Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 579   ABV: 19.3%
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Editor’s note: 19.3% is the correct ABV.

Mikkeller Black barrel aged on Buffalo Trace barrels.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
375ml. Black with a 1/2" tan head. Deliciously strong chocolately aroma. Medium thick body is thinned just a bit by the whiskey. Welk carbonated. Tasty sweet with chocolate followed by a slight biterness and a strong whiskey in the finish. Great beer but a sipper for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 Bottle at Eulogy. Pitch black pour with a dark brown head. Heaven awaites! Big warm boozy bourbon at the nose. Sips surprisingly smooth, though the alcohol feels flammable. Buffalo Trace leads the charge but some more complex barrel notes are in the stampede. Charcoal. Leather. Tar. Rotting red fruits. Black pepper. Some expected coffee and dark chocolate. Some unexpected burned coconut shell. Crumbled biscotti. Dried vanilla bean. Desiccant black walnuts. A whole dark little world going on in a beer that is definitely a meal and a half!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle. Black-brown beer with a brown head. Bourbon and chocolate aroma with light earth and alcohol. Chocolate and bourbon flavor with alcohol and toffee. Fuller bodied. Chooclate and bourbon lingers with alcohol and earth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2012
Thick foxy-brown head over brown-black beer. Outspoken Bourbon nose with alcohol, fusels, vanilla oakwood. Bananaester or overripe banana. Hints at moccha. Fiery Bourbon with charcoal, meatroast, Maillard-like flavours, liquorice, vanilla rumbonen and coffee or moccha. Exotic spices including chili. Warming up, serious sticky sugarload. Heated, fiery MF, fully viscous, feels well-carbonated, and of course very heavily bodied. Excellent stout and probably a succeeded attempt at being the antithesis of ’session’beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
edgallow (1653) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2012
12.7 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and alcohol. Taste is the malts, coffee, chocolate and not as much alcohol as I expected. It is a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2012
38cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex sweet Stout, alcoholic/roasted and slightly woody/spicy, very heavy, yet balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!, WOW!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jesperhammer (2646) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2012
09-JUN-2012, bottle @home, from "Ølbutikken". Black (!) with lasting brown head. Fantastic bourbon nose with quite some alcohol. Heavy bourbon taste with loads of roast. Soy, hops, coffee, very malty bitter. Very sweet but that is balanced by the high ABV and heavy roast. WAUW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheEpeeist (3175) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2012
12.7 oz bottle. Inky brown with a webby tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, whiskey, coconut, raisin and cake batter. Silky with heat and lingering prickles then numbing. Taste is whiskey, bitter chocolate, caramel, boysenberry, tar and cinnamon stick. Intense with massive alcohol transcending it’s imperial stout classification.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2012
375ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, roast, chocolate, alcohol, Bourbon, vanilla, oak, wood, and some coffee. Poured pitch black in color with a small, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is heavily sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of alcohol, malt, roasting, bitter coffee, Bourbon, vanilla, oak, and slight ash. Medium to full body. Viscous, then dry texture. Soft carbonation. Heavily sweet, heavily bitter, malt, roast, alcohol, Bourbon, oak, bitter coffee finish. 19.3%ABV is present throughout and a bit hot, but not overbearing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with medium brown head. Aroma is sweet with notes of dark fruits, chocolate and bourbon. Taste is dominated by oak, bourbon and awesomeness. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

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