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


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RATINGS: 435   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
berntholer (1611) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2013
dark coffee chocolate coloured head that disappears quickly with lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is alcoholic, toasted malts and coffee. taste is oak/vanilla, alcoholic, coffee with an aftertaste of mocha, coffee and slight bitterness. very smooth/slick mouthfeel, medium carbonation and body. the alcohol is well hidden, but couldnt pick up the rum tough. all-in-all great stuff as expected :) bottle 33 cl

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2011
Bottle from MesandSim again. Poured black with a medium tan head. Even my rubbish nose can pick out a ton of coffee in the aroma. Complex flavour, bit of vanilla, some rum, bit of wood. Has some bitterness from the huge dollop of coffee but not as extreme as I was expecting. Lovely. Great work from Struise as usual.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2010
Draught at Pre-ZBF 2010. Im an enthusiast for beer and coffee so I knew this would be something special. The darkest brown with creamy brown head. Stunning aroma of yes! coffee and plenty of it. The flavour carries through the coffee tremendously but does change and takes on new character throughout. Vanilla bean and chocolate plum pudding starts to show through now as well. This is remarkable. Beautiful balance with a creamy, coffee bean finish. Funking wow - this is the goods! Im fiendin already - I need more!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle shared at the NY Meet the TURD tasting. Pours dark chocolate with tan lacing. Aroma is very odd with loads of green bell pepper. Some wet coffee ground notes. Flavor is a mix of dark chocolate a green bell pepper. Savory and stinky cheese. Some rich chocolate overpowered by all the off notes. What happened here?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Served from a 33 cL bottle from the Struise Yeast Store. The appearance is a beautiful chocolaty brown black with a huge foamy brown head. The aromas are amazing roasty mocha, and coffee, heavy roast malts. Great nose. The flavors follow up perfectly to the nose. A great heavy roasted coffee, great darker chocolate, oak barrels, the rum is present but a more subtle note they a usual BA beer. There is such a great full roasted whole coffee bean in the brew that its hard to believe there isnt major coffee additions, or maybe the Black Albert is more coffee forward then I remember. Im also loving the tone on the rum, it is very molasses and mildly spiced. The mouth is full bodied, slightly chalky, with a heavy carbonation. Wow a beautifully done beer! Im even more sad my 2nd bottle broke in shipment. Maybe theyll have more come my next order.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niller (1519) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle@lmesse, Voldby (29-08-15). Pours black with a good brown head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, lots of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Full body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Nice alcoholic warming finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle pours thick and viscous, deep brown with a beige head. Aroma smells of coffee, tobacco, jalapeno, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor shows the same with some oak, molasses, coconut and oak. Overall body is full, moderately sweet and finishes lightly bitter. I would have scored it higher if not for the weird green pepper thing goin on. Not that it was bad, just distracting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
A - pitch black, very thick pour. Amazingly dark head. S - very rich sweet barrel aged aromas. Coffee, molasses, toasted marshmallows, dark fruits, dark brown sugar, rum, booze. M - mellow super smooth rich rounded creamy mf. 13% well hidden. T - quick tangy beginning, raw cacao and licorice. Molasses, "Mary Janes pb kisses", smoke, oak, spiced rum, toasted marshmallow. Light vegetal and metallic notes. O - very very good smooth coffee, barrel aged beer. Rich and smooth. 4.1 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1449) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
A-- Poured an oily looking reddish black color. Settled black, no light penetrating this at all. Nice looking head. A sort of dark reddish brown leather looking head. One finger in height and looks like a mousse with the thickness in the head. Sits at a nice layer of film. Great spotty lacing and leaves a dark reddish brown layer of film in the glass. S-- Strong, powerful coffee. Has held up well with some age. Marshmallow, peat, wood, chocolate, char and ash. Just very vibrant and a big nose. Just lovely. T-- Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, coco powder, carmel and some char and ash. Nice well rounded flavors. M-- Low carbonation and medium feel. Slick and oily in the mid and back with a overdrawn coffee and burnt tire finish. Slightly sweet as well. Well hidden ABV. O--- Excellent example of a RIS with coffee. Slightly dry, slightly sweet, coffee in the right spots. Well hidden ABV and just a fun beer to drink on a cold night. Will buy again if given the chance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (1372) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 330ml bottle served in a tulip glass. Batch from 2011.10.01. Best before 2016.12 29. A: Pours an absolutely oily black color forming a small brown thin bubbled brown head. Good retention but no much lacings left. A thin layer remains for long time on the top S: Perfect. Dark chocolate, coffee, wood and bourbon. Some notes of roasted malts, grassy hops bready yeasts. Also some notes of mint and alcohol in the very end T: Perfect as the nose. Upfront is slightly sweet with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak, roasted malts. End is made of an intense roast bitterness and some earthy and bready yeasts M: Extremely creamy and heavy body. Molasses. Low carbonation. Aftertaste is very woody with notes of roasted bitterness O: Excellent beer. One of the best beers Ive ever had. Perfect [ BA Review @ 12/13/2012 ]

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