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


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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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (5097) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
The third offspring of Black Damnation, this time matured on rhum barrels. Thick and creamy, beige head, colour black. Complex aroma revealing the whole complexity of Black Albert with more wood and noticeable, yet subtle rhum; dates, coffee, tobacco, vanilla, leather, raisins, candi syrup, spicy hops, etc. Deep and complex taste with thick and oily mouthfeel, sweetish but quickly becoming dry roasted bitter, dry and long, woody and complex finish with just a hint of rhum.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
666ale (85) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Another massive imperial stout, more brown in colour but with a big moka coffee character. Not sure they are using only coffee beans, tastes of brewed coffee.however very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattiasA (862) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2014
Bottled at Nya Trls. Dominated by coffee, dark chocolate, dried fruit, charred barrels and herbs.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (1105) - 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 (6214) - 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 (9922) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - 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 (607) - 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
Christos (5435) - 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 (19192) - 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.

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