Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 576   ABV: 19.2%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3619) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
14-NOV-2013, draft @Mikkeller, Black Sensation night. Black with low brown head. Aroma is alcohol, calvados, roast. Taste the same. Alcohol certainly not well hidden. Very rough. So full body. But far too much alcohol. Nearly undrinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2012
On tap at Mikkeller. A dense, finger-thick tan head sits on top of a black body, looking just lovely. The aroma is rather boozy, with calvados, roasted malts, coffee hints and a sugary touch. Boozy, warming, sticky and full-bodied on the palate, with roasted malts, lots of sweetness, some faint coffee notes and a touch of calvados. Lasting finish with sweetness and warmth. Overall, too boozy, intense all the way, and very tasteful, but certainly not a beer to crack a bottle for yourself of, unless you have some time on your hands. 110528

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4867) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2011
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar. The aroma is strong and has calvados, green apples, wine, roast, chocolate. Black coloured beer with a beige-brown head. The taste is winey, has fruity flavours, oak, roast, alcohol. Bit oily mouthfeel. Nice. Very powerfull.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (12953) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2011
On tap at Mikkeller bar. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is calvados, alcohol, coffee. Flavour is oak, hop, alcohol, prunes, licorice, calvados, coffee. Very strong beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AnyJoe (36) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2011
On tap @ Mikkeller Bar Pours black with a caramel head. Aroma is full of roasted malts alongside dark fruits and some oaky flavor. Syrupy note. Taste is wonderful, very heavy with some cherry and vanilla. Slightly chocolaty and coffee. Strong alcoholic freshness/burn. Some apple sourness from the Calvados. Very creamy, an incredible beer. The aftertaste is long and holds much of the acidic notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a rosated malty chocolate and dark fruity aroma with hints of calvados. Sweetish roasted malty dark chocolate and dark fruit flavor with woody hints of calvados. Has a fruity roasted malty chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4812) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2011
On tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pitch black body, small caramel head. Nose is lots of oak, calvados (quite present), vanilla, leather and lots of alcohol. Nice. Taste comes in waves of alcohol, bringing along charcoal, leather, calvados, oak and vanilla. Dry, hot mouthfeel. Very dense in texture, near oily body. This BA version is so much better than its original that I wouldn’t even have recognized it as the same beer. The booze is more hidden (though present) and the flavors are way more harmonically balanced and the impact of the barrel fits the bill just right. There’s a universe between the original Black edition and the Calvados edition. In fact, if I hadn’t read it on the blackboard at Mikkeller Bar, I would have guessed this was a beer in the "Black Hole" series rather than just "Black". An extremely well-made barrel aged "big bad" stout; way to go Mikkeller! :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2011
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.
Pours oil black with a small, staying, creamy, beige-brown head. Aroma is sharp, chocolate, hard roasted, green apples and alcohol. Medium carbonation, fine dry and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sharp, highly vinious, apples, oak and chocolate. The alcohol is still much too powerful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Baltimorioles (40) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2011
Doing this review from memory. The taste of calvados is very noticeable and pleasant. Although high in alcohol content, no real burn until the end of the glass. Surprisingly drinkable and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dried fruits and alcohol with notes of dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour oof dark chocolate, dried fruits and alcohol. Sweet, roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

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