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Black Damnation IV - Coffee Club - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

192 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 123
Gots: 43 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: alcstradamus on 03-14-2010)
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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.33/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Black, straight black. Pours thick and syrupy with a heavy carbonation given the viscosity. Dark khaki/tan head starts off massive and creamy. Drops to a small cap and small creamy collar. Minimal lacing. Vigorous swirl produces a sizable head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Deeply roasted, like crazy roasted. Loaded with cocoa and bitter baker's chocolate. So dark it crosses in to alkali. Slight oxidation as well. Coffee beans and bitter pressed coffee. Deep dark fruit, plum and fig and cherry. A sharp bite of alcohol layered throughout. Red wine and chocolate. Milk and dark, Tons of coffee bean. Licorice and a touch of leather. Touches of char and burnt malt. Deep caramelized sweetness. Some chocolate cake as well. Cherry skin, some oak, and vanilla. Dense and deep.

Taste: Deep dark fruit and crazy roasted malts. A touch of char and burnt malt. Caramelized malts add a ton of sweetness. Cocoa and lots of it. Deep dark baker's chocolate pushes in to an almost metallic level. Some plum and fig as well. Chocolate - milk and dark - and bitter. Coffee beans and old over-extracted coffee. Some vague notions of licorice and old leather. Oxidized and deeply metallic without tasting like a battery. Burnt and charred. Almost smoky. Warming pushes the alkali cocoa taste up a bit much and the coffee beans take on an older quality.

Mouthfeel: Not quite as thick as the pour would indicate. Medium pushing toward full body with minimal carbonation. Slick and almost creamy. Surprisingly clean.

Overall: We're not just a beer we're a coffee club.

It's big and burly as expected. A bit over roasted and loaded with a bitter cocoa and alkali profile that ultimately hurts.

Goblinmunkey7, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of angrybabboon
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shared with Goblinmunkey7, cheers to him for the acquisition and gifting

Consumed 10/24/14

A: Pours big, thick, and intimidating - jet black at its core with some dark brown around the edges - gushes out of the bottle with a dense, thick, light brown foam - retains a mostly solid cap with a thick, dense collar

S: As if someone decided to soak chocolate cake and brownies in a pot of coffee - extremely rich with a ton of chocolate - dark chocolate, milk chocolate, fudge, brownies, and cake - tons of coffee, with some acidity - some light oxidation - dark fruits, caramel, and molasses - some hints of Belgian yeast with some fruity esters - some big alcohol notes - very decadent and complex

T: Big, thick, rich, absurd - huge chocolate and coffee flavors - rich chocolate cake with chocolate frosting - brownies - fudge, tootsie rolls, semisweet chocolate, chocolate syrup - caramel, molasses, and some dark fruits - some nice esters and some booze - sweet, but there's so much chocolate and coffee that it works

M: Full body, but not the thickest I've had, very smooth, unexpectedly drinkable for a big beer

O: I'd join this club

The bark is bigger than the bite. For a big beer, drinking this is definitely not a challenge. The chocolate and coffee notes are lovely. This is the best stout I've had in a while.

angrybabboon, Oct 25, 2014
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Black Damnation IV - Coffee Club from De Struise Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.