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Black Damnation IV - Coffee Club - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

187 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 121
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
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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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Honus1, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

GRUUMSH, Jun 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

ADTaber, May 18, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Best by March 2015.

Appearance - Just shy of inky black. Some transparency at the edges. A lot of nice khaki foam. Lots of wisps.

Smell - Lots of coffee. Extremely strong. Raw, green coffee flavor. Roasty chocolate. Some cadamel.

Taste - Intense coffee again. Less raw, more bitter. Touch of acidity from the coffee. Dark chocolate. Bitter coffee finish.

Mouthfeel - Really bitter and some booze. Medium-high carbonation.

Overall - Not sure if that coffee acidity is a result of age. It's not off-putting, but the coffee is extremely strong.

Alieniloquium, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of Abio
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Abio, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Jwale73
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz. bottle enjoyed on 4/7/2013 at the Delirium Hoppy Loft. Pours an inky black with a one inch, dense, creamy, mocha-colored head. Nose expresses intense coffee grounds followed by rich chocolate on a roasted malt backbone. Taste follows nose - the coffee flavor has held up surprisingly well. There's also a nice chocolate character interspersed with a tart, slightly vinous quality, followed by a hint of oxidation that is just starting to peak through. Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with a creamy/silky texture and a light carbonation. The body on this beer is really quite pleasant. Overall, a very good big stout that has held up surprisingly well; however, I would say that it is just starting to decline based on the slightly oxidized character that is starting to show itself. Perhaps my favorite Black Damnation so far.

Jwale73, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of StJamesGate
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Raspberry black with rosey sandstone foam that trails.
Humus, boozey rum barrel and coffee on the nose.
Black cherry skin, cocoa, raspberry jam, a vanilla hit and vague tea leaf hop.
Brown sugar syrup finish and tobacco linger.
Medium to full, round, chewy, smooth.

Big and chunky. The wood is there, but there's plenty of fruit, too. Gentle, at the end of the day, especially for the strength. But should this really be called "coffee" anything?

StJamesGate, Apr 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of DenMar
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Black as night, Thick oily texture with two finger dark brown head that seems to last forever!

S - Coffee, wood, Chocolate and some peat, very nice nose, more intense than regular Black Albert.

T - Roasted Coffee, a lot of Coffee!! and dark chocolate, Molasses and a bit of dark fruits, There is also sweetness in this beer that compliments all the flavors.

M - Low carbonation and thick mouthfeel, what you can expect from the Struise, very sweet finnish.

O - Fantastic Stout from the Struise, one of their best in my opinion.

DenMar, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

DarthKostrizer, Feb 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

claytong, Feb 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

madtowndmb1, Jan 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

BarrytheBear, Jan 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

klipper, Dec 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

BartMcStout, Dec 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

MAUEX_MFA, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.83/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 I've ever had. Perfect

eduardolinhalis, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of Brabander
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, normally i always review my Struise beers i drink. I always thought i had reviewed this one. Seems to be not the case....

Poured in my Struise glass this beer looks like heaven. Black, pitch pitch black this one is! Huhge head with millions of bubbles. Nice and slow lacing in the glass. Smeel is coffee, dark roasted coffee. I stopped drinking coffee twelve years ago and now i am drinking a coffee based stout.

Very tasty, i am glad i have lots of bottles left! The alcohol is really hidden with its super balanced taste

Brabander, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

acurtis, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

djrn2, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Mister_Joshy, Nov 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

seeswo, Oct 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

samEBC, Sep 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

t0rin0, Sep 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

WynnO, Sep 08, 2012
Black Damnation IV - Coffee Club from De Struise Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.