Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (14257) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dirty Danny. Consumed at the 42nd floor tasting. It pours opaque black with a small, but sturdy tan head. The nose is very rich, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, nougat, fruit cake, rocky road and dark chocolate bounty. The taste is rich, slick, bitter, toasty, big alcohol boost, charred wood, ashy, burnt tires, so very chewy and cocoa with a warming, chewy finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. I enjoy parts of this, but it is too full-on for me to love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (7647) - Rimini, ITALY - 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 (18953) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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 (20821) - 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 (181) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2015
Ez egy csodlatos főzet. A hords rlels sajtsgos karaktert klcsnz, ami jl megklnbztethetőv teszi a "sima" Black főzettől. Ebben az italban a pirtott rpa nagyon szp hangulatot ad, kirződik a csokolds harmnia s a kvs zvilg. Ehhez enyhe fstssg is prosul mg s egy erőteljes whisky-s aroma, hatrozott alkoholossggal. desks, lassan kortyols, igazi nyencsg. NYAMI!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9955) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2015
Bouteille 37.5cl, BB 16/02/2022. Brune fonce, col pais crmeux moka, dor au verre. Arme au bouquet profond de malt, note barrique, le tout est surfait au niveau alcool qui est bcp trop prsent, pointe de vanille avec un rtro bois et grains Au palais, le tout est incroyablement fort en alcool. Les 19% dnaturent compltement la bire, apportant un profil bcp trop rchauffant et par moment rappelant un cot pic qui en fait ne lest pas. Retrouve une certaine douceur vanille et un bois caractristique du Makers mais dont toute lapprciation est gche par ce niveau alcoolis. Au final, bcp trop de booze, et cela tue lintrt de cette bire. Pour le prix, franchement du.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (3183) - 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 sensacin alcohlica. 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 sensacin de licor gracias a su dosis alcohlica y su paso ligero por boca.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kappldav123 (6094) - 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 (12817) - 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 (626) - 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!

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