Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blairgus (3725) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
11 nov 2012, bottle. Black with rocky head. Nose is harsh alcohol, sweet malt, vanilla, and sweet meat. Med body and moderately fizzy. Big, sweet vanilla, oakiness, bitter chocolate, rubbing alcohol. Wow, there's a lot here! Really astringent, dry finish. That's the only bad thing about this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle shared by Jay at tasting at my house. Pours pitch black with brown head. Nose/taste of whiskey, roasted chocolate malt, burnt chocolate, oak, smoked wood and heavily smoked dark malt. Medium body. A bit boozy in finish, but not overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (7405) - Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks good; a dull black with tan lacing. Smells good too; malt and BOOZE! Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Damn good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle that I took to James’ place for a tasting. Pours a deep dark black with a large dense tan head that falls and ends up looking like a cafe mocha. Aroma is beautiful, big chocolate, coffee and warm brownies, soft wood and bourbon. A faint touch of cereal grains. Medium bodied, big and warm, but for as big a beer as it is it’s very nice. Smooth, warm brownies, cocoa, a hint of barrel. Absolutely lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6938) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle Poirs pith black. Aroma is light poop and delicious bourbon and oak. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of chocolate, bourbon, oak and a ton of heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
npwgallagher (39) - valparaíso, CHILE - NOV 8, 2012
Negra negra! Espuma café bien cremosa. Aroma quemada y mucha alcohol con cacao & pasas. Viscosa. Sabor bourbon y alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7290) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle at home. This is a serious heavy bastard. It pours opaque black with a medium creamy dense brown head. The aroma is huge bourbon, sweet hard roasted malt, smoke, tar, biting hops and alcohol. The flavour is loaded with alcohol and bourbon with some sharp notes of hops. Some smoke and tar. Alcohol is way to profound in the flavour for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Foffern (1543) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle shared with Veitafan. Pours a totally black colour with a heavy light brown head. Wow! Heavy aroma of chocolate cake, roasted malt, leather and smoked bacon. The flavour is nothing less with lots of roasted coffee and dark chocolate, some soy sauce and alcohol. Has a very rich and oily mouthfeel, and a medium bitterness. A powerful and fantastic beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3815) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2012
large rich head foamy very dark pour mild carbonation the aromas whiskey a plenty dark chocolate and fruit liquorice mocha coffee molasses and fig dried fruit the flavours roasted caramel and chocolate lovely whiskey though strong some heat there raisin plum and fig liquorice strong bitter morishing strong coffee the good aftertastes roasted chocolate coffee fruity goodness a lovely sweetness to balance the strong bitter finish very likeable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
_angst_ (4128) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
375 ml bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours oily pitch black with a frothy dark mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick sticky lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet and boozy with roasted malts, sweet liquorice candy, alcohol, lemon zest, madeira wine, raisins, prunes, moist wood, grass, burnt caramel and sweet dark bread. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, salty and salty with roasted malts, prunes, ammonium chloride, lemon zest, prunes, raisins, burning alcohol, vanilla fudge, resinous wood, port wine and sweet pumpernickel. Mouthfeel is tiny round, very boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter, salty and tiny sour with roasted malts, prunes, raisins, burning alcohol, lemon zest, peat and whisky. Way too much but smells rather nice.

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