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

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unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Black Damnation series is a dark twist of Urban’s 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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3.8
TBone (17532) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2010
Bottled (BB 05/2015)
Thanks Pade for buying this one for me. Opaque black color, big creamy brown head. Strong aroma of coffee and tobacco ash with alcohol notes. Fuller body than in BD III. Beer is very "dark": lots of roasted, coffeish flavors, tobacco ash, burnt malts. Finish has some sweetness, perhaps from rum? Otherwise not rum found here. More mellow than III but still quite alcoholic.

4.3
chrisv10 (17434) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle, 13.0%. Black with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, strong coffee and a little chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, strong coffee, chocolate, medium sweet, hops, liquorice, rum, little vanilla, little dark fruits with notes of alcohol.

3.8
yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle, courtesy of Meilby. A dark brown head, creamy and fingerthick forms over an oily jet black body. The aroma has a touch of alcohol, booze I guess, but in general I think it’s too weak. Coffee dominates, but I’d like more of it. Much more actually, and I’m certainly not a coffee drinker. The flavor is more interesting, at least the coffee is more evident, and there’s also some booze and dark chocolate. It’s full-bodied and oily on the palate, super soft. Lasting coffee finish with some booze. Certainly a nice one, but I’m not sure the barrel aging did the beer good. 120324

4.1
jtclockwork (16581) - , 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.

3.8
brokensail (16449) - 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 that’s 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 can’t say I’ve been totally amazed by any of them. Still, this one was good.

4.1
Dedollewaitor (16158) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle @ Bir und Fud Beerstore, Rome. Pours black with a creamy brown head and lacings on top. Lovely nose and flavor dominated by coffee.Cold coffee, fruit and a bit of vanilla. Great roastedness. Stikcy and smooth. Well hidden alcohol. Extremely tasty!

3.9
Benzai (15608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle @ afterparty ZZT V. Pitch black color, small brown head. Smell malts, roasted malts, coffee, alcohol. Taste malts, coffee, roasted malts, alcohol. Full body, medium carbo.

3.7
Ferris (15275) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle - Tons of dark chocolate and a hint of coffee. Jet black with a rich brown head. Bitter chocolate, coffee and some vanilla. Body is pretty thing with a bit of astringent finish. I think that is the rum. Interesting, but with so many good barrel coffee beers not good enough.

4
bhensonb (15194) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
Bottle from Bier Temple in Brussels. Pours black with a low dark tan head. Aroma is coffee plus oak? So thick it’s almost chewy. Flavor is coffee/bourbon/rum/vanilla? And other things I don’t know. It’s definitely barrel aged; it seems astringent. It’s quite good. It’s complex. Think I’m finally getting rum in the finish.

3.5
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Draught at Pre-ZBF 2010. Black - brown head. High coffee, grounded coffee, sweetness, roasted, nice grassy, alcoholic, sharp, light vegetable hoppy, light alcoholic, light lactose.


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