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Black Damnation IV - Coffee Club - De Struise Brouwers

Black Damnation IV - Coffee ClubBlack Damnation IV - Coffee Club

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

169 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%


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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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a cervoise, this brew appears black in color with 2.5 fingers worth of brown head. Solid retention to the cap throughout the duration. Patches and a webbing pattern of lace stick to the glass. A swirl revives a dark brown finger back to the surface.

The smell of this brew is dark and roasted coffee which imparts a light citrus aspect. Deep roasted grain fills the nose with hints of char, chocolate and earthy almost dirty notes. Somewhat of a light touch of must from a combination of coffee and earth character. As the brew warms, a light note of tobacco emerges mixed with more earthy and chocolate malt.

The taste is quite earthy with a deep almost dirty earthen flavor of old, stale coffee. The coffee element imparts a light citrus coffee bean aspect with a hint of hops. Herbal at times with a bitterness contributed equally from hops and dark roasted grain. There is a minor alcohol kick that seems lightly exaggerated from a spirit-like inclusion that gets increasingly tangy as the brew warms up.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. The 13% abv is very well integrated in this brew. Overall it has a solid balance and arrangement of flavors. However, when compared to the rest of the black damnation series, I think this one falls a little short compared to the others. Perhaps this one would have been best enjoyed as fresh as possible. Regardless, it is worth a try if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 15:41:27 | More by stakem
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Black Damnation IV - Coffee Club from De Struise Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.