Black Damnation IV - Coffee Club | De Struise Brouwers

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Black Damnation IV - Coffee ClubBlack Damnation IV - Coffee Club

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De Struise Brouwers

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of glid02
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours black with a half-finger light brown head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of smooth roasted malts with moderate amounts of rich coffee and lighter amounts of semi-sweet chocolate and molasses. As the beer warms slight dark fruit aromas waft out.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Equal amounts of roasted malt and molasses flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by solid amounts of smooth coffee. Midway through the sip the sweetness from the molasses subsides a bit as dark chocolate flavors come into play, carrying through to a mildly bitter ending. As with the aroma, dark fruit flavors work their way into things as the beer warms - booze-soaked plums with hints of raisins.

Mouthfeel is very good. It’s got a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn’t have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I was expecting a lot more of a full flavor profile from this beer but I left somewhat disappointed. As with almost all of de Struise’s beers, the mouthfeel is fantastic. A solid beer that’s worth a shot but I wouldn’t spend much time seeking it as there are better coffee beers out there.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this was just as smooth as the III but with a very different realm of flavors entirely. an abv that was hard to believe... it has the core quality of that of the III, dense coffee malt and citrus hint finishing aromatic but... this iwas more evident in the nose. there wasn't as rich a fruit or walnut. but the beer has a very different post bittering finish. i'm not quite sure if it was because of hops but the coffee in the beer is very present. it was a heavy roast. and actually a pretty good one. much more acidic either way. may have been a post primary addition. interesting mineral tobacco end and american hopping transition.

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Photo of Reaper16
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

served on-tap at Flying Saucer, Kansas City, MO, into a snifter

Pours an inky, jet black. I can make out my reflection in the glass; I cannot see any brown or red even at the bottom of the body; this is dark. Less than one finger of tan head sits on-top when the glass comes to me, and it doesn't bother staying around for very long. Still, the color of the body is perfect.

Chocolate malt and lots of espresso dominate the nose in the early going. As the beer warms up, it gains plenty of complexity. The coffee gets lighter and fruitier. The alcohol fusels start to emerge, but they bring a lightly fruity quality the bouquet; I am attributing this to the rum barrels that Black Damnation IV was aged in. Most intriguing is the green vegetal quality that this beer has. Fellow BA, FernMaster, called out this note as a soybean component; I have to say that the vegetal character does come across a lot like soybeans. That may not sound appealing to you, but it makes the aroma stand out for me.

Imagine if Founders Breakfast Stout were more dark fruits-driven, more Belgian in character. That is what Black Damnation IV tastes like. It truly does taste like Black Albert brewed with coffee: the signature dark fruits and yeast flavors of Black Albert are evident here, only smoothed out by the rum barrels. Nothing can tame down the coffee in this beer though; it's pretty dominant.

I love love love love the mouthfeel on this beer. It's very thick, even for the style, yet retains a carbonation level that allows the beer to be luxurious and smooth while not also not being flat or still. Chewy yet silky: this beer feels great.

Overall, Black Damnation IV isn't up the the same par as the bottles of III (Black Mes) and especially II (Mocha Bomb). It's a bit too disjointed to achieve an extremely high score. It's damn good though, and a worthy member of the Black Damnation line. If you're lucky enough to have a keg near you, then you have to take advantage of it.

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Photo of bylerteck
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at Delirium in Brussels. From notes.

A - Served with the yeast in a separate, tiny glass which I sipped separately. Poured totally black with a full finger creamy, mocha head. Good retention, most of the head retains, but no lacing to speak of.

S - Huge coffee aroma. Gigantic coffee aroma. Coffee grounds, espresso, smells like a Starbucks. Roasted malt is there in a big presence too.

T - Tons of chocolate opens up with TONS of coffee. I like coffee alot so this is good stuff. Great comparison is chocolate covered coffee beans. Roasted malt is there strongly too. Great balance. Really aggressive. No alcohol.

M - Great bitter finish. Full body, medium carbonation.

O/D - Great beer. Another winner from de Struise. Great stout. Really tasty and rich.

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Photo of trev1179
2.02/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is my first review so I thought I would review something that left a less than mediocre taste in my mouth.

The bottle was split between my friend and I. Was poured into a snifter glass.

S: The smell was awful. It smelled like a stale concoction of coffee mixed with rotted broccoli. Not sure what it was, maybe a bad bottle. I kept it out of sun light and at a constant 60 degrees so I doubt it was infected due to me.

