Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Really nice beer. I am not a big fan of the regular black hole but the rum barrel is a great device. Aroma is vanilla, honey, dark fruit, and choc. Appearance in black with a tan head. Taste is fruity, honey, a little rum, and coffee on the back end. Palate is nice and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6137) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2014
(Bottle) Black colour with brief, foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with black coffee, liquorice, soy sauce, muscovado sugar, tar, oak wood and sweetish hints of rum. Malty, roasted taste with notes of strong sweet espresso, tar, liquorice, soy sauce, muscovado sugar, hints of oak wood and a sweet ans slightly boozy finish with a generous cocoa bitterness. Full body, quite sweet. The wood character feels a bit toned down, but gives a certain sweetness and alcohol feel. Not really balanced, but quite tasty. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at the 15th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 07/16/2011. Dark black body with a small frothy tan head. Sweet roast, chocolate and light rum aroma. Sweet roast, chocolate, light creosote and faint rum notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8119) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Sample at the "Far Out! Space-themed beer tasting" on 10/01/2013. Opaque brown-black pour with a medium foamy beige head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of rum, coffee and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of sweet rum, espresso and charred malt. The finish is somewhat boozy with a rum-infused coffee aftertaste. Good overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (605) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2013
Pitch black color with no head. Aroma of dark chocolate, molasses, rum pralines, coffee, booze, vanilla. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter and a bit sour. Medium body, creamy texture, flat carbonation. Really good and interesting Imperial Stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2615) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep dark black with a short brown head. Aroma of chocolate, rum, coffee and vanilla. Flavor of roasted coffee, chocolate, rum, molasses, oaky vanilla a bit of honey and booze with a solid warming alcohol finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Graham cracker in the nose. Or is it cardboard? Must be the rum Barrel? Decent beer but if I traded for it I dont think I would be to happy. Roasted malts and alcohol I presuume? Not that impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2615) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle: Pours with a pitch black body and a tan head. Lacing is precnt. Nose of coffee, vanilla, dark fruit and roasted malt . Flavor of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and wood among with alcohol. Full bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. Dry, alcoholic and slightly bitter finish. I like the origional version better. ★★★★

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jade (409) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2012
Strong coffee, oak and rum aroma. Dark brown, almost black. No head to speak of. Sour rum mixed with bitter oaky touches. Very good and warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toffeeslot (118) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2012
You can smell this is the rum edition. Lots of heavy aroma. Sugary rum taste, with hops and roasted malt. High alcohol taste. A sipper. Great stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
In short: A lifeless mess of booze and sweetness. Not good
How: Bottle 375ml, foiled & carged & corged. Consumed when probably over 1 year of age
The look: Black body topped by a tiny tan ring of foam
In long: nose has a lot of booze (light nail polish sensation) with cacao and burnt brown sugar. Taste is a sweet slimy black liquorice, a shot of dark Sambuca, lots of awkward oak & tannins, cocoa powder, soy sauce, tar, a lot of booze. I know this is a very strong beer but I found the alcohol particularly aggressive in this one, much more so than in the Red Wine version that has the same alcohol content. Minimal carbonation, lifeless body. The oak barrels are very upfront but I don’t think I could have guessed Rum barrels in a blind tasting. Not sure what to say here, I love the base beer and I liked the Red Wine barrel aged version, but this Rum edition really didn’t do it to me. Weird. I’m pretty fucking pissed off I paid $15 for a 375ml of this crap … ok … let’s calm down … so the beer was expensive and not good at all, but I think that using the using the “f” word in a rating may be overreacting… that and my broken living-room window and my TV set smashed in my driveway.

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