Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.

tfratzke's rating

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (4073) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
37.5cl bottle at the 42nd level tasting, London. It pours a black color with medium beige head. Aroma is big bold boozy sweet notes of dark chocolate, bourbon, caramel. Taste is sweet and lightly funky wit notes of red wine, dark chocolate, esters, toffee. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (13591) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle split at the 42nd floor Tasting, thanks to Daniel, 08/10/15. Pitch black with a decent tan covering. Nose is big malt dollops, rich roast, spice, dark chocolate, bitter dark fruit shreds, umami, tar, booze fumes. Taste comprises bourbon, spice, big barrel effect, dark toffee fudge, rich malt, chocolate. Full bodied, oily complexion, herbal trace and warming alcohol in the close. Solid impy, best from this series for me, boozey beast but not too hot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (14821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2015 Bottles shared in London, 42nd floor tasting - ’thanks’ to Daniel! Pours oily black-brown with a creamy tan head. Massive aroma, lots of burnt brown sugar, roast, dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor, loads of torched wood, baking cocoa,dried fruits, raisins. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Hot finish, some burn works its way into the nostrils, iodine, drying ashy wood, earth. So so. A bit too hot and bitter, but there are some interesting elements.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
luser2000 (141) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2015
Ez egy csodálatos főzet. A hordós érlelés sajátságos karaktert kölcsönöz, ami jól megkülönböztethetővé teszi a "sima" Black főzettől. Ebben az italban a pirított árpa nagyon szép hangulatot ad, kiérződik a csokoládés harmónia és a kávés ízvilág. Ehhez enyhe füstösség is párosul még és egy erőteljes whisky-s aroma, határozott alkoholossággal. Édeskés, lassan kortyolós, igazi ínyencség. NYAMI!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (8029) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2015
Bouteille 37.5cl, BB 16/02/2022. Brune foncée, col épais crémeux moka, doré au verre. Arôme au bouquet profond de malté, note barrique, le tout est surfait au niveau alcool qui est bcp trop présent, pointe de vanille avec un rétro boisé et grains Au palais, le tout est incroyablement fort en alcool. Les 19% dénaturent complčtement la bičre, apportant un profil bcp trop réchauffant et par moment rappelant un coté épicé qui en fait ne l’est pas. Retrouve une certaine douceur vanillée et un boisé caractéristique du Makers mais dont toute l’appréciation est gâchée par ce niveau alcoolisé. Au final, bcp trop de booze, et cela tue l’intéręt de cette bičre. Pour le prix, franchement déçu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1588) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 13, 2014
Botella de 37.5 cl de zombier en llamas en el momento el 13-09-2014 Fecha de consumo pref para antes de 16-02-2022. color negro intenso con espuma bastante oscura que desaparece hasta quedar solamente fina capa. Aromas intensos de bourbon con maltas tostadas y vainillas junto con maderas empapadas de licor. Cuerpo intenso bastante ligero y licoroso gracias a sus 19.3 vol que dan gran sensación alcohólica. Sabores intensos de maderas empapadas en bourbon con toques de maltas tostadas, algo de cacao u especias, vainillas, y maderas licorosas. Muy buena con una tremenda sensación de licor gracias a su dosis alcohólica y su paso ligero por boca.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kappldav123 (5542) - GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
Huge thanks to yespr for that one. Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass deep black, small brownish head. Heavy-malty and alcoholic aroma. Starts very, very intense malty, notes of strong coffee, some bitter cacao chocolate, woody-scratchy notes. Hints of liquorice. Finish still intense malty, alcoholic, goes down burning. Too much for me!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Light vanilla and toffee, huge dry bitterness, alcohol burn, really bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (552) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
Looks. Black, viscous, small long lasting stick tan head. Smells. Heavy malt roast, bourbon char, liquorice, vanilla & boozy. Tastes. Burnt malts, sugars & rich choc sweetness, bourbon barrel char, vanilla, loads of alcohol warmth on the end. Very big!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (2286) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark, dark brown. Aroma is lovely - sweet with lots of dark fruit figgy rumminess and meaty soy sauce. Stunned I can’t detect booze in the aroma. Full body, medium carbonation. A boozy delight. There’s some heat from the booze, but this is lovely - dark choc, bitter coffee, burnt treacle, rum, sticky dark fruit, ash, smoke, wood... The booze is so well integrated, it doesn’t jar at all. Tasty.

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