T: The taste was a little better than the smell but not much. Felt like I was drinking 5 day old coffee with some veggies that had been left on a dock for inspection.

M: The mouthfeel was average. But due to the taste, it felt like I was chewing it when it went down. I suppose it had the RIS feel but it was really hard to force it down since it was a thick mess of who knows what.

D: I had to let this go down the drain after finishing 3 quarters of it. I am surprised I lasted this long.

This beer did not leave a good impression with me. I expected more since I love Black Albert so much. If I ever see this on draft, I will have to try a small sized sample just to compare.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 4/16/2011 at Armsby Abbey in Worcester served in an over-sized wine glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark black color, large brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains black coffee, dark chocolate, a touch of dark fruit and roasted malts.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character and bitter-sweet flavors of dark chocolate and black coffee. The hops presence is very mild but brings a good balance. There are some flavors of dark fruit and alcohol in the background. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium-to-heavy body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is dry but slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, very strong kick, good representation of style, nice big stout to drink for a long time but not quite as good as Black Damnation II.

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Photo of Jayli
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Armsby Abbey 4/16
Served in a snifter

A: This beer pours an opaque black with a one finger of medium brown head. Head recedes at a moderate pace leaving wisps of sticky lacing.

S: Nose is chocolate, a nice premium roast coffee, hint of roasted malt and a touch of toffee. Really, the coffee notes in the nose are fantastic.

T: Taste is really hitting the spot! Milk chocolate in the forefront, a nice mild roasted malt base with a hint of vanilla. Strong coffee flavoring comes through before mixing with mild caramel and toffee notes comes through. Finish has a really nice mixture of vanilla, bitter chocolate and hint of hop bite.

M: Fuller side of medium body, medium carbonation, slick body feel but a touch prickly in the finish, a little too prickly for an imperial stout.

O: Goes down easily, very tasty, somewhat filling, decent kick, nice representation of style. I could sit with this for a few.

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Photo of portia99
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Armsby Abbey at Stoutfest 2011. 6 oz poured into a stemmed glass. Tasted side x side x side with Black Damnation 2 and 3.

A - Black, totally opaque with a thick finger of dark cappuccino foam with good staying power...sparse lacing left behind on the glass.

S - Black coffee - very intense (the name doesn't lie here), mild dark fruit, pretty strong bitterness...and most of all (caught me off guard in a good way) a really nice and distinct chili pepper aroma that really helps to bring out the coffee and some chocolately aspects to the aroma.

T - Very intense coffee with a slight booziness to it. Strong bitter chocolate - milky and dark chocolates and a complementary chili pepper flavor that, as in the aroma, blends beautifully with the coffee and chocolates flavors here.

M - Smooth, dark roastiness, low carbonation...very creamy. Spicy chili that makes its presence known, but doesn't really provide heat - simply brings out the other flavors in the beer.

O - Hands down, my favorite of the three Black Damnations on tap here. I like this a lot. Coffee, chili, chocolate - very nice. A less expensive?, not quite as easy to find? version of Hunahpu's (or is it vice versa). This was very nice and very enjoyable. Unless I get lucky, this might be my only opportunity to have this one.

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Photo of jlindros
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Armsby Abbey Stoutfest.

Pitch black dark thick color with decent dark creamy head.

Nose with tons of mocha, dark choc, cocoa nibs, spicy chopotle like aroma, chalky powdered choc.

Taste brings chewy malts, darker malts, light spicy chopotle, dark choc, lighter cocoa nibs, chalky powdered choc, light bitter earthy malts, light booze, creamy body, light vanilla, semi sweet with drier finish, plenty of roast and coffee as well.

mouth is fairly heavy bodied with decent carbonation and creamy feel, light booze.

Overall pretty good, nice dark malts, drinks much better than 13%.

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Photo of corby112
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

33cl bottle received as an extra in a recent trad with PALMEJ1. Thanks again Jacob!

Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a one finger mocha head that has great retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Rings and chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Deep roasted malt aroma with a subtle barrel character as well as some sweet dark fruit and slight booze. Slightly acrid smelling with a very prominent roasted coffee/espresso bean presence along with hints of oatmeal, dark chocolate and toffee. The barrel aging gives off a toasted, earthy oak character that compliments the roasted notes but I'm only picking up faint booze and would never be able to pick out rum if I didn't read it on the label. There's also some toasted coconut, marshmallow and vanilla mellowing things out as well as a subtle lactic cream character.

