Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 579   ABV: 19.3%
Editorís note: 19.3% is the correct ABV.

Mikkeller Black barrel aged on Buffalo Trace barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark cocoa, big bourbon, whiskey notes, hints of spice, slight brownie notes, slight cake, slight earthy notes. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, big booze, lots of oaky, whiskey, bourbon, nice brownie, cake notes, some spice, finishing bourbon, slight roast, lots of sweet dark fruits. Tasty but hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
markextrae (3977) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 37,5cl bottle at the after-tasting in the train on the way back home. i canít understand why this beer getís such ílowí ratings!. poured dark black with a big chocolate look head. dark chocolate. caramel malts, vanilla, dark fruits like cherries. a lot of that oak taste. with a big bourbon hit!. somehow this version is a lot smoother en less boozy as the regular black version. this was such an incredible mouth feeling! the smoothness of the bourbon barrel has done it again! to bad itís such an expensive beer but itís worth every penny!! now I just need to try the new black fist version!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7608) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2013
375, corked and capped. Pours jet black with a loose thin dark tan head. Big sharp vodka boozy nose. Earth and peat as well. Sticky thick body. Chocolate, peat, earth, molasses, white sugar, and vodka on the mid palate. Long earthy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Pours a deep burnt umber with two fingers of khaki foam that sticks nicely. The nose is sweet werthers original candy, vanilla, boozy fig and traces of hmmm bourbon. The palate is quite the ride... sweet front end matching the nose but falls quickly into a charred dark chocolate and dark fruit mid to late palate the the booze heat creeps in on the long finish where some sweet notes creep back in. Nice lingering bourbon burn... definitely a great beer. Thanks from GODFROMANAL for hooking this up !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teddybeer (3448) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head that quickly diminishes. Aroma is roasted malts with mild hints of yeast and caramel, coffee, black chocolate and wood. In the mouth is dense with a light bitterness. Easy drinkable with sweet hints, barrels and roasted malts in a high presence. The final has a decent bitterness with a good duration, highly present coffee and black chocolate notes with a hidden alcoholic traces.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Shared a 12.7 ounce bottle with a friend for his 1000th beer. Starchy on the nose. Big booze. Caramel and dark chocolate (which is a good food pairing). Sentiment on the bottom. 2011ish bottle if I recall correctly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle. Couple years old, side by side with the standard Black. Pours a deep black with beautiful, fluffy, lasting mocha head and protruding blanket lace. Nose of espresso, roasted malt, vanilla, oak, bourbon, chocolate, burnt toast, hops and alcohol. Full body, very hot like the black. The bourbon smooths out the burn a little. Boozy but it doesnít taste 19%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleksander9 (1374) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2015 Huge,heavy,brutal. Its like listening to death metal while being beaten up. Smells alcohol,leather, bourbon. Smooth mouthfeel, but stings on the tounge because of alcohol. Huge leather,alcohol, quadruppel espresso aftertaste. Overall: Brutal, like a nice death metal growl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josteroa (5) - Trondheim, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2013 does not count
Pours blaaaack with tan/brown head which lasts long to be a 20abv beer! Smells like rasins and alcohole.tastes like vanilla vanilla vanilla moccah dark dry chocolate. Very dry. Holy fuck this is an awesome beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1410) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
375 ML into a Mikkeller tulip. Of course Oil black pour, some ruby highlights. Rocky looking mocha colored lacing. Very obvious alcohol. Little to no visible carbonation, duh. Powerful nose. Big barrel notes of coconut and vanilla with salted caramel and some seaweed. Chocolate, oak, and lots of alcohol. Like the salted parts. Big and burly taste. Lots of char and ash with burnt tires and then the mixture of the barrel notes. Just mixed with char, ash , and burnt tires. Sweet feel, slightly oily, lots of booze. Understated to say a slow sipper. Some burnt rubber in the mouth but there are still notes of toasted coconut and vanilla. Big bourbon finish. Needs some more time to mellow out. Getting there though

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