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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 1009   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The strongest beer in Scandinavia. This imperial stout is the craziest, wildest, strongest beer from Mikkeller to this date. Not for sissies.......! Sample it fresh or store it for many many years to come!
Ingredients : Water, malt, roasted barley, dark cassonade, ale yeast and champagne yeast.


teorn88's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (5142) - London, Greater London, - OCT 21, 2012
On tap at Brewdog Camden. It pours a pitch black colour with a nice mahogany head. Foam is creamy and sticks ’till the end. Aroma is deep and intense. It smells os rhum, raisins, dark chcoloate, red wine and port wine. In one word: heavenly. Taste is very well balanced between the sweet winey and resiny notes and the bitterness from coca beans and roasted coffee flavours. Mouthfeel is thick with good carbonation. Alcohol is not perceived whatsoever as obtrusive. Overall, a true masterpiece of a beer.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
adasko (1343) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 8, 2016
2014 edition, from tap at bar Beerokracja. Perfect aroma, dehydrated plums, chocolate, coffee. Taste is rather ’spoiled’ (since it’s just super awesome, not perfect) by the amount of alcohol. I don’t see the point of making it so strong. Fermentation deep like this one also steals a bit of it’s body. These are the downsides, but let’s face it’s an awesome beer in overall. For these amount of alcohol it’s quite drinkable. It gives a great feeling. And hey - it’s Black.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Biroholik (151) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Alkohol: 17% obj.
Kolor : Najczarniejszy z czarnych. Czarny jak smoła.
Piana: Beżowa, drobnooczkowa, gęsta jak budyń, bardzo obfita. Utrzymuje się ekstremalnie długo. Każdy łyk piwa zostaje zaznaczony solidnym wąsem piwnym. Lacing jest wręcz wzorowy.
Zapach: Arcyprzyjemny. Jest tu tak dużo składowych, że trudno nawet wszystko wyłapać. Na początek mocno palony akcent. Następnie bardzo winny aromat, mnóstwo dębowych nut i szczypta whisky. Czuć również karmel, brązowy cukier i minimalnie wanilię.
Smak: W smaku również palone nuty i bardzo dużo słodkich akcentów. Doskonale odpowiada mi to, że ten RIS jest bardziej w kierunku słodkim, niż wytrawanym. Kubki smakowe zostają połechtane wanilią, nutami beczki sherry, whisky, jak również ciemnych owoców z śliwką na czele. Na końcu języka odkłada się kawa. Czekolada również zaznacza swoją obecność. Goryczka jest wyraźna, mocna lecz krótka i niezalegająca. Alkohol jest wyczuwalny, lecz gdybym nie wiedział, w życiu nie dałbym mu 17%! Wydaje się to nierealne! Brawo dla Mikkellera za ukrycie takiej mocy.
Wysycenie: Niskie w kierunku średniego.
Podsumowanie:
Niesamowite piwo! Zwala z nóg swoim charakterem i bogactwem. Jest gęste, oleiste i bardzo lepkie. Fascynujący RIS - jest tu wszystko czego brawdziwy Biroholik szuka w piwie. Najbardziej zdumiewający jest 17% woltaż - który jest nie aż tak wyczuwalny. Podobno kariera każdego piwosza dzieli się na 2 etapy : do Blacka i po Blacku ;-)))

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (994) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours black with a thin, tan head. Aroma had huge notes of dark roasted malts, hints of smoke, alcohol, and some bready malts. Taste is a huge bitter mixed with alcohol. Sweet with a huge amount of hop bitterness to balance, then burnt alcohol at the end. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Syrupy in the mouth. Overall a bit too big or young for me. A lot of alcohol mixed with a lot of hop bitterness to balance the sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1854) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2016
2011 Vintage. Pretty sure this is the strongest beer I have ever tried but surprised to see this comes in at 17%. Very little carbonation, very thick and drier than you might think. Almost akin to a dry Portuguese port although plenty of underlying sweet notes. Some raisins and treacle. Starting to fade a little and I think I have caught it well at just on 5 years.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SeniorZozo (602) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2016
Perfect. 2015 edition. Aroma is roasted sugar, burnt fruits, old barrel. Taste is acid (burnt fruit) and sweet, quite hot (alcoholic), roasted sugar, old barrel, liquor. Very long acid (burnt fruit) aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1894) - - JAN 13, 2016
Draught at Mikkeller Tokyo. Very rich and thick dark roasted malt character, plum, licorice, booze, long warming finish. Quite enjoyed it in the beginning but this just too much in the end, very heavy stuff, BA versions are quite fun though.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wrlangin (67) - Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle at home, ordered from Blackwells. Very good aroma - strong roasted, coffee, chocolate aromas. On the thin side for a stout. Overall, very good, but a hefty price tag ($17 for 375 ml). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (2162) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JAN 10, 2016
Kindly shared by Jaghana. Couleur noire, légčre mousse. Gout de malt noir, café expresso,fruits noirs, candy, reglisse, vieille prune, chocolaté, boisé. Corps onctueux. Tres forte et longue fin de bouche avec tout les aromes dont malt noir, café, reglisse. Tres intense et savoureuse, forte et longue en bouche. Terrible!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Aroma is tons of anise, licorice, booze, roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, can?t tell if it?s hop presence or just licorice. Appearance is black, khaki head, poured thick. Taste is very very very intense anise, sweet that falls into bitter, licorice, roasted malt, booze, just a ton happens all at once. Mouthfeel is densely thick, chewy, good soft carbonation, lots of roast in the aftertaste. Overall, this beer, with age, would be unbelievable. But for now, it?s a touch intense.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (5095) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle 37,5cl, a dark beer with huge brown head, good retention and lacework. Nose is intense on dark coffee and vinous notes, licorice. Aroma is very sweet on dark malt, dark chocolate, espresso, plum, intense licorice wood notes, sweet soy sauce. Very long aftertaste on dark chocolate, licorice wood and red vine notes, very strong.


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