Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 579   ABV: 19.3%
Editors note: 19.3% is the correct ABV.

Mikkeller Black barrel aged on Buffalo Trace barrels.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (14463) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
37,5cl bottle @ hotelroom thanks to 77ships. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized light brown head that leaves a decent lacing in the glass. Smell roasted malts, clearly barrel aged, a lot of alcohol obviously and some sweetness. Taste malts, roasted malts, pretty alcoholic but it suits the beer, clearly barrel aged, coffee, liquorice, liquoricewood, chocolate and some moccha. Full body, full carbonation. Suits the beer perfectly. Wow, this is really something.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KnutAlbert (6732) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2012
Lovely sweet aroma. Bourbon vanilla, coffee, smooth. Some alcohol warming and sweetness, but you would not guess the strength.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3485) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours viscous black with a small tan ring for a head which quickly disappears leaving a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Nose is very bourbon forward. Lots of ash and smokey tones throughout with some heavy roasted malts and coffee. Almost a touch of coconut and salty dark chocolate. Vanilla seems to add a hint of sweetness to it which helps it come across less big. Taste is dominated by ashy malts and bourbon. Lots of oak and smokiness behind it all. Very mocha forward with a burnt note to it. Huge beer and quite boozy but thats to be expected at 19%. The finish is exactly that of bourbon. Expect big

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2012
0.375 l bottle. Black color. Aromas of perfumed & boozy alcohol, oak and roasty licorice. Roasty, oaky and boozy taste with salty licorice, coffee. Thick full body. First centiliters were nice but soon this turned into a very boozy and oaky cocktail. Rich long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waltc21 (1) - VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2012 does not count

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012

Name: Black, Buffalo
Date: August 05, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: black, scant head with frothy tan edges, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, sweet caramel, sweet alcohol
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, hot caramel, sweet vanilla, peppery alcohol, bitter dark chocolate, light fusel finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17474) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle at Cask Pub. Black as hell lasting tan head. Intense aroma and the buffalo trace comes through. Which is fine by me as I like Buffalo Trace. Then its the regular Black goodness but slightly hotter. Cool

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6379) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
375ml gree bottle shared by harrisoni at Cask Pub And Kitchen. Black pour, solid frothy light brown head. Oily, tar like aroma - molasses, alcohol, heavy massive roast - aroma even better, not a vanilla bomb of sweetness like many. Thick, oily, perfect carbonation - longish almost bunt bitter boozy finish. Terrif - thw fumes got me half drunk - thank you very much, Ian!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16241) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2012
Bottled 375ml (vPBF)
Dark opaque black color, tiny beige head. Burned malts, bourbon, hints of vanilla in the intensive nose. Full-bodied. Burned malts and burning alcohol in the flavor. Bourbon and black coffee. Palate is liquerish, but this is very alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7740) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2012
375 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beige creamy head, which settles quite quickly. Aroma of strong salty licorice, vanilla and some roasted malts. Aggressive flavour of roasted malts, salty licorice, really strong tangy wood, soy sauce, burnt coffee and loads and loads of alcohol. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a long, burning alcohol finish at first which lingers on quite long. Will probably settle down after aging.

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