Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
neuromatt (1226) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 22, 2013
375 mL bottle at Churchkey in Washington DC, served in a snifter. Pours black with a minimal number of tan bubbles. The nose is beautiful, with bourbon, oak and charred notes, along with roast malts, molasses, herbs and perhaps a hint of peat. The flavour is quite sweet, with chocolate, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Subtle hops are present, but in the minority. Roasty, oaky vanilla notes develop towards the end and linger in a long, roasty, chocolatey finish. On the nose it is full in body with a creamy-syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is truly an amazing imperial stout. A beautiful composition with subtle vanilla, chocolate and oaky bourbon. One of the best out there. 2012-06-09

pentaz (1293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma is chocolate, booze, toasted malts, bourbon, wood, dark sugars and cheese. Taste is heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a mineral note. Body is full, texture is viscous and carbonation is average. Finishes boozy and very bitter with oak.

Inbreak (6719) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2017
11.12.2017, 0,375l bottle (best before 16.02.2022) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice brown fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet mineraly, dark malts, oak, mild bourbon, chocolate, dark sugar, bark, minerals, vanilla, booze, weeds. Taste is slightly sweet boozy, dark sugar, weeds, minerals, booze, oak, bark, bourbon, vanilla, paper, burnt sour coffee. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly watery and harsh boozy mouthfeel. Fair enough.

90 (946) - BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2017
The Black Tasting hosted by Kraddel 17/10/2017 Bottle 2012. Aroma is topnotch, very beautiful bourbon nose with roast. Taste is deep black roast with bourbon. This ages really well. Palate is grainy.

Korcz (3388) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Potężne, wzbogacone o drewno, wanilię, szlachetne alko.

GlasgowTAD (2007) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a minute brown head. Aroma is molasses, vanilla and oak. Taste is vanilla sweet, cocoa bitter, oak, boozy whisky, molasses sweet. Heavy on the booze.

tmrmwel (2314) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle, five years before bbd. Pours pitch black, with a finger thick, creamy, mocha head. Aroma is dark roasted malts, with leather, burned wood, cocoa and muscovado and bourbon barrels. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is dark roasted malts, with liquorice, tobacco, muscovado and coffee, as well as bourbon barrels. Lingering dark roasted malts and muscovado notes in the finish.

sunevdj (4144) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle at Viktoriagade. Pours an opaque black with a tiny beige head. Smells of licorice. Sweet and dry with aromas of toasted malts and caramel. Also notes of alcohol and a bourbon. Plus soy sauce hints. Full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry and sweet finish with more bourbon.

PhillyCraft (8200) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Backlog, Bottle, pours a deep black with coffee head. Smell and taste are heavy bourbon, char, chocolate, espresso bean, wood, and vanilla bean. This one def stings at the 19 percent. A small pour was more than enough.

Zlotta (4148) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Sampled from 0.375 l bottle. Pitch black with a beige head. Sweetish-malty, moderately roasty aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice and vanilla. Sweetish-malty, moderately roasty taste of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some licorice, followed by a medium long, rather warming-alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, slightly oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice, but also very alcoholic.

Koelschtrinker (22074) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Intensiver malziger Antrunk, ölig. Alkoholnoten, die Holznoten fallen zurück, das Bier wirkt eindimensional. Okay. 10/8/8/9/12/8

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