.
(@ Delirium Cafe, Brussels, Belgium; w/ jerc)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2011 Bottle, thx tarheels. Pours black with almost no head. Flavor is chocolate, molasses, blackstrap rum, vanilla, and yes, lots of of coffee. Some hot booze but still very good. EDIT: Tried again on draft with carbonation. Much better, less boozy, coffee flavor really shines through.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaboon (2030) - FINLAND - NOV 5, 2010
Very dark beer, very dark head. Aroma of wood, peppers, dark roasted coffee and vanilla. Kind of reminds me of a cigar. Lots of coffee flavour. Brown sugar and vanilla too. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Not much alcohol presence in the flavour. Soft carbonation. Dry and just a little sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Struise black damnation coffee club. 33cl bottle at delirium cafe, brussels... Pours a slick thin black pour with lighter reddish edges and a silky light khaki head... Aroma of anise and chocolate with a pretty mild roast, fairly noticeable and more subtle than i would have thought. Sweet Belgian sugars added.. Sweeter chocolate and anise with some added candied sugar as well as a dark fruitiness to give a confectionary sugary aspect to it. Coffee plays a subordinate role but does poke its head at the beginnind and during mid-palate. Soft carbonation and smooth light silky mouthfeel. Sweeter residual sugar towards the end and finishes with a touch of a coffee earthy bitterness. 7/4/8/4/16

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16328) - 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 thats 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 cant say Ive been totally amazed by any of them. Still, this one was good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle shared at a BA/RB tasting [huge thanks to BelgBeerGeek for sending this bottle our way]... Poured black with a tan head. Lots of coffee here, more than the first three. A little too hot and unbalanced with the coffee and alcohol warmth. Molassess, chocolate, whiskey and oak flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2010
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured black with a beige head. aroma was coffee, grain, and chocolate. flavor was pretty much the same as the nose. body was medium with medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2454) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Bottle. Jet black color with a dark tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma carries burnt roasted malts, lots of coffee, some sweet dark fruits, kiss of booze, but not really picking out the rum. While the rum treatment doesnt come through in the aroma, it certainly slides into the taste. Definite coffee presence, but not harsh. Quite well-rounded with a touch of sweetness, but still lots of savory characteristics that dominate. Slick, oily, and a little thick in the body that leaves a dry palate from the roast and warming on the back of the throat. This is definitely a big brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (13643) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 5, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2012 Re-rate 7/28/12: Bottle sample at an Imperial Stout tasting at kerenmks place. Thanks Nimrod. Black with a light brown head. Aroma with lots of coffee beans, roasted grains and a bit of alcohol. Bittersweet flavor of roasted coffee beans, a hint of chocolate and a bitter and slightly herbal finish. Full-bodied. 7/4/8/4/16=3.9

[9/22/10] Bottle at Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Black with a big brown head. Aroma of espresso, burnt wood, some dark chocolate and dark fruits notes. Bittersweet flavor with lots of coffee, somewhat burnt, smoke, tobacco, chocolate notes and alcohol. Bitter roasty finish. Thick and full-bodied. Good and bursting with flavor but a bit over the top. 7/4/7/4/15=3.7


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