Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1037   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Black/darkest brown, small tan head. Big time licorice, huge roasty bittersweet malt, light coffee, alcohol, sugar. Body is a medium/full, no doubt lightened a bit by the beet sugar, soft carbonation. Very nice, could use more time though. From notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2009
Pours a viscous jet black body with no head to speak of. Nose has a heap of spirity alcohol, with dark chocolate, coffee, rum & raisin. Some sweetness detectable also. Palate is big & rich, with alot of sweetness, i was actually expecting this to be overly astringent but am surprised to find it goes the other way. Nose translates well to the palate. Finishes with lingering sweetness & dark roast, though the dark roast doesnt hang around as long as i thought...finish almost seems a little short, if that makes sense. Also considerable abv heat on the finish. I actually really liked it, even though it probably doesnít sound that way. Would prefer a drier roastier dark malt presence on the finish to balance out the sweetness. Still, highly recommend & probably prefer to the black hole.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2009
12.7oz. bottle, with thanks to TheEpeeist from a trade back in January 2009. Pours dark black with a thin head of larger and loose bubbles. Aroma is ripe dark fruits, chocolate, and some more alcohol port/cordial aromas as well. Flavor starts with dark candied fruit sweetness and some chocolate, then transitions fairly quickly into more burnt roast malts on the finish. The sweet, then burnt thing with a more alcoholic finish is weird. This one just didnít work too well for me, but thanks again Chris!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5167) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2009
12.7 oz cork and caged green bottle from Canalís Hainesport. Poured a perfect looking pitch black body with a deep beige head that is so thick, full and creamy it looks like chocolate mousse. Aroma was lots of dark rum soaked cake, dark fruits, tobacco, soy sauce and alcohol. The body has some serious alcohol heat on the back of my throat that makes this seem more like a cordial or perhaps a Weyerbacher brew. The body itself is velvety smooth wth light carbonation. The flavor is dominated by alcohol and burnt malts. The alcohol flavor is so strong itís difficult to pick up on the subtle flavors that were present in the aroma but still this is exactlly the strong sipper I was hopingit would be......good stuff but very very STRONG!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Pours a dark chocolate brown with close to no head just a little tan head. Aroma is again largly alcohol. Flavor is very choolatey with quite a bit of alcohol. body is creamy with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle with 2017 expiry. Not my favourite Mikkeller, but tasty, more like a port than beer though. Pours black (big suprise) and zero head. Nose is roasty, port notes, with lots of alcohol coming through. Body is thick and syrupy, almost no carbonation. Roasty malt, dark chocolate, sweet with big bitter character coming through. I found this beer benefited from some aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate (1333) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Picked up somewhere...canít really say actually because it would violate the law. Poured a very viscous black; a very nice and thick pour. Head was a dark brown color and looked nice but faded away QUICKLY. Sweet malt alcohol and champagne yeast aroma. You can really smell that champagne yeast. I donít think the aroma is very impressive. A roast aroma does come through. Again, just not my favorite aroma. Nice thick flavor. Wow the flavor is so much better than the aroma. Nice deep roast flavor, and honestly the alcohol isnít that bad. THe beer starts off as a sweet malt flavor and then that deep alcohol and roast just smack your tastebuds. It is a very nice developed roast flavor. Some great bitter flavors going on. Just a nice complex taste. The alcohol doesnít kill the flavor at all. Not carbonated and very smooth. Pretty good, thought from the aroma it was going to be worse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cederdorff (15) - holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2009
chocolate, coffee, roasty, citrus, alcohol, raisin, black, cloudy, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, full body, oily feel, flat, long finish, bitter alcohol,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2009
[Bottle from beermerchants] Pours so black that no light gets through even when held up to a lamp. Very dense, thick head of a dark brown colour; very pretty. Big, powerful aroma of dark chocolate, roast, prune, port and a lot of alcohol. Extremely full bodied (as youíd expect) with a lot of sweetness upfront. Lots of dark chocolate and roasted malt on the palate, muscavado sugar, prunes. Leads to a very bitter, alcoholic finish (though perhaps not quite so alcoholic as one would expect).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2009 Bottle... Poured a thick, syrupy black with little to no head. Super balance and drinkable for 17.5%. WOW! This was really awesome. Not as cloying and thick as others in this range. Chocolate tones and a little soy sauce tone. Dark fruits and and a creamy, sugary malt complexity with dark, roasted coffee beans. Had a sherry booze-like finish.

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