Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 859   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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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.

wickedpete's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle about 1.5 years aged. Pitch black body with absolutely no carbonation or head. Aroma is like pinot noir but also has some balsamic vinegar and dark chocolate. The alcohol is still noticeable in the nose though Iíd hoped it would have subdued by now. It starts off with a wallop of sweetness and alcohol. The sugary sweetness is almost unnatural and the alcohol is mostly noticeable due to the burn in the mouth. A coffee roast dominates at the finish and in the aftertaste. Itís very thin on the palate and the lack of carbonation doesnít aid this at all. I canít envision a scenario where this would be en enjoyable choice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matis (143) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Tap. Tried a few times and at this time it was the worst. Glue, alcohol and black malts on nose. Sharp in taste. Overcarbonated, ordinary and aggresive one with extreme bitter aftertaste. Unballanced and exaggerated beer - disappointment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1467) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
September 25, 2014. Bottle at SBWF. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, dried fruits, dark fruits, alcohol. Taste is sweet fruity, chocolate, roasted bitter and alcohol in the finish. Full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mvciek (161) - - OCT 24, 2014
Tap @ Cuda na Kiju. Pours completely black with a thick tan head which sadly dissapeared leaving some good lacing. Powerfull aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts and hops. Very thick, almost sticky. Strong bitterness and light (!) alcohol, warming, with a sweet, full body. Very inteste beer. Great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john-hansen (13) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2014
Pours oily pitch black no head, tiny lacing. Mind blowing amazing nose, complex dark fruits, alcohol, coffee, dried cherries, and more. Taste is crazy complex, heavy, fruity, dark. Finish is long and lovely. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
4theluvofbeer (95) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
Pours with a big brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Boozy taste but not surprising at ABV 17+. A tad bitter with a coffee finish that lingers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerWeg (1503) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Doesnít look so unusual, dense black with dark tan creamy head. Has a truly strange aroma of bready and burnt grain smells over alcohol. First sip is plain aggressive, big bitterness and roast and sharp alcohol. Smacking this around the gums I get some dark cherry-like fruit, dark malts coffee and chocolate. Hard dry palate. Long leafy resiny bitter hop finish. Flavors are enough of a rough ride and might settle with years of age, but the aroma right now is hard to get past. Iím aerating some in the fridge for an hour to blow off those weird smells!

Now Iíve had black, I really might not go back. Will tackle the rest of the bottle tomorrow. Certainly an experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (828) - - OCT 18, 2014
Pitch black pour with a baby finger of head. Aroma of grass, hops, char. Taste of Dark Roasted malt and pitch black coffee with quite a strong hop bite. Some alcohol warming as I drink this. Thicker body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (756) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
Tap at Mikkeller tasting. Black, no head, no lacing. Nose of bright alcohol, slight deet, paint thinner and lots of alcohol and more alcohol. Sharp, strong. Would be nice to cellar this on bottle for a few years. Quite a punch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Armadill0 (284) - FINLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Bottled 29.4.2009. Black with a dark red tint, no head expect some dark red frothing. Aroma has yeast, grape, berries, cocoa and vinegar. Taste has grape, pine, fruit and cocoa. Mouthfeel is rounded and slick, like wine. Aftertaste is long and lingering, bitter from the middle to the end. Alcohol is definetly there but considering the huge amount, well hidden.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (243) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Smells great, super grassy hops, dark malt, cocoa and almost butane-like aromas. Looks nice, completely black with a quickly dissapating brown head. Tastes great, super hoppy character. Upfront cocoa and dark malt, finishes deeply bitter and leafy, with a lingering sweetness. The alcohol heat comes through in the nose but is for the most part completely hidden under the other high octane flavors here. Bracing bitterness and a balancing sweetness, this is one great imperial stout for my taste. Would be interesting to see how it developed with age. Medium bodied and average carbonation.

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