Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 576   ABV: 19.2%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014

Bottle 375ml.

[ As Mikkeller 黑 / Black (Calvados Edition) ].
Clear dark black color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, molasses, chocolate, coffee, sweet malt, plum, prune, date, apples, wood, alcohol - calvados. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, dark roasted, apples, dry, alcohol, wood. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20140521]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40440) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
From tap at Mielcke & Hurtigkarl. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and dark malty. Dense wooden to smooth wineous fruity flavoured. Bitter and dark roasted malty. Slight bitter and dark malty and smooth flavoured finish. Bitter and dry far finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
Bottled. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aromais extremely powerful with notes of calvados, roasted malt, wood, and alcohol - a bit too much for me. The flavor is very sweet (ofcourse) with strong notes of calvados, roasted malt, and alcohol that grow and straw a burn on the palate and in the throat, but also with notes of dextrose, wood, and coffee, leading to a dry, roasted, and acoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25926) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23012) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
14th July 2015
Farewell Jack bottleshare at Craft Clerkenwell. Opaque black brown beer, small pale tan head. Thin but oh so rich dark malts. Big warming spice. The calvados is light but also spicy. Touch of fresher apple. Spicy dry finish. The thing I like about this version is what it’s not compared to some other versions. It’s lacks that dry ashy dark malt bitterness and for me that is a very good thing. Pretty approachable, all things considered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin white lacing... Dark roast.. Soft chocolate roast malts nose... Mellow malts.. Dark chocolate... Heavy sweet malts... Dark malts.. Big calvados... Big spirit...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade; 19.2% ABV
Pitch black color with small collar of brown foam. The aroma of roasted malt chocolate and liquorice has a vinous character. Full bodied, more carbonated than the first bottles of Black used to be, with strong roasted malt flavor, overwhelming the chocolate; the alcohol is well present, but it doesn’t become too boozy; again, the barrel gives more a vinous character than calvados; peppery, almost as if chili peppers were used, and some ancho for the flavor.
An experiment more than a wonder.

Mikkeller has reduced the glass size and increased the price. 65kr (12$) for 20cl. I will just visit the bar less and less often...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle shared during Jack’s leaving drinks. Many thanks to Kenny for this monster. The beer pours oily black with a slight, bubbly brown head. The aroma is all iodine, ash, old blackberries and cocoa. Heavy sweet flavor with prominent alcohol character, more ashy roast, baking cocoa, peat, ripe cherries. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Hot finish, with alcohol you can feel in your teeth, with loads of burnt sugars, woody dryness, scorched earth, more ripe dark fruits, berries, burnt honey, some chocolate. Pretty good stuff overall. The calvados has definitely softened the oppressive dry ashiness of base Black, and imparted some tasty fruit characteristics. It’s hard for any beer pushing 20% ABV to be ’drinkable’, but this one is getting close.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle split at Jack The Sipper leaves for the FBI again tasting, thanks to Kenny, 14/07/15. Black with a decent tan covering. Nose is rich roast, dark fruits, soy sauce, toffee, earthy rub, grit. Taste comprises spice, charr, burnt toffee, bitter dark fruit shreds, dates, dark chocolate, wooded notes. Full bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with a warming alcholic boost. Decent for the ABV, pretty sippable but pretty hot too !

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