Medium bodied with some tight carbonation up front and an extremely deep roasted malt character that lingers throughout into a long bone dry finish. The barrel aging is subtle, and like the aroma, mostly gives off a dry, toasted wood flavor. Slight sweet boozy rum flavor compliments the roasted coffee flavor rather than overpower it. There's also some faint dark fruit but this beer is dominated by the smokey/roasted malt. Hints of oatmeal, dark chocolate, burnt toast and a very powerful espresso/coffee flavor.

Overall, this beer is pretty good but it's a bit one dimensional with the burnt coffee flavor overtaking the other flavors. Also, the barrel presence is a bit too tame for my liking. I'm glad that I can taste the base beer but the rum is very faint and difficult to pick out. If this was a bit more balanced it could be incredible.

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Photo of ROBORB
2.08/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Bottle poured into my trusty Bells tulip glass this beer produces a thin mocha head that dissipates quickly.

S: I am not sure what this beer is supposed to smell like but I am sure it is not supposed to smell like freshly cooked asparagus. After the initial onslaught of stewed vegetables I get a faint coffee smell. This smell is horrid.

T: The taste actually follows the smell. This is all vegetable with some stale coffee. Color me not impressed by the smell of this beer.

M: The mouthfeel is redeeming. I find it to be on par with any other great imperial stout.

D: I poured this after trying to stomach it for 30 minutes. If I had a choice between this and triple bock I would pick triple bock each time.

I couldn't recommend this beer to anyone...unless they really enjoy stewed vegetables with stale coffee.

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Photo of maximum12
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to beerisheaven for the third in an ongoing series of the Black Albert/s. Pretty sure he has a cool undersea conveyer belt for getting good brew from Belgium, & glad he's sharing it with me!

Pour is Black Albert black with the normal thin black walnut head. Nose is coffee with a healthy mixer of fancy creamer cutting the bitterness. Niiice.

Coffee Club is my favorite kind of coffee beer, one that uses it as an accent rather than trying to mimic a black cup of joe. Certainly coffee-forward, but there's also an almost milk-stout, lactose cut. Then there's all sorts of crazy sheete going on. Pruny. The rum really comes out as it warms (& comes on in the smell, too). A peck of vanilla. Deep malts. Luscious.

The combo of the rum & coffee really puts this on a nice level. Excellent beer, the best since the original.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, RJ!

In my Duvel Green tulip, this beer is jet black with a dense, creamy, dark brown head with excellent retention and nice lacing. The head falls off to a disk slowly. As with all the Black Albert variants, this looks impressive. The nose is great. The coffee has definitely faded, it's not as potent as it was on tap. This, however, allows the chocolate to join in up front, along with the base, fruity, yeasty character of Black Albert. As with the tap version, the barrel character isn't particularly strong, there's some brown sugar, a little vanilla, and I'm struck by the lack of booze. A little coconut is present as well.

The palate opens with a surprising tartness, one that is more a blend of bitter coffee acidity and barrel tartness. Bitter dark chocolate, rich, port-soaked raisins and some brown sugar are all present. A little vanilla is present as well. Sweetness is moderate, there's some licorice and a little molasses present. The coffee is a touch faded and the tartness is surprising. As for rum, I really can't say I taste much. Roasty mid-palate, this aspect lingers on into the finish, along with a mild sweetness and acidity. Full in body with high carbonation, I have to admit that while this is in line with the other BD beers, this isn't necessarily as enjoyable. Still, this is solid stuff.

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Photo of rye726
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Up for review is a bottle of Black Damnation Coffee Club. Poured at cellar temp into a Thomas Hardys glass. Cost less than $10 from the yeast store. Great beer, possibly my favorit eof the series thus far. The barrel really comes out nicely. Full body, well carbonated, great finish.

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Photo of oline73
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Max's Belgian Beer Festival.

Appearance: This one pours pitch black with a bit of tan head that goes away almost immediately.

Smell: This one has a pretty mild smell. There is some coffee roast and dark chocolate and sweet alcohol from the rum.

Taste: This one is sweet and I think some of it is coming from the rum. I'm picking up a lot of dark fruit like raisins and figs. There is some coffee in the background and some mild dark chocolate as well. The finish is kind of boozy.

