Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 579   ABV: 19.3%
Editor’s note: 19.3% is the correct ABV.

Mikkeller Black barrel aged on Buffalo Trace barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Aromatics start with straight alcohol. Followed with burnt notes of malt. Pours jet, jet, jet, jet black with sweet tan/caramel lacing. At 19.3% this beer hides the alcohol VERY well. I taste it but it tastes like its a beer with half the ABV, very well done. I also taste roasted caramel, coffee, and burnt malt. Palate is solid with a nice viscosity. Overall, freaking fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2012

Bottle 375ml.

Clear dark black colour with a large, creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, light brown to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, wood, oak, alcohol, caramel, moderate roasted and burnt. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, alcohol, wood, burning warn alcohol - buzzy, smoe - peat - wood, vanilla. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20120331]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcmisko (354) - New York, USA - APR 30, 2012
Pours pitch black with a dark brown head. This is very lifted. Lots of dark cocoa, caramel, dark roasted malts, wood and alcohol on the nose. Taste is dark and warm with lots of complex dark flavors. Notes of dark chocolate, bourbon, toasted brioche, caramel, fig and some earth. Full bodied, smooth but thick texture. After taste has lots of bourbon, warm alcohol sensation, and lots of dark roasted bitter notes that keep up with the high ABV. Alcohol is not hot, just warm, and nice. Its is very good, and should be with the price. I am very glad I found this beer, and stocked up on it. Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ahrens (37) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2012
Very good imperial stout with good body with sweet bourbon vanilla flavour. Thought it would be a bit thicker, but still really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1613) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2012
12.7 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head that stayed around a little while. There’s also a lot of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is sweet and malty, the brew smells like chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, roasted and burnt/charred malt, caramel, and a bit of dark fruit. It tastes like bourbon, bittersweet and milk chocolate, vanilla, burnt/charred malt, booze, coffee, molasses and some licorice. The alcohol is noticeable, but it’s not as hot as I was expecting it to be considering it’s 19.3% ABV. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s slick and coating and has a moderate amount of carbonation. I think it’s a good enough brew, and it would be interesting to see how this one ages. $13.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MotherBrother (849) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Pour opaque Black as death with a reddish hue, and large frothy thick brown head. Aroma is quite roasted, of tobacco, bourbon, slight chocolate, slight coffee. Taste is heavy sweet up front, with a long bitter and roasted finish. Medium-full and oily body, with a semi flat carb. Quite a lot of heat though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3669) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of liqurice, sweets, port, prunes, hops, A flavor of sweets, roasted malt, liqurice, bitter, chocolate, weak notes of vanilla and oak. A finish with lots of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2012
Black pour that just looks thick and oil like. Sweet aroma with prunes, molasses, raisins, and just a hint of bourbon. Taste is sweet to begin with, but finishes boozy. Vanilla, caramel, slight roast coffee, asphalt. A bit of a mess. Finish is astringent. Blech.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5216) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 17, 2012
375 from Shenanigans. Big boozy nose. Chocolate. Creamy. Taste is very rich and dark. Alcohol no way hidden. Big and upfront. A sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14655) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2012
Bottle at home. Pitch black - nice brown head. The heat is on. Sharp boozy aroma and taste, hard burned, wooden, dry wooden tartness, licorice, high malty, light hoppy notes, warming feeling, light herbal, light vegetable notes, fruity, bourbon, lakridskonfekt, vanilla. Nice.

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