overall
100
97
style
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%
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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4.6
Brasero (19) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2012
Dark coloured mokka head malty stout, beautifull intense coffee flavour, Dark fruits. One of my favorite stouts

4.6
AdamChandler (5052) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Struise black damnation 4

A - pitch black. 1 finger coffee colored head. Subsides quickly.

S - Mocha and coffee and coca nibs. Huge smoked malts

T - first things first. Bourbon and tobacco. Gigantic malts. Smoked and dark malts! Slight vanilla flavor. Cedar and well dirt. But a nice earthy dirt taste. Really amazing. The coffee taste is the single #1 taste!

M - 30% carbonation. Very little left after BA. Medium body. The booze is hidden surprisingly well. It is amazing.

O - Wow. 95/100. Amazing. Delicious. Tasty exceptional. Really a wonderful beer!


4.6
Gerbeer (3756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours black with little head. Aromas of cocoa powder, dry chocolate, and plums. Rich complex flavors: dry coffee, espresso, oily vanilla... Excellent

4.6
JefVerstraete (3376) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2013
Black oily beer, dark brown foam. Soft carbonation. Very impressive! Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Very rich and complex. Very well balanced.

4.6
visionthing (5363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 29, 2015
33cl bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen (bought Easter 2012). Pours used motor oil looking with not much head to speak of, just a tiny, beige ring. Oooh - even the crown cap smells heavenly. Did expect this one to be nice, but damn, this is really something! Complex, roasty aroma with some oaky notes, vanilla, spices, dark chocolate, coffee, ripe, dark fruits and dark dried fruits. Sweet, smooth and complex with a surprisingly high drinkability. Full bodied with carbonation on the soft side. Velvety, vinous and just so delicious! Damn!

4.6
ciocanelu (2536) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 1, 2016
Original version, 33 cl bottle. Pitch black color with brown head. Aroma has slightly tart dried fruits like figs and raisins and some cognac type notes. Taste is also slightly acidic, quite dry but fruity and complex. Blueberries, chocolate and some wood. Really smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation. This beer really aged gracefully, complex, no alcohol burn, really smooth on the palate.

4.5
Travlr (24909) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2010
First sampling on draught at pre-ZBF, further samplings on days #1, 2 & 3 after bottling. Black. Dark maroon head, progressively thicker shortly after bottling. Aroma of burnt espresso, vanilla beans, bittersweet cocoa. Rich coffee flavor that would make Juan Valdez weep with joy. Far and away my favorite of the BD series to date.

4.5
eManu (544) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2010
Pours a deep black color with a very thick dark tan color head. Aroma of strong roasted malts, coffee, chocolates and spices, and smokey. Flavors of strong roasted malts, coffee, dry plums, chocolates, liquorice, hints of rhum and oak, hints of pepper, nuts and spices. Good carbonation, lightly sweet and good bitterness, dry. Some smokeyness. Very strong and complex flavors. Very litle water in this brew, its quite thick. The flavors changes over time, and every sip is a different experience. The rum is deffinitivly present, makes a nice ending touch. Very enjoyable, This is a top brew.

4.5
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2010
Bottle, biiiig thanks to Mes. Soil the bed what a little beauty; poured as black as the abyss with a good looking tan head.The coffee was there from the off, tussling for position with rum, barrel, roasted malt and alcohol notes. Stunning body and balance.... you vixen you. Flavour was all that and then some, dark choc, wood, dark fruits. Every sip revealed something different. As a rum lover this was just a real treat and one I didn’t want to end.

4.5
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 it’s hard to believe there isn’t major coffee additions, or maybe the Black Albert is more coffee forward then I remember. I’m 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! I’m even more sad my 2nd bottle broke in shipment. Maybe they’ll have more come my next order.


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