Mouthfeel: This one is thick, but not motor oil thick or anything like that. The body is also quite smooth. There is some mild carbonation and a somewhat dry finish.

Drinkability: I think this is a good beer but given the alcohol and the sweetness, I don't know that I'd pick it out again.

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Photo of akorsak
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The last of the trifecta. At Max's of course.

A: Black. See the others for what little additional descriptors are needed.

S: Sweet rum and coffee and roasted stout. Plenty of strenght. I'm surprised at the vivacity of the rum barrels.

T: Roasted malts, coffee and the residual sweetness of rum. A triple threat of richness. That being said, this is the least favorite of the three (II though IV). The rum, while adds sweetness, weighs the beer down. A rum barrel, IMHO, doesn't belong with beer. That may change in the future, but not now.

M: The mouthfeel, dark and roasted, seems at home with the dark sugary sweetness of the rum. I'm not sold, but they work well together.

D: At 13%, this is not a beer to experiment with. I shared it with the intrepid ksak but I wouldn't come back for another.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Thanks a lot for the growler. A proper growler of such a beer is pretty awesome. Poured into a snifter.

A: Black with a bubbly dark brown head that doesn't linger for long.

S: Robust coffee character with a prominent malt roast. Rum is nicely integrated, lingering in the background and playing more of a supporting role. There's a distinct nuttiness to the coffe character that complements the brown sugar, vanilla, and rich dark chocolate profile. Smells pretty damn great. Blackstrap molasses lingers below the coffee and chocolate.

T: Like the aroma, the coffee is robust in the flavor with an understated rum flourish and a decided nuttiness. Prominent brown sugar notes acccompany dark chocolate and molasses. Pretty great. Oak is noticeable. The slightly astringent finish displays a strong coffee character with nutty notes, rum, and lingering chocolate.

M: Full body, upper low carbonation. Mouthfeel is silky on the palate, sticky on the lips, and mildy astringent.

Overall: An intense beer with an interesting array of flavors that work well together. Thanks!

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Photo of Onslow
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought this 11.2 ounce bottle, in Amsterdam a few months back at The Cracked Kettle- the last beer buying stop of the trip, top shelf and a ladder later, all mine for 12.50 euro .. .

Pours a deep brown black with fantastic dense head on the pour, settles down nicely.. .

Aroma of coffee, tar, and gods coffee cup..

Amazing complexities in this one, coffee being the main player but chocolate, espresso, tar, more coffee, light rum, and more espresso...

i'm in love, my beer of the year, and maybe even the best beer i have ever had..

This floaty thing is amazing. We should patent this.

repeat: the best beer i have ever had. period..

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Photo of dasenebler
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle, Belgium, best before March 2015.

Pours viscously, the shade of molasses. Opaque black in the glass, with a big dark tan head.

Aroma is big and boisterous, with notes of fudge, wood, alcohol, raisins, tobacco and roast.

The flavor is not as complex as the aroma, but it's still nice. There's a ton of bitter roast here, and the fruity notes kind of disappear beneath the coffee and highly kilned malt flavors. Some raisin and blueberry. As far as rum flavors go, there is not much, but then again, I don't drink rum. There is some definite oak-aged woodiness, though it blends in with everything else. I am most impressed with how the 13 percent alcohol is almost completely masked, and also how thick, rich and fluffy the well-carbonated mouthfeel is.

This is a bitter coffee bomb, big and roasty. Smells great, tastes pretty good, but I'm not crazy about it. Seems to me that Struise does better with Belgian Strong Dark Ales and Quads rather than stouts.

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Photo of Arbitrator
2.97/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

On draft at The Trappist in Oakland. From memory (hell, it was just a few hours ago).

A: Pours a pitch black body capped with a dark mocha head. Short retention, no lace; the collar is small, but there is a nice dark swirl on top of the beer.

S: This is surprisingly spicy. I kept quiet to see if t0rin0 and womencantsail would pick it up without prompting; they did. Smoky as well. This reminds me of my recent observation in Dark Horizon No. 3: I'm guessing the coffee is the culprit behind the smoked-chili effect in the nose. Rum is noticeable. Dark chocolate and molasses. A nice nose to be sure.

T: Lots of coffee and roast. The spice effect is found here too; we speculated that it might be a spiced rum, but maybe it's the burning effect you get from consuming pure sugar. Either way, the beer is not cloying. It is in fact more on the bitter side, with a dominant roast and slightly astringent finish. I pick up some vanilla as well. While it wasn't awful, I didn't care for it.

