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


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RATINGS: 436   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (1078) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Black thin creamy with a brown head. Coffee bitter smell. light coffee bitter sweet at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5800) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
750 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice brown head. A slow and steady gusher. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and malt. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, some fruit, and some rum. Did get some heat. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (9768) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
33cl bootle from my beer cellar vintage 2008/09 I think. Thick creamy tan head. Clear deep black pour. Coffee aroma. Very smiooth imperial stout. Glad I saved this beer to age it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
c0fein (591) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 750ml bottle @ Maunula beer tasting. Bottle from Saveur Biere.

1/3 of bottle poured out from bottle when opened the cap :/ Black stuff with small circle foam. Aroma of sweet red orange. Sweet full bodied beer. Fantastic mouth-feel. I love this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlavioSP (4) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 28, 2014 does not count
I had high expectations for this one. It was a gusher getting me some trouble when pouring. Midnight black, big dark head. Aroma is coffee, boze, spices, licorice. I got no wood or barrel at all in aroma. Taste is sweet, thick mouth feel, bitter coffee, roasted malts, alcohol. Overall is good but not great. Missed wood/barrel profile and gushing turns me off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (5180) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Bottle 750 ml at home, into a snifter, ABV 13% Light gusher, nothing serious that will ruin everything around, but it keeps gushing after pouring a glass so I had to pour another one to keep it from spilling. Pours a totally black beer, with a tall dark brown head, quite thick, great retention, steady. Medium lacing left on the glass. Aroma is faint cherries, light black olive pit, some chocolate. Very nice taste, dark roasted malts, quite some coffee especially on the finish, a touch of acidity, very well hidden alcohol. Medium thick body, good carbonation, sticky on the palate. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (18100) - PCastle, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Ins Glas ergiet sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv rstmalzig, viel Kaffee, Whiskey, Vanille. Geschmack sehr rstmalzig, intensiver Kaffee, Alkohol, holzig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2015 75cl bottle shared in a trappist glass. Pours a highly volatile black liquid with an impressive brown head. Taste is Black Albert but to my taste a little subdued. The almost buttercream richness is missing but the complexity of the rum casks perfectly makes up for this and maybe enhances the berry notes usually present in a standard Black Albert. Cannot say which is better and for the price you could argue you should. Nevertheless, a hugely satisfying stout and a wonderful addition to the Struise range. Another bottle opened 5th July 2014: This is hugely superior to the previous bottle and I have adjusted the marks accordingly (albeit not too much as they were already pretty high). Coffee is more prominent in the nose than the taste but the richness is toned down from regular Black Albert (in a good way). The taste is that complex I couldnt pick out one identifiable flavour which is a testament to the balance that no aspect overpowers the other. Truly epic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (7239) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 14, 2014
Where and how: gift , 330 ml bottle 2009 VINTAGE
Aroma chili with coffee. Plenty of pepper heat with dark coffee backing. Black vibe with good depth. Tad oxidized.
Appearance : 4-
Top: creamy, dark cap. Rings on glass
Base: dark brown.
Palate : medium bodied with medium lighter carbonation. Mid walls.
Taste: strong frontal coffee feel, slight heat, Tad metallic hints. Some heat on top. Late bitterness.
Other notes Solid coffee profile. Craftsmanship was evident.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2785) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
750ml. Last in our tasting of 2-4. Same belgiany nose. Yeast and white wine grape must. Taste on this one is Belgian stout. I do get a touch of rum. Sweet belgiany finish.

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