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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (1549) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
This starts of strong but settles a bit as it warms and your palate acclimates. Strong bourbon and roasted malt aroma. Great black color with substantial dark brown head for a beer with this ABV. Smooth and silky palate with decent carbonation. Bourbon hits up front at the first sips but if you’re patient the complexity of this comes through. Deep roasted and charred wood flavors with some coffee and vanilla, which is finished with a nice hops bitter dryness. Magnificent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1863) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2014
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a dark tan head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are bourbon, vanilla, liquorice, burnt malt, and chocolate - with a bitter and boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (12343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, schokoladig, Toffee, Kaffee, alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig süß, schokoladig, Kaffee, schwer alkoholischer Abgang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berlinoise2go (675) - NORWAY - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle (375ml). Very dark brown/black colour. Half-inch dark beige head that settles as a thick bubbly layer and small dots of lacing. Aroma is warm and intensely sweet with roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, licorice, wood, lactose, bourbon. The alcohol gives a prickly sensation in the nose. Full body (naturally), soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel. The taste has a marvelous balance between high lactic sweetness and solid dryness/bitterness (wood/licorice). The bourbon element is not very prominent (a good thing in my opinion), but subtly provides extra depth. Long aftertaste of bitter-sweet malt and raw licorice with a chili-like alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfratzke (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Aroma of booze, vanilla, some roastiness. Black with practically non-existent brownish head. Taste is heavy alcohol, like burning level. More vanilla and bourbon. Really bitter finish. This is a fun thing to try. A little to strong for me, but still fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Darkest of dark black pours. Insane thick lacing on the glass. This tastes like a rich stout with straight bourbon poured in. Crazy strong. Definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle from someone who caused just the tiniest bit of stress on the last night I hope I ever see them. Poured a syrupy pitch black body with a rather small faomy beige head. Aroma of heat, lots of alochol, burnt toast, charcoal, burnt dark fruits and dark cherries. Flavor of vanilla extract, burnt toast, caramel, molassess, alcohol, burnt wood. Good stuff here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2693) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
375ml bottle shared at dmac's dog fart infested basement filled with cougars and chaos! Pours a pitch black color with a small foamy mocha colored head. Big bourbon aroma, with notes of wood, caramel, and roasted malts. Taste of rich roasted coffee, burnt toast, bourbon, oak, leather, and a rich toffee and vanilla aftertaste. Solid stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2013
375 bottle split between 10 folks and we didn’t even finish it on the first round. Someone did take the remainder straight the dome as the night worn on. Thick black pour with a actual head. Nose is lots of thick molasses, char, booze, soy sauce, bourbon. Flavor actually comes off a bit less hrash than I expected. I am glad we shared with so many folks as I think this is a beer not to be enjoyed in large quatities. However, I really did like my sampling. Taste shows more thick molasses, leather, soy sauce, big bourbon, a bit of char, sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle @ Armin’s apartment, courtesy of the ole rotbox. Pours a deep black appearance with a thin, light brown head. Really rich, spicy whiskey, fairly boozy, somewhat herbal smoky, very roasty aroma. Very very rich, goopy dark chocolate, toffee, boozy whiskey flavor with some dark fruity notes and a pretty boozy finish. Fucken thick and hot. Kind of enjoyable flavor but boy, this motherfucker is high boost.

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