M: Full-bodied in flavor. It's pretty viscous, though not sludgy. I was surprised to see that this was 13%; it's not particularly boozy, though there is a light warmth. Smooth and comforting.

D: Despite the nose and mouthfeel, the beer didn't taste all that great, and I left a good portion of the 25cL glass on the table. I've never been impressed with Struise and this hasn't changed my feelings.

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Photo of cadaugherty
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On Tap @Local Option event 12/15- served in a small snifter

Appearance- Black with a thick chocolate colored head.

Aroma- Roast coffee, oak, a little dry.

Taste- A whole bunch of roast coffee, a bit of the barrel and of course dark fruits. The quest to find a rum barrel aged beer I really like continues.

Mouth/Drink- Sits heavy and is a bit cloying.

Overall I will take Black Albert over this version any day of the week.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.61/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to Adam and Matt for this one. 11.2oz. bottle poured into a Darkness snifter.

A: A deceptively carbonated beer. Gentle pour yields a slowly rising, and rising, and rising 3 finger, thick, rich, mocha head with great retention. Beer itself is appropriately opaque black, thick, and viscous. Lacing is pretty outrageous. Patterned, good legs, and great stick.

S: Nose is basically all mocha with just the slightest hints of chocolate and sweet soy sauce. Simple and to the point though not quite as sweet as I would like.

T: Opens milk chocolate and a sprinkle of hoppiness. Middle is sweet soy sauce, booze, liquified prunes and raisins, and just a touch of chocolate and roasted malt sourness. Finishes milk chocolate, cocoa, and dark fruit. Aftertaste is cocoa and roasted malt bitterness.

M: Full bodied and moderately carbonated. Oily and viscous in the mouth though not as smooth as I would like due to a good amount of bubbles. Finish is messy and aftertaste lingers.

D: Nothing too crazy and not nearly as good as Cuvee Delphine if we're talking similar beers. However, still well crafted and worth trying if you get the chance. Complex and a sexy looking beer... feel is a bit off though.

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Photo of beerpirates
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottel poured into my lost abbey stemwareglass

A: Pours a very thick black with a huge 3 finger mocha head. No lacing , head dissepearce fast

S: The aroma had wood, chocolate, rum and tobacco , smells really good

T : chocolate, coffee, wood, sweet rum , vanilla , Wow , what à beauty

M: medium thick and creamy , good carbonation .

D : very drinkable , and o so good , cheers to struise ,

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Photo of BucBasil
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was looking for Black Albert at the Delirium Cafe in Brussels. They were out, but they had this instead, which is aged in rum barrels for 2 years. Nice.

A: Motor oil black with a thick and lasting dark brown head. Absolutely not a speck of light coming through here. Awesome looking beer.

S: Rich and earthy, emphasis on some sort of caramel malt. Roasty. Hints of honey and vanilla. Some tobacco, like walking into a humidor.

T: Roasty and slightly woody with fleeting fruity accents. Dark and beautiful spiced fruits. Plum and raisin in the finish, lingering on and on and on. Tempered slightly by a bit of vanilla, then covered completely in dark chocolate. Later on a mocha flavor comes through. Haven't seen a coffee note that rich before to come out clearly as mocha.Clove and nutmeg and slight tobacco. God there are too many flavors here. Incredible.

M and D: Very smooth, covering the alcohol character perfectly. Dangerous. A slow sipper to be sure, but what an amazing sip each one turns out to be.

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Photo of largadeer
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle shared by t0rin0. Thanks, Bobby. Black Damnation IV is apparently Black Albert aged in old rum barrels.

Pitch black with a dense retaining head that's only a few shades darker than the body.

Strong scents of coffee and rum greet the nose. Dark chocolate and molasses, blackened malt balanced by sugary rum. This beer has a great nose.

Bittersweet dark chocolate and coffee flavors meet undertones of sweet sugary rum and oak. The body is on the lighter side of full, but the intense flavors make it seem heavier. Carbonation is high, scrubbing away the burnt bitterness. The finish is sharp, almost acidic from the coffee.

This is my favorite of the Black Damnation beers so far, the rum barrel lends a really nice balancing sweetness to the intense bitterness of the base beer.

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Black Damnation IV - Coffee Club from De Struise Brouwers
4.13 out of 5 based on 216 ratings.
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